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Denali Explorer & Glaciers

  • Departure DateMay - Aug 2024
  • Princess Cruises Royal Princess
  • 15 Nights Cruise & Stay
  • Prices From £2,839 per person


  • Stay 3 night in Vancouver
  • Vancouver
  • Ketchikan
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • College Fjord
  • Whittier
  • Rail Anchorage to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Stay 2 nights in Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Stay 1 night in Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
  • Stay 1 night in Anchorage

This sensational cruise holiday begins with a 3 night stay in Vancouver. Explore the culinary capital of Canada. Meander around the beautiful Stanley Park and take in spectacular views from the mountains. Set sail on board Royal Princess for your once-in-a-lifetime voyage of Alaska. Alaska is like no where else on Earth, with its vast wilderness, snow-capped mountains, glistening glaciers and crystal clear waterfalls. Finish this itinerary with a 3 night Denali Explorer Tour, where you’ll learn about Denali’s history and culture and have the chance to spot native wildlife.  It's then time for the real jewel in the crown, the Direct to the Wilderness rail journey from Whittier to Denali; be mesmerised by the unspoiled beauty of Alaska from glass-domed rail cars on this sensational 500 mile journey through the heart of Alaska. 


  • Exclusive Savings of up to £1000 per couple  
  • FREE Vancouver Stay
  • FREE Sea to Sky Gondola & Whistler Village Tour Included
  • Scenic Princess Rail Experience
  • Denali National Park Tour Included
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All Inclusive Drinks, WiFi & Gratuities

What's Included?

  • Return flights from UK (call about regional departures)
  • 3 night stay in Vancouver on room only basis
  • FREE Sea to Sky Gondola & Whistler Village Tour 
  • 7 night cruise on board Royal Princess on full board basis
  • Upgrade for only £50pp per day & get: All inclusive drinks,Wifi & gratuities
  • Princess Rail experience from Anchorage to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge 
  • Denali National Park Tour 
  • Stay 2 nights in Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge on room only basis
  • Transfers to Mt McKinlay Princess Wilderness Lodge 
  • 1 night stay in Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge on room only basis
  • Transfers to Anchorage 
  • Stay 1 night in Anchorage on room only basis
  • Baggage Allowance

Prices From pp

Departure DateInteriorOceanviewBalconySuite
May 2024£2,839-£3,399£3,739
Jun 2024£3,299-£3,969£4,449
Jul 2024£3,899-£4,789£5,299
Aug 2024£3,199-£3,999£4,449

Price based on 215 May, 12 Jun, 24 Jul & 21 Aug 2024 flying from London. Suite price is based on Mini Suite. ^Transfers are not included in Vancouver. Prices are subject to availability and may change out with our control. Flight supplements from regional airports will apply. For a live price for your chosen date, airport & hotels please call our Cruise Experts.

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Itinerary for Denali Explorer & Glaciers

Day 1 - Fly UK to Vancouver / Enjoy Vancouver

Day 2 - Enjoy Vancouver

Day 3 - Enjoy Vancouver

Day 4 - Embark Royal Princess in Vancouver

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes. Vancouver Art Gallery is known for its works by regional artists, while the Museum of Anthropology houses preeminent First Nations collections.

Day 5 - At Sea

Day 6 - 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.

Day 7 - 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.

Day 8 - 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.

Day 9 - Glacier Bay (Scenic Cruising)

Day 10 - College Fjord

Discovered in the northwest corner of Prince William Sound during an 1899 research expedition, spectacular College Fjord and its glaciers were named after prestigious east coast schools by the college professors who first laid eyes upon their majesty. Stretching for miles, these massive rivers of ice tumble down from mountains and through valleys, dipping into the pristine waters of the fjord. There you'll have a chance to watch the awe-inspiring process of glaciers calving, or dropping enormous pillars of ice into the sea, as they crack and land with a thunderous splash – a once-in-a-lifetime experience not to be missed! College Fjord not only boasts the world's largest collection of tidewater glaciers, but it features magnificent snowcapped mountains as far as the eyes can see. Plus, during the summer, it's not unheard of to catch a glimpse of one of the area's 40-ton humpback whales feeding in the waters of the fjord. It's a magical wonderland of epic proportions, so breathtaking you won't want to blink!

Day 11 - Whittier / Rail Anchorage to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge / Enjoy Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Whittier is a city at the head of the Passage Canal in the U.S. state of Alaska, about 58 miles southeast of Anchorage. The city is within the Chugach Census Area, one of the two entities established in 2019 when the former Valdez–Cordova Census Area was dissolved.

Day 12 - Explore Denali National Park on National History Tour

Day 13 - Transfer to Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge / Enjoy Mt McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Day 14 - Transfer to Anchorage / Enjoy Anchorage

Day 15 - Fly Anchorage to UK

Fly Anchorage to UK/ Arrive UK

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