5* Alaska Cruise & Denali Explorer

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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…

Special Offer!
Book this holiday for just a €50pp deposit!
Book by 31st Jan

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.

Inclusions

  • 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

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

t 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.

Accommodation

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.

Extra Information

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
  • These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking

  Cost per person: €3,789pp
  Number of nights: 14

30 May 2020 Inside Cabin €3789
30 May 2020 Balcony Cabin €4389
30 May 2020 Suite On Request

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