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Dan- Whitehorse Operations Manager

by rosen Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
A pleasant summer day in the town of Skagway.
After a 15 year career at sea with Princess Cruises as Cruise Director it was time for a new adventure!  We had cruised Alaska for many years but we had never been able to enjoy the inland portion of the Yukon and Alaska.  This was going to be the summer...  Read More

Charles- Kluane Guide

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
Working for Holland America as a Kluane tour guide was the experience of a lifetime. First of all, being able to visit an amazing place every day is a great start, and Kluane national park truly is a place of stunning landscapes and unique attributes. The excitement and motivation that...  Read More

Gideon- Director of Southcentral Motorcoach Operations

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Stunning vistas are just par for the course in the Last Frontier
Alaska. The Frontier with a capital “F”. My images of the Great Land were shaped by Jack London’s “To Build A Fire” and the television show “Northern Exposure”.  A land of extremes inspires extreme stories! My first visit to Alaska was in January, 1992, in the middle of dark winter...  Read More

Bernadette- Rail Services

by rosen Posted in Goin' Cruisin', I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska, Tales from the Rail
The Exit Glacier is an Alaskan natural landmark
I grew up in Alaska, having moved here at age five.  My dad was a pilot for a small air-taxi service out in bush Alaska, and he flew everything from mail, groceries, and dog-teams  to med-evac flights up and down the villages in the Yukon-Kuskoquim River Delta.  The most well-known...  Read More

Charlotte and Robert- Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge

by rosen Posted in Friendliest Catch: Fishing in Alaska, I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
The Kenai River is one of the best rivers for fishing in America
My husband and I went to Alaska for the first time in 1995 when we took 5 weeks off from work and drove up from Seattle.  Ever since that trip, we had wanted to return so when the opportunity to work for Princess came along, we grabbed at it! 2009...  Read More

Shey- Front Desk

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Beautiful view of the Kenai River
Nestled into the mountains, valleys and rivers of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula lays the town of Cooper Landing. To some, the community is but a minor speed reduction on their whirlwind tour of southwestern Alaska; the tiny grocery store and the hole-in-the-wall coffee shop appearing only briefly as they gaze from...  Read More

Jase- Line Cook

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock, Only in Alaska
Kenai Princess Lodge
When I applied to be a line cook at the Kenai Princess Lodge, I had no idea what to expect or what I was getting myself into. I have had nothing but pleasant surprises, positive interactions and good times since I’ve gotten here. Every single one of my co-workers are...  Read More

Sarah- HR Assistant

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska
denali princess
My name is Sarah, I’m from San Diego, California and I am the Human Resources Assistant at the Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. I found this job after my sister-in-law told me about an amazing summer she spent in Alaska after completing her Bachelors degree. I found the posting for Princess...  Read More

Kimberly- Payroll

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Off the Clock
Hello! My name is Kimberly, and I work in the Payroll Department for Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge. This is my first summer season with Princess and I could not be happier. I have been able to go on many wonderful tours that have been offered by our vendors. So far...  Read More

Jon- Cook

by rosen Posted in I ♥ Alaska, Only in Alaska
The expectations for working in Alaska for a summer were pretty high for me. I knew of the beauty and adventure that goes with this state. Being a novice outdoorsman and a little older than the average seasonal worker, I still embraced the opportunity to cook for Princess Lodges.  I...  Read More