Where does NCL dock in Juneau?

Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
All times are GMT -4.
The time now is 11:14 AM.
#1
San Diego, CA
9,221 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
I'll also ask this on the POC board, but I'm trying to get a feel for where the ship docks. It looks like there are about 4-5 berths along the shore south of downtown. I'll be renting a car from National on Jacobsen Drive which is at the dock furthest south of town (Aj Dock). It would be awesome if that's where we docked, otherwise I'm going to have a nice jog at 7:30am
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic

RCI Anthem of the Seas - NYC/Bermuda/Caribbean 2016; NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994


#2
NorCal
568 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by sdmike
I'll also ask this on the POC board, but I'm trying to get a feel for where the ship docks. It looks like there are about 4-5 berths along the shore south of downtown. I'll be renting a car from National on Jacobsen Drive which is at the dock furthest south of town (Aj Dock). It would be awesome if that's where we docked, otherwise I'm going to have a nice jog at 7:30am
Not sure if this helps, but I took this last summer from the tram car going up Mt. Roberts.

Expand Signature
Collapse Signature






Past
01/20/17 NCL Pearl W. Caribbean
01/08/17 NCL Getaway W. Caribbean
04/16 NCL Jewel Mexican Riviera
12/15 NCL Escape - E. Caribbean, Just WOW!!!
03/15 NCL Star - Cabo San Lucas
05/14 NCL Getaway - E. Caribbean Our Favorite Ship!
02/13 NCL Pearl - West. Caribbean
04/12 NCL Gem - Bahamas
06/11 NCL Pearl - Alaska
04/06 PCL Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera
06/04 RCI Legend OTS - Mexican Riviera
#3
NorCal
568 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
I just looked on Google Maps and Jacobsen is the road closest to the Pearl where it was docked in the above pic.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature






Past
01/20/17 NCL Pearl W. Caribbean
01/08/17 NCL Getaway W. Caribbean
04/16 NCL Jewel Mexican Riviera
12/15 NCL Escape - E. Caribbean, Just WOW!!!
03/15 NCL Star - Cabo San Lucas
05/14 NCL Getaway - E. Caribbean Our Favorite Ship!
02/13 NCL Pearl - West. Caribbean
04/12 NCL Gem - Bahamas
06/11 NCL Pearl - Alaska
04/06 PCL Dawn Princess - Mexican Riviera
06/04 RCI Legend OTS - Mexican Riviera
#4
San Diego, CA
9,221 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
That's awesome! The car rental place would be right there by the ship. That would allow me to get my van at 8am when they open, and drop it off around 12:30 right before our excursion.

Thank you very much
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic

RCI Anthem of the Seas - NYC/Bermuda/Caribbean 2016; NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994


#5
Central California
2,768 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Originally posted by sdmike
I'll also ask this on the POC board, but I'm trying to get a feel for where the ship docks. It looks like there are about 4-5 berths along the shore south of downtown. I'll be renting a car from National on Jacobsen Drive which is at the dock furthest south of town (Aj Dock). It would be awesome if that's where we docked, otherwise I'm going to have a nice jog at 7:30am
AJ Dock is furthest from town, about 1 1/2 miles. We will be on NCL Jewel's first closed jaw Seattle to Seattle run, and have noted on the various Port sites that this is her berth 7:00-1:30 PM and NCL Pearl will take over beginning at 2 PM the same port day, hope that helps
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Cruise History:
  • Oct. 2016, Med. Passage TA, Royal Princess
  • Sept. 2015 W.E./Transatlantic Royal Princess
  • Apr-May 2015 New Orleans -Boston TA NCL Dawn
  • Apr-May 2014 Panama Canal Repo NCL Jewel
  • Apr-May 2013 Hawaii NCLA Pride of America
  • May-June 2012 Alaska/Seattle RT NCL Jewel
  • October 2011 Bahamas 4D NCL Sky
  • May 2011 Western Caribbean NCL Spirit
  • May-June 2003 Inside Passage AK HAL Amsterdam
  • Sept. 1999 Catalina/Ensenada 4D Carnival Ecstasy

#6
San Diego, CA
9,221 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
That's interesting! I was wondering why the Jewel left so early..it's making way for the Pearl.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic

RCI Anthem of the Seas - NYC/Bermuda/Caribbean 2016; NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994


#7
Central California
2,768 Posts
Joined Mar 2003
Originally posted by sdmike
That's interesting! I was wondering why the Jewel left so early..it's making way for the Pearl.
If you look at the itinierary, they are counting this as an At Sea day rather than listing the port name, (Juneau), as they do for our Ketchikan, Skagway and Victoria stops...

So an abbreviated stop in Juneau then the Tracy Arm/Sawyer Glacier cruising for another 6 hours. And if you are booking back to the ship for another excursion, it sounds like you'll be doing the Tracy Arm Fjord & Glacier Explorer catamaran cruise as well???

BTW, we'll be doing that as well as the Taku Glacier Lodge & Flightseeing...a day jam packed with sensory overload
Attached Images
File Type: jpg AlaskaTracyArmiceicebaby.jpg (21.7 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg AlaskaaJuneau-DockJewelwillbewayoutthere.jpg (14.4 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg Alaskaanativewalkabout.jpg (19.1 KB, 14 views)
File Type: jpg AlaskaJuneauTracysKingCrabSha****wsa.jpg (24.6 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg AlaskaNCLtoSawyerGlacierupclose.jpg (18.5 KB, 16 views)
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
Cruise History:
  • Oct. 2016, Med. Passage TA, Royal Princess
  • Sept. 2015 W.E./Transatlantic Royal Princess
  • Apr-May 2015 New Orleans -Boston TA NCL Dawn
  • Apr-May 2014 Panama Canal Repo NCL Jewel
  • Apr-May 2013 Hawaii NCLA Pride of America
  • May-June 2012 Alaska/Seattle RT NCL Jewel
  • October 2011 Bahamas 4D NCL Sky
  • May 2011 Western Caribbean NCL Spirit
  • May-June 2003 Inside Passage AK HAL Amsterdam
  • Sept. 1999 Catalina/Ensenada 4D Carnival Ecstasy

#8
San Diego, CA
9,221 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
You're right. It's going to be a very busy day. Our plans are to take a rental van around Juneau for a few hours on our own ($70 total to rent a van for 6 of us instead of $150 per person excursion). I worked in Juneau for over a year so I know my way around. We'll drive out to Mendenhal on our own, then drive up the coast to the St. Therese shrine and Eagle Beach. On the way back we'll hit the fish hatchery near the airport, and get back in time to have some halibut fish and chips at Sand Bar. Our paid excursion will be the trip out to Tracy Arm on the smaller boat. It leaves at 1:15, and the Jewel departs 15 minutes later.
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic

RCI Anthem of the Seas - NYC/Bermuda/Caribbean 2016; NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994


#9
74 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Hey SDMike,

How did you manage to get the rental rate of $70 for a van for 6 passengers from National? Is there a special code or something?

We arrive in Juneau on the Pearl at 2:00 pm. We're also a party of 6. National quoted us a total price of $120 to rent a mini-van from 2 pm to 8 pm. And Rent-a-Wreck quoted us $92 for the same time period. We're planning to hit the same spots that you mentioned (Mendenhal Glacier, St. Therese shrine, Eagle Beach, fish hatchery).

Care to share your low-rate secret? Thanks!
#10
San Diego, CA
9,221 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by SB007
Hey SDMike,

How did you manage to get the rental rate of $70 for a van for 6 passengers from National? Is there a special code or something?

We arrive in Juneau on the Pearl at 2:00 pm. We're also a party of 6. National quoted us a total price of $120 to rent a mini-van from 2 pm to 8 pm. And Rent-a-Wreck quoted us $92 for the same time period. We're planning to hit the same spots that you mentioned (Mendenhal Glacier, St. Therese shrine, Eagle Beach, fish hatchery).

Care to share your low-rate secret? Thanks!
I booked through my corporate travel office. We have special National rates.

I saw that Alamo was $99 for a mini-van right there at the dock. You might want to check them too
Expand Signature
Collapse Signature
My Reviews:
Jewel Alaska 2012: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1684157
Epic Western Caribbean 2010: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1246585
Carnival Paradise 2011: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1468875

Epic Info:
Epic "hull" cabin info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1522322
Epic uncovered balcony info: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1523109

HOW TO USE THE SEARCH FUNCTION
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/faq.p...arch#faq_basic

RCI Anthem of the Seas - NYC/Bermuda/Caribbean 2016; NCL Jewel - Alaska 2012; CCL Paradise - Mexico 2011; NCL Epic - Inaugural Western Caribbean 2010; RCI Vision of the Seas - Mexico 2008; Disney Magic - W Caribbean 2005; RCI Viking Serenade - Mexico 1996; RCI Sovereign of the Seas - E Caribbean 1994