Welcome to the third installment of Cruising Alaska as we look at the wonderful port of Juneau.
Juneau is the capital of Alaska and has been previously known as Rockwell and also Harrisburg. These are all names of gold prospectors from the area at the time.
The city itself sits at sea level at the bottom of some very steep mountains which at the top is the Juneau Ice Field.
My first glimpse of Juneau was from the restaurant at breakfast time and the ship was docked right next to the side of a mountain which had all sorts of ships logos painted on them. I learned that it is a ships right of passage that on their first visit to Juneau the date and name of the ship is etched on the mountain face for all to see. I think this is such a great idea and makes very interesting reading over breakfast!