Trasfer to Anchorage

Hi everybody,

i’m looking news for a transfer from Whittier port to Anchorage...

Is there someone who knows how to get there once disembarking from Royal Princess?

The ending will be in 29th august 2020.

thank u for your kindly help Love

Tags: Alaska Whittier (Anchorage)

3 Answers

Motorcoach, train, shuttle bus - many options very easy. Going through Princess makes it seamless, but you can find rides on your own also.

Thank you so much @cruisellama ...

But my question is:

Is it better booking now for next year or on the place??

and do you know if i can find taxi there at the port or other service, or just on board Princess?

and Last question... is it more expensive booking by Princess or on ground?

thank you .. i’m finishing my questions 😂😂😂

Have a nice week and greetings from Milan - Italy 👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻👋🏻🇮🇹

Whittier is a port for Anchorage, it is less than 50 highway miles from Anchorage. However, a one way 2.5 mile tunnel, close to Whittier, handles all traffic going and coming. Alternate traffic movements are controlled through the tunnel. When the Alaska Railroad train is in the tunnel all vehicle traffic is delayed until the train passes.

Most cruise ship passengers arrange for transfers (bus or train) to and from Whittier via their cruise lines. Forget taxis, there are none. Avis rental cars can be procured, but they are expensive, wait until you get to Anchorage before renting a car. There are, however, independent transfer busses and vans available at Whittier for those who don't want to deal with their cruise line for transfers (sometimes these are cheaper, in more ways than one). Also, the railroad provides independent train service, but the frequencies are limited.

With Princess Cruise lines you normally go straight to the bus or train after disembarking. Luggage is taken to the airport in a separate truck. At the airport there is a room where you claim your luggage. The airport is about a 5 minute drive closer, from Whittier, than the downtown Egan Center in Anchorage where many go instead of waiting at the airport for their flight. During the busy season they usually have separate buses designated for going to the airport and others going straight downtown. When not busy they stop first at the airport then go downtown.

When guests go to downtown Anchorage they can get off and catch one of the cruise line provided shuttle buses to the airport later. There is also cruise ship luggage storage at the Egan Center so folks can look around and visit Anchorage before catching the shuttle back to the airport and their flight back home. I know Princess has this well organized and I believe the others do as well. Same goes for Seward, as some cruise ships use Seward as their port for Anchorage, it is about 127 miles from Anchorage.

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