My husband and I are traveling with my senior aged parents to Alaska for a cruise that departs Whittier on July 28 at 8:00 PM. We will arrive 7:30 PM on July 27. Should we stay in Anchorage? I'm trying to be a realist. How many things can we do on the evening/daytime before we get on the ship? What do you recommend for those who enjoy active pursuits?