Alaska Enrichment

Junior Ranger Program – Princess Cruises
Junior Ranger Program – Princess Cruises

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 Denali. 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

Park Rangers – Princess Cruises

National Park Rangers

Glacier Bay National Park is an American treasure and UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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. A National Park Ranger from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park comes to the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge to share stories of the Copper River Basin and the National Park. Denali National Park Service rangers come aboard the Direct-to-the-Wilderness Rail en-route to Denali to share stories about wildlife in the park and to answer any questions.

Naturalists onboard


Throughout your voyage, onboard naturalists will introduce you to the region’s unique flora, fauna, and geology. You will also gain a greater understanding of the history, culture and attractions of each port you visit through our signature Destination Expert presentations.

Alaska eagle

Bird TLC

Bird TLC, a local wild bird care center, brings birds to the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge every Saturday and Sunday and teaches about their rehabilitation program.

Huna Tlingit

Alaska Native Voices – Huna

As the ancestral homeland of the Huna Tlingit, the story of Glacier Bay is rich with human history, tradition and stories that continue to be passed down generation to generation. The Huna people share their unique traditions which include storytelling, singing, personal interaction and displays of traditional art, garments, tools and craftsmanship.

puppies in Alaska


Iditarod musher Aliy Zirkle comes aboard the Direct-to-the-Wilderness train en-route to Denali to share stories from the trail and talk about her mushing experience.