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.
Whether this is your first or fourteenth trip with Princess, you probably
have several questions
about the adventures awaiting
you in port and on board ship.
So we’ve compiled a few of the
most common travel questions
you might have, to help you
prepare for your trip.
Cool, temperate, hot…?
What type of weather conditions
can I expect during my getaway
with Princess? Check the handy
guide at princess.com. Click the link
to “Prepare for Your Cruise,” and
scroll down to “Cruise Answer Place
— What to Bring?” A convenient
chart of “high-low temperatures” by
destination will help you figure out
just the right items to pack. Of
course, it’s always a good idea to
bring layers of clothing — perfect
for any unexpected change in
temperature. It’s usually helpful
to take along sunglasses and
sunscreen, as well as a swimsuit
for dipping into our onboard pools
— no matter whether you’re going
to a warm or cool climate. For
destinations noted for their
precipitation, it’s important to include
an umbrella or extra windbreaker.
Dining: from Alaska king salmon
to baked Alaska
Dining throughout your cruise and cruisetour is a feast for the senses.
And all your meals are included on
board the ship, except for alcoholic
beverages, some specialty drinks,
sodas, certain snacks and some
alternative dining venues. Delicious,
freshly prepared meals are available
on board our railcars and at our
cruisetour lodges, but all meals are
at your own expense unless otherwise
specified in the daily tour itinerary.
Treasures await your browsing eye
in our Boutiques onboard. So be
sure to leave plenty of room in your
luggage for purchases with tax/dutyfree
savings up to 60% off U.S.
suggested retail. Princess offers a
5-year guarantee on all fine jewelry
purchases and a price match
guarantee for all comparable brands
ashore. See our Boutiques onboard
staff for more details.
If you want to shop on shore, check
the port shopping maps for a list of
suggested stores. Any bargainer
worth his or her salt will love this
onshore luxury. There’s a shopper’s
guarantee for registered purchases
at participating stores.
How do I reserve tours?
You’ll enjoy a choice of guided tours
in every port of call, each highlighting
great places to sightsee, shop and
experience local culture. For your
convenience, tours may be reserved
120 days in advance of your cruise
on a first-come, first-served basis, or
they can be purchased on board
based on availability. You can view
tour descriptions and reserve your
tours online by going to princess.com
and selecting the Cruise Personalizer.® Please note that space is limited on
some tours. On board, the ship’s shore excursion staff can also
answer any other questions you may have and help you with additional
arrangements. Shore excursions are operated by local, independent companies, not
by Princess, and Princess gets a commission on all tours sold.
What should I wear on the ship?
should dress for cruising the same way you would for any stylish land-based
resort. Casual sportswear, including shorts, lightweight pants, and jogging
suits are the order of the day both at sea and on shore in hotter climates. Just
remember to bring a sweater or jacket for
For evening dining...
are two designations for dress codes in our dining rooms: Smart Casual and
Formal. When evening dress is Smart Casual, passengers dress as they would for a
fine restaurant at home. Appropriate attire includes skirts/dresses, slacks, and
sweaters or blouses for ladies and pants and open-neck shirts for men.
Inappropriate dinner wear such as pool or beach attire, shorts, ball caps and
casual jeans(with fraying and/or holes), is not permitted in the dining rooms.
Shoes must be worn at all times. On formal nights, appropriate attire includes
evening gowns and cocktail dresses for ladies, and tuxedos, slacks with dinner
jackets, or suits for men. Princess offers formal wear rental on all itineraries
and this can be arranged prior to your cruise.
want to bring a sweater, a light jacket, or an all-weather coat, depending on
your destination. Due to unpredictable weather, don’t forget a hat or visor and
a collapsible umbrella. Please be sure to wear proper clothing for visits to
religious sites. You’ll also want low heeled, rubber-soled shoes for strolling
on deck, as well as comfortable walking shoes or sandals to wear while exploring
What documents do I bring?
You’ll need your cruise Boarding Pass and Travel Summary, and receipts. In
addition, you should bring with you a copy of the Cruise
Passage Contract. All passengers, including children, must travel with a
passport, valid for at least six months from the end of the cruise.
You must also present vaccination certificates and other health documents if
required for your particular ports of call. If you don’t have the proper
documentation, you will be prevented from boarding the flight or vessel without
refund of the cruise fare and/or airfare, and you will be subject to any fine or
other costs incurred by Princess. Please consult your travel agent for full
details regarding documentation, as it is your obligation to determine what
documents will be necessary. Remember your medical insurance ID card and travel
insurance information as well. If you are traveling with children, please refer
to the “Children” section under General Information for additional document
What does the price include?
Your comprehensive cruise fare includes onboard
accommodations, oceantransportation, meals, some
nonalcoholic beverages and mostentertainment. Excluded are meals at some
alternative dining venues, meals on hosted land tours unless noted otherwise,
transfers and items of a personal nature such as, but not limited to, spa
services, shore excursions, beverages and some
snacks, photographs, gratuities, discretionary hotel and dining charges and
need cash on my vacation?
Yet another convenience of cruising with Princess is being able to sign for all
of your shipboard expenses, excluding stamps. Casino chips, slot tokens and
bingo cards can also be obtained on a casino room charge (for a nominal fee).
You’ll receive an itemized statement of all charges the night before
disembarkation, and having registered your credit card at embarkation, your
onboard account will automatically be settled on the day you disembark with no
need to wait in line. We accept the Princess Rewards Visa Card, Visa,
MasterCard, Discover Card, Diners Club, Carte Blanche and American
Express/Optima. U.S. currency, Canadian currency, British currency,
Euro currency and traveler’s checks are also accepted. Those paying by
traveler’s checks or cash will be required to leave a $300 USD per person cash
deposit with the Pursers/Passenger Services Desk at the beginning of the cruise.
Cruisetour passengers will find that traveler’s checks and major credit cards
are widely accepted in most ports of call.
When will I receive my
Only Princess eTickets
offer you the freedom and flexibility
to access your booking details any
time you want. Upon confirmation
of your booking, you can use the
Cruise Personalizer at princess.com
to review the Passage Contract,
view your reservation, complete
all required Passenger Immigration
information and provide an email
address and phone numbers so that
we may communicate important
pre-cruise information with you.
At approximately 120 days prior to
the voyage departure date, via the
Cruise Personalizer, you will have
access to view and reserve the
shore excursions offered and book
Lotus Spa® appointments available
on your voyage.
As part of our ongoing commitment
to service innovation, Princess no
longer mails pre-cruise documents.
Instead, to help you plan for your
vacation, you will receive a
coordinated series of pre-cruise
emails. Each email includes
customized information about your
reservation, interactive content,
links to the Cruise Personalizer and
Cruise Answer Place at princess.com
as well as other helpful advice.
Your Travel Summary may be
viewed and printed at any time.
You may print your Boarding Pass
and personalized luggage tags
within 75 days of sailing once your
booking is paid in full and all required
Passenger Immigration information
has been provided. With Princess
eZAir, you will be able to view your
air details immediately on Cruise
Personalizer. You may obtain eTicket
receipts, make seat selections and
more, directly on the airline’s website.
If you do not have Internet access,
your travel agent may assist you in
securing the necessary information
or call 1-800-PRINCESS (800-774-6237)
Do you provide Express Check-Out?
Like the finest hotels, Princess offers
a quick and easy check-out service
on board. Just register your credit
card at embarkation or at the
Purser’s/Passenger Services Desk as
early as possible during your cruise.
What should I do about tipping?
During your cruise, regardless of
which Princess ship you choose, you
will meet staff who provide you with
excellent service. Crew members
often rotate to different vessels within
the Princess fleet which helps to
maintain our high standards on
every ship. These dedicated workers
reflect our philosophy that all crew on
all ships are but one family who share
in our success.
To simplify the tipping process
for our passengers, a discretionary
gratuity of $12 per person for minisuites
and suites, and $11.50 per
passenger in all other staterooms
per day (including children) will
be automatically added to your
shipboard account on a daily basis. This gratuity will be shared amongst
those staff who help provide and
support your cruise experience,
including all wait staff, stateroom
stewards, buffet stewards, and
housekeeping staff across the fleet.
For your convenience, this gratuity can
be pre-paid before you sail by calling
1-800 PRINCESS and referencing
Special Services item number 0597.
A 15% gratuity is added to bar
charges and dining room wine
accounts. This is shared amongst
the beverage staff and their support
staff. We know you will find these
services on board exemplary.
Casino dealers and Lotus Spa®
personnel do not share in these
gratuities, as not all passengers
utilize these services.
Do you offer travel insurance?
We strongly recommend the
purchase of Princess Vacation
Protection travel protection, which
covers up to the full value of your
trip in case you need to cancel or
interrupt your trip. There will be no
refund of cancellation or interruption
fees by Princess. You must recover
such fees from Princess Vacation
Protection or other travel protection.
For a more complete description
of this program, please refer to the
Vacation Protection section of this
brochure. Additionally, you will want
to reference the Princess Vacation
Protection information pamphlet for
a full listing of the coverage
provided. Please contact your travel
agent for current rates.
How do I make arrangements for
dining room seating and special
Seating arrangements in the
dining room are made by request on
a first-come, first-served basis. To
request Anytime Dining,SM Traditional
first or second seating, special diets,
or seating with a specific party, it is
best to have your travel agent request
your arrangements at the time of
booking. Your dining arrangements
will be shown on your Travel Summary.
What about clearing customs?
At the end of your cruise, customs
and immigration inspectors will
review your customs declaration
form, on which you are to list all
of the dutiable articles bought in
foreign ports or in the ship’s
boutiques. U.S. residents returning
to the United States are allowed a
duty-free exemption of $800 USD
per person, which includes the cost
of one liter of alcoholic beverages,
if purchased ashore, for each
passenger over 21 years of age.
Canadian citizens, when out of the
country for seven days or more,
may bring back up to $750 CAD
duty-free. It is recommended that
passengers keep their sales
receipts handy for declaring their
purchases. Food items should not
be landed in U.S. ports.
What about celebrations at sea?
When you cruise with Princess,
every day is a celebration. But if
you’re planning to travel during an
anniversary, birthday, honeymoon
or other specific event, you can
rely on us to pull out all the stops.
Simply have your travel agent
advise us of such occasions at
least three weeks prior to departure,
and we’ll be happy to spotlight your
event in the dining room or with
special packages (some charges
Are there babysitters on board?
Although private babysitting is
not available on any ship, group kidsitting is available for children
ages 3-12 between the hours of
10 p.m.-1 a.m. in the Youth Center
on select vessels. The charge
is $5 USD per hour, per child.
Complimentary supervised activities
are available in port from 8 a.m.-
5 p.m. for youth passengers ages
3-17. Due to limited facilities, group
kidsitting is not available on Pacific
Princess and Ocean Princess.
How can I be reached at sea?
To provide greater peace of mind
while you’re away from home, give
friends and relatives the following
information on how to telephone
you. Call 1-900-329-SHIP from the
United States or 1-900-565-2800
from Canada. Note that 900-number
telephone services are not available
from all areas, and may not be
accessible on your home phone.
For calls originating outside the
United States or Canada, please
dialing instructions. Calls can also
be charged to a credit card in both
the United States and Canada by
dialing 1-877-656-7447. Visa,
MasterCard, American Express and
Discover Card (not Canadian) are all
accepted. The cost for each call is
$8.95 USD per minute or $11.95 CAD
per minute. The 900 service can be
used to call or fax the ship. Please
include passenger name and cabin
number to ensure quick delivery.
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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.
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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