Seward (Anchorage), Alaska Cruise Port

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Best Alaska Departure Port

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ram9678 says ...
Train went directly to ship
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About Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

Anchorage is Alaska’s take on a metropolis, and its population constitutes more than 40 percent of the state’s inhabitants. While smaller Alaskan towns capitalize on raw, natural beauty, Anchorage is quirky and cool.

What people said about this port:

"The bus ride to Anchorage was nice and informative." in 7 reviews.

"You can check your luggage at the train station in the morning for the train ride at 6 pm." in 13 reviews.

"There was a Sea Life Museum that looked interesting, but we did not have time to go in." in 7 reviews.

184 reviews and tips of Seward (Anchorage), Alaska

foodmaven says ...

We were taking the Alaska Railroad train to Anchorage and it leaves at 6pm. We had to vacate the ship by 9. (They were militant about it!)😳 I highly recommend the train and if you can, splurge for the fancy car with a glass roof and dining car below... all inclusive. It's more, but what views and the food!!! Best food we had all week was in the train! Anyway, we booked a whale watch and salmon bake buffet. It was great, but didn't leave til noon. We were sweating the return trip because we were worried about not making our train! But, all of the tour folks are used to this and work together. The train is literally across the street from the boat dock. The company, Major Marine Tours was great. We highly recommend them! We saw all kinds of wildlife.

Visited: May 26, 2017

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ChineseCruiser says ...

Please, take the train from Anchorage (6:45am) to Seward. Remember to check in one hour early, they will check your luggage and they will be waiting for you at your stateroom! Amazing! However, don't forget to bring a heavy coat (see below). The train is 4.5 hours non-stop beautiful scenery. We also had breakfast at the train cafeteria, which has an amazing window for the view. We ended up staying near the cafeteria for the rest of the trip to take pictures. When you arrive at Seward (11:05am), I highly recommend the Kenai Fjord tours. The advantage of the small boat (as opposed to the big cruise) is that it can get A LOT CLOSER to the glaciers and wild animals. Seriously, breath-taking! Also, don't forget to leave a heavy coat out of the checked luggage at the train station. We didn't realize it would be so cold on the sea (the temperature forecast was quite deceiving). The tour crews were kind enough to lend me a blanket. So very nice of them.

Visited: May 22, 2015

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Shasta125 says ...

I love Seward. Lots to see and do. Hike to Exit Glacier- visit the Sealife Center- take a cruise with Major Marine or Kenai Fjord Cruises, (better value than the tours offered by the cruise line) - take a fishing trip. There is a free shuttle ( school bus) that does a loop around town and runs about every 1/2 hour. We like to take it to the Sealife Center and walk back to the harbor on the shore path of Ressurection Bay.

Visited: Jul 24, 2017

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morenita1024 says ...

Free Yellow School Bus Shuttle with stops around town and they also take your luggage as well. Picked us up at the train station. We used this to get around during our brief stay. Give tip many of them are veterans. Also the Sea life Center is a great stop. Souvenirs here are higher priced than the other stops.

Visited: Aug 28, 2015

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Pdoe says ...

If you can take the land tour that you book through the Cruise Ship to Denali and then the domed train ride to Fairbanks, I would highly recommend it!

Visited: Jun 02, 2017

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InAweOfCreation says ...

We booked the train to Anchorage ourselves. You can take the free shuttle which stops at the ship and all spots around town. You can check your luggage at the train station in the morning for the train ride at 6 pm.

Visited: Jun 28, 2015

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twangster says ...

Took the train down from Anchorage and walked to the ship. They had free shuttle buses from the train to the ship but I enjoyed the walk after sitting on the train. Saw a humpback whale feeding in the harbor right beside the ship. Easy embarkation, small lines and quickly on board.

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