Points of Interest
- Turnagain Arm
- Mt. Alyeska Tram
- Seward Highway
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
Your first stop is the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center where animals unable to survive in the wild are given refuge in spacious habitats. Here, you can safely get close, observe and photograph some of Alaska's biggest land mammals, including moose, bison, bears and musk ox. Enjoy the narrated tour through the center before having time on your own to shop. You'll have 60 minutes at the non-profit center, including time for shopping in the gift shop.
Next, journey 30 minutes to the base of mighty Mt. Alyeska, home to one of the most breathtaking year-round destination resorts in the world. Ride Alyeska Resort's Glacier Express Tram and take in panoramic views of Turnagain Arm and the surrounding valley from 2,300 feet above its floor. You'll have close to two hours here, including time for shopping.
The next stop on your journey is the Potter Marsh Bird Sanctuary. Located at the southern end of the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge, it's a photographer's paradise with chances to see rare migratory birds, spawning salmon and other wildlife surrounded by the beauty of the Chugach National Forest and Cook Inlet.
The last leg of your adventure continues along the Seward Highway-Alaska's "Scenic Byway." Enjoy picturesque mountains as you travel 60 minutes en route to Anchorage. You'll be transferred to the downtown hospitality center or airport, depending upon your itinerary.
Special Notes:The content of this tour is identical to WH1-100. Only guests using a wheelchair can book this tour, as it ensures accessible transportation. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, priority is given to guests using a wheelchair and one companion only; additional companions may be required to travel on the transportation provided for tour WH1-100. Bookings not marked with an accessibility requirement will be removed from the tour's inventory.
This tour can accommodate manual and electric wheelchairs. The lift on the vehicle can accommodate a maximum weight of 600 lbs., maximum length of 47 inches and maximum width of 30 inches. Passengers with disabilities must contact the onboard Tour Office at least 48 hours prior to the excursion to ensure arrangements can be made to meet their particular needs. Please be sure to read the "Accessible Cruising" information on the home page of Princess.com.
This tour is available to passengers disembarking in Whittier with an overnight stay in Anchorage after their cruise or departing on flights after 4:45pm on the day of disembarkation. It is not available to passengers on back-to-back voyages who will stay onboard the ship and cruise back to Vancouver. The tour ends at the hospitality center at 2:15pm and at the Anchorage airport at 2:45pm. If you book this tour and already purchased a transfer, contact the onboard Tour Office so they may refund the transfer.
Whittier tours are only available to cruisetour guests who spend the first night of their package in Anchorage. Other cruisetour guests cannot take an excursion as they would miss the transfer to their next destination.
Unaccompanied Minor Policy: Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.