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Cruise Ship Driving

We are actively seeking volunteer drivers for the 2023 cruise ship season! Email office@mts-seattle.org to learn more.

You can view the current calendar and sign up for a shift here.

Each year during the cruise ship season (May to September), the Seattle Seafarers Center offers a daily shuttle service for cruise ship crews that runs between Terminal 91 and downtown Seattle. Staff and volunteers greet seafarers and offer transportation to the downtown shopping district in exchange for donations that help us maintain our vans and pay for fuel.

Cruise ship crewmembers come from all over the world and work in areas ranging from housekeeping to navigation to entertainment. When a cruise ship comes into port, all of the guests disembark, and then some of the workers are given time to leave the ship while others remain on board to prepare the ship for the next group of passengers.  It is important that those leaving the ship can accomplish everything on their to do list and return to the ship in time for it to leave the port.

Interested in being a volunteer driver?

 

Driving shifts are approximately from 8am-3pm, every day that there are cruise ships in port.  Generally this means every Thursday through Tuesday from May – September. You can help if you can drive every week, or even just once a month. 

If you are interested in driving, you need a valid Washington State driver's license and proof of insurance. We also ask that you complete a background check and have a clean driving record. We provide basic training and will work with you to accommodate your schedule. 

Please email office@mts-seattle.org if you are interested. 

Requirements: Valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

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Driver Schedule

See the current driver schedule and sign up for a shift on this page: Cruise Ship Driver Calendar and Sign-Up

Driving Route

A: Cruise Ship Terminal: Pier 91

2001 W Garfield St, Seattle, WA 98119

B: Seattle Center pick-up / drop-off point: DPS Parking lot on 2nd Ave

2929 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

C: Downtown pick-up / drop-off point: 3-minute drop-off area next to Target

174 Union St, Seattle, WA 98101

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