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'â„¢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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Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise

  • Sail between Vancouver, B.C., and Whittier through pristine Prince William Sound, the Gulf of Alaska and Inside Passage.
  • Enjoy two glacier-viewing opportunities at Glacier Bay National Park and either College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier.
  • Visit the frontier ports of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway.
  • Go whale watching, dog sledding, ride the historic White Pass railway and more with optional Alaska shore excursions.
  • Combine this cruise with a land tour to create the ultimate Alaska land & sea vacation.
  • Princess has been awarded Best Itineraries eight straight years.

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    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.

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    Alaska Cruises: Princess Wilderness Lodges

    Strategically located at Alaska'â„¢s legendary national parks, our wilderness lodges offer excellent accommodations, authentic Alaskan dining experiences, and the same warm, welcoming service that you'â„¢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

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    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

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    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

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    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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    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