When our friend Vic first told us to bring money for Jewelry on our cruise we didn't really believe him. Then we got off the boat at Ketchikan and found the opals. We definitely left there some what poorer in the pocket but richer in stones.
This was our longest lay-over, till around 10:00 at night as I recall. Took a trip in the morning and then a nature hike in the afternoon. Decided to have dinner on board ship and a little light shopping in the evening.