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Denali Discovery - Cruise, Rail & Land Holiday (June 2024)

Reduced fares + up to $400 onboard credit*
On this cruise, rail & tour itinerary spend 13 nights discovering the Great Land’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks.
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About this holiday

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Denali National Park

Book by 15 June 2023 for reduced fares and onboard credit

  • Book an Inside or Oceanview and receive up to $200 onboard spending money per cabin*
  • Book a Balcony or above and receive up to $400 onboard spending money per cabin*

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.


  • 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.



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.

Travel dates


Package prices for 08 June 2024 departure:

  • Inside from $4,020 pp twin share / $6,848 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview from $5,020 pp twin share / $8,848 pp sole use*
  • Balcony from $5,380 pp twin share / $9,568 pp sole use*
  • M​ini suite from $5,820 pp twin share*
  • S​uite from $7,320 pp twin share*

Package prices for 22 June 2024 departure:

  • Inside from $4,152 pp twin share / $7,090 pp sole use*
  • Oceanview from $5,392 pp twin share / $9,570 pp sole use*
  • Balcony from $5,742 pp twin share / $10,270 pp sole use*
  • M​ini suite from $6,312 pp twin share*
  • S​uite from $7,902 pp twin share*

Call our travel team on 1300 414 198 to book.

Above pricing is based on saver fare, why not upgrade to a Plus Fare for the cruise (for just $65 pp/day) to enjoy:

  • Plus Beverage Package (drinks up to $22 each, includes unlimited juice bar)
  • Wi-Fi (one device per guest)
  • Premium Desserts (2 per day)
  • 2 Fitness Classes per cruise
  • That's a total value of $164 per day per guest as a saving of 60%!

*Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time without notice.



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.



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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Fine print


Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

*Fares are per person, in AUD, in complete twin accommodation based on the lead category for each stateroom type at time of publication, inclusive of all discounts, taxes, fees and port expenses (which are subject to change). Campaign commences 17 March 2023 and ends on 15 June 2023. Campaign offers are not available on World Cruise and Round Australia itineraries.All offers are subject to availability. Valid for new bookings and not combinable with any other offer. #Savings are based on launch fares released for each itinerary between October 2020 and July 2022.Up to 30% off launch fares is based on Princess Standard fares on selected itineraries. Savings vary by stateroom category, fare type and itinerary. Supplements apply for other stateroom categories. Fares based on specific departure dates only. Higher fares may apply to other departure dates. Princess Cruises has set aside a reasonable number of staterooms which are available at these fares. Once these staterooms are sold, fares may vary. Some staterooms have obstructed views.Princess Standard fare is the cruise fare only without any inclusions. ~Princess Plus fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom. Princess Plus fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Plus Beverage Package, Wi-Fi, 1 device Wi-Fi, premium dessert credits, fitness class credits, and unlimited juice bar. ^^Princess Premier fare is valid for the first two guests in the stateroom. Princess Premier fare includes the cruise fare packaged with the Premier Beverage Package, Four-Device Wi-Fi, Specialty Dining Credits, Photo Package, Princess Prizes credit, premium dessert credits, fitness class credits, unlimited juice bar, reserved theatre seating (production shows only) and more. See for full details, terms and conditions for each fare type.^Onboard spending money is per stateroom and is applied to the first 2 passengers in a stateroom. Amount varies by voyage length as specified up to $200 per stateroom when booking an interior or oceanview fare and up to $400 per stateroom when booking a balcony, mini-suite or suite fare. Onboard spending money expires at the conclusion of your cruise, is not transferable, non-refundable, not redeemable for cash and cannot be used at the medical centre or casino. Princess EZair Flight bookings will be subject to Princess EZAir Terms and Conditions available in the Booking and Passage Contract. Any fees charged by the airline for changes, cancellations, excess baggage, and other additional charges must be paid by the passenger. Accommodation prior to embarkation and after disembarking the cruise and transfers between the airport, hotel and cruise terminal are at passenger’s own expense.