Q: Is it possible to go on a day cruise in Seward if we are arriving and departing by rail?
A: If you are taking the train to Seward you will arrive in enough time to catch a 6 hour cruise into Kenai Fjords National Park. The day cruise companies in Seward send their shuttles to meet the train and pick up people who will be doing their cruises. This cruise returns at 5:30pm so you could catch the 6pm train to return to Anchorage. The timing on this is pretty tight and makes for a long day. I would recommend going to Seward by rail and returning to Anchorage by bus. This return trip would depart Seward at 6:30pm and arrive in Anchorage by 9:30pm, over an hour before the train.