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Need help, Transfers in Whittier

Discussion in 'Alaska & Pacific Northwest Ports' started by pudycatz, May 2, 2004.

  1. pudycatz

    pudycatz Guest

    We would like to take train from Anchorage to Whittier but would like to know what others have done about getting from train deport to the port with luggage. It's my understanding there are no taxis and/or other means of transfer. Thanks for all help.
     
  2. wendy z

    wendy z Guest

    we are a group of four people and we are taking a limo from the hotel to Whittier. Four four people it is a bit cheaper to take the limo and much easier to maneuver the luggage. we are paying $275 plus 20% tip.
     
  3. Kay C

    Kay C Guest

    Yoyr post made me wonder also, since I will be getting off the train in Whittier in NINE DAYS!!!! Here is a response from a local in Whittier, and I also got the same answer from the city manager.

    ,
    The Alaska Railroad terminal is about 300 yards away from
    the cruise ship terminal. I don't think you'll have a
    problem.
    Dave

    The Carters writes:

    > My husband and I and another couple will be arriving in Whittier via Alaska RR on May 15. We need to get to the cruise ship terminal. Do you provide transportation to the terminal? If so, what are the rates?
    > Thank you,
    >
    > Karen Carter
    > elckbc@alltel.net
     
  4. pudycatz

    pudycatz Guest

    Kay, After you return, send me another reply. My cruise goes out on June 9th. Hope you have a great time.
     
  5. Kay C

    Kay C Guest

    Thanks,
    We are getting excited. This our fifth cruise to Alaska, and the previous ones have been so great. I will let you know about getting to the terminal.
    Kay
     
  6. Kay C

    Kay C Guest

    pudycatz,

    Just got in last night from our cruise. The terminal in Whittier is just across the road from the train tracks. I think the distance is more like 300 feet. There is no problem getting from the train to the terminal. Take anything you want to carry on ship with you on the train. The ltrain lets people off that is going on any excursions first, and when they're off, the then get the checked luggage, and then they let the ones getting on ship off. It took us 15 mins to check in. Everything went smoothly....Kay C
     
  7. cruisegary

    cruisegary Guest

    As just about anywhere these days, make sure you have luggage with WHEELS that you can drag behind you. And, that you are able to lift them over curbs, etc.

    By the way, Walmart has a nice sale on mid size and carryon right now for $68.
     
  8. l7thtee

    l7thtee Guest

    Great information, thanks.

    We're doing the Spirit Southbound 8/2 from Whittier. Thinking you were on the Carnival Spirit, if I may ask a couple of questions:

    1. Did you go through the Embarkation process at the Egan Center in Anchorage, or, did you wait until your arrival in Whittier?

    2. How was your luggage transferred to the Dock from the train? By Alaska RR or by Carnival (if that was your cruise lines), or, by You? Thanks so much for your time. Cliff
     
  9. Kay C

    Kay C Guest

    17thtee,

    We cruised on the Coral Prince on May 15th. We arrived in Anchorage a day b4 our cruise. Took the Alaskia RR to Whittier the next morning @ 10 am. Arrived in Whittier @ 12:30. You check your bags in at the railroad station before getting your tickets. The railroad unloaded the luggage from the train and took it to the cruise terminal (which is very close to railroad tracks). Then we went through embarktion in the cruise terminal @ Whittier. We went to our staterooms and were eating by 1:15 pm.
     
  10. l7thtee

    l7thtee Guest

    Thanks very much for the information, very detailed and just what I've been looking for. I especially like the time lapse prior to eating!! The youngsters will be glad to hear that news. Again, thanks very much. Cliff
     

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