Space is limited.
Receive the following items valued at up to
$1,100 per stateroom:
• $50 per-person shipboard credit
• Cocktail party with appetizers
• Dinner at Denali Princess
• Dinner at Mt. McKinley Princess
• Jeff King’s Husky Tour
• Alaska book and map set
Sail from Vancouver to Anchorage (Whittier)
aboard Pacific Princess®.
Seven-night cruise itinerary:
Inside Passage, Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord,
Skagway, Hubbard Glacier and College Fjord.
Keeping cozy in the wilderness
By T. Foster Jones
“BIG” DOES NOT BEGIN to describe Alaska.
I’m pretty sure the word “humongous” was
coined here. Because of its size and scope,
Alaska’s interior offers some of the most wild
and varied terrain you’ll find, from the serenity of Talkeetna to the panoramic wilderness
playground of the Kenai Peninsula to the
grand majesty of Mount McKinley and Denali
National Park and Preserve.
Consequently, land tours of the area have
become a popular adjunct to Alaska ocean
cruises, affording an opportunity to soak up
some of Alaska’s vast scenery, abundant
wildlife and rich history.
Many lodges along these routes have
taken pains to create an ambience that
reflects the personality of their region, and to
tap into the resources each area offers. These
are but a few.
The Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
is representative of the grand style of
Alaska’s Princess lodges.
Six-night land tour highlights:
• One night each at Kenai Princess Wilderness
LodgeSM and Mt. McKinley Princess
• Two nights at Denali Princess
• Natural history tour
• One night in Fairbanks
• Stern-wheeler riverboat cruise
• Gold mine tour
Receive an additional $25
per-person shipboard credit.
Balcony from $2,399 per person*
Mini Suite from $2,559 per person*
Valid on 8/29/07 sailing only.
River, about 40 miles north of the town of
Talkeetna and 100 miles south of the Denali
National Park entrance, Mt. McKinley Princess
Wilderness Lodge offers a variety of dining
venues, optional excursions, nature trails that
stretch for miles and enormous floor-to-ceiling
windows in the lodge’s Great Room that look
out on Mount McKinley and the Alaska Range.
Guest rooms are nestled throughout the
17-acre property. “Whatever you’re interested
in—fishing, rafting, a jet-boat safari or even a
flight to the base of Mount McKinley—you
can access it easily from the lodge and the
nearby town of Talkeetna,” says Ball.
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*Price shown is per person based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars, is capacity
controlled, is valid for select stateroom categories only, and is true and accurate at time
of printing. Price does not include government taxes/fees of $115.91 and gratuities.
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availability, may change or be terminated without notice and are valid for new bookings
only for first and second passengers only. Unless otherwise noted, offers are not
combinable with select rate codes, coupons or other offers. Executive Member offer is
valid for primary cardholder only. Travel purchases are not included in the Executive
Membership 2% Reward program. Offer shown is cruise-tour-only and valid on select
dates. Cancellation and change fees may apply. Please refer to the appropriate Princess
Cruises brochure for terms, conditions, and definitions which will apply to bookings.
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Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge
Located in the heart of the Kenai
Peninsula, the Kenai Princess Wilderness
Lodge overlooks the turquoise Kenai River,
famous not only for its dazzling blue-green
hues, but also as a haven for accomplished
and novice anglers alike.
“During the day, travelers can enjoy fishing, river rafting, flightseeing and hiking or a
variety of additional tours, including wildlife-viewing cruises through Resurrection Bay and
Kenai Fjords National Park,” says Charlie Ball,
president of Princess Tours.
The bungalow-style rooms feature
vaulted ceilings made of naturally finished
wood, cozy sitting areas with wood-burning
stoves and private porches. “Guests love the
opportunity to indulge in a soothing soak at
the end of the day in one of the outdoor hot
tubs,” says Ball.
The main lodge has vaulted ceilings and
a fireplace surrounded by chairs for relaxing
and visiting with friends. Just beyond the
lobby is a huge deck for viewing the Kenai
River valley and nearby mountains.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
You haven’t fully experienced Alaska
unless you’ve been to Denali National Park.
Its boundaries encompass an amazing 6 million acres. Home to Mount McKinley, at
20,320 feet North America’s highest peak, the
park hosts an array of wildlife—from moose,
caribou, Dall sheep and grizzly bears to gray
wolves and red foxes.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge has an
expansive deck with hot tubs that overlooks
Denali National Park and the Nenana River.
The lodge features a luxurious lobby and dining on the bluff above the river, looking out
toward Denali National Park. There are also
casual dining options and an entertaining din-ner-theater performance each evening. “Denali
Princess Lodge is a gateway to the park experience. Just one mile from the park’s entrance,
guests can take an official park tour and experience one of the world’s greatest remaining
natural wonders firsthand,” says Ball.
Whether you’re looking to fish, hike, boat
or explore, these magnificent lodges condense the immensity of Alaska to a more
manageable size. C
Mt. McKinley Princess
Located on the banks of the Chulitna
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