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.
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.
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.
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.
Golden Princess® & Star Princess®
2,590passengers - Over 700 balconies - - 108,865 gross tons 950 ft. in length
2,590passengers - Over 700 balconies - 107,517 gross tons - 950 ft. in length
Princess Cruises® Alaska
Awards & Accolades: Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises voted “Best Cruise Line in Alaska”
Best for First-Timers
– Cruise Critic Editors’ Picks Awards 2014
Top Cruise Line for Group Travel
– Packaged Travel Insider Readers’ Choice Awards 2014
Best Cruise Line Itineraries
– Recommend Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards, 2004-2014
– Travel & Leisure Magazine
Cruise Line with Highest Client Satisfaction
– Travel Age West Magazine
Best Cruise Line – Alaska
– Travel Weekly Reader’s Choice Awards, 7 of the past 8 years
Best Cruise Line for Romance
– Cruise Critic Editor’s Picks Awards
Best in Large Resort Ships
– Celebrated Living Magazine
Top 10 Large Cruise Ships – Emerald Princess and Coral Princess
– Condé Nast Traveler
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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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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