Anchorage (Seward), AK

Cruises from Anchorage (Seward) depart from May to September.

Seward sits at the head of Resurrection Bay on the Kenai Peninsula, about 125 miles south of Anchorage, and serves as the gateway to the renowned Kenai Fjords National Park. Nearly 40 glaciers flow from the park’s Harding Icefield, like the 13-mile Bear Glacier; its surrounding lagoon is popular for kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. This adventure outpost offers sailing, dog-sledding, ice climbing and plenty of fishing for halibut and salmon. Helicopter tours transport thrill-seekers to remote spots for heli-skiing and even surfing, and the multimillion-dollar Alaska SeaLife Center has underwater exhibits of marine life. The remains of a World War II fort are found at Caines Head State Recreation Area, and the 4,124-foot Mount Marathon has hosted its namesake 5K race for more than 100 years.

Language: English
Currency: US dollar (US$)

Driving Directions and Parking Information

Traveling from Anchorage Airport - Take International Airport Road east until you reach Minnesota Drive. Turn right on Minnesota Drive and follow the signs to the Seward Highway south. Once on the Seward Highway, you will travel approximately 130 miles to Seward. Once in Seward, follow the signs to the Alaska Railroad Dock. The ships can be seen on your left from the highway as you enter Seward.

There are no parking facilities at the Seward Port at this time. Most cruise lines conduct cruise check-in in Anchorage, and provide motor coach transportation to the pier in Seward.

The meeting point for most cruise lines is the Egan Convention Center:

Egan Convention Center
555 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

The meeting point for Seabourn cruises is either Ted Stevens International Airport or The Hotel Captain Cook:

Ted Stevens International Airport
5000 W International Airport Road
Anchorage, AK 99502

The Hotel Captain Cook
939 W 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Anchorage (Seward), AK Weather
Temperature (Fahrenheit)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High 22 25 33 43 55 62 65 63 55 41 28 22
Low 8 11 17 28 39 47 51 49 41 28 15 10
Temperature (Celsius)
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
High -6 -4 1 6 13 17 18 17 13 5 -2 -6
Low -13 -12 -8 -2 4 8 11 9 5 -2 -9 -12
Precipitation
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Inches 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 3 2 1 1
Centimeters 3 3 3 3 3 3 5 5 8 5 3 3
Precipitation Days
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Days 8 8 7 6 7 8 12 14 14 12 10 11
Humidity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Percent 74 74 72 75 73 74 80 84 84 78 78 78

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