Juneau (Alaska)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Alaska

Locode
USJNU

Coordinates
58.30844 N, -134.41835 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

  • There's 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 8-1 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 is welcomed by the cruise industry, which customers pay nearly USD 8 million in sales tax while onshore 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 longer. Cruise ships close all onboard shops while in port.
  • A long-standing agreement requires cruise ship tour 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.
  • 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 (fourth) cruise berth, located close to the Marine Park terminal. Its completion is scheduled for early April 2017. The USD 54 million project's works are by the Seattle-based company Manson Construction. The project was funded with state grants and revenue bonds backed by a surcharge levied by Juneau on cruise ship passengers.
  • The new berth will be the port's biggest (pier length 1100 ft / 335 m), allowing docking of larger cruise vessels.
  • When completed, the new "north berth" will look much the same as the Marine Park's "south berth" (length 1000 ft / 305 m) located near Mount Roberts Tram. Both berths are connected via a catwalk (accessible to stevedores only / waterfront manual laborers). Unlike the port's other 2 berths, the new cruise ship berths offer both water and sewage services.

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
Monday
22 May, 2017
National Geographic Sea Lion(arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Monday
1 May, 2017
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
2 May, 2017
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
3 May, 2017
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 22:00)
Monday
8 May, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
9 May, 2017
Star Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 05:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
11 May, 2017
Grand Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Friday
12 May, 2017
Carnival Legend(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
13 May, 2017
Island Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Monday
15 May, 2017
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 20:00)
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
16 May, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Coral Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
ms Noordam(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 20:00)
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
17 May, 2017
Emerald Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 17:00)
Star Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
ms Zaandam(arriving at 10:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Amsterdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 21:00)
Thursday
18 May, 2017
ms Europa(arriving at 18 May - departing at 18 May)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Friday
19 May, 2017
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
ms Volendam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Saturday
20 May, 2017
Celebrity Solstice(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
Island Princess(arriving at 06:00 - departing at 16:00)
Silver Shadow(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Explorer Of The Seas(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 21:00)
Grand Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
23 May, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Radiance Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 20:00)
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
24 May, 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 12:00 - departing at 22:00)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
ms Zaandam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Seabourn Sojourn(arriving at 12:00 - departing at 23:00)
Carnival Legend(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Friday
26 May, 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
27 May, 2017
Island Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 21:00)
Oceania Regatta(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 19:00)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
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)
Seven Seas Mariner(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
29 May, 2017
Ruby Princess(arriving at 11:00 - 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
30 May, 2017
Norwegian Jewel(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Celebrity Millennium(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 21:00)
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
31 May, 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 12:00 - departing at 22:00)
Norwegian Sun(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)