Our Alaskan cruise ship was docked in Skagway, a small, small town up-top the Inside Passage of Alaska. On our way to a rafting excursion we stopped at the Skagway Overlook off Dyea Road.
Immediately in front of us was panoramic scenery, stunning vistas, views of the entire town, the waterways, our cruise ship and the Alaskan snow-capped mountains off in the distance. So much Alaskan beauty from just one overlook! Well without further ado:
What an excursion of sorts within an excursion we enjoyed while in Skagway, Alaska.
Have you ever had any memorable cruise excursion side trips?
I’ve done big cities so far in the A Million Skyline Looks series. Time to mix things up a bit. It is time to show off the skyline of Alaska’s state capital in Juneau. I did so mostly from aboard the Celebrity Solstice during an Alaskan cruise.
Coming into the popular cruise port, the city’s skyline was front and center. The green, steep and majestic 3,500 foot tall mountains stood right against Juneau highlighted by Mount Roberts. It was hard for me to imagine a better natural city backdrop.
Tip: One thing we wish we would have done was to take the Mount Roberts Tramway. You can view the Juneau skyline and cityscape from way, way, way up-top.
Juneau sits along the Gastineau Channel, with some housing opposite. Scenic views also awaited looking straight down the channel.
We docked for the afternoon and evening, giving us the chance to walk some of Juneau. I captured some of the colorful, tourist friendly cityscape. We walked to some local Heritage Coffee Roasting Company brew.
It was a fun day capturing a million skyline and cityscape looks in Juneau, Alaska.
What city skylines have seen up close and captured from a cruise?