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.
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.
Highlights: Glacier flights, Mendenhall Glacier, Mount Roberts Tramway
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.
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1 October, 2016