Points of Interest
- White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.
What You Will Visit:
White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad
Built in 1898 as a way to expedite travel during the Klondike Gold Rush, the White Pass & Yukon Route Railroad is a three-foot-wide narrow gauge railroad that climbs from sea level to almost 3,000 feet in the first 20 miles. An engineering marvel, it features two tunnels and travels over sky-high trestles and bridges. Considered an impossible feat, the railway was completed in 26 months by blasting through the mountains with 450 tons of explosives. The 110-mile railroad was officially completed when a final golden spike was hammered into place on July 29, 1900, in Carcross, Yukon. Fully restored, the comfortable passenger coaches feature large picture windows and are pulled by vintage diesel locomotives. At the completion of your excursion, convenient dockside service returns you directly to your ship.
What You See Along The Way:
The railway excursion is enhanced by the breathtaking vistas, waterfalls, mountains, glaciers and unforgettable Klondike Trail of '98, a tribute to the optimistic prospectors in search of their fortune. The fully restored cars, pulled by vintage diesel locomotives, climb nearly 3,000 feet over 20 miles of steep grades and around cliff-hanging turns. You'll retrace the original route to the White Pass Summit, passing Bridal Veil Falls, Inspiration Point and Dead Horse Gulch. Take in the majestic panorama and historic sites from your large picture windows.
Be sure to grab your camera, as the train winds its way along jaw-dropping hairpin curves, over amazing plunging gorges, past sparkling waterfalls and sky-high trestles. You'll even see the original Klondike Trail of '98 worn into the rocks, a permanent tribute to the thousands of gold seekers who passed this way in search of fortune.
Guests on this excursion will enjoy the convenience of dockside loading and unloading close to the ship, eliminating the need to go to the train depot.
Special Notes:The content of this tour is identical to SGY-200. 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 SGY-200. 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 700 lbs., maximum length of 51 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.
No passport required as you do not disembark the train at the summit.
Provided: All Aboard souvenir magazine, bottled water
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.