Juneau cruises

Beneath an ice field that never melts, on a waterway that never freezes, Juneau is the most unusual and stunning of capitals. Home to 280 species of birds, brown and black bears, nature lovers can also watch out for orca and humpback whales here. Ashore, there’s an excellent theatre and range of clubs, bars restaurants to suit all tastes. If you’re feeling fit try exploring Alaskan-style amongst the glaciers by kayak or trekking with crampons and an ice axe.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • The Original Alaska Salmon Bake

    If you want to sample a famous Alaskan delicacy, do so in deliciously authentic style at Salmon Creek.

    The Original Alaska Salmon Bake

    Imagine Gold Rush days at the remains of historic Wagner Mine and seek your fortune gold panning. Then, feast on wild salmon barbecued over an alder wood fire accompanied by the likes of reindeer sausages, wild-rice pilaf, cornbread and blueberry cake. You can also listen to folk music, toast marshmallows on the campfire, and watch Tlingit master carver sculpt red cedar totems and create authentic silver jewellery, all within a fabulous rainforest setting.



    Savour the all-you-can eat salmon bake with live music, browse the gift shop and take a walk along Salomon Creek before returning to the quayside at your leisure.


    This excursion will operate by coach. The return transfer to the ship is by shuttle bus. Buses depart regularly to the quayside so you may return at your leisure. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available to purchase. Please bring US dollars.

    Tour code

    JNU_020

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Glacier Gardens & Mendenhall Glacier

    Head into Alaska’s breathtaking beauty in search of three famous attractions close to Juneau.

    Glacier Gardens & Mendenhall Glacier



    Explore the fragrant colour of Glacier Gardens Rainforest Adventure, with its unique flower towers and vibrant floral displays. Admire stunning perspectives from its 580-foot-high viewing platform over the rainforest, the Gastineau Channel, Douglas Island and the Chilkat Mountains.

    Watch salmon complete their exhausting journey to the spawning grounds at Macaulay Salmon Hatchery.

    Finally stand in awe before the icy expanse of Mendenhall Glacier, catching glimpses of it from beautiful trails through the Tongass National Forest.


    This excursion will operate by coach and tram. Guests will be transferred to a covered tram at the Glacier Gardens for an intimate visit with a personal guide.

    Tour code

    JNU_021

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    6½ hours

  • Bike & Brew Glacier View

    Put yourself in the heart of Alaska’s breathtaking scenery by exploring on two wheels.

    Bike & Brew Glacier View

    Your gentle eight-mile ride takes in dramatic views of lakes and valleys, as well as the vast bluish Mendenhall glacier, half a mile across.

    You’ll start at the quaint Chapel-by-the-Lake with dramatic views of Auke Lake and the glacier, winding your way along a mix of separated bike routes, roads trails through Tongass National Forest until you reach Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

    A return to downtown Juneau offers post-cycle refreshments courtesy of award-winning Alaska micro-brewery beers at Merchant’s Wharf.

    Water, Granola bars and samples of Alaskan beers are included on this tour.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by bike and by van. This excursion is only suitable for those in good physical condition. Guests must be competent cyclists and at least 10 years of age. Helmets will be provided and must be worn when cycling. Water bottles will be provided as well as raingear and gloves if necessary. Guests must be aged 21 years of age or older to sample the beers at Merchant’s Wharf.

    Tour code

    JNU_026

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Taste of Juneau Walking Tour

    Sip and savour the unique flavours of Alaska’s fresh seafood and gourmet treats.

    Taste of Juneau Walking Tour

    This excursion showcases southeast Alaska’s mouthwatering gourmet delights with a walk through downtown Juneau to work up an appetite! You’ll take in the local sites as well as some of its favourite eateries, such as Tracy's King Crab Shack on the waterfront for an award-winning bisque.

    At Deckhand Dave’s, panko-crusted salmon filets are paired with house-made tartar sauce, while McGivney’s Downtown’s unique is the hog wing, a smoked pork shank served with a local beer. Try the famous halibut fusion nachos at V's Cellar Door, experience a unique tasting at upscale eatery, SALT, paired with a selection of wines, before dropping by a local brewery.


    This excursion will operate by minibus. There is approximately 1 hours of walking on this tour over mainly flat paved ground. The tour will end at the Alaskan Hotel & bar where guests can choose to enjoy more time downtown or make their way back to your ship. Guests must be 15 years old or older to participate in this tour. Comfortable, flat walking shoes are recommended.

    Tour code

    JNU_023

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Mounts Roberts Tramway

    Take an extraordinary bird’s eye view over Juneau with an exhilarating ride on the Mount Roberts Tramway.

    Mounts Roberts Tramway



    Glide up 1,800 feet up pine-clad slopes to admire the stunning views across the Chilkat Mountains, Douglas Island and the Alaskan capital. At the summit, follow alpine trails, discover native exhibits, browse for local souvenirs, watch a film about the area’s culture or see American bald eagles at the Juneau Raptor Center exhibit. Keep your eyes peeled for marmots, eagles, Sitka black-tail deer, mountain goats, or even black bears and wolves.

    Whether you choose to make the Mount Roberts Tramway a full day adventure or have this as an additional option, this express day pass allows you to beat the crowds at the ticket desk and head straight to the colourful Raven or Eagle, Tlingit adorned tramcars, for the exhilarating ride up Mount Roberts.

    Take time to explore the extensive trail system and wildlife viewing platforms or stop for refreshment at the Timberline Bar & Grill and enjoy the best views of Juneau.

    You can spend as much or as little time as you like on Mount Roberts.


    This excursion will operate by cable car. Guests are requested to stay on the trail system to avoid disturbing the natural bounty of the alpine mountainous flora and fauna. No transfers are included in the cost of the tramcar ticket; Guests must make their own way, independently to the tramcar station.

    Tour code

    JNU_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    1½ hours

  • Town, Tram & Timberlake

    This scenic tour is a delight, both at sea level and high above Juneau.

    Town, Tram & Timberlake



    As part of an exclusive small-group excursion, you’ll explore the highlights of downtown Juneau including the State Capitol Building and the Governor's House.

    Above it all looms Mount Roberts. You’ll zoom 1,800 feet up above spruce trees towards lush alpine meadows on the Mount Roberts Tramway with stunning views over the capital and beyond. Set off along scenic trails, perhaps pausing at the Alpine Tea House to sample tasty local products, or to see American bald eagles at the Raptor Center.

    A behind-the-scenes tour of downtown Juneau, a tasting of Alaskan teas and local products, a Mount Roberts Tramway ticket and a naturalist tour guide are included in this tour.


    This excursion will operate by van. Guests must be able to walk approximately ½ mile along an improved trail with some steps. A walking stick and rain poncho will be provided. Guests are advised to wear comfortable walking shoes and dress warmly in layers.

    Tour code

    JNU_024

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Mendenhall Glacier, Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

    Get acquainted with a trio of Juneau’s most popular destinations.

    Mendenhall Glacier, Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

    Visit one of the jewels in Juneau’s crown, the immense Mendenhall Glacier. It invites you to follow trails through beautiful Tongass National Forest with views of the extraordinary mass of ice, part of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield.

    Learn how salmon are raised at the fascinating Macaulay Salmon Hatchery, where eagles and harbour seals are often spotted too.

    Finally, you’ll savour an all-you-can-eat feast, Juneau's original salmon bake meal. Set among the lush rainforest alongside a creek, you’ll be treated to a feast for the senses: wild Alaska salmon, chicken parmesan, au gratin potatoes, baked beans with reindeer sausage, rice pilaf, salads, cornbread, blueberry cake, hot apple cider coffee, tea, lemonade.



    This excursion will operate by coach. All entry fees are included. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available for purchase at the salmon bake. The visit to the Glacier is self-guided.

    Tour code

    JNU_017

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike

    Lace up your hiking boots for this unforgettable four to six-mile trek high above the Mendenhall Glacier National Recreation Area.

    Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike

    As part of a small group, you can take in the crystal clear air, panoramic views of glacier-carved wilderness and the glacier itself, cascading waterfalls, serene meadows and quiet forest glens along secluded trails that can only be reached on foot. Your guide will help you spot signs of local wildlife and birds along the way.



    It’s an incomparable way to appreciate the expanse, and tranquillity, of Alaska.

    Your guide will choose from several excellent trails around the Mendenhall Glacier National Recreation Area, based upon the day's hiking conditions. There will be several photograph stops along the way. A granola bar and water will be provided during the hike.


    This excursion will operate by coach. This tour is only for those in good physical condition. The hiking time is approximately 3½ hours. Before you book this excursion, you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ paragraph under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    JNU_027

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

    Get up close to extraordinary Mendenhall Glacier.

    Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

    Mendenhall Glacier is one of the most beautiful and accessible glaciers in North America and part of the 1,500-square-mile Juneau Icefield. It’s just 12 miles from central Juneau yet it feels like a million miles away from the everyday world.

    During two and a half hours close to the glacier, you can follow trails around beautiful Tongass National Forest, including scenic Photo Point Trail, which winds along Mendenhall Lake for an unobstructed view of the glacier's face, a walk to the base of captivating Nugget Creek Falls and entry to the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

    This tour offers the most time at Juneau’s marquee attraction, the Mendenhall Glacier. A narrated tour of Juneau’s downtown waterfront is also included en route to the Glacier.



    This excursion will operate by coach. Guests will have approximately 2½ hours of free time at the Mendenhall Glacier.

    Tour code

    JNU_016

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Juneau’s Exclusive Highlights

    Experience the most scenic, unique and historic sites in and around Juneau by deluxe minibus.

    Juneau’s Exclusive Highlights

    Set eyes on the city’s State Capitol Building, Russian Orthodox Church and Governor's House. Discover close-up views of magnificent Mendenhall Glacier, the natural jewel in the crown. Pass the Auke Indian village site en route to the Shrine of St. Therese, a historic stone chapel.

    Further out into the Alaskan wilderness, the Ernest Gruening State Historical Site or Eagle Beach Recreation Area offer majestic views of the Chilkat mountain range.

    On your return to town, your final stop of the day will be the award-winning Alaskan Brewing Company, to sample some of their most delicious beers.

    Bottled water and a snack of Reindeer Sausage and local fudge will be provided during the tour. This is a truly personal and informative way to see the sights of Juneau.



    This excursion will operate by minibus. Minimum age is 6. Guests must be at least 21 years old and have photo ID for brewery tastings. Participants under 21 years must be accompanied by a parent or guardian in the brewery. If brewery is closed (holidays and early tour departures,) a salmon hatchery visit will be substituted.

    Tour code

    JNU_019

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Gold Panning Adventure & Alaska Salmon Bake

    Seek out your fortune in the Alaskan wilderness, just like so many before you.

    Gold Panning Adventure & Alaska Salmon Bake

    Led by a costumed prospector, this gold panning adventure takes you to Gold Creek, where gold and silver were mined for 60 years. You’ll get to keep any gold you find! It’s combined with an authentic Alaskan feast of delicious wild salmon bake in the rainforest.



    Toasting marshmallows on a campfire, folk music performances, a totem carving demonstration and a walk to nearby falls and a disused mine all add to the experience.

    The all-you-can-eat salmon bake includes wild salmon, chicken, rice pilaf, baked beans, salads, corn bread, dessert, hot apple cider coffee, tea and lemonade.



    This excursion will operate by coach or minibus. Soft drinks, beer and wine are available to purchase at the salmon bake. Please bring US dollars.

    Tour code

    JNU_022

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours