Seward (Anchorage), Alaska Cruise Port

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It says Anchorage but the airport by bus is 2 1/2 hours away and the bus per person is...
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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 dogs for the younger set were followed by a scenic train ride to Anchorage." in 8 reviews.

"We had the nicest person tell us all sorts of information about the birds and sea life." in 6 reviews.

"Did n't spend any time here but we did enjoy the bus ride from Anchorage on the Big Bus." in 4 reviews.


126 reviews and tips of Seward (Anchorage), Alaska




foodmaven
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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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morenita1024
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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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InAweOfCreation
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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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counselor39
Contributor Level: Second Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

The 3 hour bus ride from Anchorage to Seward doesnt stop for snacks, so, if you're off a long flight EAT at the airport or you'll be hungry. The bus ride, VERY scenic...gets you in the mood for what is to come. I didnt see much in Seward as we boarded immediately, but there didnt seem to be much to see anyway.

Visited: Jul 05, 2015

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bretynn
Contributor Level: Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Experience:
4-6 cruises

Didn't spend any time here but we did enjoy the bus ride from Anchorage on the Big Bus. Great narration. Also the Nature Preserve was fun.

Visited: Sep 02, 2016

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