Discover and play on board with these enriching Alaska cruise activities
Princess Cruises offers an Alaska experience like no other. Our Gold Magellan award-winning North to Alaska program brings local personalities, culture and cuisine onboard and ashore to immerse you in all things Alaska. From fresh Alaska seafood and a Klondike festival to guest speakers from Discovery’s™ Deadliest Catch, you’ll have the opportunity to see, feel and taste the best of the Great Land right on board.
Sampling world-famous Alaska seafood will be one of your favorite Alaska cruise activities on board, with King crab, salmon and popular dishes from local Alaska restaurants on the menu!
Fresh Alaska Seafood
Enjoy an Alaska-themed dinner in the main dining rooms and special Alaska seafood menus in the specialty restaurants onboard.
Cook My Catch
Princess Cruises' Cook My Catch is our exclusive culinary experience highlighting the pinnacle of fresh seafood. Reel in your fish during the day while on an excursion and enjoy it later that night for dinner, prepared to your liking by our talented chefs! Guests can choose their preferred preparation and accompaniments for their fresh-caught seafood. From the ocean, to your table - in the same day.
Fish must be caught while on select Princess approved excursions in Juneau, Ketchikan, Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge, Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge & Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge and can be served for dinner.
Try specialty dishes on board 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 Real Alaskans
There are North to Alaska cruise activities for all interests from cuddling sled-dog puppies to hearing tales from lumberjacks, mountain climbers and Deadliest Catch fishermen.
Find out what it takes to capture some of the best photos the Great Land has to offer, from the very photographers who took them! Award winning photographers Mark Kelly, Carl Johnson, Daryl Pederson and Kim Heacox share their Alaska photography experiences as well as offer tips and tricks on how you can snap your own frameable Alaska photos.
Puppies in the Piazza*
Some of Skagway’s newest sled dogs come aboard! Snap a picture with the puppies and meet their dog handlers who will be training them for a life of dog mushing.
Meet the Mountain Climber
Hear first-hand from mountain climbers who have conquered Denali, as they tell the exhilarating stories of their journey and present thrilling photos in the Hudson Theater at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge®.
Tales from the Deadliest Catch**
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.
Living like a Logger Head**
Guests will be treated to an exciting demonstration on board that reveals the life and adventures of your host, an actual Alaskan lumberjack, and will include an authentic axe-throwing competition with selected guests.
*All Alaska sailings will feature Puppies in the Piazza and Libby Riddles.
**Other North to Alaska programs will be available on select sailings in 2017.
Experience Every Side of Alaska!
From a lively Klondike Festival to interactive Alaska youth programs, our Alaska cruise activities aim to enrich.
Discovery at SEA - Inside Alaska with Discovery
In partnership with Discovery Communications™, Alaska cruises will feature television content from Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ 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.
The Grand Princess Prospector
Transport back to the Gold Rush days of 1898 when you visit the Princess Prospector onboard Grand Princess. Featuring engaging displays that regale viewers with Gold Rush history, the Grand Princess Prospector uncovers just what it took to strike it rich in the great north.
The Klondike Festival
Celebrate the spirit of the Alaska gold rush with the thrill and excitement of a real Klondike Festival. Fun 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. Enjoy Alaska movies shown on Movies Under the Stars® or listen to a guitarist on deck while sipping hot chocolate.
Alaska Explorers Youth Program
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, panning for gold, and the Deadliest Catch Crab Sort Challenge.
Alaska Travel Articles
Read about shore excursions such as fly fishing and kayaking, Ketchikan, Juneau, and wildlife you'll see on an Alaska cruise vacation.