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Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to
main northern embarkation and disembarkation point for seven-day
Gulf of Alaska cruises, Seward is often thought of as simply the
port for the city of Anchorage. On
the north side of the Kenai Peninsula, embarkation in Anchorage
would mean an additional twenty-four hours at sea.
However, ferrying passengers 125 miles to Seward on the
peninsula’s south side avoids that extra day. Unfortunately,
most people pass through Seward without really seeing it.
cruise passengers arrive in Seward either from the Anchorage
International Airport (125 miles and three hours away) or by ship at
the end of their cruise.
Seward Chamber of Commerce has walking tour maps at the information
booth right on the pier. The
Seward Trolley makes continuous circuits of the town and stops at
the pier about every half hour. Other
than the attractive little town, the major attraction is the Alaska
SeaLife Center. Through
windows into the undersea world, visitors join scientists to study
porpoises, sea lions, sea otters, harbor seals, fish, and other
forms of marine life abundant in the area—all in their natural
permitting, Seward is a jumping off point for tours to Exit Glacier,
wildlife cruises of Resurrection Bay, and Mount McKinley flight
Tours to Portage Glacier are sometimes combined en route to
Anchorage by motor coach.
It's in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska,
with thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what
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