Spend a couple days before or after your cruise and see all of the wonders of America’s 50th state with a Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetour. All aboard the Princess Rail Service, which will make your trip easy and efficient, and make sure you get to immerse yourself in each and every area of the rugged wilderness. Explore beautiful parks, such as the Denali National and Glacier Bay, or find adventure on Mt. McKinley. Or, go Off the Beaten Path and discover the Copper River and Kenai Peninsula. There’s more in store than you can imagine when you choose a Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetour.
Things to Do on an Alaska Cruisetour with Princess Cruises
Explore the heart of Alaska on a Princess cruise tour which takes you away from the coastline to visit Denali National Park and the Kenai River on a Princess Alaska Cruisetour:
Glacier Landing Experience (Talkeetna)
Fly over Denali National Park and look down on the amazing landscapes as you listen to commentary from your pilot. Then descend and land on the mile-wide Ruth Glacier where you’ll get out of the plane and actually walk on this amazing structure. After you’ve explored the glacier, you’ll fly back to Talkeetna.
Valdez Coastal Kayak Adventure (Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge)
As you paddle across this calm lake, your guide will fill you in on the history of Valdez and its fur trading, copper mining and salmon canning industries. Along the way you might spot spawning salmon, bald eagles and ravens.
Husky Homestead Tour (Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge)
Visit a training facility where huskies work on their pulling strength in order to mush along the Iditarod, the famous dog sled race that occurs every year in Alaska. You’ll not only see the dogs, you’ll also hear the stories of the race and touch the sleds and equipment used by the sled teams.
Historical Gold Panning (Talkeetna)
Feel the excitement of the prospectors when you head out to the Petersville/Cache Creek and dig into the river as you pan for gold. Before you start to pan you’ll visit the Trapper Creek Museum which helps you understand the lives of Alaska’s pioneers.
Kenai Upper River – Full Day Fishing (Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge)
Spend a serene day on the Kenai River where sockeye salmon, rainbow trout and dollies spend their days. The river is a huge spawning ground for Pacific salmon. You can choose to fish from the banks or aboard a boat as you work with a guide to find the best spots to cast.
Music of Denali Dinner Theater (Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge)
Get a laugh over the feat of reaching the peak of Mt. McKinley at the local dinner theater where your show comes complete with a full plate of Alaskan goodness. You’ll dine on salmon, barbeque, mashed potatoes and baked apple crisp. The show uses song and comedy to honor the first man to reach the summit of the mountain, Walter Harper.