Denali Explorer - Cruise first then tour

Cruise Tour Departure Date:  03 August 2019
Duration: 11 days
Ship:  Royal Princess
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Itinerary

Saturday 10 August
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. The 20,320 Alaskan Bar & Grill is the perfect place for a relaxed dinner to end your first day in the Denali area.
Included: Alaska Scenic Railroad from Whittier to Talkeetna and one night accommodation at the Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge

Sunday 11 August
You have time this morning for an optional excursion. Then, enjoy a scenic motorcoach ride to Denali National Park. The afternoon is free to spend as you choose. Overnight at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Included:  Coach transfer from Mt. McKinley Lodge to Denali and two nights accommodation at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Exclusive Cruise Guru Prices

From $2,949pp twin share* - Inside
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

From $4,076pp twin share* - Balcony
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

From $4,461pp twin share* - Mini-Suite
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

Prices in AUD, contact us for single pricing

Saturday 3 August
Transfer from Vancouver airport to pier

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Monday 12 August
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.
Included: Denali Natural History Tour

Tuesday 13 August
You'll have the morning to relax, then travel by scenic motorcoach to Fairbanks. This afternoon, take a Riverboat Cruise down the Chena River. You'll get to experience Gold Rush history, Native culture and colorful Alaska lifestyle of bush pilots, dog sledders and Native artisans.
Included:  Coach transfer from Denali to Fairbanks, Fairbanks Riverboat Tour and one night accommodation in Fairbanks

Wednesday 14 August
Your tour ends this morning in Fairbanks.
Included:  Transfer from hotel to airport

Cruise Itinerary

Journey to the Heart of Alaska onboard a Princess Cruise and Land tour.   Princess offer a huge choice of tours to Alaska and the Gurus have chosen four of our favourites.

Each Cruise tour includes an unforgettable 7 day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise (north or south bound) and from three to eight nights exploring Alaska by land. While on land you’ll stay at exclusive Princess Wilderness lodges near legendary national parks and most Cruise tours include Princess' exclusive rail service. 

There are a few different styles of tour you can take.  On a Connoisseur tour you will be escorted by a tour director, and will include most meals on land as well as select sightseeing excursions and Princess' Alaska rail service.  A true immersive Alaskan experience. Off the Beaten Path tours, take you deeper into Alaska with options to explorer either Kenai or Wrangell-St.Elias National Park, Princess Alaska rail service as well as select sightseeing excursions. Denali Explorer is the most popular option, especially for first timers to Alaska, it includes the direct to the wilderness Alaska Rail service which take you straight from Denali National Park to your ship or vice versa.

On any of these journeys you will have the fabulous Princess land crew there to assist and land excursions that will blow your mind as much as your favourite cruise shore excursion - from the husky homestead tour where you will enjoy a cuddle with a husky puppy and hear all about what it’s like to compete in the iconic Iditarod, to the opportunity to soar over the glaciers on a flightseeing journey.     Did we mention the food? From casual snacks to pub food to 3 course gourmet meals the choices abound and the seafood is second to none.

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Date

Port

Arrives

Departs

Saturday 3 August

Vancouver

-

4.30pm

Sunday 4 August

At Sea

-

-

Monday 5 August

Ketchikan

6.30am

3.00pm

Tuesday 6 August

Juneau

8.00am

9.00pm

Wednesday 7 August

Skagway

7.00am

8.30pm

Thursday 8 August

Glacier Bay National Park

6.00am

3.00pm

Friday 9 August

College Fjord (Scenic Cruising)

6.00pm

8.30pm

Saturday 10 August

Anchorage (Whittier)

12.30am

-

Denali Explorer - Tour first then cruise

Cruise Tour Departure Date:  01 July 2019
Duration: 12 days
Ship:  Golden Princess
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Itinerary

Monday 1 July
Alaska's "Golden Heart City" of Fairbanks is a great introduction to the heart of this unique state. Check in to your hotel and get ready for the beginning of your adventure.
Included: Transfer from Fairbanks Airport to Fairbanks Hotel and two nights accommodation in Fairbanks

Tuesday 2 July
A full day in Fairbanks gives you time to get a feel for the unique culture and history of the region. You'll take a cruise on an authentic Sternwheeler Riverboat down the Chena River then enjoy a Gold Dredge 8 tour with the chance to pan for your own gold. A hearty miner's lunch is included. The evening is at leisure.
Included:  Morning riverboat tour and afternoon Golde Dredge tour

Wednesday 3 July
Travel by scenic motorcoach to Denali National Park and check into the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. This afternoon, travel into the park for an educational Natural History Tour.
Included: Coach transfer from Fairbanks Hotel to Denali and one night accommodation at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Exclusive Cruise Guru Prices

From $2,951pp twin share* - Inside
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

From $3,253pp twin share* - Outside 

Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

From $4,423pp twin share* - Balcony
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

From $6,342pp twin share* - Mini-Suite
Including US$50 shipboard credit per stateroom*

Prices in AUD, contact us for single pricing


Thursday 4 July
The morning is free to choose an optional excursion or just relax at the lodge. Then travel by motorcoach to the south side of the park for an overnight stay at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. Take in the sensational views with a glass of wine in the Great Room or on the expansive deck. Hear stories about climbing Denali in the Hudson Theatre or roast a marshmallow at the fireside patio.
Included:  Coach transfer from Denali to Mt McKinley Wilderness Lodge and one night accommodation at the Mt McKinley Wilderness Lodge

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Friday 5 July
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. Later this afternoon, transfer to Talkeetna for your Princess Rail journey to Anchorage. The evening is yours to get to know this unique city.
Included: Transfer from Mt McKinley Wilderness Lodge to rail depot, Alaska railroad from Talkeetna to Anchorage including lunch, transfer from rail depot to hotel and one night accommodation at the Hotel Captain Cook

Saturday 8 June
Travel to Whittier with a stop at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center enroute. Set sail on your Alaska cruise this evening.
Included:  Transfer from Anchorage to Whittier including Alaska Wildlife Conservation Tour.

Cruise Itinerary

Included:  Transfer from pier to airport in Vancouver at end of cruise

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Date

Port

Arrives

Departs

Saturday 6 July

Anchorage (Whittier)

-

8.30pm

Sunday 7 July

Hubbard Glacier (Scenic Cruising)

3.00pm

8.00pm

Monday 8 July

Glacier Bay National Park

9.15am

7.30pm

Tuesday 9 July

Skagway

7.00am

8.30pm

Wednesday 10 July

Juneau

6.30am

5.00pm

Thursday 11 July

Ketchikan

10.00am

6.00pm

Friday 12 July

At Sea

-

-

Saturday 10 June

Vancouver

7.30am

-

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