This is the port that has a lot going on....fresh salmon, king crab, shopping, furs, art, jewelry and activities you can book independent of Celebrity immediately when you walk off the dock. This was an enjoyable port to walk on an off the ship, if you wanted to, without a hike to the ship. A few of the salmon vendors have samples for you to try before you buy and they're super friendly to the cruise ship tourists. I saw the lumberjack show (booked once I got off the ship). It was a little corny and, of course, overpriced, but if you want to laugh a little, it was a decent show. I wish the ship would stay in port later so we could get the full benefit of being in port for a full day and into the evening.
This is a quaint port of call with not a lot to do if you don't book an excursion, but the excursions are expensive, so I chose to wander the port. This is the first cruise ship of the season to come to Skagway, so the shops and restaurants were not in high gear for tourists. You could wander through town in just a couple of hours. It's a long walk back to the ship. Nothing spectacular about this port of call. Why is the salmon just as expensive in Alaska as it is back home? You'd think since this is the home of fresh salmon, it would be cheaper. Not so. Also king crab legs are very expensive here...just about the same high price as back home. The only difference is you are getting that day's catch and very fresh. I wish the ship would stay in port later so we could get the full benefit of being in port for a full day and into the evening.