Anchorage Port FAQ

Located near downtown Anchorage on the Knik Arm of Cook Inlet, the Port Of Anchorage handles approximately 95% of cargo going into and leaving Alaska, along with the many visitors arriving via cruise ships.

1.  What is the Cruise Port Address?

2000 Anchorage Port Rd.
Anchorage, Ak 99501

2.  What is the Cruise Port Phone Number?


3.  What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

Parking is limited as most passengers arrive via shuttle, bus or taxi.

4.  How do You get to the Cruise Port?

As above, bus, shuttle or taxi is the main mode of getting to the port.

5.  Which Cruise Lines use the Port?

Holland America is the major cruise line using the port at this time. Carnival, Norwegian and Royal Caribbean use either the Whittier or Seward ports, which are only a short train or bus ride away.

6. What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

Anchorage International Airport, which is located 3 miles southwest of the city's center

7. What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

Depending on the season, many Folk and music festivals along with carnivals and street dances are on the agenda. Hiking and biking are favorite ways to check out nature first-hand. Five distinct native cultures are featured at the Native Heritage Center. A visit to the Anchorage Museum traces the history of this amazing state, or visit the Ulu Factory. A short distance away is the Wildlife Conservation Center, where Rangers and others are dedicated to preserving all native species of wildlife.

8.  What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

Whether your preference is for small and cozy or large and very modern, you can find it here. The Creekwood Inn, with only 26 rooms, reminds one more of a hunting lodge with its spectacular setting and views. The Hilton Anchorage has 600 rooms and suites and comes complete with all the class and amenities for which Hilton is known. Or perhaps a Bed and Breakfast is more your style. There are many of these to choose from in the area. Prices on hotels can range from $54.00 per night during off-season up to $1500.00 at peak season. All hotels book through, where a discount of up to 25% can be expected.

9.  What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

A wide variety of restaurants, from casual to more formal, are within close proximity of the port. Famous Alaska seafood is the specialty of the house at most, while the more traditional steaks and burgers can also be found. For shopping enthusiasts, an array of shops both large and small are available a very short distance away. Remember, the port is practically downtown!

10.  Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

At the Port of Anchorage, ships dock directly at the port.





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