Ketchikan has been ruined by the cruise lines. All the cruise line shops have ruined the flavor of the town as an Alaskan city. I go to Alaska to see Alaska not to see tons of jewelry and t-shirt shops related to the cruise lines. I no longer care if the ship ever stops in Ketchikan.
I like this port because it has not been totally ruined by the cruise lines. I enjoy walking the town and eating in the local restaurants here. It is always a pleasure to walk around this town.