The 205-foot American Spirit was docked in Port Angeles the other day, one of 20 Puget Sound cruises that include the Olympic Peninsula this spring and fall. Passengers from these cruises will disembark for excursions to Olympic National Park’s Hurricane Ridge or Lake Crescent or walking tours of Port Angeles.
Larger ships carrying an estimated 1800 passengers from the Holland America line will also visit Port Angeles this summer.
Many large cruise ships pass through the Strait of Juan de Fuca on their way to and from Alaska. Businesses in the region are pleased to be included on the itineraries of Holland America and American Spirit.
[In case you’re wondering, American Spirit doesn’t have a cap atop its red, white, and blue stack. That is the roof of an observation tower on a nearby pier.]