Princess Cruises has added new shore excursions in Alaska that will
have guests flying through the treetops on a zip line, and zipping
through the waterfront on Harley Davidsons, to name a few options.
The “Princess Adventures Ashore” program consists of 13 new
adventure-filled activities, and brings the total number of shore
excursions available to Princess passengers in Alaska to 137.
The new tours for 2005 include a “Rain Forest Ropes & Zip
Line Challenge” in Ketchikan, which engages guests on an obstacle
course before setting them off on a 175-foot zip line. A Harley
Davidson Motorcycle Tour takes guests on a 55- mile ride along
Ketchikan’s waterfront on an authentic Harley.
In Juneau, guests can take a “Photo Safari by Land & Sea,” a
unique opportunity for shutterbugs to capture the beauty of Juneau
with the help of a professional photography coach. “A Taste of
Juneau” combines a visit to Mendenhall Glacier with a stop at the
Alaskan Brewing Company and the Taku Smokeries’ Smokehouse, for
some handcrafted ales and smoked salmon products. An “Evening Whale
Quest” provides guaranteed humpback whale sightings in a serene
In Skagway, an “Afternoon Red Light Delight” includes gold
panning, a visit to the Liarsville Gold Rush Trail Camp, and a
private party upstairs in the famous Red Onion Saloon and Brothel
Princess passengers in Victoria can make the most of an evening
visit, with the “Dominion Observatory & Stargazing” tour, to
scan the heavens through a telescope that was once the world’s
Passengers booked on Princess Alaska cruises are advised to make
reservations for all shore excursions by logging on the Cruise
Personalizer on princess.com, to ensure they get their first choice
of excursions, since they are expected to fill up quickly.