Posted November 14th, 2017, 06:10 PM
Hi fellow Princess cruisers.
We are contemplating our 1st cruise to Alaska coming from Australia which is on our bucket list and just trying to get this all right as coming a long way. Just a few questions please.
Which Princess ship would you recommend for this cruise?
Which cruise itinerary would you recommend as we see there is a few?
Would the 10 night cruise out of San Francisco be the one you would select as we thought it would be great to stay there pre cruise?
Is August a great time to do this cruise?
Want to do a land content with this trip, would you recommend Denali stay or travelling to see some of the Rocky Mountains.
Sorry for all the questions.
Kind Regards Bob and Christine.
If this is your first and possibly only trip to Alaska, I would definitely recommend looking at the cruise/tour combinations that are available from Princess.
That being said, the 10 day out of San Francisco is absolutely amazing too. You just don't see as much of Alaska as you would on a cruise/tour
Our first trip to Alaska was a 13 day cruise/tour. We flew into Fairbanks - stayed 2 nights and went on 2 tours, took the bus to Denali - stayed 2 nights and went on an 8 hour Tundra Wilderness Tour, took the train to Talkeetna - stayed 1 night at the McKinley Princess Lodge, took the bus to Anchorage (with a stop at a museum on the way) - stayed 1 night, took the train to the ship and did 7 nights southbound to Vancouver. Because it was our first, it is remembered as the best.
Take a look at all the cruise/tours offered. Definitely look for one that has 2 nights in Denali so you can do the Tundra Wilderness Tour.
*Princess Cruisetour -Fairbanks to Vancouver - Diamond Princess 7/2008
*Holland America -Seattle Roundtrip - Amsterdam - Alaska 6/2009
*Princess - San Francisco Roundtrip - Sea Princess-Alaska 5/2011
*Princess - Long Beach to Florida - Coral Princess - Panama Canal 3/2012
*Princess - San Francisco Roundtrip - Star Princess - Alaska 8/2014
*Princess Cruisetour - Fairbanks to Vancouver - Coral Princess 6/2016
*Princess - San Francisco Roundtrip - Grand Princess - Alaska 5/2017