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Regular FareSpecial Event
Christmas Ship™Christmas Ship™
Adult (13-64)$54$72
Senior (65+)$50$72
Youth (4-12)$40$72
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
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21+ Follow Boat21+ Follow Boat
Adult (21+)$54$72
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A Northwest Tradition for over 70 years

Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship™ Festival is a ship-to-shore holiday celebration that has been a Northwest tradition since 1949. The Spirit of Seattle™, the Official Christmas Ship™, is decorated with hundreds of shimmery white lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities – around 40 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard, to follow boats, and to communities gathered on shore.

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Three ways to experience the Christmas Ship™ Festival

If your party is larger than 10 people, please call or inquire about a private holiday charter

Take in the holiday magic aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle™, as she sails to various Puget Sound waterfront communities.

Christmas Ship™
Hop aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle™, and visit waterfront communities around Seattle.

This experience includes:

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • On board community choir
  • Reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

21+ Follow Boat
The festive, adults-only ugly sweater party is back! Hop on the 21+ boat and follow the Spirit of Seattle to a waterfront community.

This experience includes:

  • 1.5-hour cruise to a waterfront community
  • Broadcast choir performance
  • Photo booth and ugly sweater contest
  • Full-service bar with specialty cocktails, local wine & beer, and non-alcoholic beverages

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Onshore Event
Welcome the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats from a community event on shore and enjoy a 20-minute choir performance broadcast from the Christmas Ship™. Join us for the 7th Annual Parade of Boats Viewing Party Dec. 9th at Evanston Plaza on the Fremont Cut! View the complete schedule for onshore events.

Schedule


Special Events

Regular FareSpecial Event
Christmas Ship™Christmas Ship™
Adult (13-64)$54$72
Senior (65+)$50$72
Youth (4-12)$40$72
Kid (3 and under)FreeFree
BookBook
Regular FareSpecial Event
21+ Follow Boat21+ Follow Boat
Adult (21+)$54$72
Not yet availableBook
*Price is pre-tax and excludes a web transaction fee. Prices are in US Dollars (USD). For a detailed breakdown, visit our Fees Overview page.

Before you depart:

1Book your reservations

2E-pass or print at home

3Board your vessel