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50 MUST-DO ACTIVITIES WHEN SAILING ALASKA
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Alaska : dream. see.
Let your spirit of adventure guide you to the Last Frontier.
Be Ready To Be Wowed. Explore What's
Possible In Alaska.
An Alaskan vacation is a must for the seasoned or first-time cruise
traveler. Where else can you see amazing wildlife like moose, bears,
and eagles in a virtually pristine wilderness? Combine
flightseeing with cocktails beside a rushing river. Or treat
yourself to a night at a fabulous lodge after climbing America's
and traveling in comfort and style doesn't mean
you have to sacrifice the opportunity for real adventure.
50 MUST-DO ACTIVITIES WHEN SAILING ALASKA
Discover the top activities to sail Alaska
50 must-do activities when sailing to Alaska
#1 Be sure to check out the Northern Lights Experience
in the planetarium on board your ship.
#2 Try Reindeer Sausage at any of our Princess
Wilderness Lodges or onboard the train.
#3 Join the Alaska-inspired Chef’s Table with special
dishes featuring fresh Alaska seafood.
#4 Experience the thrilling Zip Rider in Icy Strait
Point with a top speed of 65mph!
#5 Sample a variety of brews at our Alaska Beer Tasting
#6 Pan for gold at Gold Dredge 8 in Fairbanks.
#7 Try a Bison slider or Bear Lard Pie at Fannie Q’s
Saloon at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
#8 Bite into a juicy Ernesto Burger – awarded the best
burger at sea by Cruise Critic – at the Grizzly Burger
at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge®
#9 Roast marshmallows, make s’mores and share stories
with friends at the fireside patio at the Denali
Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
#10 Enjoy stunning scenery through glass-domed windows
as you travel between ship and lodge via exclusive
Princess Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service.
#11 Indulge in a Bering Sea Crab trio at the King Salmon
Restaurant at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.
#12 Take a little bit of Alaska home with you by
purchasing a McKinley ‘Mac’ the Moose or Stanley the
#13 Meet and hear from Libby Riddles in Juneau, the
first woman to win the grueling 1,150-mile Iditarod
#14 Be on the lookout for Stanley the Bear mingling with
guests on board.
#15 Watch for wildlife above, below and on land, from
whales to orcas, eagles to puffins, plus moose, caribou
#16 Take part in a nostalgic can-can dance class and
kick up your heels with fellow guests.
#17 Cuddle with future sled-dog puppies in the Piazza in
Skagway – and be sure to take photos!.
#18 Join an exciting Lumberjack presentation or try your
hand at axe-throwing.
#19 Discover the secrets of capturing the perfect shot
in Alaska from award-winning photographers on board.
#20 Join National Park Rangers on deck as they offer
commentary and insight on Glacier Bay National Park.
#21 Learn about the fauna and flora of Alaska from
naturalists who come aboard.
#22 Watch an Alaskan local carve a totem pole and
explain its rich history.
#23 Hear exhilarating stories from Capt. David Lethin,
from the popular Discovery™ show, Deadliest Catch.
#24 You hook it, we’ll cook it. Reel in a fish on select
Princess shore excursions and our chefs will prepare it
for you with our Cook My Catch program.
#25 Meet the Mountain Climbers who share tales of
conquering Denali, North America’s tallest peak, at Mt.
McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
#26 Try favorites from local Alaska eateries on board,
including crab cakes from Tracy’s King Crab Shack in
Juneau, fish tacos from the Alaska Fish House in
Ketchikan or seafood chowder from Bonanza Bar & Grill in
#27 Kids will love our Alaska Explorers youth program
and they can even earn their own Jr. Ranger badge!
#28 Visit Alaska’s top two attractions – Glacier Bay and
Denali National Park – on any Alaska cruisetour.
#29 Spend time in Denali National Park on a Natural
History Tour or a Tundra Wilderness Tour, on most Alaska
#30 Step out onto the viewing platform and take in the
fresh Alaska air and wilderness while enjoying scenic
Princess rail travel.
#31 Take a sternwheeler riverboat cruise while in
#32 Take a shuttle from Juneau to Mendenhall Glacier,
the only drive-in glacier in Alaska.
#33 Retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit
of Yukon on a nostalgic ride on the White Pass Scenic
#34 Explore picturesque Kenai while rafting through
Kenai Fjords National Park.
#35 Learn the history of totem poles at Totem Bight
State Park or visit quaint Creek Street in Ketchikan.
#36 Take in stunning views of Denali from the deck at
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
#37 Enjoy a cold brew while soaking in views of Nenana
River from the expansive deck at Denali Princess
#38 Fish for famed Copper River salmon and admire the
Wrangell St. Elias range while staying at the Copper
River Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
#39 Take a stroll back in time in Skagway along wooden
boardwalks from the gold rush era.
#40 Enjoy our custom-built Tree house at Mt. McKinley
Princess Wilderness Lodge®, as seen on Animal Planet’s
#41 Experience the excitement of a real Klondike
festival that celebrates the spirit of the Alaska gold
rush in the Atrium.
#42 Marvel at Hubbard Glacier, 76 miles long and 1,200
feet deep, visit the 16 dazzling glaciers of College
Fjord or venture through Endicott Arm Fjord to Dawes
#43 Experience Princess Medallion Class™ while cruising
in Alaska. #44 Listen for “white thunder” as you watch a
glacier calving at Margerie Glacier in Glacier Bay
#45 See if you can spot Denali’s Big 5 in Denali
National Park: Bears, wolves, moose, caribou and Dall
#46 Try to capture a photo of a whale tail or a pod of
orcas as you sail across the Gulf of Alaska.
#47 Take a ride on the Mt. Roberts Tramway in Juneau for
spectacular views of Alaska’s capital.
#48 Go flightseeing or land on a glacier and then take a
thrilling sled dog ride.
#49 Experience unique Alaska adventures on a Discovery™
or Animal Planet™ Exclusive Shore Excursion like the
Black Bear, Wildlife & Nature hike in Ketchikan or a
Glacier landing from Juneau.
#50 Find out if you can endure the Alaska tundra, as you
compete with fellow guests in Can you Survive, part of
our Discovery at SEA program.
Don't just visit this famous land, live it on Alaska excursions.
Rush across the snow on a dog sled with a professional musher,
fly fish for salmon in fresh rivers and soar over miles of
glacial tundra in a helicopter. Watch migrating humpback whales
from the deck of a catamaran or Native craftsman carve a
traditional totem pole, and expand your Alaska cruise
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celebrated 20 years of helping like-minded people plan their
once-in-a-lifetime vacation to Alaska.
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To our new friends, we're happy you
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traveling family. To our long-time seasoned cruise travelers, we
offer you a warm welcome back. We are grateful for your loyalty, as
you are an intrinsic part of our company's success.
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To provide real-life accounts and expert
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They literarily have cruised "round the
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The Value of Knowledge And Know-How, from Alaska
Our Certified Alaska Cruise Travel
Experts are the key element of what differentiates us from others.
Our staff is the number-one reason people return to travel with us,
again and again.
Management and staff each have over 40
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in Alaska travel since we started offering the destination over 20
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Each of us is a cruise vacation professional. We're a valuable
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Whether you're looking to book an all-inclusive land & sea
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Travelers are spending more and embarking on 'bucket list'
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Alaska Leads The List!
Alaska is the top destination for adventure or expedition travel
with nearly eight of 10 (78%) travelers choosing the region as
their destination when booking adventure travel. In some
cases like Alaska, where capacity is limited, planning starts a
year ahead of time. So, if your looking for the best advertised
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3 - 8 day land tours combined with a 7 day Alaska
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Raye & Marty with Jeff King at Husky Homestead (Denali)
Leave the crowds behind and join an intimate group to
sled dogs at the Husky Homestead.
Enjoy a personal tour of the homestead kennel of
four-time Iditarod champion, Jeff King.
Meet the champion sled dogs, cuddle the puppies, and see
the summer husky training in action.
.Luxury Rail Tours from Anchorage or Fairbanks to Denali
National Park, Talkeetna Experience the unobstructed views of the Alaska
wilderness and delicious cuisine from the comfort
of a glass-domed luxury rail car on your Alaska
In addition to wrap-around domed viewing windows, many
railcars feature an open-air platform for the ultimate
Riding the train through the Alaska wilderness is a
truly magical experience.
Each journey comes with its own unique adventures,
breathtaking vistas, and leisurely tours.
Each destination offers different excursions and
viewpoints. One of the best parts of your rail tour is simply
relaxing in a luxury glass-domed rail car, looking at
glorious Alaska scenery.
Rafting up to a glacier on a scenic float or... ...get your heart racing with three hours of whitewater
Looking for a Group Cruise Vacation?
Friends, & family have the most fun - especially on a
Whether it's for weddings, reunions, birthday milestones
or simply getting together with friends and family,
there are many reasons why groups choose to sail with us
again and again.
And, one good reason is our exclusive mini-group rates
for as few as 3 couples! Call for details.
Often, visiting Alaska has as much to do with what
people may feel as with what they will see. There is a
mystique that surrounds Alaska.
To some it represents a
dream, a trip of a life time, a life altering event, a
chance to reach out and touch
themselves that is wild and beautiful like they imagine
Alaska to be.
Our job is to put that dream - or as much
as possible of it - within reach of you.
Our friendly faces going to all kinds of places!
Alaskan cruising is affordable, only the memories are
When it comes to planning your trip, Alaskan Cruises &
Land and Sea Vacations are more economical than you
With a wide range of options and
choices, there's a cruise or cruise tour to suit most
any budget. "
ather your family, grab your friends -
start planning your Alaska cruise today".►
Working with us offers some distinct advantages...
We have been narrowing in on our area of expertise
for years, setting out twenty years ago with a
destination - specialty in mind; Alaska...and have
been hyper focused on it, since day one.
Our efforts include first hand " been there...done
that" knowledge, building travel provider
that leverage value and savings, personal consulting
and unique amenities.
Alaska represents our passion and an a result we
have become that go-to person to consumers.
That's what we're recognized as, and that's what
like-minded travelers are looking for.
We're not trying to cast a very wide net and have
thousands of new customers, offering everything
What we really try to do, is help a limited number
of clients plan their Alaska vacation by sharing our
knowledge and expertise about their destination.
While the high tech race moves forward, old
fashioned expert advice is what Raye & Marty
offer like-minded cruise travelers who visit Alaska
There are some things only experience can tell you.
While our site highlights many great offers,
planning an Alaska cruise is more than just clicking
through a list of dates and prices.
It's learning all about what there is to see and do
in Alaska, and the best way to enjoy your vacation.
Friends, Family & Couples Cruising
"Hi Marty! I just wanted to take a moment to
thank you so much for all that you did for
our family/friends cruise on Royal
Carribbean. My family loves the RCCL
line....and as concerned as I was that we
had little ones coming on this vacation, I
was so impressed with the Ocean Adventure's
Club. My two little ones wanted to be there
all the time. I now have no reservations
about bringing them on another RCCL cruise,
the staff is just fabulous! When I
originally started to research cruises and
Travel Agents to help with the process, I
was overwhelmed (Let's face it, sometimes
the internet can be a good thing and
sometimes it can be a bad thing). I am so
happy that I can across your website. I sure
didn't expect the response that I received
from our family and friends when I started
planning the cruise, and you were there
every step of the way putting up with my
cabin changes, adding new guests at the last
moment, and removing guests in some cases,
too! You were amazing and I know for a fact
that you are responsible for our worry-free
and amazing journey. Everyone that joined us
on the cruise was extremely impressed at how
well the whole thing fell together with
little trouble on their parts. Again I can
not thank you enough, and don't forget that
we will be planning another one ! Explore
Family Cruises "
"I just wanted to thank you for all your
help. Packer Expeditions was excellent and I
would highly recommend them again for anyone
looking to do a glacier hike. Also, we ended
up being upgraded to an outside cabin... It
was a truly welcome surprise to say the
least. It made all the difference in the
world both having a window (even though it
was an obstructed view) and having a larger
cabin. Alaska was totally awesome and we
thoroughly enjoyed the land tours. All the
coach drivers and tour folks were very
knowledgeable and helpful. So next time we
are looking for a cruise I will be in touch!
Thanks again, Ann."
" 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. "
" Raye, We had a wonderful time on our
vacation. The cruise was fantastic. The
service, the food and the entertainment was
great. We had great weather at all of our
stops. We did the Lumberjack show in
Ketchikan which was very entertaining and
enjoyed by all of us. In Juneau we did the
Mt. Robert's Tram, a whale watch and the
Mendenhall Glacier. All three excursions
were great. In Skagway we did the White Pass
Railroad which was fantastic. My nine year
old granddaughter stood on the platform of
the train, with her father, and just kept
saying how beautiful Alaska is...The land
tour was very nice. The lodges were all
beautiful. The rooms at the Kenai lodge were
our favorite. The rooms were very large and
they all had a wood stove and a deck. The
Sea Life Center was great. Mt. McKinley
lodge was my favorite. We took your advice
and went to the fire pits. The restaurant we
ate at was good. We took the first shuttle
to Talkeetna the next day. That was an
interesting little town. I had to try the
Fireweed ice cream that was very good. We
enjoyed the train ride to Denali. We did see
a moose. The Denali lodge was very nice. We
took your advice again and went to the Husky
Homestead. My granddaughters loved that
excursion. Jeff King is such a great
speaker. I am sure we will all follow the
Iditarod next year. The Natural History Tour
of Denali was good. We had a great driver.
We saw a moose eating on the side of the
road and one caribou. We did like the dining
shuttle at the Denali lodge. The Fairbanks
Lodge was really nice. We took the shuttle
into town and spent some time exploring. The
Riverboat Discovery and Gold Dredge 8 were
great. On Saturday we took a shuttle to
North Pole and then spent a few hours at
Pioneer Park before getting our flight home.
The best part of the land tour was not
having to handle our luggage. We even
checked our luggage, for our flight home, at
the lodge in Fairbanks and got our boarding
passes. It was a wonderful trip and we all enjoyed
every minute of it. The two weeks went by so
quickly. Thank you for all your help and making it so
easy to book this vacation. "