Our ship docked in the small town of Skagway around six that morning. My uncle, who had gone on this same cruise three times already, advised us to skip the tours since the town isn’t that big. He told us we can save money by just going out and exploring it ourselves. Since we didn’t have a strict schedule to follow, we took our sweet time getting up that morning and eating our breakfast (which was actually brunch because it was almost 10am by the time we made it to the Horizon Court).
Most of the people were done with breakfast by then so we were able to get a table by the window
Outside we saw this mountain covered in graffiti. At first I thought that Skagway had a vandal problem but according to this site, it’s actually the work of the crew members from different ships:
This hill has been “decorated” for years by the crews of different ships that dock nearby. The crews honor their captain by painting the name of the ship and captain on the hill. Legend has it that the higher the name, the more the crew respect and love their captain.
We planned on heading into town between 11am and noon. We had about an hour to spare so Ezra and I walked around the ship.
We found this dolphin near the Horizon Court
We went up to the deck to check out the view
Look at those beautiful snow capped mountains
There was another cruise ship docked nearby
At around 11:30, we met up with my parents and got ready to explore the town
A friendly reminder from the crew
Once we got off the ship, we took a few photos as usual
In front of our Golden Princess
People queued up for the White Pass Scenic Railway Tour