Parking at the Port of Anchorage
There is not parking at this port as it is not an disembarkation point.
Cruises embark from the Port of Seward
and the Port of Whittier http://whittieralaska.gov/whittier_harbor.html/
Port of Anchorage Overview
There are two ports in Alaska that feed guests into Anchorage, the ports of Seaward and Whittier. The Port of Anchorage in Seward is an exciting port that's close to Anchorage. The Anchorage cruise port in Seward is a scenic 2.5 hour drive from downtown Anchorage, making it closer to local attractions such as the Alaska Native Heritage Center which features a 26-acre mini-recreation site portraying the native Alaskan life and heritage, the Anchorage Museum, the Imaginarium Discovery Center and the Alaska Zoo. The Cruise Port of Whittier is used by Princess as a disembarkation point for guests visiting Anchorage. There is limited parking at Whittier's port, and all guests disembarking in Whittier are transported to Anchorage to either continue their trip via motor coach or train, or transferred to the airport for their flight home.
Because the Port of Anchorage in Seward is mainly built for industrial purposes, there is not much of a port to hang around and see, and as a result the Anchorage cruise port does not offer overnight parking. However, this does not stop several cruise lines from stopping at the Anchorage cruise port.
These cruise lines include Holland America, Celebrity, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. Anchorage indeed has a lot to offer, making it an excellent choice when sailing on a cruise.
The port does not offer a cruise terminal as it is mainly used as an industrial port. Holland America provides a complimentary shuttle into town. It brings cruisers to the Egan Convention Center, equipped with bathrooms and ATMs; the center is walking distance from all downtown attractions.
For hotel accommodations, the Hilton Anchorage on West Third Avenue is probably your best option, as it is conveniently located just walking distance of downtown attractions and sights. If you are after an upscale accommodation, check out the Hotel Captain Cook on W 5th Avenue which does not have a pirate theme despite its name. The Copper Whale Inn on L Street is the best when it comes to affordability while offering a cozy, scenic atmosphere.
Food is another critical factor to note when traveling, and Anchorage is best known for their seafood. Reindeer sausage is also very popular, and is commonly found on hot dog-style carts along the streets.
Attractions & Entertainment
Have a taste of the Anchorage nightlife too, with some locally brewed beer at Humpy's Great Alaskan Alehouse on 6th Ave., and also the Glacier Brewhouse on 5th Ave
Alaska offers many souvenir shops where travelers can pick up neat native artifacts, such as the ulu knife which dates back 5,000 years and was used by Eskimo women to skin and clean fish. G Street has art galleries featuring work by Anchorage artisans, including Sevigny Studio on 4th Avenue and Octopus Ink Gallery on G. Street. If you are in town on a weekend, the Anchorage Market and Festival has fur hats, native crafts, jewelry and more.