ALASKA CRUISE AND TOUR

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123 reviews
Aug 16 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 58
ALASKA CRUISE AND TOUR
Alaska

123 reviews

$NaN
Aug 16 - 26, 2023
Group size: 1 - 58

About this trip

 



11 DAYS (Land and Sea)

LIMITED SEATS

PRICE INCLUDES

- Bus transportation to and from PHL airport  ~ Round Trip Airfare from PHL 

~ Airport Transfers in Anchorage & Vancouver  ~ 3 Night Accommodations 

~ Rail from Talkeetna to Whittier    ~ Natural History Tour in Denali 

~ 7 Night Cruise Aboard the Sapphire Princess  ~ All Meals Onboard Ship 

~ Shipboard Gratuities    ~ Port Charges & Taxes & luggage handle 

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED! 

PER PERSON PRICES:

Interior: $4119 Double, $6569 Single $3,799 Triple

Oceanview: $4969 Double, $8219 Single $4,599 Triple

Balcony: $5319 Double, $8819 Single $4,799 Triple

Mini suite $5,399 Double

Suite $6,699 Double

$50 PP DUE Nov 30 2022, $500 PP DUE Jan 30 2023,  Final payment due Apr 30 

Cancel by April 30 for refund minus $50. 

Trip Insurance recommended via your insurance or by calling  Yonder 952-358-6440


SPECIAL…$500pp deposit by October 31, 2022 AND Receive

free beverage package (including alcohol) onboard, $100 pp onboard credit, wifi for guests 1 and 2 in the stateroom, and a $100 per person shore excursion credit.


OPTIONAL MEAL PLAN FOR LAND PORTION

The meal plan is $269 per person and includes:

August 17: Breakfast in Anchorage

Dinner at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge  Alaskan Grill.

August 18: Breakfast at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge North Fork

Restaurant.

Dinner at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge King Salmon Restaurant.

August 19: Breakfast at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge King Salmon Restaurant.

Lunch on Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail.

Server gratuity (15%) and tax is included for all meals. Meal vouchers will

be included in your welcome envelope upon arrival at each location on your

land tour.

List of excursions:  You can start to register approximately 6 months prior with your booking number, however, you to check them out any time prior.

https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-destinations/alaska-cruises/shore-excursions/


August 16

8:30 AM  Depart Brick, NJ area (TBD) via motorcoach for Philadelphia Airport 

Departing (PHL) Philadelphia, PA Wed Aug 16 at 11:34 AM

Arriving (ORD) Chicago, IL Wed Aug 16 at 12:57 PM

United 450

Departing (ORD) Chicago, IL Wed Aug 16 at 04:05 PM Arriving (ANC) Anchorage, AK Wed Aug 16 at 07:49 PM

Air Canada 126

Upon arrival into Anchorage, you will be met by Princess Cruises representatives who will help guide you to your hotel transfer. Get settled in the Hotel Captain Cook for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this metropolitan city


August 17  Anchorage/Mt McKinley (all meals on your own unless you opt for meal package)

Board a motorcoach for your journey along the dazzling George Parks Highway, an attraction in itself. You may catch your first views of incredible Mt. McKinley along the way. Once you arrive at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, the mountain is visible for nearly anywhere on the property. Take in those sensational views with a glass of wine in the Great Room or on the expansive deck. The 20,320 Alaskan Bar & Grill is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner to end your day. 


August 18 McKinley to Denali  (all meals on your own unless you opt for meal package)

This morning you depart on another scenic motorcoach ride to the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge at the doorstep of Denali National Park. You're treated to an afternoon Natural History Tour to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area before returning to the lodge. Tonight, opt for the lively "Music of Denali" dinner theatre, a great introduction to the region's culture and history. 


August 19 Denali to Whittier  (all meals on your own unless you opt for meal package)

Enjoy the scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness in the Great Land on the Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service. This is a glass dome rail car.  BRING GOOD BINOCULARS!  Once in Whittier, you'll step from the train onto your ship for the beginning of your unforgettable cruise. 


August 20 Hubbard Glacier (Day At Sea)

Nicknamed the "Galloping Glacier," this east Alaskan glacier is rapidly advancing toward the Gulf of Alaska into a pristine area known as Disenchantment Bay. In fact, its movement temporarily formed a natural dam that twice closed off nearby Russell Fjord from the bay, but the intense water pressure building within the fjord-turned-lake has thus far been enough to explode through the wall of ice. The largest tidewater glacier in North America, Hubbard Glacier measures 76 miles long and plunges 1,200 feet into the depths of the bay. Its immense beauty and phenomenal blue hues are enchanting, even from afar. But it's when your cruise ship draws closer that its towering surface really impresses, dwarfing even the uppermost deck on your ship at a whopping 40 stories high. There, with the snowcapped mountains serving as a glorious backdrop, you'll have a prime viewing spot from which to witness the glacier calving, as it often expels icebergs the size of 10-story buildings-imagine the splash! The area around Hubbard Glacier is also renowned for its wildlife, where whales, harbor seals and otters swim, brown bears, moose and black-tailed deer roam ashore, and a wide variety of seabirds soar gracefully across the sky. 


August 21  Glacier Bay National Park (Day At Sea)

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. 


August 22 Skagway 

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. Optional excursions to include White Pass Scenic Klondike Trail, Gold Mining, Street Car tour and more.  https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-destinations/alaska-cruises/shore-excursions/


August 23 Juneau 

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. Optional Excursions to include Mendenhall glacier, Dog Sled Camp, Whale Watch and more. https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-destinations/alaska-cruises/shore-excursions/


August 24  Ketchikan

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. In the early 1900s, when gold was Alaska's claim to fame, fishing and timber industries were established in Ketchikan. The growth of these industries helped make this Inside Passage port Alaska's fourth-largest city. 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 sportfishing paradise. Sightseers will be impressed with both the scenic town and its surroundings, especially Misty Fjords National Monument. Optional Excursions to include Lumber Jack Show, Totem Bight State Park, Salmon Bake, Saxman Native Village and more.

https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-destinations/alaska-cruises/shore-excursions/


August 25  Day At Sea 

Today is spent sailing the calm waters of the Inside Passage. Grab your camera and binoculars, find a deck chair, and enjoy the fabulous scenery of glaciers and wildlife. 


August 26  Arrive Vancouver 

This morning arrive into Vancouver and disembark. Transfers are provided to the airport for your flight home.  Optional excursions available including private group motor coach tour with stops for lunch and shopping and drop off at airport.  

Departing (YVR) Vancouver, Canada Sat Aug 26 at 10:20 PM

Arriving (YYZ) Toronto, Canada Sun Aug 27 at 05:43 AM

Air Canada 8928

Departing (YYZ) Toronto, Canada Sun Aug 27 at 08:45 AM Arriving (PHL) Philadelphia, PA Sun Aug 27 at 10:17 AM

Bus transportation provided from Philadelphia.

Available Packages

Double Occupancy INTERIOR
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Interior Double

$4,119
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy INTERIOR
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$6,569
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Oceanview
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$4,969
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Oceanview
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$8,219
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Balcony
Available until July 17, 2023Sold Out
$5,319
Deposit: $500
Single Occupancy Balcony
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$8,819
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Mini Suite
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$5,399
Deposit: $500
Double Occupancy Suite
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$6,699
Deposit: $500
Triple Balcony
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$4,799
Deposit: $500

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