Alaska Routing

Our Alaska itinerary, seven days, round trip Seattle:

DayPortArriveDepartDistance 
Day 1Seattle 5 pm0Embarkation
Day 2Day at SeaAll Day   
Day 3Ketchikan7 am3 pm579 
Day 4Juneau7 am1:30 pm201AM
Day 4Cruise Sawyer Glacier (Tracy Arm)4 pm8 pm46PM
Day 5Skagway7 am5:30 pm113 
Day 6Day at SeaAll Day   
Day 7Victoria4 pm10 pm783“Distant” Foreign Port
Day 8Seattle8 am 64Disembarkation
Itinerary

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?

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