Our Alaska itinerary, seven days, round trip Seattle:
|Day 1||Seattle||5 pm||0||Embarkation|
|Day 2||Day at Sea||All Day|
|Day 3||Ketchikan||7 am||3 pm||579|
|Day 4||Juneau||7 am||1:30 pm||201||AM|
|Day 4||Cruise Sawyer Glacier (Tracy Arm)||4 pm||8 pm||46||PM|
|Day 5||Skagway||7 am||5:30 pm||113|
|Day 6||Day at Sea||All Day|
|Day 7||Victoria||4 pm||10 pm||783||“Distant” Foreign Port|
|Day 8||Seattle||8 am||64||Disembarkation|
I’m still obsessed with navigation, so I’m trying to determine why the port times are so strange, compared to the Caribbean “standard” 8am – 5pm. Juneau is short because we will attempt to get to Sawyer Glacier that afternoon, so it’s really a two-stop day. Victoria is our “distant foreign port” to allow a foreign-flagged ship to call on a bunch of US ports without being US-flagged.
Also, Tracy Arm seems to be a bit of a challenge due to ice for much of the season, so it is questionable whether we will get there or go to an alternative glacier. Who knew there would be ice in Alaska?