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Start a New Holiday Tradition With Argosy Cruises

There is no holiday experience more unique and spectacular than the Christmas Ship™ with
Argosy Cruises. Select nights November - December, guests sail across the Puget Sound on a
brightly decorated ship serenaded by a community choir. This fantastic experience cruises as a
part of the Christmas Ship™ Festival which offers several ways to experience the magic.

Christmas cruise ship docked at Leschi Dock
Image: Rebecca Thompson

Get up-close and personal on the Lead Boat that hosts the main choir of the evening. For a different experience, book your passage on a Follow Boat which grants you a captivating view of the Lead Boat and hear the choir broadcast to the shore and surrounding boats. The cruise operates on several evenings throughout the season, but for an even grander spectacle, there are several special events to choose from. Treat yourself to an extra dose of holiday spirit during one of these experiences!

Christmas Ship™ Kid Cruise

The Kid Cruise is an afternoon trip that encourages parents to enjoy the fun and festivities while spending time with the kids. The journey gets musical with tunes presented by the group Recess Monkey; kids have a blast singing along and showing off their dance moves. Guests who partake in the Christmas Ship™ Kid Cruise will board from Tacoma City Dock and cruise for about two hours.

Christmas Ship™ Parade of Boats

Christmas cruise ship in Puget Sound
Image: Megan Ching

The Parade of Boats is in its fourth year of spreading Christmas cheer throughout the boating community. If you have your own vessel, decorate it with lights and register to participate in this joyful parade route through the Fremont Cut. Spectators can purchase tickets to ride the Lead Boat, the Follow Boat, or choose to watch for free at the onshore viewing party at Evanston Plaza. The event is two hours, with on board guests departing from Lake Union Park.

Christmas Ship™ 21+ Follow Boat

The 21+ Follow Boat features the ultimate holiday party. This cruise is for adults only, offering a break from seasonal family events. Whether you knitted it yourself or received it as a thoughtful gift, wear your favorite ugly sweater with pride at this fun soiree on the water. Holiday cocktails, an Ugly Sweater Contest, and festive entertainment keep the party going amongst the company of other 21+ guests.

Parade of decorated boats in holiday formation
Image: Tamsyn Palmesano

The 21+ Follow Boat embarks from Kirkland City Dock and traces the path of the Christmas Ship Lead Boat. The party spans about two to three hours.

Christmas Ship™ Grand Finale

The final Christmas cruise of the season is a grand affair hosted by the region’s most festive boats. Along with Argosy’s lead boat and follow boat, viewers are treated to a whole fleet of decorated vessels that have come out to join the celebration. At the end of the cruise, guests will arrive at Lake Union Park to enjoy the last performance of the season from enchanting choir singers.

The Grand Finale cruise is the perfect way to ring in the holiday. It includes enough dazzlement to last until Christmas morning, lasting a generous three hours. Departure is from the Kirkland City Dock.

Start a New Holiday Tradition

The holiday season in Seattle is incomplete without a festive cruise. See the Puget Sound from a whole new perspective and embrace the spirit of giving by booking holiday passage through Argosy Cruises. We donate a portion of our proceeds from the Christmas Ship Festival to The Seattle Times Fund For The Needy. Make this year the beginning of a new tradition and sail with
us on our next holiday cruise.

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