Alaska Cruise with Princess Cruises » Travel Reports


Our cruise with the Royal Princess took us for a week along the coast from Vancouver northwards to Whittier (Anchorage). On this great cruise adventure around the northernmost state of the USA we visited the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. We also took a Scenic Cruise in Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord with breathtaking views of the glaciers of Alaska.

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Anchorage – Seward Highway & Alaska Wildlife Center (USA)

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After checking out in the early morning on our cruise ship – the Royal Princess – we took the transfer bus from Princess Cruises from Whittier to Anchorage. The transfer took about 90 minutes, so we were at Anchorage airport around 10 a.m. Here we got off and were able to store our luggage for free at the airport in a room that was open especially for cruise guests. This service is offered until 5 p.m., then you have to …

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Glacier Bay National Park – A Scenic Cruise in Alaska (USA)

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After the last days on our journey through the Inside Passage the cities of Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Haines, the last 2 days of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises were a “Scenic Cruise”. This means that the ship no longer docks in a harbour, but that you can admire the highlights of Glacier Bay National Park and college fjord directly from the ship.

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Haines – Bears and bald eagles on the Chilkoot River (USA)

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One of the main reasons why we always wanted to go to Alaska is the fascinating landscape and of course the wildlife! Once seeing bears in the wild, it’s been on our wish list for a long time ♥ And where’s better than in Alaska? Unfortunately, we were not lucky in Ketchikan and Juneau. Therefore, for our stop in Skagway we had chosen a very special trip to Haines, where the chances of seeing bears in their natural habitat were …

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Skagway – Musher’s Camp & Dog Sled Adventure (USA)

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Anyone who thinks that dog sledding is just for winter is wrong 🙂 Even in the summer months you can experience this adventure in Alaska. To get a glimpse of a dog sled camp, we took part in the Musher’s Camp & Sled Dog Experience after our walk through Skagway in the afternoon. The trip via Princess Cruises takes just over 3 hours and costs USD 160 per person. For the tour we – and about 20 other passengers – …

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Skagway – A walk through the old gold mining town (USA)

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The old gold mining town of Skagway was the 3rd stop of our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises. Since we had already laid out at 6.30 in the morning and our departure was not planned until 8.30 p.m., we had all day to explore the town and the surrounding area. Perfect for us, because we were able to take a bear-watching boat trip to Haines, explore the Old Town of Skagway and take part in a dog sled adventure 🙂

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Juneau – Things to do in the capital of Alaska (USA)

Categories: Travel reports, North America, USA, Alaska

After exploring the small town of Ketchikan yesterday, we went on our Alaska cruise with Princess Cruises to Juneau – the capital of Alaska. It is often thought that Anchorage, as alaska’s best-known and largest city, is also the capital – but since Alaska became the 49th state to the United States in 1959, the small town of Juneau has been the capital of Alaska. It is home to the Alaska State Capitol, the Alaska State Museum, and the main …

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