Did You Know? Princess hosts more guests in Alaska each year than any other cruise line.

50 reasons to visit Alaska in 2020!


There are a zillion reasons for you to sail with Princess to Alaska during our 50th Anniversary sailing to the Great Land. So to make things a little easier, we compiled a list of 50 must-do activities to help you plan your Alaska 2020 cruises and cruisetours!


Over the past 20 years, we’ve helped guests create one-of-a-kind memories in Alaska, exploring everywhere from its pristine waterways to its unspoiled wilderness. Now we invite you to join us as we celebrate Princess Cruises Golden Anniversary in the land of the gold rush. Discover some of the must-do activities you can experience with Princess, the #1 cruise line in Alaska, when you sail with them.


1 Be sure to check out the Northern Lights Experience in the planetarium on board your ship.

2 Enjoy a beverage as you peruse the 50th Anniversary Historical Alaska display in the Piazza.

3 Join the Alaska-inspired Chef’s Table with special dishes featuring fresh Alaska seafood.

4 Raise a glass with our 50th Anniversary signature cocktail – Glacier Tea.

5 Sample a variety of brews at our Alaska Beer Tasting event.

6 Soak in the 50th Anniversary spirit in the Atrium, with commemorative banners.

7 Try a Bison slider or Bear Lard Pie at Fannie Q’s Saloon at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

8 Bite into a juicy Ernesto Burger – awarded the best burger at sea by Cruise Critic – at the Grizzly Burger at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

9 Roast marshmallows, make s’mores and share stories with friends at the new fireside patio at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

10 Enjoy a complimentary toast and stunning scenery as you travel between ship and lodge via exclusive Princess Direct-to-the- Wilderness® rail service.

11 Indulge in 50th Anniversary dishes and commemorative drinks at all Princess Wilderness Lodges.

12 Take a little bit of Alaska home with you by purchasing a 50th Anniversary Alaska Stanley the Bear plush.

13 Meet and hear from Libby Riddles in Juneau, the first woman to win the grueling 1,150-mile Iditarod sled-dog race.

14 Be on the lookout for Stanley the Bear mingling with guests on board.

15 Watch for wildlife above, below and on land, from whales to orcas, eagles to puffins, plus moose, caribou and more.

16 Take part in a nostalgic can-can dance class and kick up your heels with fellow guests.

17 Cuddle with future sled-dog puppies in the Piazza in Skagway – and be sure to take photos!.

18 Join an exciting Lumberjack presentation or try your hand at axe-throwing.

19 Discover the secrets of capturing the perfect shot in Alaska from award-winning photographers on board.

20 Join National Park Rangers on deck as they offer commentary and insight on Glacier Bay National Park.

21 Learn about the fauna and flora of Alaska from naturalists

22 Watch an Alaskan local carve a totem pole and explain its rich history.

23 Hear exhilarating stories from Capt. David Lethin, from the popular Discovery™ show, Deadliest Catch.

24 You hook it, we’ll cook it. Reel in a fish on select Princess shore excursions and our chefs will prepare it for you with our Cook My Catch program.

25 Meet the Mountain Climbers who share tales of conquering Denali, North America’s tallest peak, at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

26 Try favorites from local Alaska eateries on board, including crab cakes from Tracy’s King Crab Shack in Juneau, fish tacos from the Alaska Fish House in Ketchikan or seafood chowder from Bonanza Bar & Grill in Skagway.

27 Kids will love our Alaska Explorers youth program, including a Jr. Ranger Program and Gold Rush panning activities.

28 Visit Alaska’s top two attractions – Glacier Bay and Denali National Park – on any Alaska cruisetour.

29 Spend time in Denali National Park on a Natural History Tour or a Tundra Wilderness Tour, on most Alaska cruisetours.

30 Step out onto the viewing platform and take in the fresh Alaska air and wilderness while enjoying scenic Princess rail travel.



31 Take a sternwheeler riverboat cruise while in Fairbanks.

32 Take a shuttle from Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier, the only drive-in glacier in Alaska.

33 Retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit of Yukon on a nostalgic ride on the White Pass Railway.

34 Explore picturesque Kenai while rafting through Kenai Fjords National Park.

35 Learn the history of totem poles at Totem Bight State Park or visit quaint Creek Street in Ketchikan.

36 Take in stunning views of Denali from the great room at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

37 Enjoy a cold brew while soaking in views of Nenana River from the expansive deck at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

38 Fish for famed Copper River salmon and admire the Wrangell- St. Elias range while staying at the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

39 Take a stroll back in time in Skagway along wooden boardwalk from the gold rush era.

40 Enjoy our custom-built Treehouse at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®, as seen on Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters.

41 Experience the excitement of a real Klondike festival that celebrates the spirit of the Alaska gold rush in the Atrium.

42 Marvel at Hubbard Glacier, 76 miles long and 1,200 feet deep, visit the 16 dazzling glaciers of College Fjord or venture past granite cliffs to Tracy Arm Fjord and Sawyer Glacier.

43 Experience Princess MedallionClass™ cruising on board Royal Princess, making her debut in Alaska in 2019.

44 Listen for "white thunder" as you watch a glacier calving at Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park.

45 See if you can spot Denali’s Big 5 in Denali National Park: Bear, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall sheep.

46 Try to capture a photo of a whale tail or a pod of orcas as you sail across the Gulf of Alaska.

47 Take a ride on the Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau for spectacular views of Alaska’s capital.

48 Go flightseeing or land on a glacier and then take a thrilling sled dog ride.

49 Experience unique Alaska adventures on a Discovery™ or Animal Planet™ Exclusive Shore Excursion like the Black Bear, Wildlife & Nature hike in Ketchikan or a Glacier landing from Juneau.

50 Find out if you can endure the Alaska tundra, as you compete with fellow guests in Can you Survive, part of our Discovery at SEA program.