Cruising Alaska

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Cruising Alaska

Alternatives to pricey excursions when you reach a port
Most cruise ship passengers leave for Anchorage once their ships dock in the tiny community of Whittier, with 180 year-round residents, but those who stay can kayak, hike trails or visit a few shops, cafés and restaurants.
Ketchikan’s Creek Street is lined with shops, galleries and restaurants. This southeast Alaska town is now known more for tourism than its once-thriving timber industry.
Visitors will see totems along the history walk in the Sitka National Historical Park in Sitka, Alaska.
Tourists walk to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park just outside Seward, Alaska. The glacier is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers visiting the port city of Seward, about 110 miles south of Anchorage.

Cruising Alaska

Most cruise ship passengers leave for Anchorage once their ships dock in the tiny community of Whittier, with 180 year-round residents, but those who stay can kayak, hike trails or visit a few shops, cafés and restaurants.
Ketchikan’s Creek Street is lined with shops, galleries and restaurants. This southeast Alaska town is now known more for tourism than its once-thriving timber industry.
Visitors will see totems along the history walk in the Sitka National Historical Park in Sitka, Alaska.
Tourists walk to Exit Glacier in Kenai Fjords National Park just outside Seward, Alaska. The glacier is a popular destination for cruise ship passengers visiting the port city of Seward, about 110 miles south of Anchorage.
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