Cruisers to Anchorage can visit a host of amazing natural sites as well as discover Alaska’s largest city


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Visiting Anchorage in the summer gives cruisers 17-21 hours of daylight to explore the area’s attractions each day.
Though few ships actually dock in this port city, cruisers visiting Anchorage, Alaska still have access to a host of natural wonders, as well as to Alaska’s largest city.

Natural Wonders Around Anchorage
Some of Alaska’s most sought-out natural attractions are located near Anchorage. Possible cruise excursions include tours of Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound, Katmai National Park and Preserve, Portage Glacier, and Seward. But if you only have time to visit one, make it Denali National Park and Mount McKinley, for activities like river rafting, flightseeing, hiking, safari wildlife tours, and more.

The City of Anchorage
If you have the time, it’s worth paying a visit to the city of Anchorage. Visit the flower-filled city center, explore its parks and trails, and make trips to its museums and art galleries. A few highlights include the Alaska Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo, the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, the Anchorage Market and Festival, and salmon fishing at Ship Creek right in downtown.