Island Princess

image courtesy of Princess Cruises

The Island Princess arrived early this morning. According to the website itinerary, they aim for arriving here around 12:30am. Whittier marks the end of their trip, so from here they can ride a bus or train on an excursion that ends in Anchorage, then fly back home. A new cruise originates here and heads back down south.

While docked in Whittier, passengers have various options for excursions. They can do everything from relaxing for the day to glacier cruises, kayaking, visiting the Portage Glacier Visitor Center and the Alyeska tram in Girdwood. There's a huge influx of buses and trains to handle transferring people from here to various points out there. The girls *love* to wave to the buses and the passengers smile back and wave at them.