This is Fairbanks which is further north and darker than we are here in Anchorage...but it is still the same with the sun only rising a little above the horizon and then slowly going away. I feel like this two minute clip is very similar to my actual day! I turn around and the sun is gone before I even know it!
But Winter Solstice has already passed, so now we are again gaining day light. It is slow...we'll gain about 2-5 minutes of daylight a day until. So to answer all your questions yep it's dark, it's cold and I am really glad Jed gets that cruise benefit!