Went on Radiance first week in August. You'll have a great time doing any of the excursions. Listen to the PA announcements from Captain on heads up in viewing Whales and wildlife from the Ship. A must for us in SKAGWAY was booking independently with Southeast.tours in Skagway....horseback riding to Emerald Lake. Actuallly on horseback about 2 hours, but you ride a small bus into CANADA and see almost everything that the White Pass train sees, but MORE. On the way back the driver will make "photo" stops and he gives you wonderful information. You don't have to be experience rider and Joni and Dallas take good care of you.
JUNEAU: we did the whale watching tour and it was terrific. Had time to see the town and grab a drink at the Red Dog Saloon (easy to find and everyone knows where it is)
KETCHIKAN: we booked RCCL tour for the Rainforest Sanctuary. We saw mother bear and cubs, eagles, totem carving demo, fed Reindeer. the walk was only 1/2 mile long and pretty. Have fun.