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17-Day Connoisseur Escorted Alaska Land + Sea Adventure

( includes select sightseeing,  meals on land & sea )
 

Fairbanks to Vancouver, Canada
Land first (10 days), followed by cruise (7 days)
6 Land Destinations: Fairbanks | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge | Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge | Whittier
3 Ports: Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska | Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska | Skagway, Alaska | Juneau, Alaska | Ketchikan, Alaska | Vancouver, Canada

 

 

Health & Safety

These Princess cruises and cruisetours to Alaska are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination.

As of now ( June 1, 2021 ) and subject to change as CDC guidance, medical and public health guidance evolves, the line’s Cruise Health program and protocols provides steps to enhance public health.

 

Please check regularly, as there will be updates as new procedures are finalized and existing protocols may evolve. Anyone who doesn’t comply with the boarding procedures and health & safety requirements as well as onboard public health measures may be denied boarding or disembarked at the first available opportunity. Other consequences could include being denied service, required stateroom isolation and being banned from sailing in the future. If you are non-compliant, no refund of the cruise or cruisetour fare for unused cruise days or travel expenses (if flying home) will be covered. If your travel party is impacted and/or they are required or voluntarily choose to leave with you, the same policies will apply to them: there will be no refund of cruise or cruisetour fare for unused cruise days or coverage of travel expenses home.

 

Best Price Fare

Balcony from $5,759*

Our Lowest "No Frills" Fare

*Prices are per person, USD. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $299
Enjoy $50 onboard spending credit per person


 

Best Value Fare

Balcony from $6,039*


*Prices are per person, USD. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses additional: $299
Enjoy $50 onboard spending credit per person with drinks, Wi-Fi & crew incentive for all.

Best Value features included...

Wi-Fi Package
Premier Drinks with Service Charge Included
Premier Soda Package (minors only)
Crew Incentive Included ( gratuities )


 

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Perks @ Sea Extras may be available for your sailing. These bonus extra's may include one or more extras such as; free cabin upgrades, free onboard spending credits, free gratuities, kids sail free or at reduced rates, free shore excursion (s), free specialty dining, or free wifi. Not all sailings offers bonus extra's, so you will need to call us at 800.365.1445 to learn if your choice of sailing includes any bonus offers.

 

2022 DEPARTURES
May
11 18 25
Jun
01 08 15 22 29
Jul
06 13 20 27
Aug
03 10 17 24 31

 

17 Days | 3 Ports | 2 Scenic Cruising | 10 Nights on Land

 

Map illustration may contain port order and/or port substitutions, please review itinerary listing for actual list of ports. Motorcoach may be substituted for rail on some departures. Port arrival and departure times are approximate and subject to change without notice. For more information please review the  .

Other Departure Dates:

May 11 18 25 Jun 01 08 15 22 29 Jul 06 13 20 27 Aug 03 10 17 24 31 Call 800.365.1445 for rates and availability.

Date Port Arrive Depart
Wed, May 18 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. 
Thu, May 19 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) 
Fri, May 20 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 Fannie Q's saloon, named after a local homesteader. (B, D) 
Sat, May 21 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 Denali's "Big Five": bears, moose, caribou, wolves and Dall sheep. (B, L, D) 
Sun, May 22 Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
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) 
Mon, May 23 Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
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. Our Princess staff can help you choose from a generous offering of outdoor activities. (B, D) 
Tue, May 24 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) 
Wed, May 25 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, return to your bungalow-style room with its wood-burning stove and sun porch for an evening of pure relaxation. (B, D) 
Thu, May 26 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. Our Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge welcomes you with incredible views of Mt. Drum, Mt. Wrangell and Mt. Blackburn. (B, D) 
Fri, May 27 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)
Sat, May 28 Whittier
Motorcoach over Thompson Pass for the journey to Valdez, and then enjoy a high-speed catamaran ride across Prince William Sound to Whittier, where your cruise ship awaits. Along the way are beautiful waterfalls and wildlife like bald eagles, sea otters, sea lions and various seabirds. Catch a glimpse of Blackstone Glacier and don't forget to keep an eye out for whales! (B) 
Sat, May 28 Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska 08:30 pm
Sun, May 29 Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising), Alaska 03:00 pm 08:00 pm
Mon, May 30 Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska 09:15 am 07:30 pm
Tue, May 31 Skagway, Alaska 07:00 am 08:30 pm
Wed, Jun 1 Juneau, Alaska 06:30 am 05:00 pm
Thu, Jun 2 Ketchikan, Alaska 10:00 am 06:00 pm
Fri, Jun 3 At SeaView onboard experience
Sat, Jun 4 Vancouver, Canada 07:30 am

 

*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. Actual stateroom may not be furnished as shown. Certain staterooms may vary in size, decor and configuration. Please note, accessible mini-suites have accessible showers only/no tub. 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   for Cancellation Policy.

ABOUT US

Meet Raye & Marty Trencher, two savvy travelers, that provide intelligent recommendations and Information as Certified Cruise & Tour Advisors and Online Travel Guides. Representing the next generation of experience and know-how to help you plan the perfect Cruise or Escorted Land Tour vacation. We believe travel is all about inspiration and lasting memories. And our job is to help travelers like you navigate your way through all the choices, and options available before you set off and, crucially, by acting as a reference point when planning your trip, helping you find your way.

 

Then, we provide intelligent recommendations and reviews, thus limiting the amount of confusing and contradictory information you may have before you. In essence, it's all about helping people like you make the most of an unfamiliar place. Meeting travelers' differing needs. You visit the mega sites, those that sell everything from car rentals to cruises and have huge telemarketing call centers, if you want a one-size-fits-all impersonal approach. You talk to us if you want to take advantage of our 40 years of travel experience (i.e. been there-done that, kind of experience) and know-how to help you plan the perfect cruise and/or land & sea vacation. Call us at 800.365.1445. We offer free planning help, with never an obligation to book.

 

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Alaska 2022 Cruisetour Search 

Depart from Fairbanks, Anchorage( Whittier ), Vancouver or Seattle.

Featuring over 130 Cruises and 64 Alaska Land + Sea Journeys & Unforgettable Alaskan Cruise Adventures Filled With Bonus Amenities And Perks!

 

Majestic Princess

Majestic Princess is the newest sister ship to Royal Princess® and Regal Princess®, offering the Princess experience and signature favorites you've always loved, plus exciting new features with a Chinese flair. She is also the first ship in our fleet to feature a brand-new Seawitch livery design at her bow with hair flowing toward the stern.

  • Inaugural Cruise: March 31, 2017
  • Guest Capacity: 3,560
  • Number of Crew: 1,346
  • Tonnage: 143,700

side view of Majestic Princess cruise ship at sea

Dining

Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

  • Harmony (Mandarin)^
  • La Mer, A French Bistro (French)^
  • Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse)^
  • World Fresh Marketplace
  • The Bakery
  • The International Café
  • Alfredo's Pizzeria
  • Lobster & Dim Sum Bar
  • Chopsticks Noodle Bar
  • Vines (wine bar)^

^Specialty restaurant - nominal charges may apply.  

Activities

Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

  • Hollywood Pool Club
  • Sing on the Sea Karaoke
  • The SeaWalk®
  • Shops of Princess
  • Vista Gaming Lounge
  • Platinum Photography Studio
  • VIP Lounge
  • Fine Art Gallery
  • Photo & Video Gallery
  • Princess Sports Central
  • The Greens (mini-golf)
  • Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs

Entertainment

There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.

  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Original Musical Productions
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Princess Live!
  • Princess® Water Color Fantasy
  • Bars & Lounges
 

Joyful Rejuvenation

Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Hollywood Conservatory, a tranquil “indoor garden.”

  • The Princess Luxury Bed
  • SLEEP by Princess
  • Lotus Spa®^
  • Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
  • The Enclave® at Lotus Spa®^
  • Hollywood Conservatory^
  • Fitness Classes^


^Nominal charges may apply.  

Families

Voted “Best Cruise Line for multi-generational family travel” by Porthole Cruise Magazine 2018 Readers' Choice Awards, Princess fosters family reconnection over meaningful moments of discovery, relaxation and happiness, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between.

  • Camp Discovery Youth Centers & Teen Lounges
  • Discovery at SEA experiences like Stargazing and Indoor Planetarium^
  • Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ Shore Excursions
  • Live Animal Experiences in the Piazza^
  • Stanley the Bear and much more
  • Festivals of the World
  • Movies Under the Stars®
  • Unique Holiday Activities^

^On select sailings.

Youth & Teen Programs

In partnership with Discovery™, Princess® has developed wonder-filled Camp Discovery centers and engaging experiences for cruisers ages 3 to 17. Named “Best Cruise Line for Families” by Travel & Leisure, our diverse programs offer every child and teen what they need to spark curiosity, fuel creativity and inspire an active life.

  • The Treehouse, ages 3 to 7
  • The Lodge, ages 8 to 12
  • The Beach House, ages 13 to 17

Places You'll Visit. Things You Can Do & More!

Fairbanks
Established by the discovery of gold by Felix Pedro in 1902, Fairbanks is located in the Tanana Valley of Alaska's interior. In the early 20th century, sternwheelers carried settlers and miners along the Chena and Tanana Rivers as they do for visitors today. The second-largest city in Alaska, Fairbanks is named the '''Golden Heart City'' for its historical and modern gold industries and for its central location. The city serves as the hub of the region known as Alaska's Interior. In the summer, visitors and residents alike enjoy nearly 24 hours of light daily. Visitors have many choices in Fairbanks. Experience Fairbanks' rich Gold Rush history via sternwheeler, or visit one of the region's many gold mines. The Arctic Circle and the Yukon River are just a short flight away.
 

Points of Interest
Arctic Circle
Riverboat Discovery
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
Gold Dredge # 8
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
Chena Hot Springs & Ice Museum
Pioneer Park
Native Cultures
 

More About Fairbanks Points Of Interest


Arctic Circle
The Arctic Circle, the region around the North Pole, includes the northern parts of Europe, Asia, and North America, and the Arctic and Subarctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Iceland.
Riverboat Discovery
A cruise aboard an authentic sternwheeler riverboat along the Chena and Tanana Rivers offers a demonstration of a fish wheel, as well as insight into Athabascan Indian culture and the Iditarod.
Trans-Alaska Pipeline
The 800-mile-long Trans Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) is one of the largest pipeline systems in the world, stretching from Prudhoe Bay to Valdez, the northernmost ice-free port in North America.
Gold Dredge # 8
From a ride on the Tanana Valley Railroad into the gold fields of the Interior to a tour of the mining camp and gold panning, Alaska's mining history comes alive at the Gold Dredge #8.
Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum
The Fountainhead Antique Auto Museum features over 70 historically significant American automobiles and showcases the interesting heritage of the automobile during Alaska's post-Gold Rush era.
Chena Hot Springs & Ice Museum
Chena Hot Springs is a hot spring and year-round resort. On site is the Aurora Ice Museum considered the most artistic ice hotel in the world with an ice chandelier mimicking the northern lights.
Pioneer Park
This 44-acre theme park commemorates Alaska's pioneering history, and features several Alaska museums and historical displays, including an old Alaska riverboat and narrow gauge railroad.
Native Cultures
The native cultures of Alaska have had a significant impact on the state. Come learn about their rich history and take a closer look at their unique and extraordinary ways of life.

Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska
Whittier, approximately 65 miles southeast of Anchorage, lies nestled at the base of the Chugach Mountains bordering Passage Canal. Established as a World War II port for cargo and troops of the Alaska Command, Whittier remained activated until 1960. Today, Whittier's economy and its 290 residents rely largely on the fishing industry, the port and, increasingly, on tourism.

Once accessible only by boat or via a war-era railway tunnel, The Anton Anderson Memorial Tunnel was recently enhanced to accommodate highway traffic as well, making it the longest highway/rail tunnel in North America at 2.5 miles.

Named for the poet John Greenleaf Whittier, the community is also the gateway to spectacular Prince William Sound, with its magnificent tidewater glaciers and abundant marine life.

Whittier tours are available to passengers on back-to-back voyages who will stay onboard the ship and cruise back to Vancouver as well as guests ending their cruise in Whittier with an evening flight out of Anchorage on the day of disembarkation or an overnight in Anchorage after their cruise. Whittier tours are only available to cruisetour guests who spend the first night of their package in Anchorage. Other cruisetour guests cannot take an excursion as they would miss the transfer their next destination.
 

Points of Interest
Prince William Sound
Portage Glacier
Turnagain Arm
Mt. Alyeska Tram
Seward Highway
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Outdoor Adventures


More About Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska Points Of Interest
 

Prince William Sound
Boasting more tidewater glaciers than anywhere else in North America, this gorgeous deepwater sound is home to a host of rich marine life.
Portage Glacier
This giant wall of ice is one of Alaska's most popular and exciting attractions. It's your chance to witness glacier calving and hear the thunderous roar when a huge block of ice crashes into the sea.
Turnagain Arm
The journey along the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet is one of the world's great drives, boasting breathtaking views of mountain scenery and the inlet and the chance to see wildlife.
Mt. Alyeska Tram
Climb 2,300 feet above sea level to a viewing deck with panoramic vistas of hanging glaciers towering mountains, expanses of evergreen and glistening streams. Telescopes on deck intensify the view.
Seward Highway
The Seward Highway linking Anchorage and Seward is a National Scenic Byway and one of 15 routes designated as an "All-American Road" in the United States. Dramatic views of wild Alaska abound.
Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Dedicated to preserving Alaska's wildlife through public education, this refuge for injured and orphaned animals includes moose, elk, caribou, bears, musk oxen, bison, deer, lynx and eagles.
Outdoor Adventures
Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else.
Anchorage
A modern city surrounded by spectacular wilderness and the state's largest community. Enjoy world-class attractions, Native Alaskan culture, shopping and dining in this four-time All American City.

 



Skagway, Alaska
Skagway was the gateway to the gold fields for the thousands who flocked to Alaska and the Yukon with the hope of striking it rich. Skagway may have boasted the shortest route to the Klondike, but it wasn't the easiest.

Over 100 years ago, the White Pass route through the Coast Mountains and the shorter but steeper Chilkoot Trail were used by countless stampeders. Many a would-be miner perished on the treacherous Chilkoot Trail.

The gold rush was a boon and by 1898, Skagway was Alaska's largest town with a population of about 20,000. Hotels, saloons, dance halls and gambling houses prospered. But when the gold yield dwindled in 1900, so did the population as miners quickly shifted to new finds in Nome.

Today, Skagway has less than 1,000 residents. It still retains the flavor of the gold rush era.
 

Points of Interest
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Outdoor Adventures
Klondike Summit
Gold Rush History
Yukon (Canada)
Haines
Red Onion Saloon
Dog Sledding

More About Skagway, Alaska Points Of Interest


White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
The "Scenic Railway of the World" links Skagway with Yukon, Canada. A 41-mile roundtrip offers an unforgettable journey to the summit of the White Pass at nearly 3,000 feet in elevation.
Outdoor Adventures
Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride on a dog sled, horseback riding, hiking, river rafting, flightseeing, ziplining and more.
Klondike Summit
The Klondike Summit, also called the White Pass Summit rises 3,292 feet above sea level along the Klondike Highway. The journey, running parallel to the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad, offers breathtaking views of waterfalls, glaciers, scenic vistas and glimpses of the original Brackett Wagon Road and Tormented Valley.
Gold Rush History
Relive the color and history of the Yukon Gold Rush. Tour the camps, pan for gold or meet a few costumed characters who'll show you what life was like during the boom-town days in the 1800s.
Yukon (Canada)
Yukon is a wilderness playground with an extensive network of waterways. On the scenic 65-mile drive from Skagway, the lush coastal landscape gives way to rugged wilderness. Its capital, Whitehorse, is the center for the Yukon's mining and forestry industries.
Haines
Pristine beauty and an abundance of wildlife define Haines. Just 14 miles from Skagway by water, the town is renowned for huge convocations of bald eagles and one of the planet's longest fjords.
Red Onion Saloon
During the Klondike Gold Rush, the Red Onion Saloon was Skagway's most exclusive bordello. Now this colorful establishment is a bar/restaurant and a National Historic Building.
Dog Sledding
Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska's state sport. Take a flight to a glacier to experience flying over the snow, or visit the summertime training grounds for a ride in a wheeled sled.

 


Juneau, Alaska
In 1880, it was slow going for Joe Juneau and Richard Harris as they searched for gold with the help of Native guides. After climbing mountains, forging streams and facing countless difficulties, they found nuggets "as large as beans."

From their discovery came three of the largest gold mines in the world. By the end of World War II, more than $150 million in gold had been mined. Eventually the mines closed, but the town Joe Juneau founded became the capital of Alaska and the business of gold was replaced by the business of government.

Some 30,000 people live in Juneau. Its total area makes it one of the biggest towns, in size, in the world. Only Kiruna, Sweden, and Sitka, Alaska, exceed Juneau's 3,248 square miles.

Today Juneau is famous not only for gold and government but also for its breathtakingly beautiful glaciers and stunning views of both water and mountains.


Points of Interest
Mendenhall Glacier
Outdoor Adventures
Whale Watching
Glacier Flightseeing
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Glacier Gardens
Dog Sledding
Juneau Tram


More About Juneau, Alaska Points Of Interest


Mendenhall Glacier
This amazing glacier is 13 miles long, a half-mile wide and from 300 to 1,800 feet deep. Stretching from the Juneau Icefield to Mendenhall Lake, it has been slowly retreating since the mid 1700s.
Outdoor Adventures
Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride on a dog sled, whale watching, hiking, biking, flightseeing, ziplining and more.
Whale Watching
You're virtually ensured a whale sighting from April to November when hundreds of humpbacks feed and frolic in the waters of the northern Inside Passage. Orcas are also common sightings in Juneau.
Glacier Flightseeing
Fly over the massive Juneau Icefield and get a front-row seat to awe-inspiring glaciers, spectacular icefalls and majestic rock formations - accessible only from the air.
Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
Discover the life cycle of the Pacific salmon species. Witness their amazing development from tiny fish (year round) to returning adult salmon fighting their way up a 450-ft fish ladder (late-June to October). Indoor aquarium displays showcase local marine life in a natural setting.
Glacier Gardens
This 50-acre garden features species native to this temperate rainforest. Guided tours provide insight into a self-sustaining ecosystem and lookout points on Thunder Mountain are spectacular.
Dog Sledding
Meet professional mushers and their amazing canine companions in an introduction to Alaska's state sport. Take a flight to a glacier to experience flying over the snow, or visit the summertime training grounds for a ride in a wheeled sled.
Juneau Tram
For a bird's-eye view, take a five-minute tram ride to the top of Mt. Roberts for a panoramic vantage point 1,800 feet above the city. Mountaintop attractions include trails, shops and nature displays.


 


Ketchikan, Alaska
Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.

In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city.

Visitors to Ketchikan will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, which includes the world's oldest collection of totem poles at Totem Heritage Center. The Haida, Tlingit and Tsimshian are all a part of the city's colorful history. Ketchikan, with its abundance of salmon, is also a sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument.


Points of Interest
Outdoor Adventures
Totem Bight State Park
Saxman Native Village
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
Misty Fjords National Monument
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
George Inlet Lodge
Creek Street


More About Ketchikan, Alaska Points Of Interest
 

Outdoor Adventures
Enjoy what is truly an outdoorsman's paradise, with activities you won't find anywhere else. Go for a ride in an off-road vehicle, kayaking, hiking, nature watching, flightseeing, ziplining and more.
Totem Bight State Park
Set amidst the peaceful forest, the park is home to 14 totem poles, each telling their own story, and a replica of a 19th-century clan house, offering a look into the Tlingit and Haida Native Alaskan cultures.
Saxman Native Village
Experience the rich living culture of the Tlingits as they welcome you to their village. Unravel totem pole mysteries, see carvers in action, shop for fine art and enter a clan house to watch Native dancers.
Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary
This 40-acre rainforest reserve is home to bald eagles, black bear, seals and a variety of birds, a live eagle display and a collection of totem poles.
Misty Fjords National Monument
Take in the dramatic beauty of a land slowly crafted by the hands of nature. It encompasses more than two million acres of sheer granite cliffs, 1,000-foot waterfalls, and crystalline lakes.
Great Alaskan Lumberjack Show
This celebration of a bygone era is a rip-roaring good time. World champion athletes compete in springboard chopping, buck sawing, axe throwing, log rolling and the thrilling 50-foot tree climb.
George Inlet Lodge
A former cannery bunkhouse built in the 1940s, this historic lodge was towed on a log raft over 70 miles to its current site on the shores of the spectacular George Inlet waterway 15 miles south of Ketchikan.
Creek Street
This historic boardwalk was a Red Light District during the Gold Rush. Now, it's a quaint place to tour Dolly's House museum, view totem poles, and shop at locally owned stores and galleries.

 


Vancouver, Canada

It seems unlikely that a character named "Gassy Jack" Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that's history for you.

During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region's waters in 1792.

Canada's third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It's a community with a rich ethnic mix - including the second-largest Chinatown in North America - and stunningly beautiful parks.


Points of Interest
Stanley Park
Vancouver Lookout
Chinatown
Granville Island
Grouse Mountain
Vancouver Aquarium
Gastown
Robson Street


More About Vancouver, Canada Points Of Interest


Stanley Park
A lush rainforest in the heart of the city, this 1,000-acre park teems with wildlife and natural beauty. Enjoy a spectacular array of activities, including the famed Vancouver Aquarium and the majestic Totem Pole Park.
Vancouver Lookout
Take a glass elevator 430 feet in the air to the city's famed lookout and step into the heated observation deck for breathtaking 360-degree views of the city, mountains and your cruise ship below.
Chinatown
Experience the vibrant Asian atmosphere in the second largest Chinatown in North America. Authentic architecture, exotic cuisine, and colorful specialty shops make each turn down the narrow alleyways a unique adventure.
Granville Island
Connected to the city by a causeway from the south, it was named "One of the World's Greatest Places" by Project for Public Spaces. It is a sophisticated home to performing arts, dining, and a fabulous public market that offers a wide array of fresh food and hand-made crafts.
Grouse Mountain
From sophisticated entertainment to unspoiled nature, Vancouver's most visited attraction is the pre-eminent all-in-one destination, with something for everyone. The famous Grouse Mountain Skyride takes you on a one-mile journey to the Alpine Station, 3,700 feet above sea level, where you can choose from a variety of activities.
Vancouver Aquarium
Home to over 70,000 fascinating creatures including majestic beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, curious sea otters, harbour seals and Steller sea lions! Long-established as a global leader in marine research, education and conservation, the Aquarium offers visitors an unforgettable experience through face-to-face engagement with a wide array of amazing animals.
Gastown
The original site from which modern Vancouver evolved. The varied shops and boutiques make the area a popular shopping district. The famous steam clock fills the air with music every 15 minutes.
Robson Street
Vancouver's most famous shopping street set in the heart of downtown is a three-block commercial mecca including premier fashion stores, fine dining and amenities. The street to see and be seen on!

 


Accommodations

 

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the perfect base camp for exploring Denali National Park.
The name ''Denali'' means ''The Great One'' in the native Athabascan language. At 20,310 feet above sea level. Denali is the highest peak in North America and is surrounded by one of the world's most spectacular wildlife sanctuaries. Denali National Park is home to many types of wildlife including caribou, moose, wolves, Dall sheep, bald eagles, and the mighty grizzly bears. Leave it to Princess to offer excursions for all types of adventurers. Enjoy a scenic float down the Nenana River or an exhilarating jetboat safari. Play a round of golf in the Midnight Sun, or rise above it on a thrilling flightseeing tour. Hike in the backcountry, hoot and holler at the Music of Denali Dinner Theatre, or visit an Iditarod champion's dog kennel ... and hold the puppies! It's all up to you. Let us introduce you to Denali National Park - up close!


Points of Interest
Denali
Denali National Park and Preserve
Glaciers
Nenana River Gorge
Stampede Trail
Sled Dog Experience
Alaska Tundra
Black Diamond Peak


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Denali
The highest mountain in North America, Denali is also perhaps the coldest mountain in the world outside of Antarctica, a challenge even to the most experienced climbers.
Denali National Park and Preserve
Denali National Park and Preserve is home to six million acres, and preserves not only Denali, but also the pristine alpine terrain and abundant wildlife in the surrounding lands.
Glaciers
Glaciers cover one million acres, or one-sixth of Denali National Park. The most massive glaciers in the park drain snow and ice from the flanks of Denali.
Nenana River Gorge
Starting from its glacial headwaters high in the Alaska Range, the Nenana cuts north through the mountains alongside Denali National Park, offering several major rapids and thrilling whitewater rafting.
Stampede Trail
The Stampede Trail was a mining trail blazed in the 1930s. Today, what is now known as Stampede Road begins near the Nenana River and is popular with travelers on foot, bicycle and snow machine.
Sled Dog Experience
Our tours provides an in-depth look at the world of dog mushing and the Iditarod, Alaska's great sled dog race, including the training, racing and breeding of these champion sled dogs.
Alaska Tundra
Alaska's arctic tundra is found in Alaska's interior toward its northern or western coast. It's treeless and often bitter cold, and dotted with small lakes, or divided into strange geometric patterns.
Black Diamond Peak
Black Diamond Peak promises dramatic views of the entire Healy Valley and a chance to witness foxes, rabbits and the occasional wolf, bear or caribou.
 


Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®
The native Alaskans called it Denali - ''The Great One'' - and you'll find towering Denali and the Alaska Range simply stunning. The lodge is located approximately one hour from the town of Talkeetna, which is nestled at the base of Denali and is also home to the Talkeetna, Chulitna & Susitna Rivers. Some residents say Talkeetna means "Where three rivers meet" but established in 1919 Talkeetna is now more known as the base camp for climbers preparing for their attempt to ascend Denali. The rail depot is in Talkeetna and several land excursion tours have convenient tour times that will coordinate with the Princess Rail schedule to avoid the unnecessary one hour transfer between the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge and Talkeetna for those guests arriving or departing by rail. Refer to each description for our recommendations as to how to book Talkeetna or lodge based tour options to maximize your stay at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.


Points of Interest
Denali
Talkeetna
Denali State Park
Rivers - Talkeetna, Susitna & Chulitna
Glaciers
Sled Dog Experience
Alaska Homesteading
Gold Panning


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Denali
The highest mountain in North America, Denali is also perhaps the coldest mountain in the world outside of Antarctica, a challenge for even the most experienced climbers.
Talkeetna
Talkeetna was originally the site of a Tanaina Indian village, and was settled as a mining town in 1896. Today, this small distinctive community is probably the best location to view Denali.
Denali State Park
Denali State Park covers 325,240 acres north of Anchorage and south of Denali National Park. It boasts a landscape that varies from meandering lowland streams to alpine tundra.
Rivers - Talkeetna, Susitna & Chulitna
The Talkeetna and Chulitna Rivers join the Susitna River at Talkeetna, an Indian (Tanaina) word meaning ''river of plenty''. On these waterways, serene beauty and abundant wildlife abound.
Glaciers
Glaciers cover one million acres, or one-sixth of Denali National Park. The most massive glaciers in the park drain snow and ice from the flanks of Denali.
Sled Dog Experience
Experience provides an in-depth look at the world of dog mushing and the Iditarod, Alaska's great sled dog race, including the training, racing and breeding of these champion sled dogs.
Alaska Homesteading
After the U.S. purchased Alaska, farmers, miners and wilderness pioneers began claiming land. Until 1986, homesteading remained a viable method of settling Alaska.
Gold Panning
Just as the lure of gold brought the miners to Alaska over 100 years ago, it still does today. Learn how to pan for gold and how gold mining has progressed through the years.

 


Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge®
Located at Cooper Landing in the middle of the Kenai Peninsula, the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge is perched high above the beautiful turquoise waters of the Kenai River. The lodge is the base for many wilderness activities and the starting point for the scenic drive to Seward, gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park. Cooper Landing was first settled by the Kenaitze Indians, who set up fish camps along the upper Kenai River. More recently, Cooper Landing was the site of the first gold discovery in Alaska in 1848, the year before the California Gold Rush. Early Russians discovered the gold but proved more interested in the fur trade. From Cooper Landing, the Kenai River flows 75 miles before entering Cook Inlet. World-famous fishing, scenic float trips and hiking are all located just a short distance from the lodge's front door.

Points of Interest
Kenai Fjords National Park
Kenai Rivers (Kenai and/or Kasilof)
Exit Glacier
Alaska Sealife Center
Sled Dog Interaction
Gold Panning
Chugach National Forest
Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

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Kenai Fjords National Park
The 690,000-acre Kenai Fjords National Park is dominated by the expansive Harding Icefield, feeding dozens of deep-blue glaciers that tumble down into the waters of the bay.
Kenai Rivers (Kenai and/or Kasilof)
Kenai Rivers are known throughout the world for their abundance of fish. Both have four out of the five species of Pacific Salmon that return to spawn each season in Alaska, as well as Rainbow Trout.
Exit Glacier
Exit Glacier is part of the Kenai Fjords National Park, and is derived from the Harding Icefield in the Kenai Mountains.
Alaska Sealife Center
Alaska's only public aquarium and ocean wildlife rescue center is located on the shores of Resurrection Bay. This ''window on the sea'' offers close encounters with puffins, octopus and sea lions.
Sled Dog Interaction
Lorraine Temple provides an heart felt look into the world of dog mushing, briefly touching the topics of training, racing and breeding of these loving sled dogs.
Gold Panning
Just as the lure of gold brought the miners to Alaska over 100 years ago, it still does today. Many areas available for recreational gold panning include the scenic Kenai Peninsula.
Chugach National Forest
Chugach is the second-largest national forest in the country. Its 5,940,000 acres spread across three distinct landscapes, stretching from the Kenai Peninsula east across Prince William Sound.

Kenai National Wildlife Refuge was established as a way to protect the moose from market hunting, and stretches across 2 million acres, including the western slopes of the Kenai Mountain

 

Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge®
The Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge is the gateway to America's largest national park. Wrangell-St. Elias National Park boasts nine of the 16 highest peaks in the United States and Kennicott, a historic copper-mining boomtown. The lodge offers stunning vistas of the Wrangell-St. Elias Range and overlooks the Alaska Pipeline and the confluence of the Copper and Klutina rivers. Step out of the lodge and stroll along the Klutina Lake Trail. Miners used the route during the Alaska gold rush to travel from the port of Valdez to the gold fields of the interior. The Copper River Valley is rich in Native Alaskan traditions and is the home of a vibrant Athabascan culture. The waters of the Copper River are home to the legendary Copper River red salmon.

Points of Interest
Wrangell St. Elias National Park
Copper River
Kennicott & McCarthy
Prince William Sound
Valdez
Worthington Glacier
Thompson Pass
Sled Dog Experience

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Wrangell St. Elias National Park
The largest U.S. national park, Wrangell St. Elias National Park is the size of 6 Yellowstones and is home to 9 of the 16 highest peaks in the U.S. and several glaciers.
Copper River
Born of huge ice fields covering the Chugach and Wrangell-Saint Elias mountain ranges, the Copper River is Alaska's fifth largest river and the tenth largest in the U.S.
Kennicott & McCarthy
Kennicott, a historic mining camp, is now Alaska's most fascinating ghost town. Nearby McCarthy still has its pioneering-heyday boisterousness, and is the gateway to Wrangell St. Elias National Park.
Prince William Sound
Prince William Sound lies within the boundaries of Chugach National Forest, and boasts 3,500 miles of coastline and one of the world's largest collections of tidewater glaciers.
Valdez
Valdez is the country's farthest north ice free port with the best access to Alaska's interior, as well as to the U.S. Pacific Northwest, Northern Canada and Pacific Rim trade routes.
Worthington Glacier
The Worthington Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers in Alaska, right off the Richardson Highway.
Thompson Pass
Thompson Pass is commonly called, ''the snowiest place in Alaska.'' Located about forty minutes north of Valdez, it offers spectacular alpine scenery year round.

Sled Dog Experience
A local musher, ''one who travels by dogsled,'' and his or her dog team will pull you through the wilderness on this truly Alaskan adventure.

 

Scenic Cruising

 

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska
Nicknamed the "Galloping Glacier," this east Alaskan glacier is rapidly advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska into a pristine area known as Disenchantment Bay. In fact, its movement temporarily formed a natural dam that twice closed off nearby Russell Fjord from the bay, but the intense water pressure building within the fjord-turned-lake has thus far been enough to explode through the wall of ice.

The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its 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 at a whopping 40 stories high. There, with the snowcapped mountains serving as a glorious backdrop, you'll have a prime viewing spot from which to witness the glacier calving, as it often expels icebergs the size of 10-story buildings-imagine the splash!

The area around Hubbard Glacier is also renowned for its wildlife, where whales, harbor seals and otters swim, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer roam ashore, and a wide variety of seabirds soar gracefully across the sky.


Points of Interest
Hubbard Glacier
Wildlife Search


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Hubbard Glacier
The largest tidewater glacier in North America and nicknamed the "Galloping Glacier," this east massive Ice Age remnant is rapidly advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska into a pristine area known as Disenchantment Bay.
Wildlife Search
The area around Hubbard Glacier is renowned for its wildlife, where whales, harbor seals and otters swim, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer roam ashore, and a wide variety of seabirds soar gracefully across the sky.

Glacier Bay National Park
Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay, the highlight of our 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Just west of Juneau, this breathtaking national park and preserve boasts some of the world's most spectacular tidewater glaciers, such as Margerie Glacier, which often drops colossal chunks of ice into the sea. Not surprisingly, Glacier Bay National Park and its epic ice giants are part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site comprising Alaska's magnificent park system.

During your scenic cruise, friendly Park Rangers will join the ship to share their knowledge of this amazing place and host a fun Junior Ranger program for kids. They may even be able to help you identify Glacier Bay's abundant wildlife, including humpback whales, sea otters, porpoises, harbor seals, black bears, mountain goats, bald eagles and large colonies of seabirds.

Take in the awe-inspiring scenery as you enjoy an unforgettable day of sailing through this dazzling park, where you'll glide along emerald waters and past calving icebergs, and can breathe in the crisp, fresh air to your heart's content.

 

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