Juneau is one of those great port stops that offer something for just about anybody. Take one of the ship’s excursions. Book your own tour. Take no tour and walk the downtown. Take a boat, a plane, a bus, a tram, your feet. Take your pick! For some ideas, check out this blog post about Juneau.
We’re in Juneau from 7am to 4pm, so plenty of time. I’m torn between an NCL excursion, Whale Watch and Wildlife Quest. I’ve done whale watches here, and I never get tired of seeing whales. The vendor, Allen Marine does a wonderful job, their boats are comfortable, and there’s lots of outside deck space so I can hang out with my camera.
On the other hand, I’ve never been to the SeaAlaska Heritage Institute, specifically the Walter Soboleff Building, which opened in 2015. I’d take the shuttle from the ship to downtown Juneau, walk along Marine Park and then up Seward Street to the institute, a distance of less than half a mile. It’ll give me a chance to stretch my legs and burn off some of the meals I’m sure I’d be (over)eating on the Encore. Perhaps even do a little shopping.
Decisions, decisions ….