In May 2019, during Princess Cruises 50th year in Alaska, Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge debuts Fannie Q's - a new restaurant and bar named after the famed Alaskan pioneer, Fannie "Q" Quigley, showcasing the story of the legendary Alaskan prospector, hunter, trapper, woodcutter, dog musher, gardener, and sourdough cook, with hard-working personality admired for her hospitality.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Fannie Q's Saloon will offer locally inspired dishes in modern saloon setting with indoor and outdoor seating and a total capacity of 180 people, located at the Lodge in the center of Princess Village.
Fannie Q's menu offerings include authentic, home-grown dishes, like Braised Pork Shoulder, Bison Sliders, and a dish Fannie was popular for - Bear-Lard Pie. Live entertainment will fill the air in the evening, offering lively local atmosphere.
In the heart of Princess Village at the 663-room Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, just outside Fannie Q's Saloon, the Fireside Patio debuts with 3 firepits offering new gathering place for passengers to roast marshmallows and have a drink in the midnight sun. The new cozy spot will offer light refreshments for purchase.
The existing Grizzly Bar & Grill will be refreshed and renamed Grizzly Burger. The fast-casual restaurant allows travellers to quickly order at bar's counter and seat themselves. The Grizzly Burger will offer line's well known "Ernesto" burger, uniquely crafted ribeye burger created exclusively for Princess Cruises by burger expert Chef Ernesto Uchimura.
Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge is situated just a mile from the entrance to Denali National Park. It has an expansive deck overlooking Nenana River with views into the national park. Accommodations are available to Princess cruisetour guests, exploring Alaska pre- or post-cruise.