Whittier, Alaska, US
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Head to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, where animals unable to survive in the wild find refuge in spacious habitats. Here, you can safely get close to, observe and photograph some of Alaska's largest land mammals, including moose, bison, bears and musk ox. Enjoy a guided tour before 60 minutes of free time to shop or explore on your own.
A 30-minute panoramic drive brings you to the base of mighty Mt Alyeska -- a year-round destination. Ride Alyeska Resort's Glacier Express tram and take in panoramic views of Turnagain Arm and the surrounding valley from 2,300 feet above sea level. You'll have close to two hours here, including time for shopping and purchasing lunch (at your own expense).
The Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary is located at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge. It's a photographer's paradise with a chance to see rare migratory birds, spawning salmon and other wildlife surrounded by the beauty of the Chugach National Forest and Cook Inlet.
The Seward Highway -- Alaska's Scenic Byway -- brings you to Anchorage. Enjoy picturesque mountain views as you travel 60 minutes to the hospitality center or airport, depending upon your itinerary.
This tour is available only to guests whose cruise ends in Whittier with an overnight stay in Anchorage or to guests transferring to the airport with flights departing after 4:45pm. Cruisetour guests who will spend the first night of their land package in Anchorage can participate in this tour. The tour ends at the downtown hospitality center at 2:15pm and at Anchorage Airport at 2:45pm. If you have already purchased an airport transfer with your cruise booking, a refund for the transfer will be processed on board the ship, as this excursion automatically includes a transfer.