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What's The Perfect Alaska Cruisetour!


Dazzling glaciers and Alaska’s stunning coast are only half the story - and an Alaska Cruisetour will take you 300 miles deeper into the heart of Alaska where Denali National Park, soaring Mt. Denali. [ formally known as Mt. McKinley ] and incredible wildlife reign supreme. The only way to see all the best of Alaska is on an Alaska land & Sea [ cruisetour ] Vacation.

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The Perfect Alaska Cruisetour

Alaska Cruisetours are the ultimate Alaska experience – a vacation combining an unforgettable 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with 3 or more nights exploring Alaska by land. Every Alaska Cruisetour includes the state's top two attractions – pristine Glacier Bay National Park and picturesque Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak. On land, you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges near legendary national parks and most Alaska Cruisetour itineraries include exclusive Princess Alaska rail service, giving you yet another way to see the wonders of the Great Land!

With over 90 land & sea combinations , it can sometimes seem overwhelming and a challenge to choose an Alaska Cruisetour that's right for you. This Alaska Cruisetour is not the least expensive, but it is one of the most comprehensive. There are less expensive choices, but very few that offer all these features. So, even though it's pricy, this Perfect Alaska Cruisetour is a great value.


Deluxe Ultimate Alaska Land & Sea Vacation

17 Days | 5 Ports of Call | 10 Nights on Land


The ultimate Alaska vacation! Hosted by a tour director with most meals included and enhanced sightseeing, this vacation feature the highest level of service. Visit not only Denali but also other legendary locales like Copper River and/or the Kenai Peninsula.

Here are some things you can expect on a Deluxe Escorted Cruisetour:

  • :: 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise

  • :: 2 or more nights in the Denali area

  • :: Options to visit the stunning Kenai Peninsula and/or epic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

  • :: Princess Alaska rail service

  • :: Stays in our exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges

  • :: Two nights each:  Fairbanks, Denali, Copper River and Kenai

  • :: Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park

  • :: Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks

Day 1 Fairbanks
Alaska's "Golden Heart City" of Fairbanks is a great introduction to the heart of this unique state. Check in to the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge and get ready for the beginning of your adventure. Meet your Tour Director and fellow traveling companions this evening.
Day 2 Fairbanks
This morning, take a Gold Dredge 8 tour with the chance to pan for your own gold. Enjoy a hearty miner's lunch before taking a cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River. The evening is at leisure in Fairbanks. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
This morning, you say goodbye to Fairbanks for the spectacular trip to Denali National Park via motorcoach. You'll be welcomed at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge for a 2-night retreat. Why not get to know the park with one of a variety of activities including a husky homestead tour, fly fishing or a glacier landing via helicopter. Dinner tonight is at the lodges' newest venue, Fannie Q's saloon. (B, D)
Day 4 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
Start your morning with a quick stop at Fannie Q's saloon for a hearty buffet breakfast. Explore Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as moose, caribou and Dall sheep. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge - Talkeetna
The journey by Princess Rail to Talkeetna is unforgettable. Once you've arrived there, transfer by motorcoach to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. After getting settled in, have a glass of wine out on the deck or sit and gaze at the majesty of "The Great One" from the lodge's treehouse designed and built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's Treehouse Masters. (L, D)
Day 6 Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge - Talkeetna
A full day at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge means you'll have ample time to both relax and explore. Hear stories about climbing Denali in the Hudson Theater or roast a marshmallow at the fireside patio. Princess staff can help you choose from a generous offering of outdoor activities. (B, D)
Day 7 Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Next you'll head by motorcoach across the stunning Kenai peninsula to Cooper Landing. Here the charming Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge welcomes you to the classic Alaskan lodge retreat - timber log construction and all. (B, D) 
Day 8 Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
A full day in the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula awaits you. Perhaps you'll explore Kenai Fjords National Park, spend the afternoon river rafting or go fishing. Later, you'll return to your bungalow-style room with its wood-burning stove and sun porch for an evening of pure relaxation. (B, D)
Day 9 Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
This morning, a spectacular motorcoach journey awaits. You'll travel along the Kenai Peninsula to Anchorage and onto Copper River. The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge welcomes you with incredible views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Blackburn. (B, D)
Day 10 Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge
Enjoy a full day of leisure. Choose from many optional excursions that let you explore America's largest National Park - Wrangell-St. Elias. (B, D)
Day 11 Whittier
Set out by motorcoach for the journey to Valdez, and then enjoy a scenic catamaran ride across Prince William Sound to Whittier, where your cruise ship awaits. (B)

B - Breakfast  L - Lunch  D- Dinner

Cruise Itinerary
(B, L, D everyday at sea)
Day 11 Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska, United States
Day 12 Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, United States
Day 13 Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska, U.S.
Day 14 Skagway, Alaska, United States
Day 15 Juneau, Alaska, United States 
Day 16 Ketchikan, Alaska, United States
Day 17 At Sea View onboard experience
Day 18 Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

More Information

Cruisetour Southbound - 17 nights
Fairbanks to Vancouver
Land program before cruise (10 nights)
Cruise “Princess Cruises - Voyage of the glaciers” (7 nights)
T0ATB1 - 2020 May 20, 27 Jun 03, 10, 17, 24 Jul 01, 08, 15, 22, 29 Aug 05, 12, 19, 26 Sep 02

Rates shown only for 5/20/20. Rates go up as the summer goes on.

Peak periods are June, July, & August

Rates based on double occupancy, subject to availability at the actual time of booking







Wed, May 20, 2020

Grand Princess






Guests 3 & 4 - same stateroom






Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $262.68*


*Please note that prices are listed per person, non-air cruise-only and based on double occupancy. Third and Fourth guest fares apply to the 3rd and 4th guests booked in the same stateroom as the First and Second guests. Launch Fares are offering fares and may not have been in effect for the past 90 days or resulted in actual sales in all categories. Intermediate discounts may have been taken and fares may remain at discounted levels after this promotion. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are subject to change and Princess reserves the right to collect any increases in effect at the time of sailing even if the fare has already been paid in full. Prices are subject to change based on availability. Stateroom views are considered unobstructed unless noted otherwise. Photos, floor plan diagrams, and amenities represent typical arrangements and may vary by ship and stateroom. Certain staterooms may vary in size, decor and configuration. Obstructions do not include certain nautical items like handrails, dividers or ship hardware. For balcony staterooms, the view is determined from the perspective of the balcony railing. Prices shown in USD. Please review Passage Contract for Cancellation Policy.



"Cruising Alaska is about more than just moments. Cruising Alaska is about memories that last forever! Say Alaska and a variety of images and impressions come to mind: towering mountains, watchable wildlife, icy blue glaciers, endless wilderness, vibrant Native culture, leaping salmon, hardy outdoors; "Alaska: America's last frontier" Cruising Alaska gives you a first-row ticket to the best of nature - including fjords, wildlife and mountains galore.  Now is the time to reconsider your budget, so it will match your expectations;  it's not worth the price to come all the way out to Alaska if you can't experience the range of Alaska's activities, so consider kayaking and hiking trips. We took a trip on the White Pass & Yukon Railway from Skagway up to Canada and kayaked on a pristine lake, literally in the middle of nowhere. It was amazing! Alaska is a place to take on activities you wouldn't otherwise consider back home. Go for it. The memories will last forever. -  Raye & Marty Trencher

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Call us at 800.365.1445. We'll share our first hand " been there, done that" Alaska experience with you. The story telling is “enlightening”!


"Indeed Alaska is the perfect adventure , from the mild to the wild,

there is something exciting to do for everyone."

An Alaska Cruisetour...where a balcony cabin and a spectacular train ride become

 front-row seats for one of the most breathtaking shows in nature. How magical!

Why add a land tour to your cruise?

To fully experience Alaska, you'll want to discover its interior from Anchorage to Fairbanks with Denali National Park in between. On an Alaska cruise, you'll journey along the southeast coastline of Alaska, experiencing its glaciers, nature's ever-changing and fragile masterpieces. But on an Alaska Land & Sea Vacation you'll uncover so much more, by combining a seven-night Alaska sailing with a small-group tour into its magnificent inland destinations. Stay in the finest available lodges and embark on remote roads and railways in deluxe transportation.  Visit Glacier Bay National Park, and stay a minimum two nights in or near Denali National Park and take the Tundra Wilderness Tour through Denali. And, if you are traveling south of Anchorage, the Kenai Fjord National Park boat tour is a must.


Alaska: By Land. By Sea. By Experts

With unmatched experience and insider knowledge,  Raye & Marty Trencher are Certified Alaska Travel Experts. Their deep history and experience of 20-plus years exploring “The Great Land” mean you can discover the Alaska of your dreams. Every cruise visits one or more glaciers, including Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier, Twin Sawyer Glaciers, or the glaciers of College Fjord. Another exclusive, they can take you beyond your ship's ports-of-call in Alaska. Alaska Cruisetours are the ultimate Alaska experience - a vacation combining an unforgettable 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with 3 or more nights exploring Alaska by land. Every Alaska Cruisetour includes the state's top two attractions - pristine Glacier Bay National Park and picturesque Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak.


On land, you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges near legendary national parks and most Alaska Cruisetour itineraries include exclusive Princess Alaska rail service, giving you yet another way to see the wonders of the Great Land! Perhaps take a land tour to showcase the Yukon Territory, which is rich in Klondike Gold Rush history.


Did You Know? Alaska’s native Athabascan people named the mountain “Denali” - the “Great One.” Today this glorious 20,310-foot peak is the centerpiece of the crown jewel of America’s national park system, Denali National Park. At over six million acres, this Alaska treasure is unrivaled for wildlife viewing and included on every cruisetour itinerary.


"Up north there's a land without fences. Animals outnumber people, sunlight shines at midnight and nature reigns. Life is different. This northern frontier still boasts pristine landscapes, majestic wildlife and a coastline that is one of the most enthralling waterways in the world. Beyond Alaska's fortress-like glacier walls lie scenic ports of call, treasured national parks, and abundant wildlife. ...and, with more than 1,400 miles north to south and 2,400 miles east to west, Alaska is truly a land of epic proportions".


Ready to cruise and tour Alaska? Get started planning now. Raye & Marty Trencher can help you every step of the way through the planning process of your cruise vacation. And the best part is, their services are absolutely FREE! Call them at 800.365.1445 Today.

  • Meet Raye and Marty Trencher, who are part of an exclusive group of travel agents who are recognized by Princess as Certified Alaska Cruise Experts, and the Alaska Travel Industry Association, earning that distinction for their unique qualifications and knowledge as Alaska cruise planning professionals. No one knows Alaska like they do. From planning to packing, from discount rates to departure dates, and where and what to see, everything you need to know about Alaska and Alaska cruises and cruise tours.

  • Connect with like-minded Alaska cruise travelers that are actually experienced - having been there, and done that! They are eager to share their own stories about visiting Alaska, both from the sea and on the land. If you need help, have questions or want more information, talk to them. They are advocates who love Alaska, it's people, wildlife, wonders and wilderness.


"Awaken your love of the great outdoors when you experience the boundless splendor of the Alaska wilderness on board a cruise ship. Alaska: Mother Nature's piece de resistance. It is, quite simply, the world in its purest form. Imagine vast glacial fields juxtaposed against immense evergreen forests, infinite fields of wildflowers, and heady rushing waterfalls. Nowhere on earth is as diverse as The Last Frontier as seen in the summertime. Oh, and do not forget to pack your sun block. Summer temperatures in Alaska are mild and the days last well into the night."

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