North to Alaska

Discover the Great Land on board and ashore with our North to Alaska program

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Princess® offers Alaska cruise activities like no other. Our Gold Magellan award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and Alaska seafood on board and on land to immerse you in the history and traditions of The Last Frontier. From savoring fresh Alaska seafood to meeting local celebrities, our North to Alaska program allows you to see, feel and taste the best of the Great Land.

Alaska Seafood

Sampling world-famous seafood will be one of your favorite Alaska cruise activities on board and ashore, with King crab, salmon and popular dishes from local eateries on the menu.

Reeled in and Ready

Enjoy a destination-themed dinner in the main dining rooms and unique Alaska seafood menus in the specialty restaurants on board.

From the Sea to Your Seat

Alaska's seafood is famous. With Cook My Catch excursions, experience the pinnacle of fresh seafood. Catch your own salmon or halibut with the help of a local expert, and in the evening our talented chefs will prepare your haul for your dinner — a Princess exclusive.

Fish must be caught while on select Princess approved excursions — including those in Juneau and Ketchikan or at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge®, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge® & Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge® — and can be served for dinner.

Foodie Favorites

Try specialty dishes and seafood on our Alaska cruises in the top deck grill from local eateries including crab cakes from Tracy's King Crab Shack in Juneau, fish tacos from The Alaska Fish House in Ketchikan and seafood chowder from Bonanza Bar and Grill in Skagway.

Meet Local Alaskans

From authors and artists to dog mushers and adventurists, our North to Alaska cruise activities introduce you to the unique personalities who are lucky enough to call the Great Land home.

Strength and Speed

As a part of North to Alaska, guests will be treated to an onboard demonstration that reveals the life and adventures of your host, an actual Alaskan lumberjack. Selected guests can also participate in an axe-throwing competition.

Stories from the Sea

From the popular Discovery™ Channel program, Deadliest Catch, Captain David Lethin and his shipmates from The Aleutian Ballad relate their true-life adventures and experiences in the Bering Sea in pursuit of crab.

Life Through an Alaska Lens

Find out what it takes to capture some of the best images the Great Land has to offer, from the very photographers who took them. Our North to Alaska program welcomes award-winning photographers Mark Kelly, Carl Johnson, Daryl Pederson and Kim Heacox on board to share their Alaska photography experiences. Learn tips and tricks on how you can take your own frameable Alaska snapshots.

A Champion State of Mind

In the land where dogsledding reigns supreme, retired dog musher Libby Riddles comes on board as a part of our North to Alaska program to share stories of her success. As the first woman to win the 1,100-mile Iditarod sled dog race, she has many tales to tell about her road to triumph.

A Stirring Story of Community

New York Times best-selling author and renowned storyteller Nick Jans comes aboard to tell his emotional story of Romeo, the wolf, and the effect he had on the people of Juneau, as told in his book, "A Wolf Called Romeo."

Reaching New Heights

Included in our North to Alaska program, hear first-hand from mountain climbers who have conquered Denali. Listen as they tell exhilarating stories of their journey and present photos in the Hudson Theater at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.

Unique Alaska Experiences

From the Klondike Festival to interactive youth programs, our North to Alaska activities aim to enrich.

Experience the Aurora Borealis

Step inside a planetarium in the Princess Theater for a front row seat to the region’s colorful light display. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll see the real spectacle, we can promise that our Northern Lights Planetarium will display just as much wonder and awe. Sit back, relax and stargaze while sailing to your next destination.

Small but Mighty

Some of Skagway’s newest sled dogs come aboard with Puppies in the Piazza. Snap a picture with these loveable canines and meet their dog handlers, who will be training them for a life of dog mushing — a North to Alaska exclusive.

A True Wilderness Experience

Experience our treehouse, as seen on Animal Planet's™ “Treehouse Masters.” Gain a whole new perspective of Denali, the Great One, from the perch of a custom-built treehouse at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®. Take part in our unique treehouse activities — like Sappy Hour, Trivia in the Treehouse and Sourdough Expedition. Discover all the treehouse possibilities on a cruisetour to Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Adventure at Any Age

In partnership with the Glacier Bay National Park Rangers and the Discovery Channel, kids and teens can explore their adventurous side with activities such as our Jr. Ranger Program, totem pole decorating and the Deadliest Catch Crab Sort Challenge for the ultimate Alaska cruise experience.

Entertainment for All

Celebrate the spirit of the Alaska gold rush with the thrill and excitement of a real Klondike Festival. Entertainment for the whole family, the festival includes gold nugget arts and crafts projects, a naturalist exhibition, harmonica music classes and North to Alaska dance performances.

Exclusive Partnerships, Unique Experiences

In partnership with Discovery™, our North to Alaska program brings you television content from Discovery™ and Animal Planet. Look out for exhibits on board featuring unique facts on the wildlife, terrain, history and adventures of Alaska. Discovery™ hit shows such as Gold Rush! and Panning for Gold, along with episodes of Deadliest Catch and The Klondike mini-series will be featured.

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