We have booked a day trip to go from Skagway to Juneau (and back) this summer, using Fjord Express.
As I’m thinking of maybe doing a proper Inside Passage cruise sometime in the future, I was wondering how experienced IP travellers would rate the Skagway to Juneau stretch compared to the entire IP route. Average in scenery compared to the rest of the route or better/worse?
Would doing the entire cruise (classic IP route, departing from Vancouver) add a lot of experiences I won’t be getting on the Skagway to Juneau trip? PS: I mean experiences during the cruise itself, not experiences in Vancouver.
I also wonder how much you actually get to see of the Skagway to Juneau stretch when travelling on one of the large cruise ships; looking at the Skagway cruise calendar it seems that almost all ships arrive and depart Skagway when it is dark outside? Maybe the same goes for other stretches?
Any input is appreciated.