The weather may have not been so great, but my recent cruise to Alaska aboard Silversea’s Silver Shadowpresented many fabulous ship-spotting opportunities.

Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas, docked in Juneau, Alaska. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas, docked in Juneau, Alaska. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Alaska isn’t a destination where ships change with any kind of regularity; many vessels on the run have been summering in Alaska for years. With the constantly-changing weather and scenery, however, there are arguably better photo opportunities here than in the Caribbean.

Here’s a look at some of the ships, big and small, that we encountered last week:

Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Sun approaches the dock in Ketchikan. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Sun approaches the dock in Ketchikan. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Norwegian Sun comes alongside. Note the open shell door and the crew members waiting to receive the gangway. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Norwegian Sun comes alongside. Note the open shell door and the crew members waiting to receive the gangway. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Princess Cruises' Grand Princess steams past us on her way out of Tracy Arm Fjord. She's bound for Juneau. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Princess Cruises’ Grand Princess steams past us on her way out of Tracy Arm Fjord. She’s bound for Juneau. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Disney Cruise Lines' Disney Wonder in Tracy Arm Fjord. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

Disney Cruise Lines’ Disney Wonder in Tracy Arm Fjord. Photo © 2014 Aaron Saunders

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