American Cruise Lines Cancels Calls in Olympia

By ,   September 23, 2018 ,   Cruise Industry

A cruise company due to make its first call in Olympia (Washington USA) over the weekend cancelled at the last minute, Port of Olympia revealed.

American Cruise Lines announced in 2017 that its 175-passenger American Constellation would stop in the port as part of a 10-night Grand Puget Sound itinerary. It was to arrive at Port Plaza dock Saturday night, according to Jennie Foglia-Jones, Port Olympia's spokeswoman.

American Constellation cruise ship

On Friday, September 21, port officials were told that the cruise ship wouldn't be coming due to “operational matters,” Foglia-Jones announced. Another visit in early October was also cancelled.

Earlier in the week the cruise company had objected to a fee for longshoremen to tie up the ship, but Foglia-Jones added that had been handled.

Line's Grand Puget Sound tour, which begins and ends in Seattle WA, includes visits to Tacoma, Poulsbo, Port Townsend, Port Angeles, Victoria BC and San Juan Islands. Fares start at around US$6,000.