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papajimd's Port Reviews of Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan
Volendam cruise in June 2013
Member Name: papajimd
Cruise Date: June 2013
Embarkation: Vancouver
Destination: Alaska
Member Review: papajimd's Volendam Review
Juneau
Port Rating: 2.0 out of 5+

The town is pretty much just a government capital town.



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Skagway
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

The national park 'gold rush' museum is worth a visit, and free. Easy walk of dock. Lots of very good amber, good prices too. The railroad trip to the gold rush fields is well worth it. Tip: the new library has free WiFi, but doesn't until 1pm on weekends. If you sit by the front door you can pick up a moderate signal, however.


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Ketchikan
Port Rating: 4.0 out of 5+

This was 4th Alaska cruise, so no excursion (we did $175 thermal spa package instead [well worth it]). However, recommend touring the 'red light' historical district [next to dock] then walk up the road that follows the river and go to the totem museum. Very good museum.



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