National Parks

Alaska National Parks
Alaska National Parks

The native Aleuts named this place Alyeska — the Great Land — and it’s easy to see why. Possessing half of the U.S. National Parks, Alaska’s vast wilderness truly offers some of Mother Nature’s best work. Here you’ll witness epic drama, with soaring mountains, giant glaciers and dazzling wildlife.

Stretching across millions of acres, Denali National Park and Preserve and Glacier Bay National Park are Alaska’s top two attractions, but sister parks — Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords and Denali State Park — share equally in beauty and natural wonders.

Denali National Park

A sprawling six-million acre wilderness lorded over by the 20,310-foot Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Called “the Great One,” in the local Athabascan language, this park is one of the last great untouched places on earth, teeming with wildlife and our Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge on a cruisetour is located just outside the park entrance. To the south is neighboring Denali State Park, where Denali looms large, and our Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge is nestled in the forest nearby.

Glacier Bay National Park

A UNESCO World Heritage site, and named one of the 7 Cruise Wonders of the World by Condé Nast Traveler, this pristine 3.3-million-acre park is a glacier-rich territory where monumental Margerie Glacier can be viewed calving 100-ton icebergs in to the tidewater. There are whales, orcas, harbor seals, and you might even spot bears foraging along the shore. Filled with so many wonders, we bring National Park Rangers on every cruise here to explain the astonishing things you'll see. Princess Cruise Line is an authorized concessioner of Glacier Bay National Park.

Kenai Fjords National Park

The idyllic Kenai Peninsula is considered “Alaska’s Playground” and the region’s main attraction — Kenai Fjords National Park — is a nature lover’s paradise of glaciers and tidewater inlets teeming with wildlife. It’s famous for sports fishing and river-rafting, all easily accessible from the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge on a land & sea vacation.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park

The vast expanse of wilderness that makes up Wrangell-St. Elias — 13.2 million acres, the largest national park in the United States — is home to nine of the 16 highest peaks in the United States. From whitewater rafting to fishing for the famed salmon, you can experience this jewel on a land & sea vacation that includes our Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge.