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"Thrill to white thunder in Glacier Bay, marvel at sunlight at midnight and close-ups of whales, eagles and caribou.

Delight in Mt. McKinley's majesty and meadows carpeted with wildflowers. Amid unsurpassed grandeur and serenity, the true wilderness of Denali is calling.

Catch sight of a humpback whale or wolf pups frolicking in the snow. Alaska is as rustic and romantic as one could ever imagine. Whales, Wonders and Wilderness"

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What's The Best Way To Choose The Ultimate Alaska Cruise Vacation?

 


 
12 Best of Alaska Insider Tips
How To Choose Your Ultimate Alaska Cruise Vacation.
 

With 78 cruisetour options and over a dozen cruise itineraries, cruise lines gives you more Alaska vacation choices with more attractions than any other way to see Alaska. But the process of finding your perfect itinerary may seem daunting. Cruises vs. Cruise Tours; how do you maximize your Alaska vacation; how do you best spend your vacation time and money? But rest assured: there is an ideal Alaska vacation that is just right for you and we can help you find it.
Based on our long experience and feedback from our guests, we have gathered together considerations and recommendations for selecting the itinerary that best suits your interests, time and budget. Our best advice: take the time to think about what you want to experience in Alaska and research the options to match your desires. Whether your schedule and budget is open-ended or finite, whether you are interested in wildlife, glaciers or the gold rush and whether you enjoy shopping, museums and guided tours or dog sledding, glacier hiking and sport fishing we have the perfect Alaska adventure to satisfy every need. 

Tip: Book Early. Get The Best Choices. Best Prices.
We're rapidly approaching the height of Alaska�s Booking Season and cruisetours are really heating up. Now is a great time to start planning for your 2019 cruise! Here's our outlook for the upcoming season if you take advantage of Alaska Cruisetours Online:Early Booking Savings Event � Highs ( great deals ) in the Spectacular Range�Lows, ( the tour you wanted was sold out! )
 

As of end of March 2018, 90% of all balcony cabins for 2014 Alaska cruises and tours will be sold out. So, If you are planning on a balcony cabin in 2019, reserve now. Only a small deposit is necessary and you don't have to pay the balance until mid 2019.
So, contact us today for the best possible ship, tour and cabin selections.
 
Alaska is unique among world destinations. Remember that you are coming to see natural wonders and wildlife in its natural habitat. Glaciers don't calve on a schedule and grizzly bears and mountain vistas do not show up just because you do. Give yourself the most unhurried itinerary possible to be sure you have the best opportunities for unforgettable wildlife and scenic viewing. To help you determine the best duration of your Alaska vacation, ask yourself what you want to see and if you think you will ever be back. 
Determine if creating a personal connection with nature is important to you; if it is, chose one of many "Personal Wilderness" cruisetours available. These exciting new itineraries take you beyond Alaska's well-known attractions and give you extra time to explore exquisite and rarely visited national parks and wilderness areas off the beaten track. Travel with a small group of like-minded explorers and discover your own favorite spot to commune with nature in Kenai Fjords, Kluane, Gates of the Arctic, Tombstone, the Klondike and the Yukon River.


And finally, if there are Alaska specific activities that you have always wanted to experience, such as dog sledding, salmon fishing, panning for gold, glacier hiking or searching for bears, be sure to pick an itinerary that will allow you to experience these once-in-a-lifetime adventures. The more you personalize your Alaska adventure, the more memorable your Holland America vacation will be.
 

Inside Tip: As soon as you have booked your cruise or cruisetour, visit the cruise line online and reserve your favorite excursions; all optional excursions have limited capacity and they fill up fast.

Time and Budget
We believe experiencing Alaska by sea and by land is a traveler's "must do" experience. That's why we offer a greater selection of Alaska cruise and cruisetour itineraries  with more tour options to meet every schedule and budget. All cruise-only itineraries are 7-days with the option to travel round-trip to and from Seattle, to and from Vancouver or one-way between Vancouver and Anchorage (Seward or Whittier). Our cruisetour itineraries run from 11-day Value Priced Tours to a 20-day Great Land Grand Tour. Again, we encourage you to take as much time as your schedule and budget will allow to ensure you have the best opportunity to see as much of the Great Land as possible. 


If you are on a tight schedule or budget, Value priced cruisetours were designed to give you the opportunity to maximize your Alaska cruise with minimal impact to your schedule and budget. With just three or four extra days and a few more dollars you can extend your 7-day Alaska cruise to include an exploration of Denali National Park, Anchorage and Fairbanks.


If you still have questions about Alaska cruise and cruisetour programs and itineraries, please call us directly at 800.365.1445. We will be happy to help you sort out all the options.
 
Length and Types of an Alaska Cruise
Most Alaska cruises are 7 days in length. There are a few 11 and 14 day sailings which include more ports of call and more glacier touring. Basically, there are 2 different kinds of cruises available:
Inside Passage: roundtrip departure from Vancouver, usually 1 week. You sail up the inside passage through the islands offshore from British Columbia and Alaska. Stops will probably include Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway and Juneau. You'll spend about 2 days at sea, and another glacier viewing.


Gulf of Alaska Cruise (or Glacier Route Cruise): You sail one-way northbound from Vancouver or one-way south from Seward, Alaska. You'll see extra ice on this sailing in College fjord and/or Hubbard Glacier, plus an additional port or two. 
 
The Best Cruise Lines
Cruise lines are in the business of giving their guests a good time, so they've all got something going for them. Here are our picks for Alaska's best, in a few different categories.


The Best Ships for Luxury: Luxury in Alaska is defined in 2019 by Regent Seven Seas and Silversea. If you want a more casual kind of luxury (a really nice ship with a no-tie-required policy), the Seven Seas Mariner offers just that on an all-suite vessel (most cabins have private balconies) with excellent cuisine. Silversea, on the other hand, represents a slick, Italian-influenced luxury experience with all the perks -- big suite cabins and excellent food, linens, and companions. Both lines include fine wine and booze in their cruise fares. For the ultimate Alaska experience in a small-ship setting, check out the yachts of American Safari Cruises, where soft adventure comes with luxury accoutrements.

 
The Best of the Mainstream Ships: Every line's most recent ships are beautiful, but Celebrity's Infinity is a true stunner, as is sister ship Millennium. These modern vessels, with their extensive art collections, cushy public rooms, and expanded spa areas, give Celebrity a formidable presence in Alaska. And the late-model Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess have raised the art of building big ships to new heights. Both of these vessels will again be in Inside Passage service this year from Vancouver. 
The Best of the Small Ships: Cruise West is the most prominent small-ship player, now that Clipper and Glacier Bay Cruiseline have vanished from the scene. Our favorite of the fleet is the Spirit of '98, which has the cool hook of looking and feeling like a Victorian steamship (although it was built in 1984).


The Best Ships for Families: All the major lines have well-established kids' programs. Holland America and Norwegian Cruise Line win points in Alaska for their special shore excursions for kids and teens, and Carnival gets a nod for offering shore excursions for teens. 


The Best Ships for Pampering: It's a toss-up -- Celebrity's Infinity and Millennium offer wonderful AquaSpas complete with thalassotherapy pools and a wealth of soothing and beautifying treatments, and the solariums on Royal Caribbean's Rhapsody of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, and Radiance of the Seas offer relaxing indoor-pool retreats. 


The Best Shipboard Cuisine: Regent Seven Seas is tops in this category. Of the mainstream lines, Celebrity is the best, though recently the line dropped its consulting French chef Michel Roux, so changes may be afoot. Dinner in the reservations-only specialty restaurants on both the Infinity and the Millennium ($30 service charge per person) is a world-class dining experience. And there are signs of a new and rather surprising challenger for the cuisine award: Carnival, which has upgraded both its main dining room and buffet offerings. The line's Carnival Spirit in Alaska boasts the Nouveau Supper Club ($30 service charge per person), where you can enjoy just about as fine a meal as you're likely to find anywhere. The expertly prepared and presented cuisine on Silversea's Silver Shadow must also come in for some props.


The Best Ships for Onboard Activities: The ships operated by Carnival and Royal Caribbean offer a very full roster of onboard activities that range from the sublime (lectures) to the ridiculous (contests designed to get passengers to do or say outrageous things). Princess's ScholarShip@Sea program is a real winner, with excitingly packaged classes in such diverse subjects as photography, personal computers, cooking, and pottery (they even recently added scrapbooking to the roster).
The Best Ships for Entertainment: Look to the big ships here. Carnival and Royal Caribbean are tops when it comes to an overall package of show productions, nightclub acts, lounge performances, and audience-participation entertainment. Princess also offers particularly well-done -- if somewhat less lavishly staged -- shows. Holland America has not, historically, been noted for its entertainment package, but the company has improved considerably in that department in recent years.
The Best Ships for Whale-Watching: If the whales come close enough, you can see them from all the ships in Alaska. Smaller ships, though -- such as those operated by American Safari, Lindblad, and Cruise West -- might actually change course to follow a whale. Get your cameras ready!


The Best Ships for Cruisetours: Princess, Holland America, and the twin-brand Royal Caribbean Cruises (which owns Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity) are the market leaders in getting you into the Interior of Alaska either before or after your cruise. They own their own deluxe motorcoaches and railcars. Princess and Holland America Line (HAL) also own lodges and hotels. After many years in the business, these two really know what they're doing. Royal Caribbean is a comparative latecomer but its land company, Royal Celebrity Tours, with some of the finest rolling stock (rail and road) around, has made huge strides. Most of the other lines actually buy their land product components from Princess or HAL. One of Holland America's strengths is its 3- and 4-night cruises combined with an Alaska/Yukon land package. The company offers exclusive entry into the Yukon's Kluane National Park, and they've added another Yukon gem -- Tombstone Territorial Park, near Dawson City, a region of staggering wilderness beauty, Native architecture, stunning vistas, and wildlife. Princess is arguably stronger in 7-night Gulf of Alaska cruises in conjunction with Denali/Fairbanks or Kenai Peninsula land arrangements. Princess's Copper River Lodge is by the entrance to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. 


The Best Ports: Juneau and Skagway are our favorites. Juneau is one of the most visually pleasing small cities anywhere and certainly the prettiest capital city in America. It's fronted by the Gastineau Channel and backed by Mount Juneau and Mount Roberts, offers the very accessible Mendenhall Glacier, and is otherwise surrounded by wilderness -- and it's a really fun city to visit, too. As for Skagway, no town in Alaska is more historically significant, and the old buildings are so perfect you might think you stepped into a Disney version of what a gold-rush town should look like. If, that is, you can get over the decidedly turn-of-the-millennium Starbucks operation in the Mercantile Center and all the tourist shops (fortunately some of the jewelry stores including Little Switzerland that followed cruise passengers from the Caribbean have pulled up stakes and moved on). There are people who will tell you that Skagway is hokey and touristy -- and it is. But if you can get yourself into the right frame of mind, and if you can recall the history of the place -- the gold-rush frenzy that literally put the town on the map -- it's easier to capture the true spirit of Skagway. The residents have made every effort to retain as much as possible of the architecture and historic significance of their community, and they don't mind sharing it with visitors during the cruise season. For a more low-key Alaska experience, take the ferry from Skagway to Haines, which reminds us of the folksy, frontier Alaska depicted on the TV show Northern Exposure, and is a great place to spot eagles and other wildlife. Some ships also stop at Haines as a port of call, usually for a few hours after Skagway. 


The Best Shore Excursions: Flightseeing and helicopter trips in Alaska are absolutely unforgettable ways to check out the scenery if you can afford them. But airborne tours tend to be pretty pricey -- sometimes approaching $600 a head. A helicopter trip to a dog-sled camp at the top of a glacier (usually the priciest of the offerings) affords both incredibly pretty views and a chance to try your hand at the truly Alaskan sport of dog sledding. (Yes, even in summer: The sleds are fitted with wheels.) It's a great way to earn bragging rights with the folks back home. For a less extravagant excursion, nothing beats a ride on a clear day on the White Pass and Yukon Route Railway out of Skagway to Canada -- the route followed by the gold stampeders of '98. Last year the railway expanded its rail system to go not just to Fraser at the border but all the way to Carcross (also known as Caribou Cross) in the Yukon Territory (adding more than 30 miles by rebuilding old track). While you're riding the rails, try to imagine what it was like for those gold seekers crossing the same track on foot! And we also like to get active with kayak and mountain-biking excursions offered by most lines at most ports. In addition to affording a chance to work off those shipboard calories, these excursions typically provide optimum opportunities for spotting eagles, bears, seals, and other wildlife. Another, less hectic shore excursion that goes down well with many passengers is a float ride down one of the more placid stretches of Alaska's myriad rivers, such as the Kenai, the Mendenhall, or the Chilkat. These outings don't involve a lot of paddling -- which can be hard work -- but instead use the natural flow of the river to propel the four- to six-person rubber raft downstream. And they involve little or no whitewater. Generally, the group will stop for a picnic lunch en route and return to the staging area by motorcoach or automobile.


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Cruising Alaska


Alaska's wild attractions are simply legendary. But you'll find her charming cities and towns to be equally memorable. Sailing into ports along the Inside Passage, you'll feel the welcoming personality of the Alaskan people and discover the fascinating Gold Rush history on every street, storefront and saloon. As the #1 cruise line in Alaska, Princess brings more people to the Great Land than any other. Many of Alaska's greatest glaciers and most beautiful scenery can be experienced only by sea, but that's just the beginning of the story. Princess also delivers you to the countless attractions that lie inland.

Compare all the itineraries, sailing dates, rates, accommodations, excursions, bonus extras, discounts and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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. 


Our Adventure Alaska Vacations (AVA), offer an immersive new destination experience that transforms what may once have been a passing encounter with people, places and cultures into something vibrant, illuminating, even perhaps life-changing. Let us introduce our dedicated Team of Certified Alaska Travel Experts that with just one phone call, [ 800.365.1445 ] review local culture and history with customized guidance for each Alaska destination.

 

Guests can ask advice from our Certified Alaska Travel Experts about the best tours, most popular sites and where to go to feel like a local so each destination can be explored to its fullest. These specially trained experts shape the story of each journey by providing informative tips, fielding questions and engage guests far beyond what the average travel agent or cruise line call center reservationist.  Our Team of Certified Alaska Travel Experts bring each locale, such as Skagway, Ketchikan, Juneau, Fairbanks, Anchorage, Glacier Bay, Talkeetna, Haines, Sitka, Denali, Cooper River or Kenai to life by digging deeper, beyond facts and figures. Guests will learn some of the local customs, hear interesting tales and gain extensive insight into each port of call.

 

Ready to get started planning your perfect Alaska vacation? Browse the details below, then call us at 800.365.1445. The call is free and so is the advice.
 

Affordable 2019 Alaska Cruises and Cruise Tours

Start planning your 2019 affordable Alaska vacation today with an incredible array of vacations choices to see Alaska. See glaciers and vast wilderness with seven ships sailing to Alaska, and 23 captivating cruise tour options. Search below, then, book today! Book early and you can enjoy extra savings on select sailings and cruise tour departures of up to $500 per person, plus a bonus extra's like Shipboard Credit, Cabin Upgrades and more!

 

Exclusive Princess Cruises Alaska Mini-Group RatesCruise 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. Here  is information about Alaska's favorite places. From it's historical towns and cities to its National parks, Alaska has something to offer everyone.

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Highlights

 

of your Alaska Cruise Vacation

Cruising the Great Land

Learn all about the departure ports, which ports of call to visit. Choose your cruise: Voyage of the Glaciers -or- Inside Passage cruises.  What could make the Great Land even better? Princess Cruises new "North to Alaska" program, immersing you in everything Alaska - from the region's famous seafood to a Klondike gold rush festival and a host of local guests.

 

"North to Alaska" onboard experiences bring Alaska to life.
A Taste of Alaska.

Experience the finest fresh local seafood -in our dining rooms, specialty restaurants and special themed events on deck - and sample specialties from the best local eateries like the Alaska Fish House, Tracy's King Crab Shack and the Skagway Fish Company.
The Klondike Festival & Midnight Sun Party.

Delight in performances from the gold rush days, sled dog presentations, Tlingit art projects and more - culminating with a fun-filled top deck Midnight Sun party.
Alaska for kids!

Our Alaska Explorers youth program features activities like our Jr. Ranger Program, panning for gold, and the Deadliest Catch Crab Sort Challenge.
The Real Alaskans.

Be treated to an exciting multi-media presentation on the life and adventures of Alaskan lumberjacks and listen to "Tales from the Wild" with New York Times bestselling author and renowned storyteller Nick Jans as he shares the poignant story of Romeo the wolf.

Returning favorites. Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the grueling Iditarod dog sled race, comes aboard to tell her inspirational tales as well as hilarious storyteller, Steve Hites and knowledgeable onboard naturalists.

 

Alaska's Top Attractions...

Glaciers
Many people travel to Alaska just for a chance to see her famous glaciers. And with good reason. There's no other natural spectacle like witnessing a towering river of otherworldly blue ice and hearing the thunderous crack when an iceberg calves into the tidewater.
Wildlife
How many times in life have you had the opportunity to see moose grazing in meadows, eagles nesting in treetops, whales frolicking in glistening waters and bears roaming in their native habitat? On an Alaska vacation, all that is possible - including glimpsing Denali National Park's Big Five: brown bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep and caribou on a cruisetour.
Mountains
The focal point of Denali National Park is 20,310-foot Denali, the tallest peak in North America. Princess cruisetours take you close to this inspiring wonder as well as other breathtaking ranges such as Wrangell-St. Elias.

Depart from these ports

 

Seattle
The "Emerald City" has a legacy of vision and strength. Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. Spectacular natural surroundings like Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains, plus convenient weekend departures, make Seattle a great place to start or end your Alaska cruise.
San Francisco
San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping and that iconic air of romance and abandon that's part of the allure of the city.
Vancouver
One of Canada's largest cities, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including an impressive Chinatown - and stunningly beautiful parks.
Los Angeles
The "City of Angels" always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, it's now the hub for movies and the entertainment industry. This talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a vibrant culture.
Anchorage ( Whittier port )
Captains James Cook and George Vancouver were the first Europeans to explore this region, but it took the Alaska Railroad to put it on the map. Today, Alaska's largest city is equal parts civilized pleasures and natural splendor. How many places offer the opportunity to tour a museum and go bear watching in the very same day.

 

Visit these ports


Juneau
Take the Mt. Roberts Tramway for a bird's-eye view of the city in which prospector Joe Juneau hit the jackpot with three gold mines on the Gastineau Channel. Be sure to save time for a thriving city of cafes, galleries and seafood restaurants. Enjoy an Alaska dinner on itineraries that feature a More Ashore Late Night call.
Icy Strait Point
Near Alaska's largest Tlingit village lies the unique port of Icy Strait Point. Opened in 2004, Icy Strait Point features a restored salmon cannery that houses a museum, where you can discover the rich Native heritage of the Huna Tlingit tribe. Grab a bite at one of the restaurants in port or pick up a Native Alaskan made souvenir from the local arts and crafts shops around town. If adventure is calling your name, look no further than the world's highest zipline with a 1,300-foot drop!
Skagway
During the Gold Rush era, Skagway - gateway to the Klondike - boasted 20,000 residents and a variety of saloons, dance halls and gambling palaces. A stroll along the town's streets will transport you back to days of the Klondike Gold Rush, as will a ride aboard the vintage White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad to the Klondike Summit and Yukon.
Ketchikan
Charming Creek Street - one of Ketchikan's main attractions - was the town's red-light district during the Gold Rush days. Equally famous are Native totems on display at the Saxman Native Village and Totem Bight State Park, and the region's fabled salmon fishing.
Victoria
In North America's most British city, you can explore sights like spectacular Butchart Gardens or find a pub for a pint of ale and fish & chips. Hop on a red double-decker bus for an authentically English vantage point of this wonderful destination.

 

Glaciers on your cruise

 

Glacier Bay National Park
Princess takes more guests to Glacier Bay than any other cruise line, and this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier and Johns Hopkins Glacier. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.
Tracy Arm Fjord
Breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord extends over 30 miles long, with nearly a quarter of its area covered in ice. In fact, it encompasses some of Alaska's largest glaciers, including the twin Sawyer Glaciers. You'll sail past snowcapped mountains and through steep granite canyon walls.
Hubbard Glacier
The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier's immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it's when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship.
College Fjord
Discovered in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound during the 1899 Harriman expedition, spectacular College Fjord and its glaciers were named after prestigious East Coast schools by the college professors who first laid eyes upon their majesty. Stretching for miles, these massive rivers of ice edge down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord.

 

Choose your cruise: Voyage of the glaciers

A GLACIAL PACE
They are among the world's greatest natural wonders -glaciers, the massive rivers of ice that advance and retreat over vast stretches of time. And on our top-rated Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, you'll have plenty of time to see these ice-age marvels up close with two days in some of Alaska's best glacial waters on every voyage - including Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On signature Voyage of the Glaciers sailings, you'll enjoy:
Sailing over 500 miles farther north across the Gulf of Alaska and into Prince William Sound.
Glacier Bay National Park with park rangers and onboard naturalists.
A second glacier-viewing experience among the 16 glaciers at College Fjord, or Hubbard Glacier - the longest tidewater glacier in Alaska.
The best frontier ports in Alaska -Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.

 

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Choose your cruise : Inside passage

WATER WAYS OF WONDER
The glassy waters of the Inside Passage sailings boast unparalleled attractions - soaring glacier-crested peaks, majestic waterfalls, and wildlife from migrating whales to frolicking sea otters to eagles circling high above. Towns like Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway provide a unique cultural experience, enhanced by the wonderful Alaskan food, activities and entertainment you'll find on board.
On signature Inside Passage sailings, you'll enjoy:
Glacier viewing at either Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm Fjord.
Calls in authentic frontier ports of Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan, where activities range from historic walking tours and salmon fishing to hiking on a glacier.
An evening in the charming British Columbia city of Victoria, where you might choose to visit the spectacular Butchart Gardens.

 

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Adventures in Alaska Videos

Glacier Bay and Denali National Park. Alaska's Top 2 Attractions. Watch the video to learn why they are so popular. Learn all about Princess Cruises exciting Alaska Cruise Vacation options, by watching this preview video of our sensational cruise options, in-depth Land & Sea Cruise Vacations and exciting new on board programs including North To Alaska! and Discovery At Sea.

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SEE IT ALL, BY LAND AND SEA
Princess Land & Sea Vacations combine a Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with three to eight nights on land, including spectacular scenic rail journeys and stays at Princess-owned lodges at some of the Great Land's best national parks. And every Land & Sea Vacation features Alaska's top two attractions - Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks.

NEW! Princess is pleased to offer pre-paid meal packages for the land portion of the Alaska Land & Sea Vacations. Princess Wilderness Lodges. Get up close to some of Alaska's greatest national parks at our Princess- owned wilderness lodges. We have two lodges that give you unique perspectives of Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley, plus lodges in prime locations on the Kenai Peninsula close to Kenai Fjords National Park and just outside Wrangell- St. Elias National Park

 

Here are the Day by Day Highlights and Key Features of our Alaska Land + Sea Vacations [ Alaskan Cruisetours ]

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DENALI EXPLORER TOURS

7 Day Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise - Rail & Motorcoach Travel - Denali National Park & More

 

DELUXE ESCORTED LAND & SEA VACATIONS

Hosted by a tour director with most meals on land included and enhanced sightseeing

 

OFF THE BEATEN PATH ADVENTURES

Experience the best of Denali Explorer vacations plus time on the Kenai Peninsula near dazzling Kenai Fjords National Park or Copper River just outside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

 

 

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the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail symbol for itineraries featuring this exclusive service between our ships and our Denali-area lodges.

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the Princess Rail symbol for itineraries including this service. It features beautiful Alaska scenery, plus our warm Princess service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENALI EXPLORER TOURS

It's our most popular cruise tour type - Denali Explorer. Choose from a variety of options to match your interests, each offering a seven day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with three to six nights on land. All itineraries feature a Natural History Tour into Denali National Park.

 

Seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
Stays at authentic Princess Wilderness Lodges
Exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service on most itineraries
Up to four nights in our Denali-area lodges

Options to Fairbanks and/or Anchorage
Natural History Tour into Denali National Park  (option to upgrade to Tundra Wilderness Tour at an additional cost)
Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks (if applicable)

 

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DENALI EXPLORER TOUR LISTINGS

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOURS

With our Off the Beaten Path cruise tours, you will experience the best features of the Denali Explorer vacations plus time at our Princess Wilderness Lodges located on the Kenai Peninsula near dazzling Kenai Fjords National Park or Copper River just outside Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

 

Seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
Two or more unforgettable nights in the Denali area, plus stays at the Kenai Peninsula or Wrangell- St. Elias National Park

Spectacular Princess rail service

Stays at Princess Wilderness Lodges

Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks   (if applicable)

Natural History Tour into Denali National Park (option to upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour (extra cost)

 

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the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail symbol for itineraries featuring this exclusive service between our ships and our Denali-area lodges

 

 

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OFF THE BEATEN PATH TOUR LISTINGS

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Note: Rates are shown for just one particular departure. Rates go up as the Summer goes on. Rates can go up or down at the sole discretion of the cruise line, based on availability at the actual time of booking. So, the sooner you decide, the better the choice of accommodations and price. Call us at 800.365.1445 for the latest up-to-the-moment prices and availability.

 

 

 

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DELUXE ESCORTED CONNOISSEUR CRUISETOURS

 

Hosted by a tour director with most meals on land included and enhanced sightseeing, these vacations feature the highest level of service. Enjoy five to eight nights on land, visiting not only Denali but also other legendary locales like Copper River and/or the Kenai Peninsula.

 

Two or more nights in the Denali area
Options to visit the stunning Kenai Peninsula and/or epic Wrangell-St. Elias National Park
Princess rail service
Most meals included on land

Stays in exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges
Tour director on land tour ( escorted )
Tundra Wilderness Tour into Denali National Park
Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise and Gold Dredge 8 Tour in Fairbanks (if applicable)

 

LOOK FOR

the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail symbol for itineraries featuring this exclusive service between our ships and our Denali-area lodges

 

 

ALSO LOOK FOR

the Princess Rail symbol for itineraries including this service. It features beautiful Alaska scenery, plus our warm Princess service.

 

CONNOISSEUR DELUXE ESCORTED TOUR LISTINGS

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Note: Rates are shown for just one particular departure. Rates go up as the Summer goes on. Rates can go up or down at the sole discretion of the cruise line, based on availability at the actual time of booking. So, the sooner you decide, the better the choice of accommodations and price. Call us at 800.365.1445 for the latest up-to-the-moment prices and availability.

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View the itinerary, sailing dates, rates, excursions, and key features:OB5( land tour before cruise )

 

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Alaska Sightseeing, Shore Excursions, Activities & Adventures

 

Nature & Wildlife

 



Anchorage: Kayaking in Prince William Sound
Glide through pristine waters on this approximately 3 hour kayaking excursion in Prince William Sound.
Copper River: Worthington Glacier Hike
Take a snow day and hike on the ice blue Worthington Glacier. After reaching the glacier, strap on a pair of crampons, then take a hike.
Denali: Denali Glacier Landing by Helicopter
Soar over the Alaska Range for a glacier landing to view icefalls, moraines, ice bridges and glacial pools as well as wildlife.
Juneau: Mendenhall Glacier Native Canoe Adventure
Be among the select few, under a limited U.S. Forest Service permit, to travel as Native Alaskans once did by canoe and venture within yards of the majestic Mendenhall Glacier.
Ketchikan: Alaska Wilderness Survival
This epic journey takes you to a wild and secluded island where you'll learn to build a shelter, collect food, and start a fire. Back on the boat, explore the Inside Passage coast with opportunities to discover a variety of wildlife species.
Mt. McKinley: Three Rivers Tour
Board the fully-enclosed McKinley Queen jet boat and cruise along three rivers that offer panoramic views of Mt. McKinley and breathtaking flora and fauna.
Skagway: Horseback Riding Adventure
Escape the hustle and bustle of port and come discover the awe-inspiring Alaska beauty just as the pioneers did on horseback!
Anchorage: Prince William Sound 26 Glacier Tour
Hop aboard a high-speed catamaran and travel 140 miles into Prince William Sound to see 26 named glaciers, as well as an abundance
of wildlife.
Copper River: Copper Country Discovery Tour
Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of Copper River Country. Enjoy a scenic van ride and interpretive discussion with a professional naturalist guide.
RECOMMENDED
Juneau: Whale Watching & Wildlife Quest
Experience southeast Alaska's incredible scenery and amazing natural history on this exceptional wildlife excursion that offers a whale-sighting guarantee.
Ketchikan: Bering Sea Crab Fishermen's Tour
Join a 3-hour cruise aboard the Aleutian Ballad from season
two of the TV series Deadliest Catch to learn about the world of commercial fisherman.
Ketchikan: Neets Bay Bear Watch & Flight
RECOMMENDED
After an exhilarating 25-minute flight, embark on a nature walk to Neets Bay in Tongass National Forest, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get an up-close view of black bears.
Skagway: Haines Wilderness River Adventure
A jet boat tour deep into the heart of the Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve offers a true wilderness experience where you may see eagles, moose and bears.


Sightseeing & City Tours Special Interests

 



Fairbanks: Fairbanks Highlights Adventure
Visit Fairbanks' top attractions - The Morris Thompson Cultural Center, Museum of the North and Santa Claus House in North Pole where it's Christmas year-round!
Juneau: Juneau's Exclusive Highlights
Experience Juneau's most scenic, unique and historic sites from the comfort of a deluxe minibus on this small group adventure.
Kenai: Explore Historic Seward
Take a guided tour along Alaska's only National Scenic Byway to the historic town of Seward, where attractions include the Seward Museum, Alaska Sealife Center, Exit Glacier and more.
Ketchikan: Saxman Native Village & Totem Pole Park
Visit fascinating Saxman Native Village, witness Native dancing and see the craft of totem carving before taking a motorcoach tour of historic Ketchikan.
Seattle: Space Needle, Pike Place Market & City Tour
See Seattle's premier attractions, from the soaring Space Needle to vibrant Pike Place Market.
Skagway: White Pass Scenic Railway
Take a thrilling ride aboard the historic Gold Rush-era White Pass & Yukon Railroad.
Victoria, B.C., Canada: Victoria by Horse-Drawn Trolley Experience the beauty of Victoria by horse-drawn trolley, a timeless tradition and wonderful way to view this historic city.
Denali: Music of Denali Dinner Theatre
Delight in a wonderful, feel-good musical comedy paired with an all-you-can-eat Alaskan dinner buffet.
Fairbanks: Chena Hot Springs
Experience the "hottest" and "coolest" attractions in Alaska - a natural hot springs, ice museum and great dinner!
Juneau: Salmon Sportfishing Adventure
Fish for salmon in one of the most productive fishing grounds in southeast Alaska.
Kenai: Gold Panning with "Prospector John"
Enjoy a true gold panning experience with Prospector John as he takes you back to the days of the Gold Rush, then through the steps of modern and old-time techniques.
Skagway: Gold Panning, Sled Dogs & Exclusive Scenic Railway Relive life as a prospector on this tour that takes you back in time to the Gold Rush. Ride the vintage railcars on the historic White Pass Railway with a costumed guide and celebrate your adventure at the summit with a one-of-a-kind Klondike toast.
Victoria, B.C., Canada: Enchanting Butchart Gardens
This 55-acre floral wonderland, featuring themed gardens and meandering paths, is illuminated with colored lights and magical effects.

 

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