Princess Cruises Donates $25,000 to the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center!

On September 20, 2017 Princess Cruises presented its first donation from the Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor (PAWS) to AWCC in the amount of $25,000. PAWS was established by Princess Cruises to donate a portion of proceeds from the sales of Stanely the Bear, the cruise line’s recently introduced plush bear, to local causes and charities that support nature, animals and wildlife.

AWCC plans to use the donation to fund an enhanced bear viewing area with benches and barricades in the amphitheater and an updated interactive signage. With the partnership, AWCC will be providing Princess Cruises bear related items; such as bear paw prints to be used in the cruise line’s Camp Discovery youth centers.

“We’re honored to be the first recipient of $25,000 from Princess Animal Welfare Sponsor and applaud the cruise line for supporting our sanctuary, dedicated to preserving Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, research, education and quality animal care,” said Karen Cowart, AWCC board member.

When visiting AWCC; guests will see updates happening at the amphitheater and construction taking place throughout the winter and spring in preparation for summer of 2018.


Discover the WILD of Alaska and come meet the locals! Walk on the Wild Side Tours are available year-round and include an animal encounter. Summer Moose Encounters & Bear Encounters are available for online booking. Book early to ensure your spot!