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Cruise Diva Goes Ashore in ALASKA
Sights to see & things to do

Cruise AlaskaSeward, Alaska

The 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.


Most 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.

The 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 habitat.

Time permitting, Seward is a jumping off point for tours to Exit Glacier, wildlife cruises of Resurrection Bay, and Mount McKinley flight seeing adventures. Tours to Portage Glacier are sometimes combined en route to Anchorage by motor coach.

Cool Cruising-- Spring! It's in the air and cruisers' fancies turn north. North to Alaska, with thoughts of majestic scenery, frontiers to explore, and what  to pack.

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