Q: I will be flying into Anchorage on the 19 of May 2011 to join the Diamond Princess on the 21 of May. Should I stay in Anchorage and journey to the ship on the 21st. What is the best transport?
A: Staying in Anchorage is probably your best option because May 19th will probably be a long travel day. Visit our Anchorage Hotel page for some hotel options. On the 2oth you could choose to take a day tour to Seward or Talkeetna by rail and bus or you can spend the day in Anchorage and take a city tour and visit the Alaska Native Heritage Center. To get to Whittier for your cruise departure, we would recommend the Park Connection Motorcoach which departs at 3:00pm. You could also take the Alaska Railroad to get from Anchorage to Whittier.