The first cruise ship to dock at Seattle’s Pier 66 for the cruise season is the 1,041-foot Celebrity Eclipse, which can carry more than 2,800 passengers. The ship was scheduled to head Monday evening to Victoria, B.C., and a six-day sail to Hawaii, then return to Vancouver for a summer of round trips to Alaska.

The first of the Seattle-based summer cruise ships, arriving May 4, is Norwegian Cruise Line’s Joy, which carries more than 4,000 passengers.

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The Port of Seattle expects 1.2 million paying cruise passengers this year, up 8 percent from last year’s record.