Alaska Cruise Transfers and Shuttles from Whittier and Seward
A number of cruise lines offer Gulf of Alaska cruise itineraries that sail between Vancouver BC and either Seward or Whittier Alaska. Most cruise passengers will fly in or out of Anchorage in conjunction with their Alaska vacation. The information on this page is designed to let you know what cruise transfer options are available between Anchorage and Seward or Whittier. But before we look at cruise transportation options, please let us offer you some important vacation planning advice. Your Alaska cruise vacation will simply not be complete unless you budget at least a few days to explore the land side of our great state. Be sure to check out our pre cruise tour options for southbound cruises, or our post cruise tour options for northbound cruises.
Seward Cruise Transfers and Shuttles
Holland America Line, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Regent Cruises and Celebrity Cruises all use the town of Seward as their “turn around” port for their Gulf of Alaska cruise itineraries. Seward is located about 125 road miles south of Anchorage, about 3 hours by road or 4 hours by rail. During the summer we offer two motorcoach departures and one rail departure each day in both directions. See the links below for more information. Again, we do not recommend flying into Anchorage on the day of your southbound cruise departure. If you are on a limited time schedule, at the very least, spend a night or two in an Anchorage hotel or Seward hotel. This will allow you start your cruise rested, and allow for unforeseen flight or luggage delays. If you have more time, we have a number of great tours like this one that hook up with both northbound and southbound Seward Cruises.
Whittier Cruise Transfers and Shuttles
Princess Cruises uses the town of Whittier as their “turn around” port for their Gulf of Alaska cruise itineraries. Whittier is only about 60 road miles southeast of Anchorage. One of the unique features of Whittier, however, is that it is separated from Alaska’s road system by a 2.5 mile long tunnel that is shared by alternating one-way auto and railroad traffic. For this reason it is good to budget a couple of hours to reach Whittier by car, motorcoach or rail. On cruise ship days we offer one departure each by motorcoach and rail from Anchorage to Whittier, and one departure by motorcoach from Whittier to Anchorage. See the links below for more information. If you are considering trying to pick up or drop off a rental car in Whittier you will want to take a look at our Whittier rental car page. Whittier accommodations are also limited so be sure to plan a night or two at an Anchorage hotel before or after your cruise. And of course, we have a number of great pre and post cruise land tours available like this one.
Whether you are arriving or departing from Whittier or Seward, we have your transportation needs covered. We also have connecting same day service between Denali Park, Talkeetna, Anchorage, Whittier and Seward for quick, convenient connections to or from your Alaska cruise. As an added bonus, many of our motorcoach options include complimentary admission to the Anchorage museum. Please do not hesitate to email or call us at (800)208-0200 if you have any questions about Alaska cruise transportation.
If you have not booked your Alaska cruise yet be sure to visit our cruise finder page. For a limited time guests who purchase a 7 night or longer Alaska cruise from Alaska Tour & Travel will receive a Park Connection Passport valued at $299 for FREE. This will not only take care of all your cruise transportation needs, but you can also use it to visit other exciting Alaska destinations such as Talkeetna, Denali National Park and even Fairbanks. See our Cruise Booking Bonus page for comlete details.