They waste fuel prodigiously, tripling carbon footprint of guests.
They dodge corporate income taxes and labor protections, and pay shockingly low wages.
They damage fragile ocean ecosystems.
Two of the main cruise companies that come to our city have F and C- ratings from Friends of the Earth.
They clog up the Market with people who buy nada. They barely use our hotels and shops; net economic input is $50/person.
Our Port of Seattle is starting process to build ANOTHER terminal for cruise ships at pier 46, next to pioneer square.