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CRUISE TOUR OF ALASKA AND HER NATIONAL PARKS

TRIP DATES JULY 19-31, 2025

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A 7 NIGHT CRUISE VISITING THREE PORTS PLUS GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK AND THE COLLEGE FJORDS, FOLLOWED BY AN INCLUDED 5 NIGHT LAND TOUR VISITING 2 MORE NATIONAL PARKS – DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK PLUS A SCENIC AFTERNOON RIVERBOAT CRUISE FROM FAIRBANKS ALASKA. |

AND IF YOU WISH, ADD AN OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE STAY IN VANCOUVER WITH INCLUDED SIGHTSEEING OF THE AMAZING CAPILLANO SUSPENSION BRIDGES, THE GORGEOUS BEUCHARDT GARDENS OF VICTORIA AND MORE.

Map shows tour details for Off The Beaten Path - Tour LA5. For more details, refer to the List of Port Stops table on this page.

Map shows port stops for Off The Beaten Path - Tour LA5. For more details, refer to the List of Port Stops table on this page.

JOIN US FOR A CRUISE TOUR OF ALASKA TO SEE THE BEAUTY OF HER GLACIERS,
THREE OF HER NATIONAL PARKS AND THE MAJESTY OF HER WILDLIFE.

OUR TRIP COMBINES THE BEST OF ALASKA BY SEA AND LAND. 

NO OTHER CRUISE/TOUR OFFERS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE NOT ONE, NOT TWO BUT THREE NATIONAL PARKS IN ALASKA,

 GLACIER BAY NATIONAL PARK, DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK !!!

Optional 3 night pre cruise stay in Vancouver JULY 16-19,2025

Wed. July 16th 2025 – Arrive in Vancouver on your own arrangement and make your way to our hotel.  We will be staying at the Holiday Inn or Holiday inn Express or similar.
         
We will have a group orientation tonight.

Thurs. July 17th, 2025 – The morning we will be picked up for our sightseeing tour.

We will enjoy a guided city sites tour highlighted by the awesome Capillano Suspension Bridges.

Vancouver City + Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Tour

Blend city scenery with an escape with nature on this Vancouver City and Capilano Suspension Bridge Park sightseeing tour. On this 5-hour tour, expect stops along the way to get outdoors and enjoy some of British Columbia’s best scenery.  

During your tour, walk across the Capilano Suspension Bridge, stroll through a temperate rainforest, and soak up the atmosphere in the bustling Granville Island Public Market. You’ll get to drive through diverse neighborhoods including Chinatown and Gastown as your expert guide brings Vancouver’s colorful history to life. 

Tour Highlights

  • See the urban and natural sides of Vancouver in one comprehensive tour
  • Cross the Capilano Suspension Bridges for unrivalled Capilano River views
  • Visit Granville Island Public Market, a food-lover’s dream destination
  • Your expert guide shares commentary on Vancouver’s settler history, urban culture and vibrant food scene

 

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Vancouver blends urban culture with jaw-dropping natural landscapes beautifully, and nowhere is this more clear than within Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Take a relaxing stroll beneath the shade of temperate rainforest, and soak up spectacular Capilano River views from the famous Capilano Suspension Bridges. The Treetops Adventure course connects seven viewing platforms to massive 1,300 year-old Douglas Fir trees. And for those who prefer the views from terra firma, take a stroll along the Living Forest Trail to learn the stories behind the forest’s native flora and fauna.

Enjoy the view of the thriving coastal rainforest from towering platforms and seven suspension bridges, which take you far beyond the forest floor.

Granville Island Public Market

Granville Island wows food-lovers with its bustling public market, and the traders here serve up some of the best food and drink Vancouver has to offer. On top of that, the public market is brimming with creativity — with arts and crafts, galleries, live performances and more. Famously colorful, with a vibrant, West Coast vibe, Granville Island is a must-see destination. So go with the flow and enjoy this modern cultural hit! 

 

Canada Place

If sustainable architecture is of interest to you, your jaw will drop when you see the buildings of the Vancouver Convention Centre. Even though the original East Building at Canada Place is an impressive sight on its own, the West Building, constructed in 2002, is of a design that will inspire the environmentalist in everyone. You may notice the "living roof" covered in vegetation, but what you won't see is that the building's waste water is treated and recycled for irrigation of the roof. You also won't be able to see the building's LEED Platinum certification in sustainable design, or the building's PowerSmart designation, or it's GO GREEN certification for environmental best practices, but they are indeed all there!

This evening is at leisure.  IF you wish, join us for an optional visit to Vancouver’s observation deck tower to see the sunset with a panoramic view from high above the city.

 

Fri. July 18th, 2025

BUTCHART GARDENS, VICTORIA BRITISH COLUMBIA

Enjoy round-trip travel from Vancouver to Victoria, and discover top attractions in British Columbia on this Victoria and Butchart Gardens day trip from Victoria. Take the ferry to Vancouver Island, and enjoy fine views over the beautiful Gulf Islands. Dock in Swartz Bay, and visit the famous Butchart Gardens, exploring the grounds at your leisure. Then, enjoy free time to explore the city, perhaps walking through Chinatown and the Inner Harbor, before returning to Vancouver by ferry.


GEORGEOUS  BUTCHART GARDENS IN VICTORIA B.C.  
which we will enjoy a visit to explore its many splendid sites.


July 19th -2025        We will be transferred from our hotel to our cruise ship.

With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, tantalizing dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Princess Cruise Line’s Caribbean Princess.  It will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or experience something new with our Discovery at SEA™ enrichment programs.

With a guest capacity of only 3140 passengers, you will never feel lost in a crowd.  The ship will also have brand new enhancements following an October 2024 multi-million dollar enhancement.

With top deck dining venues, Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill and Coffee & Cones you’ll have even more options to choose from during your stay on board.

Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or see an award-winning Broadway-style production show in the Princess Theater, showcasing an even more immersive audio experience.

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® - Enjoy free movies projected on a huge movie theater style screen outdoors on the sun deck each night.

 

 

Cruise itinerary


Date

Port

Arrive

Depart

Sat. July 19th, 2025

Vancouver,

04:00 pm

Sun. July 20th, 2025

Day At Sea to relax, enjoy the pools/Jacuzzis & more

Mon. July 21st, 2025

Ketchikan, Alaska (See optional shore excursions listed below)

06:00 am

02:00 pm

Tues. July 22nd,2025

Juneau, Alaska  (See optional shore excursions listed below)

08:00 am

09:00 pm

Wed. July 23rd,2025

Skagway, (See optional shore excursions listed below)

07:00 am

08:30 pm

Thurs. July 24th, 2025

Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising to watch the amazing Glacial
Calving activity as huge chunks of ice break off of enormous glaciers and
Crash into the see creating an awesome sight and sound to witness!!! )

06:00 am

03:00 pm

Fri. July 25th, 2025

College Fjord (Scenic Cruising)

06:00 pm

08:30 pm

Sat. July 26th, 2025

Anchorage (Whittier), DISEMBARK CRUISE – LAND TOUR BEGINS

12:30 am

 

(for port and shore excursion descriptions, scroll down this page)

 

INCLUDED 5 NIGHT POST CRUISE LAND TOUR ITINERARY

AFTER OUR CRUISE, Enjoy AN INCLUDED 5 night LAND TOUR exploring two MORE beautiful national parks, Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park, with lodging at three stunning lodges owned and operated by Princess Cruise Line, as well as a day in Fairbanks.

Sat. July 26th, 2025

We will be transferred this morning by Princess Cruise line to the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge for a 1-night retreat. Arriving at noon, this afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy optional excursions or enjoy a full day excursion inside Kenai Fjords National Park (A full day excursion with Princess Cruise Line’s expert staff picking you up at the cruise pier for a full day exploring this very unique and pristine national park and then bringing you to the Princess Wilderness Lodge, where your bags will have been efficiently delivered by Princess and be waiting for you upon your arrival.) or if you prefer, just relax and explore the beautiful scenery and the lodge at your own pace.

Perhaps you'll explore Kenai Fjords National Park on your own, by river rafting, or by a scenic boat excursion to see its natural beauty or maybe even go fishing.

KENAI NATURE TRAIL

At just under a mile long, the Kenai Nature Trail is the perfect short hike to introduce you to Alaska’s beauty directly from the comfort of the lodge.

If you wish, take a relaxing stroll along this scenic nature trail as a way to enjoy the local scenery yourself, or as a great way to warm up for longer hiking trails nearby, such as the four-hour guided Kenai Nature Hike or the gold-panning  Backcountry Prospecting tour, which you can book through the front desk of Kenai Lodge.

The Kenai Nature Trail meanders through spruce trees and along the bluff of the spectacular blue-green Kenai River, offering the opportunity to view some of Alaska’s native birds, such as majestic bald eagles, three species of ptarmigans and Arctic terns. A half-mile trail loop also is available. The trail is not difficult, but we recommend good walking shoes.

Whatever way you choose to explore this stunning national park and her surroundings, you will then also enjoy returning to your bungalow-style lodging with its wood-burning stove and sun porch for an evening of pure relaxation.

KENAI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE

A MOST UNIQUE LODGING EXPERIENCE NESTLED ALONG THE TRANQUILITY OF KENAI FJORDS NATIONAL PARK.

 Each of the bungalow-style rooms at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge has been designed for the utmost in comfort and relaxation. Vaulted ceilings made of naturally finished wood, cozy sitting areas with wood-burning stoves and private porches help make any occasion memorable. The perfect mix of tranquility and adventure characterizes your Kenai lodging experience.

 

A FEAST FOR THE EYES

The main lodge is as inviting as the guest rooms. The lobby has vaulted ceilings and a fireplace surrounded by chairs for relaxing and visiting with friends. Just beyond the lobby is an expansive deck, optimal for viewing the Kenai River valley, nearby mountains, and the bright blue waters of the Kenai River just below. Enjoy spirits, appetizers, and casual fare outdoors or inside at Rafter's Lounge. Continue to the Rod & Reel Restaurant where the magnificent views, stone fireplace, and tempting cuisine make dining an unforgettable event. Unmatched by other Kenai lodging, our wilderness lodge amenities make you feel right at home!

 

AN OUTDOOR PARADISE

While it can be hard to leave the cozy romance of our wilderness lodge, the great outdoors offers its own scenic appeal. The Kenai River is not only famous for its dazzling blue-green hues, but also as a haven for accomplished and novice anglers alike. The Tour Desk is staffed with Princess professionals who arrange fishing tours on the Kenai River — famous for its trophy-sized fish — plus river rafting, nature hikes, wildlife viewing cruises through Resurrection Bay and Kenai Fjords National Park, and more!

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The front entrance to the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

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The lodge’ huge deck offering panoramic views of the mountains and the Kenai River.

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YOU CAN ENJOY VIEWS OF THE MOUNTAINS AND THE WILDERNESS FROM THE EXPANSIVE DECK OF YOUR OWN
BUNGALOW STYLE LODGING AT KENAI PRINCESS WILDLDERNESS LODGE

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IF YOU WISH, ENJOY DINING ON THE RESTAURANT’S OUTDOOR DECK

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Dinner is at your leisure. 
We are in Alaska, so maybe try the oh so fresh scallops or other Alaskan seafood dishes at the
Rod & Reel restaurant at or at the Rafter’s Lounge, each serving tasty dining at our lodge.

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A WARM AND WELCOMING LOBBY WITH FIREPLACE

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ENJOY THE COZY FIRE IN YOUR OWN BUNGALOW STYLE LODGING AT KENAI PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE

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Each guest room is so comfortable, while retaining its rustic charm

 

IN-ROOM AMENITIES

Woman reading and enjoying a glass of wine in a guestroom at the Kenai Princess Lodge
Phone
Wood-Burning Stove
Seating Area
Private Porch
Cable TV
Hair Dryer

 

Sun. July 27th, 2025

 

We will enjoy a beautiful sightseeing drive by Princess Cruise Line’s motor coach to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.  Here you'll settle in with Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley never far from view. 

Sit and gaze at the majesty of "The Great One" from the lodge designed and built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's Tree house Masters. You can choose optional excursions or simply enjoy the grounds of your lovely lodge.

 

MT. MCKINLEY PRINCESS WILDERNESS LODGE

From the moment you arrive at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge in Denali State Park, you know you’re somewhere special. Located south of the National Park near the Chulitna River, Mt. McKinley Lodge is a true wilderness retreat with a host of recreational activities, exceptional amenities, and awesome views of Denali.

 

AMENITIES

This cozy Alaska lodge invites the ultimate relaxation experience. Each of the guest rooms is nestled peacefully on a hillside in this wilderness getaway. Relax in comfort and style in rooms with two Queen beds or one King bed, lofty, nine-foot ceilings with fans, a sitting area, a television and telephones.

 

UNMATCHED VIEWS OF DENALI NATIONAL PARK

Mt. McKinley Lodge features a room so spectacular we've named it "The Great Room." An irresistible haven with an impressive stone fireplace, The Great Room features cozy sitting areas, tables for card and board games, and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on Denali and the Alaska Range.

The Great Room offers one of the most inspirational views of the mountain found anywhere. Your Alaska lodge experience isn't complete until you've gazed on this scenic expanse!

SIGNATURE ALASKA CUISINE

Anytime you visit a Princess Alaska Lodge, you're sure to sample outstanding cuisine in remarkable settings. The Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge carries on that tradition with a dining experience for every taste. Try the delicious Baked Blueberry French Toast at North Fork Restaurant

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A GORGOUS SETTING FOR A GORGEOUS LODGE

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A large expansive deck with stairs leading down to the wilderness area

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The patio is a great spot to relax and take in the view

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Telescopes on the deck, allow for even more up close viewing

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The Fireside Patio and more stunning mount views

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Relaxing on the fireside patio with a warm drink and a cool view!

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Comfortable guest rooms

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Panoramic views from the North Fork restaurant serving fresh Alaskan seafood and other fresh local cuisine

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An impressive stone fireplace in the hotel lobby

 

IN-ROOM AMENITIES

2 queen beds in a guest room at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Phone
Cable TV
Hair Dryer

 

The lodge also features its own Espresso Coffee Bar

TREEHOUSE

Experience our very own tree house, as seen on Animal Planet’s Tree house Masters! Gain a whole new perspective of Denali, the Great One, from the perch of a custom built tree house at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

 

Sappy Hour Gather with fellow foodies inside the Tree house for a unique and rare sampling of Birch syrups and other products made from birch sap. Learn about Birch trees and the harvesting of Birch syrup. You’ll satisfy your sweet tooth at a sappy hour you’ll surely remember.

Mon. July 28th,2025

Enjoy the morning hours at leisure to relax and enjoy the scenery. 

Late morning departure from the lodge to the train depot.

Between our two Denali lodges is some of Alaska's most beautiful scenery, we will sightsee by motor coach one hour from the lodge to the train station in Talkeetna and then enjoy Princess Rail service this afternoon, enjoying more breathtaking scenery aboard the train to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.   The train ride is approx. four and a half hours.

The rail cars aboard Princess Rail offer huge panoramic view windows

Train travelers on board Alaska train

Onboard Narration

Thanks to knowledgeable Rail guides, enjoy a narrated trip during your ride. Gain unique insights, listen to inspiring stories and see unprecedented beauty. Our passionate guides are happy to answer questions, identify wildlife and help you understand the fascinating history of the Great Land.

 

Observation Platform

Get even closer to Alaska’s beauty with our open-air observation platforms on select cars. Step outside to feel refreshed and even more immersed in the environment as it passes by you. Enjoy a front-row seat to Alaska’s most breathtaking landscapes along the original route of the Alaska railroad.

 

Dining on board our train

Pulling from train travel’s luxurious history, Princess prepares cuisine made to order for our guests in every one of our Alaska rail cars. Depending on your route, choose from breakfast, lunch or dinner. If a drink is all you’re after, relax in your seat and enjoy our beverage service. With food always nearby, fill up on delicious fare and the Great Land’s beauty that surrounds you.

Train travelling through the Alaska wilderness
The views from the train are stunning

 Relax and absorb the magnificence of The Great One (Denali) and Denali National Park, the towering Alaska Range, scenic Matanuska Valley, Hurricane Gulch Bridge, and more onboard a luxurious rail car designed for viewing with huge glass-domed windows and observation platforms.
Witness amazing wilderness and wildlife, and discover Alaska’s rich history with your expert rail guides who point out the sights and share colorful stories of this famed rail route. You can track your journey via the onboard Global Positioning System (GPS)

You take in the scenery, we’ll take care of the details.

Upon arrival, we will be transferred by Princess Cruises staff from the train to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge where we will check in with the Guest Service Desk for help in planning your own Denali excursion for tomorrow morning if you wish and then enjoy the spectacular views from the main lodge, its river view deck, and Princess Village with the popular Christmas cottage and sugar shack. Be sure to check out Fannie Q's Saloon, named after a famed local homesteader or our lodge’s other eateries, the Lynx Pub and Pizzeria or the Grizzly Burger pub, or for fine dining, visit the lodge’s King Salmon Restaurant.

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge 
You haven’t fully experienced Alaska unless you’ve been to Denali National Park. Its boundaries encompass an impressive six million acres — the size of the state of Massachusetts. Home to Denali, North America’s highest peak towers an unbelievable 20,310 feet in the sky. The Park hosts an array of wildlife from moose, caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bears to gray wolves and red foxes.

The Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the closest and most comfortable place to stay when visiting the park. The entrance to Denali National Park is located only a mile from our front door. With an expansive deck overlooking the Nenana River with views into the park, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the ideal spot to relax, visit with friends, and savor the exquisite landscape.

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This comfortable wilderness lodge near the entrance to Denali National Park features restaurant and lounge venues, a cafe, tour desk, and shuttle service to the Denali National Park Visitor Center.  Expansive decks and the scenic river-walk offer views of the Nenana River and Denali National Park.

IN-ROOM AMENITIES

Guest room at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge photo showing bed, fan, desk, chair, night stand, lamp vanity and bathroom door

Phone
Desk
Ice Bucket
Cable TV
Complimentary Wifi
Hair Dryer

other AMENITIES AT OUR LODGE

Firepits
Fire Pit
Laundry Facilities
Kids Activities
Shuttle
Espresso Bar
Gift Shop Village

 

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Our lodge sits on the banks of the Nenena River, offering panoramic views.
Our lodge is just one mile from the entrance of Denali National Park, offering more expansive views. 

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Lodge guests can stroll the scenic walking trails on the grounds at their leisure if desired.

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The views from the lodge along the river are simply beautiful!

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          Gather around the fire pit for smores if you wish this evening

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Rooms and comfortable, inviting and spacious.

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The main lodge and elegant lobby

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Enjoy Fresh Alaskan Seafood at the King Salmon Restaurant or at Fanny Q’s Saloon, each serving fresh Alaska seafood

 

Tues. July 29th, 2025

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

This morning is at leisure to take optional excursions or explore at your own pace.    The lodge offers a shuttle taking you the short one mile into Denali National Park if you wish to explore this morning inside the park yourself.

This afternoon, we will enjoy Denali National Park on the Natural History Tour, included by Princess Cruises, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as Denali's "Big Five"; moose, caribou, bears, wolves and Dall sheep.

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After dinner, enjoy the fire pit at Fanny q’s Saloon

 

Wed. July 30th,2025               Fairbanks

 

Mid-morning coach to Fairbanks for a 1-night stay.

This afternoon we will enjoy an included four hour river boat cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River. The evening is at leisure in Fairbanks.

Enjoy a cruise on the Chena and Tanana rivers aboard an authentic sternwheeler and watch a bush pilot take off and land from a riverbank landing strip. From late June through early August, these waters teem with salmon. As the paddle wheel continues to churn the waters, witness the “wedding of the rivers.” When the clear waters of the Chena meet the glacier-fed Tanana, the result is clouds of silt that rise and fall over the river. Make a stop at the home of a late four-time Iditarod champion, meet some winning sled dogs and witness a sled-dog demonstration. Next, you’ll disembark the sternwheeler for a guided tour through a replica of an Athabascan Indian Village where you will learn about local life in depth.

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Your riverboat cruise with outdoor decks

FAIRBANKS PRINCESS RIVERSIDE LODGE

If you’re searching for authentic hotels in Fairbanks, Alaska, look no further. Princess’ Fairbanks Riverside Lodge is the answer. Fairbanks was founded by miners consumed with the gold fever that swept Alaska at the turn of the century. As gateway to Alaska’s rugged interior, Fairbanks is where the real Alaska begins — the Alaska of the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. Here, at the edge of Alaska’s vast wilderness frontier, is a haven of warm service and exceptional comfort — the Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge.

The most refined hotel in Fairbanks, Alaska is also its best situated. Ideally located just minutes from the Fairbanks International Airport and Alaska Railroad depot. The property is also convenient to the downtown area and the University of Alaska Fairbanks as well as popular attractions such as the El Dorado Gold Mine, the Riverboat Discovery, and Pioneer Park.

Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge is conveniently located near the Heart of Alaska’s interior. With 15 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds and a large outdoor deck extending to the water’s edge, this Lodge takes every advantage of its exclusive setting on the Chena River. Guests have easy access to the airport, downtown shopping and attractions, the rail depot and the University of Alaska.

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The main lobby is a perfect spot to relax at the end of your incredible journey

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The deck is a great place to dine and enjoy the views

Thurs. July 31st, 2025. – Your tour ends in Fairbanks where you can fly home from on your own arrangement.

More details about our ship:

With top deck dining venues, Slice Pizzeria, The Mix, Salty Dog Grill and Coffee & Cones you’ll have even more options to choose from during your stay on board Grand Princess. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars® poolside or see an award-winning Broadway-style production show in the Princess Theater, showcasing an even more immersive audio experience.

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® - Enjoy free movies projected on a huge movie theater style screen outdoors on the sun deck each night.
  • Original Musical Products
  • Music & Dancing
  • Vegas-style Casino
  • Featured Guest Entertainers
  • Princess Theater
  • Vista Show Lounge
  • Explorers Lounge
  • The One5 (nightclub)
  • Crooners Bar

 

About our cruise ports of call

Ketchikan

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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 sport fishing 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

 

POPULAR EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES IN THIS PORT

Totem Bight State Park & Ketchikan Highlights

2.5 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-100
ONLY $49

City Highlights, Totems & Creek Street by Trolley

1.5 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-950
ONLY $39

Saxman Native Village, Dance Performance & Totem Park

2.5 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-120
ONLY $70

 

Waterfront & Wildlife Cruise

2 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-635
$129

 

Coastal Wildlife Cruise - An Animal Planet Exclusive

3.25 hours | Ketchikan | KTN-630
$199

 

Juneau, Alaska

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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 mountain

 

Points of Interest

  • Mendenhall Glacier
  • Outdoor Adventures
  • Whale Watching
  • Glacier Flightseeing
  • Macaulay Salmon Hatchery
  • Glacier Gardens
  • Dog Sledding
  • Juneau Tram

 

POPULAR EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES IN THIS PORT

Mendenhall Glacier Explorer

3 hours | Juneau | JNU-100
ONLY $49

Alaska Salmon Bake

1.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-300
ONLY $70

 

Mendenhall Glacier & Juneau Tram

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-105
ONLY $90

 

Grand Tour by Land: Glacier Gardens & Mendenhall Glacier

4 hours | Juneau | JNU-330
ONLY $99

Mendenhall Glacier, Salmon Hatchery & Salmon Bake

 

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-120
ONLY $115

 

Mendenhall Glacier Guide's Choice Trail Hike

4.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-475
$119

 

Evening Whale Quest Featuring Alaska Cuisine

3.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-620
$219

 

Mendenhall Glacier & Whale Quest

5.5 hours | Juneau | JNU-630
$219

Whale Watching & Alaska Salmon Bake

5 hours | Juneau | JNU-640
$229

 

Five-Glacier Seaplane Exploration

1.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-800
$309

 

Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter & Guided Walk

2.25 hours | Juneau | JNU-810
$399

 

Mendenhall Glacier Helicopter, Guided Walk & Salmon Bake

3.75 hours | Juneau | JNU-815
$439

 

Skagway, Alaska

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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

POPULAR SHORE EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES
To The Klondike Summit

1.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-140
ONLY $49

 

Local Connections: Skagway Street Car City Tour with Storyteller

1.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-150
ONLY $49

 

Skagway In Focus Photography Tour

3 hours | Skagway | SGY-330
$109

 

White Pass Scenic Railway

2.75 hours | Skagway | SGY-200
$149

 

Chilkoot Trail Hike & Float Adventure - A Discovery Channel Exclusive

4.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-740
$164

Rail, Summit & Suspension Bridge with Brunch

6 hours | Skagway | SGY-240
$199

 

Kroschel Wildlife Refuge - An Animal Planet Exclusive

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-370
$239

 

Haines Eagle Preserve Rafting & Wildlife Quest

6.5 hours | Skagway | SGY-745
$249

 

Glacier Point Wilderness Safari

6.25 hours | Skagway | SGY-760
$299

 

Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska

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Princess is one of a select few cruise lines permitted to cruise the pristine waters of Glacier Bay National Park, 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, (called calving activity) and making an incredible sound and spectacular sight to witness.. 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. 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.

 

College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska

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Discovered in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound during an 1899 research 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 tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord. There you'll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash – a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed!

College Fjord not only boasts the world's largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see. Plus, during the summer, it's not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area's 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord.

It's a magical wonderland of epic proportions, so breathtaking you won't want to blink!

Destinations visited on our included post-cruise land tour

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 Sea life Center
  • Sled Dog Interaction
  • Gold Panning
  • Chugach National Forest
  • Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

POPULAR EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES LINE HERE

 

Explore Historic Seward

7.25 hours | Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-KEN-100
ONLY $59

 

Kenai River Scenic Float

3 hours | Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-KEN-7403 A K - K E N - 7 4 0
Easy Activity
ONLY $85

Kenai Canyon River Rafting

7 hours | Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-KEN-745
$234

 

Kenai Fjords National Park Cruise

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10 hours | | 3AK-KEN-600
$265
            As you marvel at the serene surroundings, listen for the thunder of ''calving'' - a process by which glaciers shed giant blocks and slabs of ancient ice and sends it crashing into the still waters of this protected harbor. Watch for a variety of marine life such as humpback whales, orcas, seabirds, sea lions, and otters. A complimentary lunch is served

 

Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

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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.

Points of Interest

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

POPULAR EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES HERE

Byers Lake Nature Walk
ONLY $75

 

Wilderness Jet Boat Adventure 

4 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-721
ONLY $99

Denali Wilderness Hike

4.5 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-475
$119  STRENUOUS ACTIVITY

 

River, Rail & Trail Adventure

6.5 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-730
$189

 

McKinley Wilderness Trail Ride

2 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-430
$205

 

Denali Flyer Tour (Tour Will Begin & End at The Lodge Via Talkeetna Shuttle.)

5 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-800
$379

 

Denali Flyer with Glacier Landing (Tour Will Begin & End at The Lodge Via The Talkeetna Shuttle.)

5.5 hours | Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-TKA-840
$489

 

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

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Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is the perfect base 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 jet boat 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

We will be arriving here on May 31st for two nights.  The morning of June 1st is at leisure to enjoy optional excursions.  The afternoon of June 1st features an included Natural History Wildlife viewing tour of Denali National Park from 2-7pm.  This is your chance to view Denali’s Big five wildlife and see/learn so much about the park and its history.

EXCURSIONS OFFERED BY PRINCESS CRUISES HERE

Denali Natural History Tour
INCLUDED BY PRINCESS CRUISE LINE

4.5 hours | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-DNP-100

Glimpse the epic sweep of Denali National Park on this guided tour that travels into Denali National Park and Preserve to witness its Big Five Wildlife. Learn about local native culture and their stories.

 

Denali Walking Tour

3 hours | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-DNP-420
$129

 

Wilderness Wave Tour

3.25 hours | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-DNP-770
$135

Denali Summit Flight

3 hours | Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge | 3AK-DNP-800
$429

 

Your 12 night ALASKA AND HER NATIONAL PARKS CRUISE/TOUR TRIP PRICING

 

YOUR 12 NIGHT ALASKA CRUISE AND TOUR OF HER NATIONAL PARKS INCLUDES

  • 7 NIGHT CRUISE on the Grand Princess cruise ship from May 22-29, 2024
  • 5 night post cruise land tour operated by Princess Cruises Line with lodging at their spectacular lodges on the edge of Kenai Fjords National Park and Denali National Park (2 incredible National Parks over 4 beautiful days/nights plus one day/night in Fairbanks Alaska), with all motor-coach and rail service provided by Princess cruises throughout your 5 night post cruise land tour and two sightseeing excursions included by Princess :
    •  Natural History – sightseeing, history and wildlife viewing Tour in Denali National Park
    • Sternwheeler Riverboat tour from Fairbanks

 

NO OTHER CRUISE TOUR OF ALASKA WILL TAKE YOU TO THREE NATIONAL PARKS

Glacier Bay National Park  - during your cruise

Kenai Fjords National Park – during your post cruise land tour

Denali National Park – For 3 days and nights featuring two stunningly beautiful lodges and one included sightseeing tour of Denali National Park

 

YOUR 12 NIGHT ALASKA AND HER NATIONAL PARKS CRUISE/TOUR TRIP PRICING:

WITH AN INSIDE CABIN ON THE 7 NIGHT CRUISE SEGMENT OF YOUR TRIP:  YOUR TOTAL PRICE FOR THE 12 NIGHT CRUISE/LAND PACKAGE IS ONLY $2797 per person plus tax of $249 per person based on two people per room (either bring a friend or let us assign you a roommate of the same gender)

OPTIONAL SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT: $1999

 

OR

WITH A BALCONY CABIN ON THE 7 NIGHT CRUISE SEGMENT OF YOUR TRIP:   YOUR TOTAL PRICE FOR THE 12 NIGHT CRUISE/LAND PACKAGE IS ONLY

$3999 per person plus tax of $347 per person

OPTIONAL SINGLE OCCUPANCY SUPPLEMENT

$3299

 

OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE PACKAGE IN VANCOUVER

INCLUDES

  • 3 Nights at the Holiday Inn or Holiday inn Express Downtown Vancouver B.C.
  • Half day sightseeing tour of Vancouver sites and Cappilano Suspension Bridges Park
  • Full day sightseeing tour including visit of Butchart Gardens in Victoria B.C.
  • Transport from our hotel to the cruise ship

$999 per person based on double occupancy

Optional single supplement $429

PAYMENT TERMS 

A $250 PER PERSON DEPOSIT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING THE CRUISE TOUR

A $250 DEPOSIT IS DUE WITHIN 7 DAYS OF BOOKING THE OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE TOUR

THE TRIP BALANCE IS DUE JANUARY 25TH, 2025

CANCEL POLICY FOR THIS TRIP

IF TRAVELING BY YOURSELF IN SINGLE OCCUPANCY OR WITH YOUR OWN FRIEND AS YOUR ROOMMATE, YOU CAN CANCEL FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT UNTIL JAN. 10TH 2025, OR 150 DAYS AFTER YOU MADE YOUR DEPOSIT (WHICH EVER COMES FIRST).  ANY CANCELATIONS AFTER THAT DATE WILL FORFEIT THEIR DEPOSIT.

IF BOOKING WITH A REQUEST FOR US TO ASSIGN YOU A ROOMMATE, YOU CAN CANCEL FOR A FULL REFUND OF YOUR DEPOSIT.  UNTIL NOVEMBER 15TH, 2024 OR 150 DAYS AFTER YOU MADE YOUR DEPOSIT.  

ALL BALANCE PAYMENTS ARE NON REFUNDABLE

 

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