Featuring a 7-night Princess Cruise
Book an Outside Cabin and get a balcony cabin upgrade FREE!
Relax aboard a 7-night Princess cruise – your fabulous floating resort; enjoy an unforgettable journey from Denali to Talkeetna in a luxury domed railcar; in a modern saloon, enjoy dishes inspired by Fannie Q, the Alaskan pioneer. Enjoy an expert guided Tundra Wilderness Tour in Denali National Park; cruise past Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers; sail through Glacier Bay, a treasure trove of glaciers and coastal islands; relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in historic Skagway.
July 31 – August 11, 2021
Highlights include a 7-night Princess Cruise, Fairbanks, Mt. McKinley, Luxury Domed Rail, Denali National Park, a Tundra Wilderness Tour, Whittier, Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay, Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, Inside Passage, and more. 12 days, 25 meals, hotel, cruise, airfare, port charges, and taxes; passport required. Inside $5,459, Outside $6,659, Balcony $6,959. (Book an Outside cabin and receive an upgrade to Balcony cabin at no extra charge)
Day 1: Saturday, July 31, 2021: Your tour opens in Fairbanks, in the great state of Alaska. On this adventure we bring together the best of both land and sea.
Day 2: Sunday, August 1, 2021: Step aboard an amazing cruise on the popular Sternwheeler Discovery, an unforgettable journey showcasing Alaska’s diverse culture and rich history. Make stops along the way to meet the people and get a taste of local life. Take a scenic motor coach ride to Denali National Park. Tonight, enjoy an authentic meal at Fannie Q’s Saloon, where you’ll dig into dishes inspired by the Alaskan mining pioneer Fannie “Q” Quigley. (B, D)
Day 3: Monday, August 2, 2021: This morning, travel deep into Denali National Park on the Tundra Wilderness Tour** which affords the best opportunities to view the region’s wildlife. Learn about the history of the park and see why visiting Denali is one of the top three reasons that people visit Alaska. The remainder of the day is at leisure. (B)
Day 4: Tuesday, August 3, 2021: Your day begins with a scenic train ride to Talkeetna. Savor every moment inside your luxury domed railcar. View the incredible landscape from glass-ceiling railcars and open-air observation platforms as rail guides provide expert commentary. Head to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge where, from the moment you arrive, you’ll know you are somewhere special. This comfy Alaskan lodge invites the ultimate experience, overlooking Denali and the Alaskan Range with one of the most inspirational views of the mountain found anywhere. There will be plenty of time to explore the area or enjoy a host of recreational activities. (B)
Day 5: Wednesday, August 4, 2021: Depart for your ship, stopping en route in Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Continue with a scenic drive along the Alaska Range. Pass the amazing Turnagain Arm, a deep glacial fjord, and arrive in the port of Whittier where you’ll embark on your 7-night Princess cruise aboard a fabulous floating resort designed to make your stay on board truly memorable. You will be dazzled by the entertainment in the state-of-the-art lounges and a myriad of dining options. While on board, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and nightly entertainment are included. (B, D)
Day 6: Thursday, August 5, 2021: Your ship cruises past the mammoth Hubbard Glacier, one of Alaska’s largest glaciers; take in the natural beauty of the glacier’s stunning surface. Have your camera ready as today is filled with amazing natural wonders as you linger along the shimmering surface of the ocean. (B, L, D)
Day 7: Friday, August 6, 2021: Cruise through Glacier Bay, a spectacular national park and preserve that is a treasure trove of tidewater glaciers and scenic coastal islands. This rich world of marine life and large concentration of tidewater glaciers is Alaska at its best. (B, L, D)
Day 8: Saturday, August 7, 2021: Relive Alaska’s Gold Rush days in this “Gateway to the Klondike” and home of the famed Chilkoot Trail. In historic Skagway, Alaska’s past lives on in a spectacular natural setting and cries of “Gold in the Yukon!” can still be heard. (B, L, D)
Day 9: Sunday, August 8, 2021: From massive scenic mountains to historic buildings, there is much to explore in Alaska’s capital city of Juneau. (B, L, D)
Day 10: Monday, August 9, 2021: Your port of call today is Ketchikan, known as the “Salmon Capital of the World” and the “City of Totems.” Located on tranquil Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan is home to the world’s largest collection of totem poles. (B, L, D)
Day 11: Tuesday, August 10, 2021: A wonderful day of sightseeing awaits as your ship sails along the amazing Inside Passage, an extensive stretch of land known for its natural beauty and abundant wildlife. You will be awestruck with this natural wonder. (B, L, D)
Day 12: Wednesday, August 11, 2021: Your cruise ends this morning in the vibrant Canadian city of Vancouver, leaving you with many wonderful memories of your tour to the last of the great frontiers. (B)
Free Balcony Upgrade available on a first come first served basis as space is available at booking time. Valid on land/air bookings only.
*Accommodations in Fairbanks will be assigned prior to departure.
**The Tundra Wilderness Tour is a fully narrated 7-9-hour tour, including frequent rest stops.
The overall activity level of this tour is a level 1. This means you’re a leisurely traveler. You like to discover the energy of a new place, but typically take it easy. You can handle at least one flight of stairs, board a coach, and walk for 15-30 minutes at a time with little difficulty.
Onboard cruise gratuities are not included in the price of your tour. For your convenience, Princess Cruise Lines automatically applies a service of $14.50 US Dollars, quoted at the time of printing and subject to change, per guest per day to your shipboard account. All of the service personnel on board receive gratuities from this service charge and there is no need for you to think about additional tipping. Separately, a 15% gratuity is added for bar drinks and spa services.
Experience it! Denali National Park
In 1917, Alaska named its first national park Mount McKinley National Park and nearly 70 years later, the park was expanded and renamed Denali National Park. This vast land has a fascinating ecosystem and is more than a park; it is a wildlife reserve. And, perhaps its biggest claim to fame is being the home of North America’s highest peak – Mount McKinley, ascending more than 20,000 feet. This massive park is now more than 6 million acres, an area that can be compared to the size of Massachusetts. The park is home to nearly forty different varieties of mammals; but, the most popular residents are moose, caribou, wolves, plus brown and grizzly bears. Denali is Alaska’s heartland and brings you up-close to its majestic beauty and natural wonders.