Our first port in Alaska was Juneau, the state capital. From the ship we could see the steep incline of Mt Roberts and the tram gliding up and down the mountain. We walked through town to the trailhead and hiked 2 miles through lush rainforest and sub-alpine meadow. At 1800ft there is a gift shop, cafe, and Lady Baltimore – a bald eagle with injuries that prevent her from being released into the wild. The tram ride down the mountain delivered me straight back to the pier.
Dates: Fourth of July 2016
Travel with: 20 Komarinskis
Weather: Overcast skies, light breeze, 60s, slight seas
Accommodation: MS Westerdam Inside Stateroom 1060
- Mt Roberts hike & tram
- Raven Eagle gift shop
- Lady Baltimore (‘Lady B’) bald eagle
- visited Cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary
- walked around town
Food & Drink:
- aboard the ship, including dinner at Pinnacle Grill (only time king crab legs were on the menu)
Transportation: MS Westerdam. Town was walking distance from where the ship docked.