We have planned a cruise with Princess in July 08. We originally planned to do the cruise tour, but recently changed and decided to rent a car at the end of the tour and explore Alaska on our own. We are looking for advice and tips if you have done this yourself. Are we making the right decision vs taking the train through Alaska to Danali? Are there car rental companies adjacent to the cruise terminal?
I'm a big fan of independent travel - it's very easy to do in Alaska. Avis has a seasonal office in Whittier, or you can take a Princess shuttle to downtown Anchorage and rent from many companies there. A full list of Anchorage rentals, and a discount coupon for Avis, ca be found at http://www.explorenorth.com/autos-ak.html