|Enhanced North to Alaska Experiences Bring Authentic Alaska Onboard;|
Optional Land & Sea Vacations Provide Immersive Exploration
into the Heart of the Great Land
SANTA CLARITA, Calif.
(March 24, 2016) – Next summer, six Princess Cruises’ ships will sail Alaska’s
storied waters, offering multiple itinerary options, immersive onboard culinary
and cultural experiences and a variety of Land & Sea Vacations for further
exploring the 49th state’s vast wilderness.
signature Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary, with its unrivaled glacier-viewing
opportunities, will be offered on Coral
Princess and Island
Princess between Whittier (Anchorage) and Vancouver, B.C.; while
cruises through the Inside Passage, with its ever-changing scenery from
picturesque shores to quaint coastal towns, will be offered aboard Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess from
Seattle and Grand Princess
from San Francisco.
While on board,
guests will encounter a variety of ways to engage in authentic experiences
through the award-winning North
to Alaska program, featuring the newest Cook
My Catch, an exclusive culinary program allowing guests to
return from select Princess fishing excursions to have the chef prepare their
very own catch of the day. Also offered in 2017, the crowd-favorite Puppies in the Piazza,
where real Alaskan sled dog puppies are brought on board for guests to interact
with. On land, guests will hear
first-hand tales from mountain climbers who have conquered Denali as they tell
the exhilarating stories of their journey in the new Hudson Theater at the Mt.
McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
the cruise line’s Land
& Sea Vacations will offer flexible ways to delve deeper into the
fascinating Alaska frontier. Land tours are combined with a seven-day Voyage of
the Glaciers cruise and include the company’s premier wilderness lodges,
domed rail service, plus visits to the top two attractions in Alaska – Glacier
Bay National Park and Denali National Park.
All 2017 Alaska
cruises and Land and Sea Vacations are open for booking.
“As the #1
cruise line in Alaska, Princess continues to offer guests the best of this
beautiful state while on land and at sea,” said Jan Swartz, president of
Princess Cruises. “From wilderness and glaciers to fresh salmon and sled dog
puppies, the newest North to Alaska
experiences truly delivers on our commitment to ensuring our guests come back
Alaska program includes:
departures from Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver and Whittier featuring unique
ports and destinations, options abound for exploring Alaska in 2017 aboard
Princess ships, including:
of the Glaciers – Princess’ most popular Gulf of Alaska sailings
between Vancouver and Whittier features two glacier-viewing experiences on
every voyage, with visits to the UNESCO-listed Glacier Bay National Park
plus either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord.
awe-inspiring part of Alaska, known for its lush scenery and pristine
fjords, will be featured on seven- and 10-day roundtrip voyages with the
option to visit Glacier Bay on select sailings from Seattle, Vancouver and
Land & Sea Vacations
guests more than 20 Land and Sea Vacations in 2017, most featuring multiple
nights at Princess-owned Wilderness Lodges to experience the grandeur of
Denali. Guests will once again be able to purchase a pre-paid meal package for
the land portion of their vacation in 2017. Options include:
Explorer – As Princess’ most popular
Land & Sea Vacation, these itineraries feature multiple nights at the
line’s Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and/or Mt. McKinley Princess
Wilderness Lodge. Most offer Princess’ exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness
rail service between the ship in Whittier and the Denali area all in one
day, plus the opportunity to explore Fairbanks and/or Anchorage.
Your Own – An affordable option for
independent-minded travelers, these itineraries offer a flexible way to
see the heart of Alaska. Tours follow similar routes as Denali Explorer
options, but do not include any pre-planned excursions, giving travelers
the opportunity to customize their own experience.
the Beaten Path – These
itineraries are designed to take travelers beyond Denali to sought-after,
remote regions of the state such as the Kenai Peninsula and Wrangell-St.
Elias National Park and Preserve.
- Connoisseur – The line’s highest level of service, these tours
provide a truly immersive experience. With a professional tour director,
most meals included and enhanced sightseeing, guests experience the best
of the Great Land.
- Heart of the Rockies Plus Rail – This 14-night cruisetour originates in Calgary and
includes daylight Silverleaf rail service on the Rocky Mountaineer. The
fully escorted land tour combines with a seven-day northbound Voyage of
the Glaciers cruise on Star
Princess and includes most breakfasts and dinners. Spectacular
overnight accommodations are offered at Fairmont Palliser Hotel, Fairmont
Banff Springs Hotel, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Jasper Park
information about Princess Cruises 2017 Alaska program can be found here.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
consultant, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the
company's website at http://www.princess.com.
One of the best-known
names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company
operating a fleet of 18 modern cruise ships renowned for their innovative
design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all
provided with the experience of exceptional customer service. A recognized
leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million guests each year to
more than 360 destinations around the globe on more than 150 itineraries
ranging in length from three to 114 days. The company is part of Carnival
Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK).
information is available at princess.com/news
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