Princess Cruises opens treehouse in Alaska

Princess Cruises has introduced a 500 square feet treehouse at its Mount McKinley Wilderness Lodge, near Denali National Park in Alaska.

The treehouse offers panoramic views of Denali – home to North America’s highest peak – as well as space for themed activities.

It has been developed as part of the cruise line’s partnership with the Discovery Channel.

Activities to be held in the treehouse include:

· The opportunity to meet world record holding mountain climber and author, Todd Huston, who will give an account of the first successful ascent of Denali. Guests can then explore the area’s local trails, ending their journey with hot chocolate and doughnuts at The Treehouse
· ‘Sappy hour’, which will offer guests a rare sample of birch syrups and other tree-inspired products that are taken from local spruce and birch

Lisa Syme, Princess Cruises’ vice president product management, said: “At destinations around the globe we strive to create a bond between our guests and the places we visit, and now more than ever people are visiting Alaska to experience the beauty and adventure the state has to offer. We are eager to bring these fresh and engaging experiences to our Alaska guests, providing opportunities for more travellers to connect with the people, nature, storied traditions and history of the Great Land in 2018.”

Princess Cruises has seven ships in Alaska this year, travelling from April to September.

Guests can explore Alaska as part of a 10-15 day combined voyage and pre- or post-sailing ‘cruisetour’. A 10-night Denali Explorer, beginning in Fairbanks and visiting Denali, including a cruise from Anchorage to Vancouver, is available with flights for £2458 per person. Departing September 5, 2018, ports of call include Hubbard Glacier (scenic cruising), Glacier Bay National Park (scenic cruising), Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan.

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