I personally do not like Ketchikan! If you like to fish, this is a good place to do it! Our friends caught 4 very large Salmon. The shops are very touristy, and the constant rain seems to stop many excursions! I was VERY HAPPY to see a few new shops full of beautiful Alaskan art and pottery, but we found only 2! I did enjoy them!! The only thing I have ever enjoyed here is the canoe trip on the lake in the rainforest area, and then take a guided walk in the rainforest to learn all about the flora and fauna! I feel you are pushed to shop, which I am very tired of by now, and would love to see an area different that the regular ports every ship seems to visit! They need to start going to a few newer ports to add to the itinerary for regular cruisers. How much shopping can you do or do you want to do???? Almost every shop has the same thing. Most of it was made in China! I don't need to go to AK to buy Chinese, gaudy "crud!!