Port of Whittier

Whittier, Alaska

Ships typically depart from the Whittier Cruise Terminal in the late afternoon, allowing passengers ample time to check-in and prepare for their journey. The general check-in time may vary depending on the cruise line, but it is typically in the mid-afternoon. While in the harbor, take in the panoramic views of Prince William Sound, watch for playful sea otters or seals, and marvel at the majestic glaciers that surround the area. The port offers various facilities, including parking, transportation options, restrooms, and nearby amenities such as shops and restaurants, ensuring a convenient and comfortable start to your cruise experience.

Whittier features a single cruise terminal that caters to a range of cruise ships. The terminal provides amenities such as luggage services, check-in counters, and comfortable waiting areas for passengers. As you embark on your Alaskan adventure, be sure to take a moment to appreciate the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and waterways, creating a sense of anticipation and excitement.

How to Get to the Port of Whittier

From Anchorage, the nearest major airport, Whittier is approximately a 1.5-hour drive through the scenic Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel—the longest combined rail and highway tunnel in North America. Alternatively, various transportation options, including shuttles and private transfers, are available for a hassle-free journey from the airport or nearby hotels to the cruise terminal in Whittier.

Check-in Time

The check-in process for your cruise generally involves presenting your identification and travel documents, going through security screening, and receiving your cruise ID card. It is recommended to arrive at the port with sufficient time before the general check-in time to allow for any necessary procedures and to ensure a smooth boarding experience. The friendly staff at the Whittier Cruise Terminal will guide you through the check-in process and provide assistance as needed.