Destination:

Alaska

Destination:

Alaska

We invite you to experience an Alaska cruise vacation as only Princess can show you. We offer a range of enriching cruise vacation options to see the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks from the perspective of spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and Princess Wilderness Lodges. Come find yourself in the heart of the wilderness and discover the very best of Alaska with Princess.

Explore Alaska

We invite you to experience an Alaska cruise vacation as only Princess can show you. We offer a range of enriching cruise vacation options to see the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks from the perspective of spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and Princess Wilderness Lodges. Come find yourself in the heart of the wilderness and discover the very best of Alaska with Princess.

Glaciers

Our Alaska itineraries will bring you face to face with at least one of these icy mammoths in places like stunning Glacier Bay National Park — a UNESCO World Heritage Site and named a Cruise Wonder of the World by Condé Nast Traveler — or breathtaking Tracy Arm Fjord, and farther north at College Fjord or Hubbard Glacier.

Inside Passage and Alaska Cruise Ports

Sailing into ports along the Inside Passage, you’ll get a glimpse into the welcoming personality of the Great Land, and a taste of the fascinating gold rush history that has left its mark on the region’s streets, saloons and storefronts. Contrasting the rustic authenticity of Alaska’s towns is the regal British influence of delightful Victoria, B.C., a stop on select Princess® Alaskan cruises.

National Parks

Here you’ll find some of America’s most stunning national gems — awe-inspiring Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest peak, 20,310-foot Denali; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, larger than the country of Switzerland; Glacier Bay National Park with towering Margerie Glacier; and beautiful Kenai Fjords National Park, with its glaciers and abundant marine life.

North to Alaska

Our award-winning North to Alaska program, brings local personalities, culture and cuisine on board to immerse you in all things Alaska. Watch actual lumberjacks in action, hear from real Alaskans like best-selling “Tales of the Wild” author Nick Jans, dine on fresh Alaska seafood, meet National Park Rangers and naturalists, and make friends with Alaska’s next sled dog class with Puppies in the Piazza.

Shore Excursions

There are certain experiences that are uniquely Alaskan — salmon fishing in a quiet river, watching a family of bears forage for berries, or admiring a Native craftsman carving a totem pole. That's why Princess offers optional excursions for every interest, and with More Ashore calls in Juneau on many sailings, you can extend your day with more time in port and experience even more of this historic town.

Wildlife

How many times in your life have you had the opportunity to see moose grazing in vast meadows, whales frolicking in glistening waters and bears in their native habitat? In Alaska, all that is possible — including glimpsing Denali National Park’s Big Five: brown bears, wolves, moose, Dall sheep and caribou.

Cruises

One-Way Alaska Cruises

Voyage of the Glaciers Cruises

7 Days 
  • 2 glacier viewings, including Glacier Bay National Park
  • 3 ports of call
  • Scenic cruising along the Inside Passage and Gulf of Alaska
  • Southbound Cruise from Anchorage
    Northbound Cruise from Vancouver

Roundtrip Alaska Cruises

Inside Passage Cruises

7 to 12 Days 
  • 1 glacier viewing experience
  • 4 ports of call*
  • Inside Passage scenic cruising
  • 7-day Cruise from Seattle
    7-day Cruise from Vancouver
    10-day Cruise from San Francisco
    12-day Cruise from Los Angeles

CruiseTours

Alaska Cruisetours

Cruise + Land Tour

  • 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise
  • 3 to 8 nights touring Alaska on land
  • Denali and Glacier Bay national parks on every itinerary
  • Exclusive Princess Alaska rail service
  • Exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges

Ports

Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska

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.

Inside Passage

These are serene waters, where one moment you can be sailing a wide bay of barrier islands and the next you’re cruising through a narrow waterway flanked by towering forested walls. That’s the splendid spectacle of the Inside Passage – the scenery is constantly changing, from picturesque shores to friendly coastal towns.

Stretching from Puget Sound, Washington, through the British Columbia coast and into the Gulf of Alaska, the Inside Passage includes more than 1,000 islands, seemingly endless shoreline and thousands of idyllic coves and bays. Sailing with Princess, you’ll marvel at the breathtaking scenery and encounter ports like Gold Rush-era Skagway, Salmon Capital of the World Ketchikan, the capital city of Juneau and British-flavored Victoria.

Juneau, Alaska

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.

Ketchikan, Alaska

Ketchikan is known as Alaska's "First City" because it's the first major community travelers come to as they journey north. Located on an island, Ketchikan began life as an Indian fishing camp. The name Ketchikan comes from a Tlingit phrase that means "eagle with spread-out wings," a reference to a waterfall near town.

Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the "dream machine."

San Francisco, California

Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that's part of the tang of the city.

Seattle, Washington

Seattle is a young city with a rich history. Settlers first landed at Alki Point in 1851 and named the area after Sealth, the Suquamish Indian chief who befriended them. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, "The Emerald City" has a legacy of vision and strength. Seattle has hosted two World's Fairs (1909 and 1962) and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft. Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world.

Skagway, Alaska

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.

Vancouver, British Columbia

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.

Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson's Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.