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pejay
July 22nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
How close is downtown Juneau to the ship's dock? Also, how close is downtown Skagway to the dock?

ellbon
July 22nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
How close is downtown Juneau to the ship's dock? Also, how close is downtown Skagway to the dock?

to me they are 5 minutes away but i walk fast. i saw juneau is closer and Skagway maybe 10.

vegs1
July 22nd, 2009, 07:29 PM
Juneau and Skagway are approximately 10 minutes each (Juneau is a bit closer). This is walking.

We almost missed the ship in Skagway. It looks closer than it is and we started walking at 4:20...then had to hurry. (we shouldn't have left so late...it was our own fault we had to hurry!)

Yukon
July 22nd, 2009, 07:38 PM
The distances stated were, I'm sure, correct for the ship the people who posted were on. Each port, though, has several docking positions so the distances can vary hugely. At Juneau you might dock right downtown or you might be half a mile away in which case shuttle buses run you into town. At Skagway you can be between 2 and 6 blocks from town - again, shuttles are available.

TrinaP1204
July 22nd, 2009, 08:30 PM
Very good point about the ship looking closer than it really is. SOO big. Kinda like the "Objects in the mirror appear closer than they really are" on your car mirrors"

negc
July 22nd, 2009, 08:37 PM
In both cases, they are pretty much within walking distance for anyone without mobility problems. As has been noted there are often shuttle buses as well. Ketchikan is pretty much the same.

greyhound101
July 22nd, 2009, 10:37 PM
Not much to the town of Skagway. The ships essentially dock at one end of the main road. You are downtown. In Juneau, it is the same you basically dock in town. When we were in Skagway we took a tour into Haines by way of a small boat. Then we got on a van and went to a park where we had a grizzly bear encounter. It GREAAAAAAT!!.

ConnieG
July 23rd, 2009, 07:10 AM
If you are on the NCL ships (based on my two recent sailings on NCL) , they tend to dock on the farthest dock where you need a shuttle. The other positions are easier downtown.

Coolcruise02
July 23rd, 2009, 12:04 PM
In Juneau, it is the same you basically dock in town.

It depends on what ship you are on!!

We were on RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas and we were at AJ dock and it is a 10-15 min walk to town. Yes, some ships do dock right in town, but not all.

choozin' cruzin'
July 23rd, 2009, 04:34 PM
It depends on what ship you are on!!

We were on RCCL Rhapsody of the Seas and we were at AJ dock and it is a 10-15 min walk to town. Yes, some ships do dock right in town, but not all.

Does anyone know which dock the Radiance docks at NB?

ellbon
July 23rd, 2009, 04:42 PM
In Skagway I was docked by two fish restaurants. dinner was great. In juneau we were docked near the twisted Fish but HAL was closer

Coolcruise02
July 24th, 2009, 07:27 AM
Here is the map of the docks and schedule for Juneau.


http://www.claalaska.com/pdf/2009/JNU_09.pdf

http://www.traveljuneau.com/images/map_downtown_big.jpg

stevecmo
July 24th, 2009, 11:24 AM
As Yukon pointed out, it depends on the cruiseline/ship. When we were in Skagway last month we had a ten minute walk. When we were in Juneau we got a really good parking spot downtown. :D Here's a picture from Mt. Roberts Tram.

BayStateguppy
July 24th, 2009, 11:55 AM
On my recent cruise, RCI always had the spot furthest away. Definitely at least a 15 mintue walk in Juneau and that was at a good pace. I would head back to the ship no later than 1/2 hour before all aboard.

choozin' cruzin'
July 24th, 2009, 05:21 PM
Thank you all!