It may have snowed in Juneau on Tuesday, but for the capital city’s tourism industry, summer is already here.
The Panama-flagged Carnival Miracle made port at the South Franklin Street Dock early Thursday morning, officially kicking off cruise ship season in Juneau.
As early as 6:45 a.m., vendor Greg Pilcher was setting up his booth near the Mt. Roberts Tramway.
“More people will be set up. I just always like to be the first one,” said Pilcher, who owns the whale-watching tour company Whale Tales.