Alaska Cruise Tour
Princess Cruises® on the Island Princess®
12 Days / 11 Nights
May 8 - 19, 2019
Vancouver, British Columbia ~ Icy Strait Point, Alaska ~ Juneau, Alaska ~ Skagway, Alaska ~ Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska ~ College Fjord, Alaska ~ Anchorage, Alaska ~ Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (Talkeetna) ~ Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge ~ Anchorage, Alaska
Let your inner adventurer out while you explore Anchorage, Denali, and Whittier by land. You will stay at Princess’ wilderness lodges on the doorstep of legendary national parks and you will also enjoy the exclusive Princess Rail that will give you more time in the heart of Alaska! Then hop on board the island Princess® where you will see two of Alaska’s top attractions, Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier.
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Princess Cruises® on the
May 8 - 19, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights
(From Vancouver, British Columbia to Anchorage, Alaska)
Vancouver, British Columbia (EMBARK) ~ 4:30 PM
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.
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 Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
Icy Strait Point, Alaska ~ 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Today, Hoonah is home to nearly 750 residents. Visitors will be intrigued by its rich Native heritage, opportunities to see wildlife and the vast wilderness that surrounds this unique village. Icy Strait's waters have yielded record-breaking halibut and salmon catches and provide summer-long access to all five species of salmon. Chichagof Island, on which Icy Strait Point is located, supports one of the largest concentrations of brown bears in the world and sightings are common.
Juneau, Alaska ~ 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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.
Skagway, Alaska ~ 7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
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.
Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) ~ 6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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.
College Fjord, Alaska (Scenic Cruising) ~ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska (DISEMBARK) ~ 12:30 AM
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.
Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge (Talkeetna)
Step off your ship into a waiting railcar for our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness same-day rail service to Talkeetna, then on to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Get settled, and perhaps enjoy an optional afternoon excursion, hear stories about climbing Denali in the Hudson Theater or roast a marshmallow at the fireside patio. The North Fork Restaurant is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner to end your first day in the Denali area.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
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. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic motorcoach drive to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, located just outside the national park entrance. Why not get to know the park with one of a variety of excursions including a husky homestead tour, fly fishing or a glacier landing via helicopter.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
You have a full day to get out into one of America's best national parks. This morning, a Natural History Tour serves as a wonderful introduction to the animals, plants and geological features found there. Later today, you may want to stop by the tour desk to plan an activity such as rafting or hiking.
Arrive in Anchorage by motorcoach and get settled in your hotel for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city.
Your memorable vacation ends this morning in Anchorage.
Starting from $3,573
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If you are rooming with just 1 other person, you may make your reservation by booking online using the form below, if you wish.
Passengers who are traveling as single passengers in a cabin, or 3 or more passengers in the same cabin, please call Kathy Korber ~ 724-872-6874 for rates and to reserve your cabin.
Per person double occupancy and include roundtrip airfare from Pittsburgh, cruise, port charges, government fees, taxes, and transfers to/from ship. PRINCESS CRUISES HAS ADVISED THAT ALL AIR PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND ARE NOT GUARANTEED UNTIL FULL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED.
An initial deposit of $605 per person double occupancy or $1210 per person single occupancy is required in order to secure reservations and assign cabins. Final payment is due by January 22, 2019. Those who book early get the best prices, the best cabin locations, and their preferred dining times.
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