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The 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 65 in all. Choirs on board the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests aboard as well as to our Follow Boats and to those communities gathered on shore. Select your preferred way to experience the Christmas Ship and prepare for the holiday event of the season!
Lead Boat Experience
Join us aboard the official Christmas Ship™, the Spirit of Seattle, as she cruises to various Puget Sound waterfront communities. Guests are accompanied by Santa Claus and a choir on board this 2-3 hour cruise.
On a fully decorated Follow Boat, enjoy views of the Christmas Ship™ and follow her to each performance site to hear the live choir broadcast from the Lead Boat on this 2-3 hour cruise.
*Santa will be present on the dock for boarding photos, however we cannot guarantee he will be aboard every Follow Boat during the cruise.
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™. This is the ultimate Christmas light viewing experience!
Up close views of the Christmas Ship™ and Follow Boats
Live choir performance broadcast from aboard the Christmas Ship™
Onshore community bonfire, lighting or special event*
*Official onshore event not guaranteed, and subject to change. See schedule for details.
1Book your reservations
2E-pass or print at home
3Board your vessel