I will try to just sum it up and then if anyone has questions feel free to ask.
We arrived the night before our cruise and stayed with friends in Seattle. Got dropped off in the morning around 11:20 we were on the ship and had my carry on unpacked by 12pm. I would say that Seattle was the easiest of our ports, so far, to embark and disembark at. There wasn't a sign of anyone that had gotten off from the previous cruise when we arrived. We also arrived back around 6am and they had started the disembarking at 7:30am.
We had 1 day at sea beofre arriving in Juneau. The weather was nice and we had pretty clear skies. We did the Mendenhall glacier and fish hatchery tour. Not much at the hatchery seeing that it was early in the season. The glacier was nice but you only get about 1 hr there. Next time we would just walk off the ship towards town and book our own transportation ( there is a booth right near the pier) to the glacier. Much cheaper and the shuttles run every 30mins so you can stay longer. It runs $6 each way per person. We had time to shop and go to the Red Dog Salon when we returned.
Skagway was nice. We did the Eagle preserve river boat ride. Got to see 3 moose and a few eagles. We took a catamaran to Haines and then a bus to our location. There we had a hot dog roast over the fire and ate before heading out on the river. We then had time to walk around town and shop when we returned.
Our next day was at sea cruising the Tracey Arm. It was over cast which is good for the colors of the glaciers. It does get cold and windy at the front of the ship so bundle up. It was beautiful. Our ship sailed way in and even spotted a grizzly bear, seals and mountin goat.
We stopped in Ketchikan for the morning 6am-12pm. It was cold and drizzling. Wished we could have stayed longer. That seemed to be the thought with alot of people we talked to.
Our last stop was in Victoria. We were there from 7pm-midnight. We went to town of a few hours and then came back. The casino doesn't open after we sail on the last night.
The staff was great. Food was yummy. We had a good time. Even the weather held out for us on a few ports. We noticed that the crowd was a bit younger then we expected.
That's all for now. I'm sure I will think of more later. But if you have questions , let me know.
Have a great cruise all!!!