Beyond the sights, Alaska is a land of stories. Hear suspenseful tales and hilarious yarns alike from real Alaskans as they share their adventures.
Every voyage features exclusive onboard enrichment programs that broaden your understanding of Alaska’s amazing natural beauty and bring the epic sweep of the region’s history into focus. Further inland, you pan for gold, experience Native culture and enjoy a lively dinner theater production that recalls the first men to reach the summit of Mt. McKinley. Woven throughout every Princess Alaska cruise and land & sea vacation are innumerable opportunities to be immersed in Alaska — body, mind and soul.
Programs that Broaden Your Understanding of Alaska
Alaska legend Libby Riddles
Meet renowned dog musher Libby Riddles, the first woman to win the grueling 1,100-mile Iditarod sled dog race. She comes aboard in Juneau to share tales of her historic triumph, answer questions and even sign autographs. You won’t want to miss this special Princess exclusive.
In Skagway, Alaskan storyteller and musician Steve Hites comes on board to perform his “North to Alaska” show. This tribute to the Klondike days brings the region’s folklore, history and poetry of the era to life with plenty of rollicking humor.
National Park Rangers
Glacier Bay National Park is an American treasure, so Princess brings National Park Rangers on board to share history and commentary, illuminating every detail of what you are witnessing. Kids can join in the learning, too as part of a unique Junior Rangers program.
Onboard Alaskan experts
Throughout your voyage, onboard naturalists will introduce you to the region’s unique flora, fauna, and geology. Local interpreters come aboard in Ketchikan to give a presentation on the Tongass National Forest, the largest U.S. national forest at a staggering 17 million acres.
Alaska TV programming
Alaska-specific programming airs regularly on your stateroom TV, covering such topics as nature, wildlife and history. We’ve also developed two special Glacier Bay videos in conjunction with the National Park Service — one for adults and one geared just for kids that is also screened at our Youth Center.
If your adventures ashore didn’t leave you enough time to do some shopping, our onboard Alaska Marketplace event in the Atrium features hand-carved totems, art and figurines, Native crafts, charms, Alaska spirits and food specialties, and keepsakes sourced from the region.