Say yes to new adventures...
When you set sail to Alaska with Princess, you'll tap into the colorful cultures, local cuisine and natural beauty in each port of call, creating unique connections that only come when you explore the world with Alaska Cruises Direct, the destination leader and Certified Princess Alaska Cruise Expert. Delve deep into the intriguing cultures and traditions that originate from every corner of Alaska right on board your Princess ship. Through exciting festivities, interactive events and knowledgeable local experts, you'll have ample opportunities to explore the wonders of the Last Frontier.
Rushing rivers. Curious wildlife. Towering glaciers. Rugged valleys. Majestic mountains. discover untamed wilderness in Alaska
Go local with North to Alaska
The taste of fresh, expertly prepared local seafood. The cozy nuzzle of a sled dog puppy. Fascinating tales from naturalists and storytellers. In 2019 Princess celebrates 50 years of sailing Alaska with their award winning program, North to Alaska.
Princess offers countless ways to experience Alaska's seafood. For a hands-on experience, try Cook My Catch. With this exclusive culinary program, you can catch a fish on a Princess excursion and have it prepared by one of their talented chefs that evening. They also bring the best of local dives on board. Savor specialty dishes from Alaska's hotspots at the top deck grill, including crab cakes from Tracy's King Crab Shack in Juneau, fish tacos from the Alaska Fish House in Ketchikan and seafood chowder from the Bonanza Bar and Grill in Skagway
MEET REAL ALASKANS
Hear first-hand accounts from mountain climbers who have conquered Denali as they share their exhilarating stories at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge On board, chat with award winning photographers as they highlight their Alaska photography experiences and offer tips. Or meet Alaska icons like dog musher Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. Even live like a logger head during an exciting ax throwing competition with an Alaskan lumberjack, or learn about totem pole carving. You'll also enjoy hearing the adventures of Deadliest Catch Captain David Lethin and his shipmates in the Bering Sea. Princess even welcomes National Park Rangers on board to share the history of one of Alaska's most renowned treasures - Glacier Bay National Park.
LOCAL CULTURE & CUDDLES
Play with some of Skagway's newest sled dogs on board with Puppies in the Piazza. Snap a picture with these cuddly canines and meet their dog handlers who are training them for a life of dog mushing. And nothing compares to the thrill and excitement of a real Klondike Festival. Celebrate with gold nugget arts and crafts projects, harmonica music classes and take part in a fun cancan dance class.
Choose your cruise...
1. Voyage of the Glaciers
It's a sound that reaches into the depths of your soul - forever embedded in your sensory mind. The echoing roar of white thunder. It starts with a crackle. Then a thundering whoosh. A massive chunk of ice detaches and crashes in to the sea. The boom that follows reverberates throughout your body. Glaciers are some of nature's greatest spectacles, and our Voyage of the Glaciers cruise provides two iconic glacier-viewing experiences - Glacier Bay National Park and either College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier. This top-rated Princess itinerary - the premier way to see the Great Land by sea - also takes you to some of the state's most celebrated ports, and sails 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska, so you can catch more scenic views that take your breath away. And in 2019, Royal Princess joins the Alaska fleet, adding her unique touch of refined beauty to this unbelievable journey.
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:: Glacier Bay National Park - named one of the 7 Cruise Wonders of the World by Conde Nast Traveler.
:: Sail over 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound.
:: A second glacier viewing experience among the 16 glaciers at College Fjord, or Hubbard Glacier- the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska.
:: Visit Gold Rush-era towns as you cruise the Inside Passage.
2. Inside Passage
Endless miles of untouched wilderness. A beauty so vast, a photograph can't capture it. Naturally, brilliant blue hues from glaciers reach out in every direction to the skies above. Crisp, clean air fills your body with peace and tranquility as vibrant towns bursting with local flavor lure you ashore. That's what is in store when you sail with Princess along Alaska's famed Inside Passage. In addition to marveling at the countless islets, soaring cliff walls and cascading waterfalls of the Great Land, you'll be treated to astounding glacier viewing as you journey through one of the world's most spectacular waterways. And now, Princess has extended this classic itinerary to offer more roundtrip sailings from California. So if you call the Golden State your home, you can leave directly from, and return to, the ports of Los Angeles or San Francisco as you embark on your Alaska adventure.
:: Glacier viewing at either Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm Fjord.
:: Convenient weekend departures on select itineraries.
:: Calls in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, with optional excursions including historical tours, salmon fishing or hiking on a glacier.
:: An evening in Victoria, B.C., home to spectacular Butchart Gardens. Available on select itineraries.
Alaska Cruisetours [ Alaskan Land + Sea Vacations ]
The best way to see the heart of Alaska is on a Princess cruisetour, which combines a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, scenic rail travel and multiple days touring Alaska by land with stays at Princess-owned wilderness lodges. You can cruise first or start with a land tour. There are options for every taste and activity level.
DENALI EXPLORER TOURS
It's our most popular cruisetour type - Denali Explorer. Each option includes a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with 3 to 6 nights on land. All itineraries feature a Natural History Tour into Denali National Park, a Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and a Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks (if applicable). Plus, you'll experience Direct to-the-Wilderness rail service, transporting you from your ship to Princess Denali-area lodges.
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OFF THE BEATEN PATH ADVENTURES
With our Off the Beaten Path cruisetours, you'll experience the best features of our Denali Explorer vacations, plus time at remote Princess Wilderness Lodges located on the Kenai Peninsula near dazzling Kenai Fjords National Park or Copper River just outside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
DELUXE ESCORTED LAND + SEA VACATIONS
Escorted by a tour director, with most meals included and enhanced sightseeing, these vacations feature the highest level of service. Enjoy 5 to 8 nights on land, visiting not only Denali but also other legendary locales, such as Copper River and/or the Kenai Peninsula.
When you reach the Alaska wilderness, we want you to experience as much as possible. Princess-owned Wilderness Lodges, located on the doorsteps of legendary national parks, allow you to do just that. Your Cruisetour features one or several of Princess properties near Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias and Kenai National Parks, offering unique perspectives and stunning vistas of the Great Land. You can also choose from an array of exciting optional land excursions during your stay.
New To Cruising?
We've put together this handy guide for first-time cruisers to familiarize you with everything you need to know before you set sail!
:: It's effortless: You unpack once, enjoy your time on board, and wake up in new destinations - rested and ready to explore.
:: Where can I sail? Almost anywhere! While you can visit over 380 destinations and all seven continents, our favorite is Alaska.
:: What can I do on board? Enjoy dazzling performances. Incredible cuisine. A spa, a poolside outdoor movie theater and regionally inspired activities. Or simply... relax.
:: What do I do on shore? Princess offers countless excursions lead by reputable operators that include a best price guarantee and the piece of mind that we will hold the ship if your tour, purchased from Princess, is delayed.
Trust the experts to help plan your amazing cruise vacation! Contact Cruise Direct Online, Certified Princess Cruise Travel Experts or call them at 1.800.365.1445 to speak with a Certified Princess Cruise Vacation Planner. Take advantage of their experience and expertise.
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Now that you've dreamed of your cruise vacation, let the Certified Princess Cruise Travel Experts provide everything you need to help you begin planning. Simply relax and leave the details to us.
From spacious balcony staterooms to cozy interior staterooms, Princess offers a wide range of accommodations for every taste and budget.
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