Does Celebrity offer good shore excursions in Alaska? We are about to book the Celebrity Mercury sailing from Seattle on August 20th and I was just curious about the shore excursions that Celebrity offers in Alaska.
This ship will be going to the following ports:
juneau, alaska -
ketchikan, alaska -
prince rupert, b.c.
More important what excursions are you interested in??? My clear preference is independent as I never book any ship excursions. I would not base my ship choice on shore excursions??? A big negative though with Celebrity is no ship naturalist or Glacier Bay.
We spent close to $1300 on shore excursions thru Celebrity. We cruised on the Summit in July. The only one we would highly recommend is the Pilots Choice Glacier Excursion in Juneau. Flew in a small helicoptor over the Juneau Ice fields, landed on a glacier, flew around some more and landed again. Great experience. ($600)
As for the other excursions we took - way over priced and not worth it.
Something Crab Feed and boat ride - Ketchikan TERRIABLE
Wilderness glacier expedition and canoe ride - Skagway - JUST ok. Got to see a pod of Orcas while on the katamaran ride back.
Don't forget to get the best smoked salmon you will ever have in Juneau!!!!!!!!!!!!