VOYAGE OF THE GLACIERS WITH DENALI EXPLORER
11 Nights Alaska Land Tour and Cruise
July 4, 2023 through July 15, 2023
Only a few places in the world could earn such a grand reputation. The Great Land not only speaks to Alaska’s incredible size, sprawling nearly 600,000 square miles and encompassing widely diverse terrain, but to its great wonders as well. Within this expanse lie Denali, North America’s tallest mountain that rises more than 20,000 feet, and millions of acres of nationally protected forests, preserves, and parks – including the iconic Glacier Bay National Park. It’s essential that those who tread here do so mindfully and Princess® is dedicated to preserving the land, the sea, and surrounding communities for generations to come. Discover why more people choose Princess to sail Alaska and create everlasting connections in this great land.
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To say that Denali National Park is awe-inspiring is an understatement, and our most popular cruisetour type will reward you with the best experience possible. Pair your 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with five nights on land, whisked between lodge to port on our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service. With two Denali-area wilderness lodges and more choices to extend your stay on land, here is your chance to make this your most memorable journey ever.
|1||FAIRBANKS - Begin your Alaska vacation in friendly Fairbanks. Check in to your hotel and get out to see some of the town. Overnight at a Fairbanks hotel.|
|2||FAIRBANKS/DENALI - Enjoy a Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise before heading for Denali National Park via motorcoach, to arrive at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge - your first of two destinations in Denali. Overnight at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.|
|3||DENALI - You have a full day to get out into one of America's best national parks. In the morning, you may want to stop by the tour desk to plan an activity such as rafting or hiking. Later in the afternoon, a National History Tour serves as a wonderful introduction to the animals, plants and geological features found here. Overnight at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.|
|4||DENALI/MT. McKINLEY - Depart via motorcoach to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Delight in the many amenities our lodge has to offer, such as the treehouse, Hudson Theater and Great Room with a wood-burning fireplace. Overnight at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.|
|5||MT. McKINLEY/WHITTIER/EMBARK SHIP - Our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service takes you on a scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness as you head toward Whittier, where your cruise ship awaits.|
|By Sea - Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers Cruise|
|6||Cruising Hubbard Glacier|
|7||Cruising Glacier Bay National Park|
|11||Cruising the Inside Passage|
|12||Vancouver, B.C. , Canada|
Land before Cruise
- Overnight stays at exclusive Princess® wilderness lodges
- Natural History Tour into Denali National Park (with an option to upgrade to the Tundra Wilderness Tour)
- Sternwheeler Riverboat Cruise
- Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service
- 7-Day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
- Plus Beverage Package (Drinks up to $12)
- Wi-Fi (1 device per guest)
- Crew Appreciation
- Onboard credit $37.50/pp guest 1 & 2.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
where adventure begins
Just one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park, the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge® is your gateway to a world like no other. Within the 6-million-acre expanse, Denali is teeming with wildlife, grizzly bears, moose, caribou, Dall sheep, and wolves roam freely as you embark on a guided tour in the park. Relax by the fireplace or look out over the Nenana River from the expansive deck, and gather with your loved ones at Fannie Q’s Saloon – a lively spot named for Fannie Quigley, a colorful homesteader whose hunting skills were as legendary as her wilderness cooking.
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
Denali vistas from your doorstep
From its intimate location inside Denali State Park and only 40 miles from the famous peak, the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge® is a true wilderness retreat. Explore what Alaska has to offer through a myriad of nearby adventures. Whether you’re sipping a craft beer in the Great Room or zip lining through towering trees, the park’s dramatic peaks, winding rivers, and wonderful wildlife are always in view.
Travel by Rail
There is simply no better way to experience so much of Alaska’s vast beauty than to see it by rail. Princess® offers exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, whisking you straight from your cruise ship to Denali-area-lodges on a legendary route. Glass-domes rail cars and our outdoor viewing platforms are designed to showcase every breathtaking mile of forested landscape, flowering meadows, and glacial lakes. Expert rail guides deliver insightful narration about this historic route’s long history and the natural wonders just outside your windows.
these ports of call
The gateway to the goldfields is now a charming town where past meets present. Try your hand at gold panning and learn the legends of the gold rush in this historic hub.
WHITE PASS RAIL BENNETT LAKE
All about the historic White Pass Railroad for a full-day wilderness adventure to beautiful Bennett Lake.
Immerse yourself in Alaska’s Gold Rush history and modern attractions in this scenic capital city. Views of soaring mountains, the expansive Mendenhall Glacier and delicious local dining create an unforgettable experience.
DOG SLED SUMMER CAMP
Meet the huskies that race the famed Iditarod and then feel the exhilaration of racing a wheeled sled among a forest train.
Meet the fishermen and lumberjacks from industries that shaped Ketchikan’s heritage, and learn about the Native legacies in what is now known as Alaska’s First City.
MISTY FJORDS & WILDERNESS EXPLORER CRUISE
Explore one of nature’s most spectacular creations while cruising in luxury.
on your cruise
Within the expanse of Wrangell – St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska’s largest tidewater glacier measures more than 75 miles long and 7 miles wide. This giant moves at such a rapid pace that you might see large sections of ice calving from the glacier in a thunderous crash.
Glacier Bay National Park
The anticipation builds long before you arrive in Glacier Bay National Park, and the rewards are more than you could imagine. This UNESCO World Heritage Site astonishes with its soaring tidewater glaciers, most notably the Margerie Glacier, and diverse marine life swimming in the bay below. Watch as park rangers scale the side of the ship to bring you their expert insights as you spend a leisurely day cruising while also enjoying distant views of rugged mountains and sheltered fjords.