Towering mountains. Lush forestry. Striking fjords. All while surrounded by the mighty Pacific Ocean. Juneau is Alaska’s capital city and a popular destination on many Alaska and Pacific Northwest cruises. Located in close proximity to Tongass National Forest and Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau is a thrilling port to explore before or after your cruise. You can discover the city’s intriguing history (including its part in the gold rush era), as well as its unique geography and breathtaking scenery. With plenty of opportunity to zip-line, shop for local crafts, witness wildlife, and even glacier trek, you definitely don’t want to miss checking Juneau off your bucket list!
Cruises from Juneau are typically available from June through September, but there are many more cruises that include Juneau in their itinerary as a destination port (rather than initially departing from Juneau).
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Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.
River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.
Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.
Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.
These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.
On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.
Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).
Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.
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On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.
All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.
These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Juneau, along with a brief description:
♦ Mendenhall Glacier
If you’ve never witnessed a 13-mile long glacier, a cruise from Juneau gives you the chance. Ending in Mendenhall Lake, you can easily view this glacier from the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center, which also serves as a museum. At the visitor center (which charges a small entry fee), you can learn about this glacier and Alaska’s unique topography through interactive exhibits, a film, and lectures. For those who prefer to stay active, there are a few trails around the lake, which also provide wonderful views of this glacier and the rest of the icebergs. Nugget Falls is also located nearby. It’s a great opportunity to witness a true wonder of nature, with the chance of seeing some native wildlife (bears, goats, beavers, etc.) along the way! Plus, it’s only 5 minutes from Juneau Airport!
♦ Mount Roberts Tramway
Located south of downtown Juneau, the Mount Roberts Tramway is a cable car that will take you almost 4,000 feet up to the top of Mount Roberts, where you can take in some truly incredible views of Juneau and its surrounding region! At the top of the mountain, there is a restaurant, a theater, a nature center, and a few shops were you can do some more exploring, learning, and browsing. If you prefer to get your workout in, there are also mountains that lead up and down the mountain. From the top of the mountain, you’ll be able to see Juneau, the Gastineau Channel, Douglass Island, Kupreanof Island, and the Chilkat Mountain Range, making for some terrific photo ops!
♦ Downtown Juneau
If you really want to immerse yourself in Juneau, you simply have to check out its downtown area. You will discover a wide variety of local shops and cafes, where you can try regional cuisine (such as fresh crab) and shop for unique souvenirs (such a glacier silt soap). If you have time, stopping at Heritage Coffee for a pasty and espresso is a must!
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