Denali Discovery - Cruise, Rail & Land Holiday

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    14 days, 13 nights
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    14 days
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    June 2024 - June 2024
  • D​iscover the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks of Alaska
  • E​xplore Denali National Park
  • 7​ Night Cruise + 6 night land touring package

S​tart your holiday with a 7 night cruise from Vancouver, encountering unique ports of call that are rich in history, culture and natural beauty along the way to Alaska.

N​ext up it's time to venture into the heart of Alaska on the Direct-to-the-Wilderness® rail service, taking you from the ship to Denali.

From here you will have 6 nights traveling from Denali to Anchorage with plenty of time to take in the untouched beauty of Alaska’s national parks which are nothing short of impressive.


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Denali National Park


  • Coach Transfer Vancouver Airport to cruise terminal*
  • 7-night Voyage onboard the Sapphire Princess
  • Medallion Class experience
  • All meals onboard the ship
  • Select Beverages onboard the ship (Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Tea varieties, Non-Specialty Coffee)
  • 2 nights Denali Wilderness Lodge
  • Natural History Tour
  • 1 night Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge
  • 2 nights Kenai Wilderness Lodge
  • 1 night Anchorage

*​Airport transfers are only available for flights connecting directly with the cruise on day 1.

Your fare excludes:
  • T​ravel insurance & airfares



Day 1: Upon arrival in Vancouver you will be transferred to the ship for embarkation. Set sail at 4pm.

Day 2: At Sea

Day 3: Ketchikan, Alaska - 6am - 2PM

Day 4: Juneau, Alaska - 8am - 9pm

Day 5: Skagway, Alaska - 7am - 8:30pm

Day 6: Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising)

Day 7: College Fjord (Scenic Cruising)

D​ay 8: Step off your ship in Anchorage (Whittier), into a waiting railcar for the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service to Denali Wilderness Lodge, located just outside the national park entrance. Check in with the Guest Service Desk for help in planning your own Denali adventure. Or you may enjoy the spectacular main lodge, river view deck, and Princess Village with the popular Christmas cottage and sugar shack. Be sure to check out Fannie Q's Saloon, named after a famed local homesteader, or sit outside at a fireside patio.

Day 9: Today explore Denali National Park on a Natural History Tour, watching for glimpses of Denali as well as Denali's "Big Five"; moose, caribou, bears, wolves and Dall sheep. Later today, you may want to simply relax with a glass of wine on the deck overlooking the Nenana River.

Day 10: Sightsee by coach to the Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge for 1-night. Here you'll settle in with Denali never far from view. 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.

Day 11: Next you'll head by coach across the stunning Kenai peninsula to Cooper Landing and the Kenai Wilderness Lodge.

Day 12: A full day in the beauty of the Kenai Peninsula awaits you. Perhaps you'll explore Kenai Fjords National Park, spend the afternoon river rafting or go fishing. Later, return to your bungalow-style room with its wood-burning stove and sun porch for an evening of pure relaxation.

Day 13: This morning continue your journey to Anchorage for an overnight stay at the Hotel Captain Cook.

Day 14: Your memorable vacation ends this morning in Anchorage with a transfer to the airport.

Dates and Prices


Package prices for 08 June 2024 departure

  • Inside from $4,020 pp twin share / $6,849 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview from $5,021 pp twin share / $8,849 pp sole use*
  • Balcony from $5,381 pp twin share / $9,569 pp sole use*
  • M​ini suite from $5,821 pp twin share*
  • S​uite from $7,321 pp twin share*

Package prices for 22 June 2024 departure

  • Inside from $3,820 pp twin share / $5,878 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview from $5,020 pp twin share / $7,558 pp sole use*
  • Balcony from $6,030 pp twin share / $10,813 pp sole use*
  • M​ini suite from $6,460 pp twin share / $11,673 pp sole use*
  • S​uites sold out

Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to book.

Above pricing is based on saver fare, Upgrade to Princess Plus (for just $65 pp/day) to enjoy:

  • Wi-Fi (one device per guest)
  • Plus Beverage Package (drinks up to $22 each)
  • Unlimited juice bar
  • Premium Desserts (2 per day)
  • Fitness Classes (2 per cruise)
  • NEW 2 casual dining meals per guest
  • NEW OceanNow delivery
  • NEW Room service delivery
  • Overall savings of over 60%!

*Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.



S​apphire Princess Cruise Ship

As you set your sights on the wonders of the world, let Sapphire Princess indulge your every whim. Over 700 balconies, world-class gourmet dining and dazzling entertainment options are just the beginning of your sea-going adventure. Dance the night away, enjoy casino gaming or relax and rejuvenate body and mind at the Lotus Spa®.

  • R​efurbished: 2018
  • Guest Cabins: 1,337
  • Guest Capacity: 2,670
  • Number of Decks: 18
  • Tonnage: 115,875
  • Length: 952 feet

Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge: Imagine a charming Alaska lodge settled near the heart of wilderness, wildlife and six million acres of untouched lands. Meet Denali Wilderness Lodge®, your ticket to exploration just one mile from the entrance to Denali National Park – one of the world’s most incredible locations. With comfortable accommodations and a breathtaking location, the Denali lodge serves as the perfect home base for any adventure.

Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge: Situated within Denali State Park near the Chulitna River, the Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge® offers unparalleled views of Denali from the treehouse as well as the Great Room and expansive deck in the main lodge. Tour a working Alaska homestead and learn how the Great Land’s residents have become so self-sufficient

Kenai Wilderness Lodge: There’s a reason why this unique Alaska lodge was named one of the “Top 12 Resorts in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest” by Conde Nast Traveler readers. The Kenai Wilderness Lodge® offers direct access to Alaska’s playground — also known as the Kenai Peninsula. Sail past glaciers and fish for wild salmon. Then, return to the coziness of your Alaska wilderness lodge after a day full of adventure.



Suggested Flight Arrival Time:

No later than 2:30 p.m domestic / 2:00 p.m international on embarkation day. Flights become available to be booked 300 days prior to departure. Travel at 60 can assist you with booking flights. Please call us on 1300 414 198 for more information.

What to Bring?

Clothing Suggestions:

Alaska is very casual both in the evenings, as well as the day. Casual, active sportswear is the best option, as you will likely be enjoying tours and activities outdoors. You'll want comfortable clothes and good walking shoes, and the ability to be layered for everything from sunny afternoons to chilly nights. As the weather can be unpredictable, a warm jacket is advisable.

Here is a brief listing of suggested items:


  • Water repellent coat or jacket
  • Rain hat
  • Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers
  • Lightweight windbreaker
  • Sweaters
  • Pants or shorts


  • Warm coat (temperatures can get lower in the evening)
  • Same attire as worn during the day - casual

Other Recommended Items

  • Cameras
  • Binoculars
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Insect repellent
  • Collapsible umbrella
  • Sunglasses

Coach Transportation

  • Coach segments between all points tend to be shorter in duration than rail.
  • Seating aboard the coaches is not assigned, but guests may be asked to rotate throughout each day to allow everyone access to the forward seats.
  • Ample stops are made for photo and rest breaks.
  • Coaches are equipped with restrooms.
  • All sightseeing tours inside Denali National Park are operated by the National Park Service concessionaire. Sightseeing tours inside of Denali National Park use school buses.


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