Alaska

Information about Alaska for cruise passengers.

Glacier Flight-seeing and Dog Sledding in Alaska

Princess Cruises offers a fine collection of vendors to serve Alaska cruise customers.  One popular shore excursion combines dog sledding and glacier flightseeing.  Participants on the Skagway excursion meet professional mushers and their dogs on a unique Alaska excursion that combines helicopter flightseeing with dog sledding. This is such an amazing activity.  Our musher was Cindy …

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Port Buzz: Skagway

Port Buzz: Skagway After two days of cruising, we arrive in Skagway. Today it is all about Gold Rush fever. In fact, Skagway, Alaska was known to thousands of hopeful gold rushers as the gateway to the gold fields.  Not the easiest route to the Klondike, Skagway offered the shortest route to the gold. The tiny …

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Glaciers and nature the Alaska dream cruise

Interested in glaciers? An Alaskan cruise adventure is a great way to discover the wonder of glaciers.  The word glacier comes from French via the Vulgar Latin glacia, and ultimately from Latin glacies meaning ice.  The corresponding area of study is called glaciology (more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glacier). Another great place to learn about glaciers is http://nsidc.org/glaciers/ where you …

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Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetours

Denali National Park | Alaska See the Alaska rarely seen by others during this fully escorted land tour. Visit unforgettable destinations such as the six-million acre Denali National Park or the gold-rush town of Fairbanks. Alaska…nothing in the lower 48 compares. With a Cruisetour, you’ll witness first-hand the heroic, historic and romantic scenery of this …

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The Towns of Alaska’s Panhandle

Towns of Alaska Panhandle The vastness and diversity of Alaska simply can’t be captured in a few words or images. Even the relatively compact southeastern portion of the state – a 500-mile-long panhandle nestled between British Columbia to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west – defies easy description. This is where cruise …

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