5* Alaska Cruise & Denali Explorer

from€3789
for 13 nights

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…

What's Included
  • Return flights Dublin to Seattle & all transfers
  • One night in Seattle hotel, room only
  • Flight from Seattle, Washington to Anchorage, Alaska
  • 1 night in an Anchorage hotel, with breakfast
  • 2 nights McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge Half board
  • 2 nights Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge Half board
  • Tundra Wilderness Tour
  • 7 nights cruise on the 5* Royal Princess
  • Superb dining on a full board basis
  • Entertainment onboard
  • All-Inclusive Drinks Package included on the cruise
  • Includes WiFi Package and gratuities on the cruise
  • 20kg Check-in bag per person

Combine a wonderful 4 night escorted tour of Alaska, including the Denali National Park and Mt. McKinley, with a fabulous 7-night cruise on board 5* Royal Princess including cruising past the famous Hubbard Glacier and through the amazing Glacier Bay National Park. Includes a one night stay in Seattle, Washington, before the cruise.

Special Offers
Book this holiday for just a €50pp deposit!
Royal Princess

From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk®, Royal Princess is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.

Dining: Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.

Activities: Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.

Entertainment: There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.

Joyfil Rejuvenation: Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.

Families: Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.

Kids & Teens: Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.

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Prices
Dates Cabin Type Price
30 May 2020 Inside Cabin €3789 Book Now
30 May 2020 Balcony Cabin €4389 Book Now
30 May 2020 Suite On Request Book Now
Agent
Celine K
Celine K
Booking Remarks
Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
Non-refundable deposit of €50 per person
€50 deposit offer expires 31st January
Balance due 16 weeks prior to departure
Optional Insurance available (call for details)
Child and family prices available on request
Price based on balance payment by Electronic Bank Transfer
These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking
Duration Notes
13 Nights (4-night tour + 7-night cruise + 2-night hotel)
Itinerary
Day 1-2

Seattle, Washington, USA

On arrival in Seattle following your overnight flight, you will be transferred to the 4* hotel for your one night stay.

Day 3

Seattle, Washington, USA

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Following your overnight stay, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Anchorage.

Arrive in Anchorage and get settled in your hotel for an overnight stay. You might enjoy getting out to see the shops, restaurants and cultural attractions of this surprisingly metropolitan city. You’ll meet your tour director in the evening.

Day 4

Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge – Talkeetna, Alaska

Enjoy a scenic motorcoach drive from Anchorage to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, featuring incredible views of Denali. 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. Dinner tonight is at the North Fork Restaurant. (B, D)

Day 5

Mt. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge – Talkeetna, Alaska

A full day at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge means you’ll have ample time to both relax and explore. Hear stories about climbing Denali in the Hudson Theater or roast a marshmallow at the fireside patio. Our Princess staff can help you choose from a generous offering of outdoor activities. (B, D)

Day 6

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

Enjoy a scenic motorcoach journey to Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, just steps from Denali National Park. Check in with the Guest Service Desk for help in planning your own Denali adventure. There’s a variety of excursions like a husky homestead tour, river rafting, hiking, glacier flightseeing and an off-road ATV adventure. Or you may enjoy the spectacular main lodge, river view deck, and Princess Village with the popular Christmas cottage and sugar shack. Tonight you’ll enjoy dinner at Fannie Q’s saloon, named after a famed local homesteader. (B, D)

Day 7

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, Alaska

Explore Denali National Park on a Tundra Wilderness Tour watching for Denali’s “Big Five”; moose, bears, caribou, Dall sheep and wolves. Later today, you may want to simply relax with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the Nenana River or on the fireside patio outside of Fannie Q’s Saloon. (B, L, D)

Day 8

Whittier, Alaska, USA

Enjoy a scenic rail journey through some of the best wilderness on our exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service toward Whittier, where your cruise ship awaits. (B, L)

Day 9

Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

Just 30 miles north of Yakutat is Hubbard Glacier, the longest tidewater glacier in the world. The 8-mile-wide glacier is easily Alaska’s most active. The riptides and currents that flow between Gilbert Point and the face of the glacier, a mere 1000ft away, are so strong that they cause Hubbard to calve almost continuously at peak tides. The entire area, part of the 545-sq-mile Russell Fjord Wilderness, is one of the most interesting places in Alaska and usually visited through flightseeing or boat tours.

Day 10

Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Glacier Bay is the crowning jewel of the cruise-ship industry and a dreamy destination for anybody who has ever paddled a kayak. Seven tidewater glaciers spill out of the mountains and fill the sea with icebergs of all shapes, sizes and shades of blue, making Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve an icy wilderness renowned worldwide.
Apart from its high concentration of tidewater glaciers, Glacier Bay is a dynamic habitat for humpback whales. Other wildlife seen at Glacier Bay includes porpoises, sea otters, brown and black bears, wolves, moose and mountain goats.

The park is an expensive side trip, even by Alaskan standards. Plan on spending at least $400 for a trip from Juneau. Of the 500,000 annual visitors, more than 95% arrive aboard a ship and never leave it. The rest is a mixture of tour-group members, who head straight for the lodge, and backpackers, who gravitate toward the free campground.

Day 11

Skagway, Alaska

At first sight, Skagway appears to be solely an amusement park for cruise-ship day-trippers, a million of whom disgorge onto its sunny boardwalks every summer. But, haunted by Klondike ghosts and beautified by a tight grid of handsome false-fronted buildings, this is no northern Vegas. Skagway’s history is very real.
During the 1898 gold rush, 40,000 stampeders passed through the nascent settlement; they were a sometimes-unsavoury cast of characters who lived against a backdrop of brothels, gunfights and debauched entertainment wilder than the Wild West. Today, the main actors are seasonal workers, waitstaff posing in period costume and storytelling national-park rangers. Indeed, most of the town’s important buildings are managed by the National Park Service (NPS) and this, along with Skagway’s location on the cusp of a burly wilderness with trails (including the legendary Chilkoot) leading off in all directions, has saved it from overt Disneyfication. Dive in and join the show.

Day 12

Juneau, Alaska

Juneau is the capital of contrasts and conflicts. It borders a waterway that never freezes but lies beneath an ice field that never melts. It was the first community in the Southeast to slap a head tax on cruise-ship passengers but still draws more than a million a year. It’s the state capital but since the 1980s Alaskans have been trying to move it. It doesn’t have any roads that go anywhere, but half its residents and its mayor opposed a plan to build one that would.
Welcome to America’s strangest state capital. In the winter it’s a beehive of legislators, their loyal aides and lobbyists locked in political struggles. In summer it’s a launchpad for copious outdoor adventures. Superb hiking starts barely 10 minutes from downtown, a massive glacier calves into a lake 12 miles up the road, and boats and seaplanes take off from the waterfront bound for nearby bear-viewing, ziplining and whale-watching.

Day 13

Ketchikan, Alaska

Close to Alaska’s southern tip, where the Panhandle plunges deep into British Columbia, lies rainy Ketchikan, the state’s fourth-largest city, squeezed onto a narrow strip of coast on Revillagigedo Island abutting the Tongass Narrows. Ketchikan is known for its commercial salmon fishing and indigenous Haida and Tlingit heritage – there is no better place in the US to see totem poles in all their craning, colourful glory. Every year between May and September, Ketchikan kowtows to around one million cruise-ship passengers, a deluge that turns the town into something of a tourist circus. Some cruisers stay in town, ferrying between souvenir shops and Ketchikan’s emblematic totems. Others jump on boats or seaplanes bound for the Gothic majesty of Misty Fiords National Monument, a nearby wilderness area.
Despite the seasonal frenzy, Ketchikan retains a notable heritage exemplified by the jumbled clapboard facades of Creek Street, perched on stilts above a river.

Day 14

At Sea

Day 15

Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Following your departure from the Royal Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.

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