Whittier, Alaska


Cruises from Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska.

Whittier, AlaskaExperience the journey of a lifetime on an Alaska cruises out of Whittier. The Port of Whittier welcomes many cruise ships throughout the year. Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. Whittier is also a port for the Alaska Marine Highway. The 2015 population estimate was 214 people, almost all of whom live in a single building.

Whittier is by far the most visited gateway to the mesmerizing wilderness of Prince William Sound. Each summer, thousands of visitors arrive at this magnificent port by cruise ships, charter boats, and commercial fishing vessels bring thousands of visitors to Whittier’s harbor on the west side of Prince William Sound.

Whittier cruise tours

Whittier cruise tours are available to passengers on back-to-back voyages who will stay onboard the ship and cruise back to Vancouver or USA as well as guests ending their cruise in Whittier with an evening flight out of Anchorage on the day of disembarkation or an overnight in Anchorage after their cruise. Whittier tours are only available to cruisetour guests who spend the first night of their package in Anchorage. Other cruisetour guests cannot take an excursion as they would miss the transfer their next destination.

In winter, the city gets about 250 inches of snow, and 60 mph winds are not uncommon. The weather is so brutal that children commute from Begich Towers to school through a tunnel.

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