Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service

Princess Cruises exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness service 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.

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Princess Cruisetours

 

Denali Explorer & On Your Own Cruisetours

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.

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Off The Beaten Path Cruisetours

These cruisetours include key benefits of the Denali Explorer itineraries, plus visits to less-frequented regions like Copper River and Wrangell–St. Elias National Park, and the Kenai Peninsula.

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Connoisseur Escorted Cruisetours

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. 

 

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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 ship?
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 available.

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 more.

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, consider Travel Guard International.

For additional questions please contact Alaska Cruises DIrect or visit princess.com

 

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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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While other companies sell cruises and other forms of travel, we focus exclusively on shore excursions. We utilize this expertise to select the highest quality shore excursions delivered by local experts in the most cost effective manner for our customers. Since we are not a large cruise line catering to thousands of customers per day, our shore excursions allow you to travel in much smaller groups offering a more personalized experience.

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Alaska Cruises: National Parks

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 wonders.

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 Park
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 Geographic
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Alaska Cruises: Princess Wilderness Lodges

Strategically located at Alaska’s legendary national parks, our wilderness lodges offer excellent accommodations, authentic Alaskan dining experiences, and the same warm, welcoming service that you’ve come to expect on every Princess Cruises vacation.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Alaska Cruises: Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Nestled in a prime location near the entrance to Denali National Park, this gorgeous lodge is the perfect starting point for your wilderness adventure.

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Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

Alaska Cruises: Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge

On a bluff overlooking the largest national park, this lodge has a wall of windows featuring dramatic views of Wrangell-St. Elias.

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Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Alaska Cruises: Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

North America's tallest mountain provides a stunning backdrop to the picture-perfect setting for this wilderness retreat just south of Denali National Park.

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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Alaska Cruises: Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

Top-notch salmon fishing is only steps away from this well-appointed lodge set in the mountains overlooking the beautiful Kenai River.

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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. "

Larry 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