ALASKA RESOURCE CENTER

TOP 10 Alaska Cruises & Land + Sea Vacations

presented by Alaska Cruises Direct

HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR TOP-RATED CRUISES:

  • Two glacier-viewing experiences on every sailing.

  • Sail north across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound.

  • Glacier Bay National Park was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1992 and was named one of the 7 Cruise Wonders of the World by Condé Nast Traveler.

  • Ketchikan embodies rich Native Alaskan heritage, Juneau boasts towering mountains as a backdrop, and Skagway provides fascinating insight into Alaska’s gold rush history.

  • Marvel at 16 glaciers found in College Fjord, or lose your breath at the sight of the massive Hubbard Glacier — its tallest point above water soars to roughly 350 feet!

SOUTHBOUND FEATURED FARES:
Interior fares from^ $799 Balcony fares from^ $1,749
^ Fares based on 5/16/20 Grand Princess® sailing Fares for other dates may vary Taxes, Fees and Port
Expenses of up to $225 are additional
*College Fjord replaces Glacier Bay, port order varies

 

NORTHBOUND FEATURED FARES:
Interior fares from^ $749 Balcony fares from^ $1,699
^ Fares based on 5/9/20 Grand Princess® sailing Fares for other dates may vary Taxes, Fees and Port
Expenses of up to $225 are additional
*Icy Strait Point replaces Ketchikan, port order varies
†Hubbard Glacier replaces Glacier Bay, port order varies

 

^ Lead-in fares are based on the lowest category stateroom for each category type shown. Launch Fares represent the lead-in introductory fares and are subject to change. Launch
Fares and other amounts are in U.S. dollars unless stated otherwise and are available in North America only. Rates shown are per person, cruise or cruisetour only, based on double
occupancy and do not apply to singles or third- and fourth-berth guests; contact Princess Cruises for third- and fourth-berth guest fares. Refer to princess.com for information
and fares for Oceanview, Mini-Suites, Club Class and Suite cabins. This offer is based on space availability, is capacity controlled and applies to the sailing dates and stateroom
categories shown on each itinerary. Fares may remain at a discounted level after this promotion. See princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.
Glacier Bay National Park permits are subject to change.

 

Go Local With NORTH TO ALASKA
Envision tasting fresh fish you caught on a Princess® excursion, expertly prepared by a talented chef on board. Imagine petting the soft fur of a sled dog puppy as he cuddles in your arms during Puppies in the Piazza. These are the moments with Princess that give your vacation to Alaska unimaginable depth. Our Travel Weekly award-winning North to Alaska program brings true Alaska experiences to you, so you can be immersed in the local culture firsthand.

Learn From ALASKANS
Learn from award-winning photographers how to capture the moment when a glacier calves an iceberg, or discover how to spot an elusive mountain goat from a National Park Ranger before uncovering the history of Glacier Bay National Park. Meet Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Even live like  a logger head during an exciting axe-throwing competition with an Alaskan lumberjack, or learn about totem pole carving with professional totem carvers*. Plus, The New York Times bestselling author Nick Jans comes aboard to tell his story of Romeo the wolf and the effect he had on the people of Juneau, based on his book A Wolf Called Romeo. Culture, cuddles & THE CAN-CAN In the Piazza, experience the excitement of a real Klondike Festival celebrating the spirit of the Alaska gold rush. Take part in a cancan dance class, play the harmonica and create gold nugget art. With Puppies in the Piazza, you can meet Skagway’s newest sled dogson board. Learn about dog mushing, meet the puppies’ handlers and snap a picture with these adorable canines.
Savor the SEA
Hear exhilarating stories from Captain David Lethin, from the popular Discovery™ Channel program Deadliest Catch, and learn how these impressive fishermen navigate Alaska’s waters in search of crab. Participate in catching your own fish and have an expert chef prepare it the way you like back on board with Cook My Catch^. Savor local favorites onboard from Alaska’s noteworthy restaurants, such as crab cakes from Tracy’s King Crab Shack in Juneau, fish tacos from the Alaska Fish House in Ketchikan, and seafood chowder from the Bonanza Bar and Grill in Skagway.

 

alaska CRUISETOURS

TOP 10

 

Picture yourself sailing past glaciers of all shapes and sizes on our top-rated Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, and then coming ashore to climb aboard our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, en route to the heart of Alaska. Once there, you’ll spend multiple days exploring the treasures of legendary Denali National Park and beyond from Princess®-owned Wilderness Lodges. Let us immerse you in all that the Great Land has to offer.

 

 

Wake up to awe-inspiring views of Denali and other snowcapped peaks, pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks, and soak up alpine vistas on a Natural History Tour into Denali National Park with our most popular cruisetour type. A 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with three to six nights on land is included in each itinerary, and exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service is included on most itineraries.

 

direct-to-the-wilderness®
 

No other cruise line offers it — Direct‑to‑the‑Wilderness® rail service from your ship to our Denali‑area lodges. You’ll be whisked through some of Alaska’s most beautiful wilderness — miles and miles of pure majesty as you cross bridges, span meadows and glide along mountain ranges in comfortable train cars. Step out onto observation platforms for fabulous views of picturesque valleys along the way to your overnight accommodations at Princess® Wilderness Lodges, conveniently located on the doorsteps of Alaska’s legendary national parks.

LOOK FOR the Direct-to-the- Wilderness® rail service symbol for itineraries featuring this exclusive service between Princess ships and Princess Denali-area lodges.

ALSO LOOK FOR the Princess Rail symbol for itineraries including this service. It features beautiful Alaska scenery, plus our warm Princess service.

 

Princess® wilderness lodges

 

Wake up on the doorstep of a dramatic national park in the heart of the wilderness. From the cozy surroundings of Princess-owned lodges, follow your sense of adventure to spot wildlife on a forest hike, go rafting on pristine rivers, climb mountains, or simply sit back and enjoy incredible views from every angle.

 

Denali Princess wilderness lodge®

The main appeal of this bustling lodge is its convenient location, right on the edge of the world-famous Denali National Park. For a full-scale experience of the Great Land, stay at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®, just a mile away from the entrance to Denali National Park. With the six-million-acre national park located next to your lodge, you can embark on a world of outdoor adventures. From guided nature walks to backcountry off-roading, each day is as relaxed or exhilarating as you wish. Keep an eye out for grizzly bears, moose and caribou, all roaming freely throughout the park. And have your binoculars ready as gray wolves and Dall sheep can be spotted in the distance.

Mt. Mckinley Princess wilderness lodge®

Nestled in the heart of the wilderness, this secluded lodge offers breathtaking views of one of Alaska’s main attractions: Denali. Experience Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®, a true wilderness retreat only 40 miles from Denali, with recreational activities, exceptional amenities and breathtaking views of the summit. Take a trek down one of the hiking trails and venture deep into the woods. Whisk past the trees on an adventurous zipline journey. You’ll always feel Denali’s presence, whether you’re sipping a local brew while gazing through the floor-to-ceiling windows of The Great Room or roasting marshmallows over the firepits on the patio — the mighty peak on full display.

Copper River Princess wilderness lodge®

Neighboring Wrangell- St. Elias National Park, this is the ideal choice for anyone with interest in salmon fishing, river rafting, jet boating and other activities.  Contemplate the grandeur of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park as you gaze through the of windows of the Wrangell Room. Views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Blackburn tell the story of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where more than 13 million acres of protected land encompass nine of the 16 highest peaks in the U.S. This stunning lodge is perfectly situated so you can access the park and soak in the serene views of the Copper River. Park Rangers lead walks through the property as they explain the region’s copper-mining legacies. Plus, some of our itineraries include a catamaran ride across Prince William Sound.

Kenai Princess wilderness lodge®

With a perfect balance of leisure and adventure, this wilderness lodge offers everything from tranquil day cruises to riverfront .Escape into the dense woodlands surrounding Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge backed by the majestic mountains. There’s a reason the 690,000-acre wonderland of Kenai Fjords National Park is known as “Alaska’s Playground.” What you’ll find above, below and in between the trees are the sights, sounds and scents of a northern territory unlike any other. Condé Nast Traveler readers named it one of the top 12 resorts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

 

Top 10 DENALI EXPLORER cruisetours


This is our most popular cruisetour type featuring a variety of options to match your interests, each offering a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with three to six nights on land. Also included in most itineraries is Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, a Natural History Tour of Denali National Park, plus a Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise & Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks.


Wake up to awe-inspiring views of Denali and other snowcapped peaks, pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks, and soak up alpine vistas on our private rail service with our most popular cruisetour type. A seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with three to six nights on land is included in each itinerary, and exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service is included on all itineraries.
• Seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
• Stays at authentic Princess® wilderness lodges
• Exclusive Direct-to-the- Wilderness rail service on all itineraries
• Up to four nights in our Denali-area lodges
• Natural History Tour into Denali National Park (option to upgrade to Tundra Wilderness Tour at an additional cost)

Princess is pleased to offer prepaid meal packages for the land portion of your Alaska cruisetour. Call 800.365.1445 to book.

 

Planning on going to Alaska?

You'll likely come across puffins, whales, otters, bears, glaciers, and fjords. But to get the most of your Alaska visit you have to get off the ship, and explore more. Lots more! Consider an action-packed Alaska cruise that lets you explore the wilderness not only by ship, but also by rail, by kayak, sea plane and dogsled. We call them Hi-Energy Alaska Land & Sea Adventures. Everything from the mild to the wild. Alaska is at the top of many a travelers' bucket list, but how many cruises can truly get you up close to the state's natural wonders?

Your next great getaway starts here

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So are your ready to get started? Call us at 800.365.1445 and let us help you check that Alaskan adventure off your bucket list.

 

Did you know?

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LOOK FOR the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service symbol for itineraries featuring this exclusive service between our ships and our Denali-area lodges. 

 

 

Princess Cruises

North To Alaska Enrichment Program
Princess Cruises offers Alaska cruise activities like no other. Gold Magellan award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and cuisine onboard and on land to immerse you in all things Alaska. From fresh seafood and guest speakers from Discovery's Deadliest Catch, to snuggling sled-dog puppies. You'll even meet real Alaskans from Inside Passage kayakers to totem pole carvers and Iditarod champions, along with North to
Alaska cruise activities for all interests from cuddling sled-dog puppies to hearing tales from lumberjacks, and mountain climbers. Get tips and tricks on how you can snap your best frameable Alaska photos.  These Alaska cruise activities offer you the opportunity to see, feel and taste the best of the Great Land right on board.  New shore excursions in four Alaska ports, features well-known chefs, artists, wildlife experts, seafaring captains and much more. These include cooking in Alaska's wildest kitchen with chef Dodie Lunda in Icy Strait Point; a culinary demonstration in Juneau with chef Lionel Uddipatakes; and a Ketchikan photo safari. There are also the Ghosts and Goodtime Girls Walking Tour in Skagway; whale watching and a glacier photo tour in Juneau; and lumberjack show and axe throwing, the Bering Sea crab fishermen's tour and pub walk in Ketchikan.

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Guest Comments

On Princess Cruises

" Our trip was excellent. The room, with the upgrades, was amazing! We saw many eagles (bald and golden), one bear, many whales, including one breach, seals, one bear, one wolf, moose and caribou, and many smaller animals.. If we travelled during salmon run, we probably would have seen more bear and eagles. The scenery is to die for, the vistas spectacular. The ship was great; service, food, etc were all great. Thanks for everything." .- Larry Siedler

Ken & Judy Conner Explore the Iditarod Trail Race

 

Wolf, Moose, Caribou, Eagles, Whales and Bear!

"Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. Truly The Last Frontier. We had the pleasure of traveling with 6 of our very dear and close friends, Mike & Susie, Ron & Rachel and Craig & Diane. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf. We examined Denali (aka Mt. McKinley ) up close and personal in a small airplane. We watched in awe the calving of the immense glaciers in Glacier Bay. The weather was absolutely beautiful." -Walt Stout

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