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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 lights and sails to different Puget Sound waterfront communities. Choirs aboard the Christmas Ship™ perform to guests, follow boats, and spectators gathered onshore.
Join the Christmas Ship™ Festival on a fully-decorated private charter and follow the Spirit of Seattle as she travels and performs to waterfront communities.
Charter packages start at $5,000. For discounted group tickets on our public sightseeing cruises, please visit Group Tickets.
To request a quote, select your preferred date via the Event Calendar and submit a Private Charter Inquiry Request. Our team needs 2-3 weeks to contract, schedule, and staff accordingly. Please plan ahead when selecting a date.
A holiday party during the Christmas Ship™ Festival will leave your guests delighted and mesmerized by the shimmering views of a holiday-lit winter sky. The Standard Package includes:
- Three hours of cruising
- Non-alcoholic beverages (priced separately)
- Pre-designed event layout: Choice of seated or standing reception
- Departs from Seattle Central Waterfront or AGC Marina on Lake Union
Choose one or more add-ons to customize your holiday charter
- Extra time
- Alcoholic beverage package
- Docking outside of Seattle Central Waterfront or AGC Marina
- Food – Choose from our three preferred caterers
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