New in 2025: The Whittier-Seward Cruise Connection

This convenient route connects guests arriving or departing on cruises via Whittier with Seward and Kenai Fjords National Park without the backtrack to Anchorage. It is especially useful for travelers on a pre- or post-cruise land package, allowing you to:

Cruise Connection Schedule

The Whittier-Seward Cruise Connection will run roundtrip between Whittier and Seward on Saturdays, Sundays, and every other Monday in the summer of 2025. This schedule serves Princess, Holland America, and Norwegian turn days in Whittier.

Whittier to Seward

  • 9:45am Depart Whittier Cruise Docks
  • 12:00pm Arrive Seward Windsong Lodge
  • 12:15pm Arrive Gateway Hotel

Seward to Whittier

  • 1:10pm Depart Gateway Hotel
  • 1:30pm Depart Windsong Lodge
  • 3:45pm Arrive Whittier Cruise Docks

Pickups and drop offs in Seward are limited to the Windsong Lodge and Gateway Hotel. Travelers connecting from different lodging or day tours will find the centrally located Gateway Hotel most convenient.

How to Book

Reservations for the 2025 season will open in late September 2024. Once live, seats on the new Whittier-Seward Cruise Connection can be booked here.