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How to fly to Seward, Alaska??

Discussion in 'Know Before You Go' started by John, May 18, 2003.

  1. John

    John Guest

    Can you tell me how to fly to Seward, Alaska? What Airport do you fly to and how do you get to the port? Not very clear.
  2. Geez and I was going to say by plane. Capt are you telling us something here????????
  3. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    John - Seward is the seaport for Anchorage. The cruise lines offer motorcoach transfers. It's a gorgeous drive. I'm sure Chippsetter, our resident expert, can fill you in with details.

    So...what ship are you sailing on? :lol

    Post Edited (05-18-03 20:18)
  4. nieciez

    nieciez Guest

    What about Whittier? I hear some of the lines will be using Whittier in 2004.
  5. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Denise - Whittier has been another port for Anchorage for years. But both Whittier and Seward require transport to or from Anchorage. Whittier is around 75 miles from Anchorage whereas Seward is around 127 miles.

    Post Edited (05-18-03 20:41)
  6. BurBunny

    BurBunny Guest

    Also don't forget about the train option from Anchorage to both Seward and Whittier. :)

    Post Edited (05-18-03 20:50)
  7. PEB

    PEB Guest

    The airport you must use is Ankorage. The trip from Ankorage to Seward is beautiful and if you have the right person giving naration it can be quite interesting. Also if you are lucky you may see a beluga whale, some moose or bears on the way.
  8. 2TallMike

    2TallMike Guest

    Flap your arms, click your heels, repeat, "There's no place like Nome....":grin
  9. Chippsetter

    Chippsetter Guest

    There is an airport in Seward but there are no scheduled flights there from Anchorage. You would be flying into Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) then either staying in Anchorage or Transferring via bus or train. Neither Seward nor Whittier are ports for Anchorage. Anchorage has it's own port. It is just that more cargo goes to the Port of Anchorage. There is again a cruiseline porting in Anchorage, Cruisewest. They are a smaller line of ships. The one out of Anchorage will be cruising to eastern Russia to Nome and back with stopping where things are interesting to see (not necessarily at a port) as well as schedule port calls. Princess used to come straight to Anchorage.
  10. ShipMaven

    ShipMaven Guest

    Crystal used to go straight to Anchorage, too. Don't know why they changed.

    When I said Seward and Whittier were ports for Anchorage, I meant it in the sense that those are the two ports that the cruise lines use at the "North End" (Anchorage) of their itineraries.
  11. Lisa

    Lisa Guest

    I did some research and it seems to me that you would have to take an "air taxi" or charter a plane from Anchorage to Seward if you want to fly there...most take the train, drive, or cruiseline transfer.

    Post Edited (05-18-03 22:43)
  12. Taters

    Taters Guest

    There is a small air taxi service based in Anchorage called FS Air. Go to <http://www.fsairserviceinc.com> and you'll have all the information that you need. I've flown with them several times over the last 15 years or so and have been very happy with their service.

    Have fun!

  13. Chippsetter

    Chippsetter Guest

    Shipmaven, it is probably the dockage fees that have them at Seward now. Whitter was dropped too until within the last couple months that the city council reversed their fee increase that drove the cruise lines away in the first place.

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