allows you to step off your cruise
ship in Whittier onto your unique
Princess rail service and arrive at
your Princess wilderness lodge that
same afternoon. Or, on southbound
itineraries, leave the Denali area
and enjoy a direct link to your
awaiting cruise ship in Whittier.
Because fewer transfers and less
time waiting makes for a more
relaxing and hassle-free trip.
Denali Explorer cruisetours include up to four nights at Princess
wilderness lodges at Denali.
Most tours include exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service
and all include the Natural History Tour into Denali National Park.
( Optional Tundra Wilderness Tour Upgrade )
On Your Own options have no scheduled activities so you can
customize how you want to spend your free time. 3 days on land from
just $299 more than a 7-day cruise!* With no sightseeing activities
included, you’ll have the flexibility to create your own adventure
with optional land excursions.
These deluxe escorted cruisetours represent the highest level of
service with a tour director on land and most meals included. They
include up to four nights at a combination of both Mt. McKinley and
Denali Princess wilderness lodges, with enhanced sightseeing
experiences, such as the longer Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali
National Park. Plus, there are options to visit the Kenai Peninsula
and Wrangell–St. Elias National Park.
There’s a lot to consider when
planning an ALASKA cruise or cruise tour with
Princess. But with this simple planning guide,
you’ll be on your way in no time! And should you
have more specific questions, feel free to
contact us at 800.365.1445
1 What kind of ALASKA cruise
vacation are you seeking?
Princess has options to match every individual
taste and style. Are you a person who enjoys the
thrill of visiting many ALASKA ports and a
variety of sights? Or do you prefer voyages with
more time out at sea to relax and unwind?
2 Where and when do you want
to go to ALASKA?
Princess sails in Alaska from May to September.
Rates are lower in May and September, higher in
June, July and August.
3 How do you choose the
itinerary that’s best for you?
First, how much time do you have and how long
would you like your vacation to be? Princess has
options from a 7 day cruise to 10-14 day Alaska
land and Sea Combination Tours ( known as
Cruisetours ). What places and Alaskan
experiences are on your travel bucket list?
Imagine how and where you want to escape
completely. Then find an itinerary to match.
Need help Call us at 800.365.1445.
4 What’s your budget?
Your ALASKA cruise fare is determined by several
factors — destination and length, month,
stateroom choice, and availability. Stateroom
fares are quoted per person and based on double
occupancy — with elegant and casual dining
options on board entertainment like production
shows, musicians and comedians, and much more
included with your fare.
5 Do you have a preference of
Princess has everything from grand ships
carrying over 3,000 passengers to smaller, more
intimate vessels accommodating just 680. Ask
your travel agent for more details, or visit
www.alaskacruisesdirect.com to learn more
about each Princess ship that sails ALASKA, or
to take a virtual tour of their public areas.
6 What sort of stateroom best
fits your needs?
Princess has a wide variety of staterooms from
which to choose, each including a range of
amenities from flat-screen TVs and a
refrigerator to a spacious closet and private
bathrooms. Balcony staterooms give you added
space and your own place to relax outside on
fine patio furniture and enjoy the unforgettable
views. Suites and mini-suites offer even more
square footage and premiums such as a sofa bed
and upgraded amenities including a luxury
mattress and pillows. An oceanview double
includes a large picture window providing added
ambience and memorable views, and our most
affordable option is the interior stateroom,
which has fine amenities and no windows. To
learn more, visit princess.com/staterooms.
7 Are you traveling with
kids, friends or family?
Traveling with family or a group of friends to
ALASKA can be a wonderful way to escape
completely. Be sure to
book early for the best selection of staterooms.
Be sure to inquire to have your group’s
staterooms close to one
another. For those sailing with kids, our free
onboard youth and teen programs are excellent,
and family-friendly shore excursions are
8 Do you need help booking
air, hotel or transfers?
Princess can assist you with travel logistics to
and from ALASKA not included in your fare, such
as air, hotel and transfers to and from your
ship to your airport or hotel. Princess eZAir®
is a convenient and easy planning tool from
Princess that offers competitive fares and Next
Port Protection, getting you on board at the
next available port in the event you miss your
embarkation. And their Cruise Plus® Hotel
program offers peace of mind and convenience,
with excellent centrally located hotels before
or after your voyage. To learn more about
Princess eZAir, our Cruise Plus Hotel program
and transfer options available, visit
princess.com or contact your travel agent.
9 What kinds of shore
excursions most interest you?
From sightseeing and nature tours to
off-the-beaten-path adventures and more, you can
experience the best of ALASKA with a shore
excursion. And it is easy for you to choose the
right tour, with excursions
categorized by interest and activity level.
Pre-reserve your shore excursions for the best
selection and availability.
Contact your travel agent or visit
www.shoreexcursionsmagazine.com to learn
10 What if you need to cancel?
It is important to note there are restrictions
regarding fare refunds and cancellation fees may
be assessed based on the length of your cruise
and how many days prior to your cruise departure
date Princess Cruises is notified of your
cancellation. See the Cancellation Fees and
Refunds information at Princess Cruises official
web site for specific details. For a great
independent option for protecting your vacation,
Travel Guard International.
Journey into the pristine waters of the Great Land with Princess
Cruises, voted the five consecutive years by readers of Travel Weekly. From
soaring snowcapped mountain peaks to magnificent glacier-rimmed fjords and
colorful marine life, you can see it all on an Alaskan cruise with Princess.
Sail our breathtaking Voyage of the Glaciers cruise to the Gulf of Alaska or
journey through the Inside Passage. Each cruise offers dazzling glacier-viewing
opportunities and also visits charming Alaska ports, immersing you in the
flavors and cultures of “America’s Last Frontier.”
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Alaskan Cruises From Vancouver, Seattle,
San Francisco and Anchorage.
Possessing half of the
U.S. National Parks, Alaska truly offers some of
Mother Nature’s best work. Stretching across a
staggering 13.2 million acres, Wrangell-St.
Elias National Park and Preserve is the largest
parcel of land, but its sister parks—Glacier
Bay, Denali, Kenai Fjords, and Gates of the
Arctic—share equally in beauty and natural
Alaska Cruises: Glacier Bay National Park
Set on the state's southeastern coast, this
glacier-rich territory is equally abundant in
snowcaps, fjords and wildlife.
Alaska Cruises: Denali National Park
Breathtaking vistas, spectacular wildlife
viewing opportunities and the venerable Mt.
McKinley, North American’s tallest peak, explain
why this is one of Alaska’s most popular
attractions. And you’ll enjoy it while staying
at our two comfortable Princess wilderness
lodges in the area.
Alaska Cruises: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Spectacular vistas and magnificent mountain
ranges, winding rivers, glaciers and miles upon
miles of forest define Wrangell-St. Elias, the
nation’s largest national park.
Alaska Cruises: Kenai Fjords National Park
Known as “Alaska’s Playground,” the Kenai
Peninsula in south central Alaska is rich with
native flora, fauna and gorgeous ice -sculpted
landscapes and fjords. It’s famous for its great
sports fishing, river-rafting and more.
Alaska Cruises: Gates of the Arctic National
Located north of the Arctic Circle in the Brooks
Range, this wide swath of tundra is unparalleled
in its beauty.
For more information about Alaska's National
Parks visit the National Park Service or Alaska
Strategically located at
Alaska’s legendary national
parks, our wilderness lodges
Alaskan dining experiences,
and the same warm, welcoming
service that you’ve come to
expect on every Princess
Nestled in a
is the perfect
Did You Know:
Grizzly bears have been a threatened species
since 1975 in the Lower 48 states? Alaska
however has over 32,000 grizzlies. Considering
Alaska's population is only 670,000, that's 1
bear for every 21 people. Alaska is home to
magnificent glaciers, giant halibut, hardy
outdoorsmen.... and lots of moose. Alaska has 39
mountain ranges. Did you know? The larger ranges
include: Alaska Range, which includes 20,320
foot Mt. McKinley, the continent's tallest peak
, Aleutian Range, a volcano-ridden range on the
Alaska Peninsula, Brooks Range, which is above
the Arctic Circle; the Continental Divide runs
through it and Boundary Ranges, along the
Canadian border of the Inside Passage.
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
carribou, 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. "
Seidler - Island Princess
Ask an Alaska visitor about his or her trip and
you'll likely hear tales about the state's
exotic and awe inspiring wildlife. Chances are,
you'll be regaled with stories and photos of the
encounters with Alaska's wildlife. And who can
blame them? Pictures of Alaska's moose, bears,
caribou, bald eagles, whales and dozens of other
wild species can be a trip's best (and most
memorable) souvenirs. For those who cruise
Alaska by sea, there's the opportunity to spot
the breathtaking breach of a humpback whale or
soaring seabirds such as puffins, terns, gulls,
eiders and many others.
Learn more about wildlife viewing in Alaska