Posted July 8th, 2017, 11:19 PM
I was told by taxi driver in Ketchikan most people are only there for the Season, then they return to Mexico.
Yes Ketchikan, Skagway etc on the Alaskan cruise route are very busy in summer, crows cannot fit on the footpaths, all over the road. In winter they are ghost towns.
When we did it on Carnival Spirit in May 2006 it was not too bad as only two ships in most ports. However in the real high season July/August when Americans/Europeans take holidays then it is out of control, 4, 5, 6 ships in.
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