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Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, and it's no accident that many of our cruisetours begin and end in this major metropolis. As locals say, "Anchorage is great. It's only 20 minutes from Alaska." Here, you'll find everything you would find in a city in the lower 48. But it serves as a great introduction to Alaska, too.

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Anchorage, Alaska

Port of Call

While on Your Cruisetour

There's so much to do in Anchorage, we could never capture it all. So cruisetours visiting Anchorage usually provide guests with free time to explore on their own. You might want to check out some of the fun activities listed here, or perhaps discover something new on your own. After all, independence is the true spirit of Alaska.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • For a great introduction to native Alaskan culture, visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. Opened in 1999, this wonderful, state-of-the-art center features theaters, exhibitions, artists and artisans, a smokehouse, a carving center, and traditional village structures.
  • Head to Resolution Park for a breathtaking view of the Talkeetnas and the snow-covered Alaska Range.
  • Learn about the Northern Lights, oil exploration, bears, and other local features at the Anchorage Museum in the Imaginarium Discovery Center. This award-winning, hands-on science gallery is great for kids and adults alike.

Local Currency

The official currency of the United States is the U.S. Dollar (USD).

Weather in Anchorage, Alaska


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 21.4° -5.89°
Average Low 8.4° -13.11°
Mean Temperature 15° -9.44°
Record High 50° 10°
Record Low -34° -36.67°
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 0.8 in 2.03 cm

Before You Visit

Learn more about this port city with these tourist information guides.


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