My MIL has purchased a 10 day Alaskan cruise for her 4 kids and their spouses on Holland America Cruise Lines. We will be cruising at the end of August on the southeastern cruise. Juneau, Ketchikan, Skagway, Glacier Bay and Sitka among others are included ports of call. They have alot of "expensive" excursions to take. My dh wants to spend $2,000 on excursions. Surely we could get off the ship and do some exciting things on our own?
Can anyone suggest things that we need to do or need to see? I know absolutely nothing about Alaska. Any particular good shopping in those areas?