Hello - My cruise ends in Whittier at midnight and I understand that you usually debark starting around 7AM. Our flight out of Anchorage is at midnight. My mom has her heart set on taking the Alaska rail but that doesn't leave Whittier until 6:45PM so am uncertain as to the best way to spend our time in Whittier. I've considered:
1. Taking the Alaska rail from Whittier to Grandview to Anchorage but that would mean 8.5 hrs on the train OR:
2. Doing a Glacier tour around Whittier and then taking the 6:45 train but after a week on a cruise and a possible excursion in Skagway on a small, speed boat, I'm not sure that I want to take another boat tour.
I've looked into taking the train from Whittier towards Grandview but getting off somewhere and getting back on the train to Anchorage. Any suggestions? Please note I will be with my parents who are in their 60s and 70s and we will have our luggage with us. Thank you!!