The Best of Alaska 2021 Alaska Cruises & Best Land + Sea Vacations

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Princess Cruises® Denali Explorer - Tour F


11 Night Land & Sea Journey


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Amazing Alaska Vacations

Your Cruise. Your Vacation. The Time of Your Life.


"In the Alaska wilderness, the air is fresher and the scent of pines more fragrant. When cruising in Alaska, you will find yourself swept into an extraordinary land where the thunderous crack of a calving glacier echoes across a deep fjord, where emerald-clad mountains climb steeply from the sea and where bald eagles soar overhead. Discover enthralling Huna Tlinglit culture in Icy Strait Point, the distinct Russian influence in Sitka and the unmistakable gold rush spirit of Skagway. Witness humpback whales as you cruise the Inside Passage, dine on fresh salmon in Ketchikan and set off on an unforgettable dogsled adventure in Juneau. Throughout your incredible journey, encounter rare beauty and spectacular wildlife unlike anywhere else.


This is our Alaska. The Whales, Wonders and Wildlife of it all. Let us share it with you."

Presenting the Best of Alaska Cruises and Alaskan Cruisetours....
Society tells us to live large. To get that big promotion. To want bigger cars and even bigger houses. But when you gaze up at towering glaciers, get up close with whales and other wildlife, view spectacular mountain ranges, see huge moose, visit rugged frontier towns, and see more stars than you could ever possibly count, you feel something new. You feel different.

You are inspired. You get the feeling of being completely eclipsed by the wonder, beauty and scale of this natural land. This is your Alaska!

What's an Alaska Ccruisetour? Follow along our 11-night adventure and discover what makes the Great Land so unforgettable >>

"Revel in Alaska's most charming towns and set sight on Alaska's abundant wildlife in their natural habitats, from breaching 40-ton humpback whales, roaming bears and soaring bald eagles. See Majestic Glaciers & Denali on a Land & Sea Vacation! It's a journey equal parts exhilarating and inspiring. Consider the ultimate Alaska land and sea vacation, featuring a tour director escort, personal service and most meals on land included. Spend 5 to 8 nights on land at Princess wilderness lodges visiting Denali and perhaps, sensational places like Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and/or the Kenai Peninsula."

Whales, Wonders and More Wildlife
Alaska is teeming with wildlife. See the Great Land’s most famous animals - like humpback whales - on Alaska shore excursions. Marvel at bald eagles in their natural habitats while in Ketchikan. See humpbacks play alongside sea lions in Juneau. Or keep a lookout for Denali National Park’s Big Five - including moose, caribou, grizzly bears, wolves and Dall sheep - while on a tour in the park.




Best of Alaska Cruises 2021

Discover the Best of Alaska Cruises - Here are our picks for Alaska's best. Explore the whales, wonders and wildlife, rugged wilderness and awe-inspiring glaciers of Alaska. Browse Alaska Cruises and Land and Sea vacations. Start planning your Alaska cruise now.



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Princess Plus® Best. Sale. Ever

Princess Plus with Drinks, Wi-Fi, and Gratuities
A new fare type that's Princess Cruises best value ever!

Maybe you've always wanted to see Alaska's glaciers, explore Denali National Park and take in all the wonders and wildlife of the Last Frontier. All Alaska Cruises and Cruisetours are on sale, so now's the time to sail - and celebrate Princess Plus, the Best Alaska Offer: with Drinks, Wi-Fi and Gratuities included! Call us at 800.365.1445 for all the details.
Why is this the best sale ever? Because it includes:
Get $665 of value on a 7-day cruise! (Learn More)
Premier Beverage Package - with tips! (this is Princess' very best drinks package)

Unlimited Wi-Fi (on any ship, including Medallion Net)
Full gratuities paid to crew on your behalf (up to 4 in a stateroom)

All stateroom categories are included
Valid for guests 1 & 2 in a stateroom
Fully refundable deposit (non-refundable deposit also available for lower fare without princess plus features)
For Select Sailings April 2021 and beyond



Denali Explorer - Tour F

Enjoy a stay at two of our exclusive Princess Lodges

Prepare for an unforgettable adventure in the Alaskan wilderness. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know the region on the interesting excursion included in this tour – from a nostalgic Riverboat Cruise to a Natural History Tour of Denali National Park. Furthermore, you’ll stay in two of our exclusive lodges and take the Princess rail service to Whittier – including fantastic views over the landscape.

Day 1 Fairbanks
Your journey starts in the wonderful city of Fairbanks. Check into your hotel, get to know the city and prepare for your upcoming adventure.

Day 2 Fairbanks / Denali
Enjoy a nostalgic Riverboat Cruise along the Chena River in the morning before sightseeing by motorcoach to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Day 3 Denali
The morning is free. Use the opportunity to explore the park on one of our optional excursions – the staff at our Tour Desk will be glad to help you. This afternoon, take part in a "Natural History Tour" into Denali National Park.

Day 4 Denali / Mount McKinley
Indulge in the stunning views over the picturesque Alaskan landscape on your scenic journey from Denali to the Mount McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Once there, relax with a glass of wine in the cozy living room or at the spacious terrace and enjoy the breathtaking views over the mountains.

Day 5 Mount McKinley / Whittier
Transfer to Talkeetna by motorcoach and board the Mount McKinley Express rail service directly towards Whittier where you embark on your fascinating cruise.

Day 5 – 12 Cruise “Voyage of the glaciers”

This cruisetour can be booked in the reverse order as well, i.e. the land program takes place after the cruise.

NEW: Add full board to your booking in advance!

Cruisetour FA4 – 11 nights
Vancouver to Fairbanks
Cruise “Voyage of the glaciers” (7 nights)
Land program after cruise (4 nights)

DEPARTURES 2021 Royal Princess: May 08, 22 | June 05, 19 | July 03, 17, 31 | August 14, 28
DEPARTURES 2021 Star Princess: May 15, 29 | June 12, 26 | July 10, 24 | August 07, 21 | September 04
DEPARTURES 2021 Sapphire Princess: June 23 | July 07, 21 | August 04, 18 | September 01
DEPARTURES 2021 Coral Princess: May 19 | June 02, 16, 30 | July 14, 28 | August 11, 25 | September 08

Cruisetour FB4 – 11 nights
Fairbanks to Vancouver
Land program before cruise (4 nights)
Cruise “Voyage of the glaciers” (7 nights)

DEPARTURES 2021 Royal Princess: May 11, 25 | June 08, 22 | July 06, 20 | August 03, 17
DEPARTURES 2021 Star Princess: May 18 | June 01, 15, 29 | July 13, 27 | August 10, 24 | September 07
DEPARTURES 2021 Sapphire Princess: June 12, 26 | July 10, 24 | August 07, 21 | September 04
DEPARTURES 2021 Coral Princess: May 22 | June 05, 19 | July 03, 17, 31 | August 14, 28 | September 11


More Options: >> Find all 26 Alaska Cruisetours ranging from 10 days to 17 Days.




Denali Explorer - Tour F


Best Value
Princess Plus + fare includes $95 of value per day!

Interior from $2,199* per person

Ocean view, balcony, mini-suite and suites are priced higher.

*Fares are per person, USD, double occupancy based only on the first departure of the season ( early May ). Rates go up as the summer goes on.

 Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $260.

Special promotions may be in effect that lower your cost.

Call us at 800.365.1145 for the latest up-to-the-moment prices, promotions and availability based on the departure date of your choice.

Best Price: Princess Savers ( No frills - cruise only )  
Interior from $ 1,919* per person
Oceanview from $ 2,519* per person
Balcony from $ 2,719* per person
Mini-suite from $ 2,919* per person
Suite from $ 3,499* per person


Princess Plus +

Best Value. All Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours. All Staterooms.

This cruise deal is your best value - over $95 of value per day!

Refundable deposit

+ Premier Beverage Package with tips: Enjoy everything from cocktails, beer and wine to specialty coffees, smoothies and bottled water. Premier soda package for minors only.

+ Unlimited Wi-Fi: With this best internet package, you can video chat and text with family back home, stream your favorite shows and check email (but only if you want to).

+ Full gratuities paid to our crew on your behalf: The crew who takes care of you is taken care of too.


About the prices: Accommodations and rates subject to availability at the time of actual booking. Fares are per guest and apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares are non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. Fares and other values quoted in U.S. dollars.
Princess Savers is Princess Cruises fare only option available to all guests and all cruises. Two different fares allows you to choose what is best for you: Best Value with the Princess Plus fare (includes $95 of value per day) or Best Price with the Princess Savers fare. Rates shown are based on Princess Plus fare. Price is for first departure of the season only, as rates go up as the summer goes on.

Special promotions may be in effect that lower your cost. Call us at 800.365.1145 for the latest up-to-the-moment prices, promotions and availability based on the departure date of your choice. During these challenging times, you should know that information, rates, dates and details on this website are subject to change by cruise line hiatuses and port closures due to the pandemic.

General Terms (applicable to all portions of Princess Plus)

Available to legal residents of the 50 United States, DC, Canada, and Puerto Rico. One guest’s participation in Princess Plus may be dependent on the other guest in his/her stateroom’s participation in Princess Plus, as determined by booking method. Princess Plus is contingent on ship capacity and only available on select voyages, while capacity lasts. Princess Plus and its parts are non-transferable, is not redeemable for cash at any point, and may not be combined with other offers or other onboard credits. Drinks, Wi-Fi, and Gratuities are only available on board the ship (not applicable to land portion of cruisetours), may only be used on a single voyage, and expire at the end of such voyage. Only available on cruises/voyages indicated as Princess Plus.
†Premier Beverage Package applies to guests booked in all stateroom types. It is valid only for guests who are 21 years or older. Guests who are under 21 years of age at the time of sailing can still book Princess Plus, but will receive the Premier Coffee & Soda Package and will not receive any refund or otherwise for that portion of the Offer. A daily limit on alcoholic beverages will apply. Bar tips are included in the package and value per day stated.
‡‡Wi-Fi included for one device per guest. Wi-Fi details will be delivered pre-cruise or to the stateroom. All internet usage subject to Princess Cruises’ standard policies, which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage. Applications that use high bandwidth may be blocked and offerings subject to change with or without notice.
‡Gratuities valid on select items only and are in U.S. dollar amounts. Gratuities paid on behalf of the guest vary based on stateroom type (up to 4 guests per stateroom). Bar gratuities are paid on behalf of the guest for qualifying beverages included in the Premier Beverage Package. Princess Plus does not include gratuities for Lotus Spa services.
Available on select cruises sailing starting on April 1, 2020. Call Princess Cruise at 1-800-PRINCESS, Cruise Vacation Planner, or your travel advisor with any questions about the offer. Changes or refunds may not be permitted.
A deposit is required for guests 1 and 2 only and is refundable. The amount of deposit varies according to the cruise length and stateroom type.



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What's an Alaska Cruisetour?

An Alaska cruisetour [ Land + Sea Vacation ] is a land tour of interior Alaska before or after your 7 night Alaska cruise. You can choose from three- to eight-night land tour programs that extends each trip with visits to such places as Anchorage, Denali National Park, Talkeetna, Fairbanks, Kenai Peninsula or Copper River. You can also choose visits to Canada's Klondike Gold Rush region visiting Whitehorse and Dawson City.

Discover the Whales, Wildlife & Wonder of an Alaska Cruise. Exotic wildlife, massive glaciers, exciting land tours & more

Exclusive rates, sailing dates, cabin upgrades, shipboard credits, price reductions and great service from Certified Alaskan Experts. Depending upon cruise line, ship, and sailing date, you could get Bonus Extra's with a value of up to $3,700! All this, PLUS Reduced Deposits! Call us at 800.365.1445. Find out what's on offer for your chosen sailing Discounts & Deals.

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A journey into Prince William Sound. View the majestic alpine and tidewater glaciers in College Fjord and Blackstone Bay. Travel in luxurious comfort aboard the M/V Klondike Express,the fastest catamarans in Alaska.
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Some of Skagway’s newest sled dogs come aboard with Puppies in the Piazza. Snap a picture with these loveable canines and meet their dog handlers.
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A Ketchikan back country trip that combines the best of both worlds, the Backcountry Jeep and Canoe Safari explores the Tongass National Forest by land and water.
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Totem carving is more of a living art form at Saxman Totem Park, three miles south of Ketchikan.
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The 5 best Waterfalls in Alaska:Brooks Falls. Katmai National Park and Preserve, Nugget Falls. Juneau , Russian River Falls. Cooper Landing, Thunderbird Falls. Anchorage.
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Take a short Floatplane Flight from Ketchikan, Fly in the Morning, Fish in the Afternoon. Catch Wild King and Silver Salmon, Halibut, Lingcod, Black Bass, and More<
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Experience Ketchikan Alaska on foot for free! The Ketchikan Historic Society produces a Free Ketchikan Walking Tour Map that lists a total of 64 points of interest<
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Katmai is a great place for bear viewing and many tours guarantee that you will see bears and other wildlife in Alaska.
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Experience a rail adventure of the gold-rush era, board a narrow-gauge railroad from Skagway into the heart of the Yukon.
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Rangers discuss the breathtaking grandeur of Alaska’s Glaciers, as well as Denali National Park and Preserve, a 6 million acre park that is also home of North America’s tallest peak—Denali.
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When viewing a glacier, two things come to mind: blue ice, and the crashing sound of ice calving into the frigid waters.
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Cruisetours includes deluxe motorcoach travel, baggage handling to and from your lodge, overnight(s) at lodge and rail travel back to Anchorage or Fairbanks.
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The Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show reflects upon southeast Alaska’s rich logging history and comes to life with thrilling displays of strength and agility.
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At the 200-acre Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, see Alaskan wildlife up close.
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Alaska Glaciers and Wildlife - Spectacular Action Packed Flightseeing Tour.
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A Glacier National Park helicopter tour is the perfect way to see the whole park.
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Panning For Gold in Alaska
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National Wildlife Refuge where you often spot bear and moose from your raft.
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Alaska's Big 5 : Moose, Caribou, Dall sheep, Wolves, and the grizzly bear.
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Totem Poles of Alaska

What is the best time to visit Alaska?
Early May through Mid-September,  is typically when most ship sail to and from Alaska and we think early June is one of the best times to visit the state.  But, any month is a good month to visit Alaska, but the end of May and beginning of June offers some of the best weather.
Which cruise lines go to Alaska?
Alaska is one of the most popular cruise destinations around, and as a result almost all cruise lines head to Alaska during the summer.
Princess & Holland America have the most experience in the region and offer not only cruises, but cruise tours that range from 3 -10 day land tours + 7 day cruise ). Royal Caribbean, Regent, Oceania, Viking and Norwegian cruise line also sail the waters of Alaska.  To narrow down your choices, browse this web site and give us a call at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice.

What are some things to do in Alaska?
You can helicopter land on glaciers, hike Denali, fish for salmon, go dogsledding or pan for gold, visit cultural sites, and yes, shop for local craft-made items - and everything in between. For more ideas: Check out some of the
Best Alaska Shore Excursions.

Do you need a passport to take a cruise to Alaska?
You don't need a passport on a sailing that begins and ends in the same U.S. port. Examples include sailings that depart and return to Seattle, Los Angeles or San Francisco sailings. If you arrive or depart from Vancouver, Canada, or any Canadian port of call. ( by air or by sea ) you will need to bring your passport, the same is true,  if your itinerary includes a visit to Canada's Yukon Territory. It's best to bring that passport regardless of your itinerary. Should you need to depart and return home earlier than expected, ( illness, injury etc ) you may have to transit through Canada and a passport is required.

What should I pack for a cruise to Alaska?
Weather changes frequently in Alaska, it can vary from hot in Juneau, cool in Ketchikan or windy in Skagway, or just perfect in all ports-of-call. Bring a waterproof windbreaker, a jacket, gloves, hats and a sweater or two. For more information, check out our:
What to Pack for an Alaska Cruise list.


Alaska Cruisetour Map

Combine a 7 day north or south bound Voyage of the Glaciers cruise

with a choice of a 3 -14 day land tour.










Experience Alaska:


Princess® Cruisetours to Denali National Park


Featuring custom-built wilderness lodges and exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service

Princess® cruisetours: the best of land & sea combine 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.

  1. Visit Alaska’s top two attractions — Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park
  2. Discover Alaska’s dazzling waterways, glaciers and wildlife on a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
  3. Enjoy at least one night in the Denali area at a custom-built Princess wilderness lodge
  4. Exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service takes you from your ship directly to the Denali area


Available on every Princess® Cruisetour:

Sail for 7 days on a Voyage of the Glaciers cruise.

On your 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, marvel at the breathtaking sights of UNESCO World Heritage Site Glacier Bay National Park and the rugged shores of the Inside Passage. Explore the charming frontier ports of Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan. While most Alaska cruise routes simply retrace their path back down the Inside Passage, you’ll continue 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska for an additional glacier-viewing experience at College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier!


Travel inland via exclusive Princess rail.

Follow the legendary route of the Alaska Railroad as you travel by comfortable Princess Rail on a scenic journey through the heart of Alaska. View the incredible landscape from glass-domed railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary. Most itineraries include exclusive Princess Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, taking you from your ship to the Denali area the same day.


Stay at Princess lodges near national parks.

Built specifically for cruisetours, Princess owns and operates wilderness lodges located near legendary national parks. Spend at least one night in the Denali area at one of our two wilderness lodges. In addition, our lodges in the Copper River/Wrangell-St. Elias region and the gorgeous Kenai Peninsula are not to be missed! With our friendly staff to help you plan excursions and fresh Alaska seafood served in an array of venues, you’re sure to enjoy an unforgettable Alaska vacation.

Princess Cruises is an authorized concessioner of Glacier Bay National Park.

Princess® MedallionClass™ is available on select Voyage of the Glacier cruises.

exciting options to explore the great land

With four unique cruisetour types, you can choose the Alaska experience that’s right for you!

Each of our fantastic cruisetours feature:

  1. A 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
  2. At least one night in Denali
  3. Stays at Princess-owned wilderness lodges
  4. Rail service

Denali Explorer (3 to 6 nights on land)

Themost popular cruisetour type offers you the greatest value and includes a variety of ways to explore Denali National Park!

  1. Exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service
  2. Overnight stays in Fairbanks and/or Anchorage, in addition to the Denali area
  3. Natural History Tour into Denali National Park
  4. Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise & Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks (if applicable)

*Included on most Denali Explorer cruisetours

On Your Own (3 to 4 nights on land)

Create your own adventure with our most affordable cruisetours. Maximize your free time with optional excursions, or enjoy the captivating wilderness from the comfort of your lodge.

  1. More free time to explore on your own with no pre-scheduled activities
  2. Overnight stays in Fairbanks or Anchorage, in addition to the Denali area
  3. Features scenic Princess rail service

Off the Beaten Path (6 to 8 nights on land)

Our Off the Beaten Path cruisetours give you the chance to visit remote areas of Alaska in addition to Denali!

  1. Explore the picturesque Kenai Peninsula or massive Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
  2. Features scenic Princess rail service
  3. Natural History Tour into Denali National Park

Connoisseur (5 to 10 nights on land)

This deluxe option offers the highest level of service and added convenience!

  1. Professional tour director accompanies you on land
  2. Includes most meals on land
  3. Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park
  4. Features scenic Princess rail service or Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service
  5. Enhanced sightseeing


Princess Wilderness Lodges


Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Located along the Nenana River Canyon, just one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, this lodge is a perfect home base for adventure. This campus-style lodge offers an array of amenities and comfortable guest rooms. Admire amazing views through 30-foot-high glass windows, warm your hands by the stone fireplace and take in the scenery from the expansive deck overlooking the Nenana River. For an entertaining evening, consider a hearty meal at Fannie Q’s saloon, named after a famed local homesteader, Fannie Quigley.


Sample Excursions

  1. Enjoy a visit with an Iditarod champion and his cuddly puppies
  2. Explore Denali’s landscape and learn about the flora and fauna with naturalists
  3. Experience one of Alaska’s most memorable thrills on a glacier landing tour via helicopter or airplane
  4. Take an invigorating river-rafting adventure through the Nenana River Valley
  5. Experience Denali’s thrilling backcountry on an ATV adventure


Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Named one of the top Alaska resorts by Condé Nast Traveler, this wilderness lodge is all about Denali, North America’s tallest peak. Located on the south side of Denali National Park, from here you’ll enjoy the area’s outdoor walking trails, and dine at the delicious 20,320 Alaskan Grill. The heart of the lodge is its Great Room, featuring a freestanding rock fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows, revealing the dramatic mountain scenery. Relax on our outdoor Fireside Patio where guests gather to roast marshmallows and sip warm beverages.


Sample Excursions

  1. Relax on a horse-drawn covered wagon ride with views of Denali
  2. Visit a sled dog kennel and learn about the fascinating Iditarod
  3. Hike and kayak through the backcountry of Denali State Park
  4. Soar into the clouds by plane for fantastic views of Denali
  5. Board a jet boat for an exciting river adventure


Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Inspired by the architecture of the storied Kennicott Copper Mine, this lodge is perched on a bluff overlooking Wrangell-St. Elias — America’s largest national park and home to nine of the country’s 16 highest peaks, including Mts. Drum, Wrangell and Blackburn. Return from a day’s adventure, and enjoy a casual bite at the Whistle Stop Bar & Grill. Relax by a warm fire in the comfy Wrangell Room, or take in great views outside on the patio.


Sample Excursions

  1. Journey through Prince William Sound on a glacier cruise
  2. Take a guided tour of the historic Kennicott Copper Mine and town
  3. Enjoy panoramic views of Wrangell-St. Elias by ATV
  4. Fish for salmon in the rivers of the Copper Valley
  5. Thrill to an exhilarating Class III whitewater rafting or jet boat trip


Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge®

Soak in the natural beauty of the Kenai Peninsula, known as "Alaska’s Playground" for its wide variety of activities, like fishing in the turquoise Kenai River and cruising through the ice-sculpted landscape of Kenai Fjords National Park. While relaxing at the lodge, named a top resort in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest by Condé Nast Traveler, sip a cocktail at Rafter’s Lounge or unwind in your spacious bungalow-style guest room. Each comes complete with a wood-burning stove and an expansive deck overlooking the Kenai River valley.


Sample Excursions

  1. Sportfish for salmon or trout in the Kenai River
  2. Enjoy a true gold panning experience with a real prospector
  3. Spend a day exploring the scenic Kenai River by raft
  4. Take a guided nature hike to the Russian River Falls
  5. Observe a variety of marine life on a cruise to Kenai Fjords National Park


Discover even more with Princess! 

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The Great Land comes to life with our North to Alaska program, Gold Award Winner in Travel Weekly’s prestigious Magellan Awards, bringing local personalities, culture and cuisine on board and ashore.

Cook My Catch

You hook it, we’ll cook it! Reel in a fish on a Princess excursion during the day, and we’ll have one of our chefs prepare it to your liking. **Available on select Princess® shore excursions.

Meet the Mountain Climber

Hear from climbers presenting exhilarating stories and thrilling photos from their journey to conquer Denali, in the Hudson Theater at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.®

Meet Real Alaskans

Hear from an Iditarod champion, lumberjacks, authors and storytellers, and don’t miss our frontier-flavored Klondike Festival!

Alaska for Kids

Our Alaska Explorers youth program features activities like our Jr. Ranger Program, Gold Rush panning activities, and the Deadliest Catch Crab Sort Challenge.

Puppies in the Piazza

Some of Skagway’s newest sled dogs come aboard! Snap a picture with the puppies and meet their dog handlers, who will be training them for a life of dog mushing.

Fresh Alaska Seafood

Enjoy specialty dishes from local eateries, right on our top deck, including crab cakes from Tracy’s King Crab Shack in Juneau, fish tacos from The Alaska Fish House in Ketchikan or seafood chowder from the Bonanza Bar & Grill in Skagway.


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Save on 2021 Alaska sailings to fascinating ports of call. Choose sailings that depart from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, or Vancouver. Choose 7 Day Inside Passage cruises or 7 Day Voyager of the Glaciers cruises, northbound from Vancouver, or southbound from Anchorage ( port of Whittier ) and over 26 in depth Land + Sea Vacations that feature Denali and more. Hurry, these early-booking offers* end before summer does!

Best of Alaska Shore Excursions & Tours

>> The 20 Best of Alaska Shore Excursions & Tours for Alaska Cruises and Alaskan Cruisetours



Experience The Best Shore Excursions
In a place as spectacular as Alaska, you want to experience the best. Try your luck at gold panning or meet a sled dog team, go fishing for salmon or bear watching, take a flightseeing tour or explore a native totem park, and much more. Book directly with the cruise line or plan your own excursions with the Shore Excursions Group. Alaska cruise season is here, and we want you to find the best excursions deals for your upcoming cruise! With Shore Excursions Group special offers, you can save over $100 per cabin vs. cruise line prices on the most popular excursions like Whale Watching and Helicopter Trips! It's easy! Click here to check out what's new this season in Alaska!




"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 caribou, 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."

> Larry Seidler

"Raye, first of all, I want to Thank You for all you did in arranging our Alaska land/cruise tour in May [2016]. We had a fantastic time and everything went so smoothly. The transfers, hotels, luggage moving, tours and everything was so organized that we couldn't have been happier. The thing I was most impressed with was getting our room keys and information before we ever got to the hotels/ship and not having to check in every time. Princess really has these procedures down to a science and I would recommend this land/cruise trip to anyone interested."

> Jill Silver

"Pat and I returned from an 11 day trip to Alaska. Truly The Last Frontier. We had the pleasure of traveling with 6 of our very dear and close friends, Mike & Susie, Ron & Rachel and Craig & Diane. We saw incredible scenery, moose, mountain sheep and goats, humpback whales, dolphins, and a wolf. We examined Denali (aka Mt. McKinley ) up close and personal in a small airplane. We watched in awe the calving of the immense glaciers in Glacier Bay. The weather was absolutely beautiful."

> Walt Stout


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Did You Know?

Alaska is the largest state in the union, covering 570,373 square miles, approximately one fifth of the entire United States.
The population of Alaska is only 740,000 and compared to the population of bears in Alaska, there is 1 bear for every 7 people.
Tallest mountain in North America: Denali stands at 20,310 feet. Alaska is also home to 16 of the 20 highest mountains in the U.S.
Alaska has the greatest concentration of glaciers in North America. There are more active glaciers and ice fields in Alaska than in the rest of the inhabited world.



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- Great rates for as few as 2 couples! ( 2 cabins )
Give your friends and family up to $200 and get up to $200 for yourself!



Cruise tours for groups offer the best of both worlds, combining a seven-day cruise with a three- to eight-night stay on land. All you have to do is decide where you'd like to go.  We've got information about Alaska's favorite places. From it's historical towns and cities to its National parks, Alaska has something to offer everyone. Call 800.365.1445 



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