Juneau (Alaska)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Alaska

Local Time
16:49 25 Jul 2017

Coordinates
58.29894 N, -134.41678 W

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Juneau is the capital of Alaska since 1900. It is located in the southeastern part of Alaska, sheltered from the Pacific by a belt of islands 120 km (75 miles) wide. Surrounded by ice, water, forest and rock, Juneau is built on a small strip of land between the Gastineau Channel and towering Mount Juneau at the southern end of Lynn Canal. Although not accessible by road, it's the biggest city in southeast Alaska with 30,000 inhabitants and home to a large fishing fleet. Juneau is also a creator's paradise and home to actors, artists, writers and poets who draw their inspiration from the wilderness.

Juneau (Alaska) cruise port

Residents claim Juneau is the most picturesque capital in the country, while others describe it as the 'little San Francisco'. Cruise ships dock at the city centre and you can explore on foot places of interest like the Red Dog Saloon, State Capitol, Governor's Mansion and Cultural Arts Park. From the dockside ride Mount Roberts Tramway to the observatory 2000 ft above harbour. Out of the city you can go gold panning, see nearby Mendenhall Glacier and take a canoe or raft on Mendenhall Lake, go fishing or wildlife watching by boat, take a helicopter flight over the glaciers, or see a temperate rain forest on Douglas Island.

In 1880, for Richard Harris and Joe Juneau, the going was frustrating as they searched for gold with the help of Indians. Finally, after facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans." Three of the biggest gold mines in the world came out of their discoveries. By the end of World War II, over USD 150 million in gold was mined. The mines were eventually closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of tourism and government.

Juneau AK cruise port map

  • In early 2017 was annonced a proposal by Juneau Assembly ("The City and Borough of Juneau Assembly") to exempt cruise companies from sales tax for goods and services sold onboard while their vessels are in port. On January 11, 2017, the city's finance committee voted 7-1 to approve a motion by the Mayor to amend the tax code and formalize the exemption. The proposed ordinance has to be drafted and brought to public hearing before enacted. The Mayor's initiative was welcomed by the cruise industry, which customers pay nearly USD 8 million in sales tax while ships are docked in Juneau. However, it has historically not paid sales tax for any merchandise or services sold onboard the cruise ships while in port. Similar exemption exists in Port Ketchikan AK created as an incentive for cruise vessels to dock there longer. Cruise ships close all onboard shops while in port.
  • A long-standing agreement requires cruise ship operators to pay sales tax. That would not change.
  • In mid April 2016, in federal court in Anchorage AK a lawsuit against the Borough of Juneau was filed by CLIA ("Cruise Lines International Association"). It is over the spending of USD 5 per pax tax. Cruise ships collect port fees and pass them on the city. Juneau receives USD 5 entry fee per passenger in addition to a port development fee of USD 3 per passenger. CLIA estimated it has given Juneau over USD 35 million in entry fees in the period 2011-2015. CLIA represents 12 cruise line companies, among which are Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Holland America, Princess, NCL, Disney. They contend Juneau has used portions of the fees on projects that don't benefit cruise passengers, thus violating federal restrictions on entry fee taxes. The lawsuit remains pending.
  • To defend itself in this lawsuit, the Assembly spent (as of 2017) over USD 0,383 million. CLIA also argues that the coastal park on Gastineau Channel has a bronze whale sculpture that is an illegal use of the cruise funds.
  • In April 2017, Juneau Assembly approved a change in small boats charging rates for potable water at public docks and harbors. The new rate is 150% of the utility rates for commercial customers. The new rate replaces the old (USD 4,67 per 1000 gallons) rate.
  • Season 2017 (summer) was Juneau port's busiest ever. As statistics, CLIA revealed a record number of booked cruise passengers - around 1,055 million. The estimated by CLIA cruise passenger spending in Juneau was around USD 183 million. The statistics showed that in the period May 1 through September 30, the cruise port receives an average of USD 1,233 million per day.

Highlights: Glacier flights, Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Roberts Tramway

Juneau cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Juneau AK dock at one of the port's 3 cruise terminals, with all 4 docking berths. The terminals are named Marine Park (2 berths / largest), Ferry Terminal, and South Franklin Dock. If all the 3 berths are occupied, additional ships anchor in the harbour and passengers are transported via the ship's tender boats.

Juneau AK cruise ship terminal

There is a shuttle bus line operating between the cruise port and the Mt Robert Tram station. Its port station is located at the privately-owned AJ Dock. Daily bus pass costs USD 3 PP, with buses running every 15 min. The cruise port is located at a short walking distance from the town. Juneau International Airport is located approx 8 ml / 13 km northwest from downtown.

  • On January 25, 2017, Port Juneau announced the begining of construction works for a new (4th) cruise berth (located close to the Marine Park terminal) with completion scheduled for early April 2017. The USD 54 million project's works were done by the Seattle-based company Manson Construction. The project was funded with state grants and revenue bonds backed by a surcharge levied on cruise passengers.
  • The new berth is the port's biggest (pier length 1100 ft / 335 m), allowing docking of larger cruise vessels.
  • This new "north berth" looks similar to the Marine Park's "south berth" (length 1000 ft / 305 m) located near Mount Roberts Tram. Both berths are connected via catwalk (accessible to stevedores only / waterfront manual laborers).
  • Unlike the port's other 2 (smaller / old) berths, the new cruise ship berths offer both water and sewage services. South Berth's sewage piping was installed in 2016.
  • Both new berths doesn't provide (for now) shore-to-ship power as Alaska Electric Light and Power (Juneau's power utility) currently can't supply visiting vessels. The amount of money needed for such future project is around USD 12 million per berth.
  • Before the new berths, Port Juneau had capacity to handle 2 ships - one smaller (max LOA length 800 ft / 244 m) and one bigger (max LOA length 960 ft / 293 m, berthed at Alaska Steamship Dock).
  • Both new berths are the closest to downtown. Previously, only AJ Dock (privately owned facility) could accommodate larger vessels.

Juneau tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Alaska State Museum (native and historical artifacts)
  • Sealaska Heritage (Native nonprofit, authentic house and an exhibition, Native-made souvenirs)
  • Mount Roberts Tramway (an aerial tram ascending 1745 ft / 532 m up to Mt Roberts; this attraction provides great panoramic views of Juneau City and the nearby located glaciers)
  • Mendenhall Glacier (width 1,5 ml / 2,4 km, length over 12 ml / 19 km to Mendenhall Lake; Info Center, exhibitions, viewing platform)

The Juneau cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Juneau, Alaska.

If you lose the Juneau location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.

Port Juneau cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Juneau, Alaska. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Saturday
1 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(departing at 01 Jul)
Safari Quest(departing at 01 Jul)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
2 July, 2017
American Spirit(departing at 02 Jul)
Wilderness Adventurer(departing at 02 Jul)
Wilderness Explorer(departing at 02 Jul)
Island Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
3 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(departing at 03 Jul)
Safari Endeavour(departing at 03 Jul)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 01:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
4 July, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Star Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
5 July, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 22:00)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 22:00)
Emerald Princess(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
6 July, 2017
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Zaandam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 21:00)
Friday
7 July, 2017
Disney Wonder(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
8 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(departing at 08 Jul)
Safari Quest(departing at 08 Jul)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Island Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
9 July, 2017
American Spirit(departing at 09 Jul)
Wilderness Adventurer(departing at 09 Jul)
Wilderness Discoverer(departing at 09 Jul)
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 23:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
10 July, 2017
Safari Endeavour(departing at 10 Jul)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
11 July, 2017
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Coral Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
12 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(departing at 12 Jul)
Star Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Grand Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Zaandam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 22:00)
Seven Seas Navigator(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 23:00)
Emerald Princess(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
13 July, 2017
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 22:00)
Friday
14 July, 2017
Disney Wonder(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
15 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(departing at 15 Jul)
Safari Quest(departing at 15 Jul)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
16 July, 2017
American Spirit(departing at 16 Jul)
National Geographic Quest(departing at 16 Jul)
Wilderness Adventurer(departing at 16 Jul)
Wilderness Explorer(departing at 16 Jul)
Island Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
17 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(departing at 17 Jul)
Safari Endeavour(departing at 17 Jul)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
18 July, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
Star Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
19 July, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 22:00)
Emerald Princess(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
20 July, 2017
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Zaandam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 21:00)
Grand Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Friday
21 July, 2017
Disney Wonder(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 13:00)
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
22 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Bird(departing at 22 Jul)
Safari Explorer(departing at 22 Jul)
Safari Quest(departing at 22 Jul)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Island Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
23 July, 2017
American Spirit(departing at 23 Jul)
Wilderness Adventurer(departing at 23 Jul)
Wilderness Discoverer(departing at 23 Jul)
Crystal Serenity(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 22:00)
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 23:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
24 July, 2017
Safari Endeavour(departing at 24 Jul)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
25 July, 2017
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Coral Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
26 July, 2017
Star Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Zaandam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 22:00)
Emerald Princess(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
27 July, 2017
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Celebrity Infinity(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Friday
28 July, 2017
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
29 July, 2017
Safari Explorer(departing at 29 Jul)
Safari Quest(departing at 29 Jul)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 15:00)
Disney Wonder(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
30 July, 2017
American Spirit(departing at 30 Jul)
National Geographic Quest(departing at 30 Jul)
Wilderness Adventurer(departing at 30 Jul)
Wilderness Explorer(departing at 30 Jul)
Island Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 21:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Grand Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
31 July, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(departing at 31 Jul)
Safari Endeavour(departing at 31 Jul)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Eurodam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)