Princess Cruises Celebrates 50th Year of Alaska Cruises with Largest Deployment Ever in 2019
The No. 1 Cruise Line in Alaska Debuts Royal Princess on Voyage of the Glaciers Itinerary
CLARITA, Calif. (Dec. 5, 2017) – Princess Cruises, the leader in
Alaska for the 2019 season, is celebrating 50 years sailing to the Great Land
with its largest deployment ever featuring the debut of Royal Princess. With
2019 cruises and cruisetours on sale December 14, 2017, all guests in North
America, Asia and Australia can take advantage of a 50 percent reduced deposit
for any 2019 Alaska voyage in
celebration of our 50th anniversary sailing
in the Great Land.
Princess Cruises ships will sail to Alaska with the inaugural season of Royal
Princess, bringing the largest Princess ship ever to sail the region. In
addition, 76 percent of all voyages sail to Glacier Bay National Park. To
enhance the cruise experience and to see more of Alaska, guests can also choose
from more than 23 cruisetour while visiting Princess Wilderness Lodges and
another must-see national park - Denali National Park.
upcoming 2019 Alaska season marks our 50th year taking guests to this
bucket-list destination, that for most is a life-changing experience offering
breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring moments," said Jan Swartz, Princess
Cruises president. "In 1969, Princess Italia was our first ship to bring 525
passengers to Alaska. In 2019, we will mark another milestone by bringing Royal
Princess, our largest ship ever deployed to this region, with more than 3,500
on board, guests will encounter a variety of ways to engage in authentic
experiences through the award-winning North to Alaska program, featuring 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, the crowd-favorite Puppies in the Piazza, where real
Alaska sled dog puppies are brought on board in Skagway for guests to interact
The 2019 program also
features the first full season of an exclusive treehouse experience at the Mt.
McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge built by Pete Nelson of Animal Planet's Treehouse
Masters. In addition, lodge guests will hear first-hand tales from mountain
climbers who have conquered Denali as they tell the exhilarating stories of
their journey in the Hudson Theater.
of the 2019 May–September Alaska program include:
Voyage of the Glaciers – Princess' most popular 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. These seven -day cruises are offered aboard Royal Princess and Golden Princess (departing Saturdays) and Coral Princess and Island Princess (departing Wednesdays). Every northbound Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary on Island Princess includes Icy Strait Point.
Inside Passage –This awe-inspiring part of Alaska, known for its lush scenery and pristine fjords, will be featured on seven-, 10- and 12-day roundtrip voyages from Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles:
Seven-Day Roundtrip Seattle – Ruby Princess departs on Saturdays and sails to Glacier Bay. Star Princess departs on Sundays and visits Tracy Arm Fjord. All Inside Passage voyages from Seattle offer More Ashore late-night calls in Juneau.
10-day Roundtrip San Francisco – Grand Princess
12-day Roundtrip Los Angeles – Three voyages aboard Royal Princess, Ruby Princess and Star Princess Roundtrip Cruises from Vancouver - Four seven-day Inside Passage sailings on Coral Princess, Island Princess and Golden Princess; Two four-day Alaska Samplers on Golden Princess and one five-day Alaska Sampler on Island Princess, .
In 2019, Princess offers guests more than 23 cruisetours to experience more of the Great Land. Combine a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with 3 to 8 nights on land with stays at Princess Wilderness Lodges, exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service, plus visits to the top two attractions in Alaska – Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park. Guests also have the option to purchase a pre-paid meal package for the land portion.
Four categories of cruisetour
Denali Explorer – As Princess' most popular and best value cruisetour, 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.
On 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.
Off 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.
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 Royal Princess and Golden Princess and includes most
breakfasts and dinners. Spectacular overnight accommodations are offered at
Fairmont Calgary Palliser Hotel, Banff , Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Fairmont
Jasper Park Lodge and Four Seasons Vancouver
Captain's Circle Savings and Early Booking Deposit
Princess guests holding Elite status
will have the opportunity to secure their booking a day earlier than other past
guests and the general public, which goes on sale December 14, 2017. In
celebration of the 50 years in Alaska, all passengers in North America, Asia
and Australia can take advantage of a 50 percent reduced deposit for any 2019
Alaska voyage. This reduced deposit offer expires April 30, 2018.
information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel
agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS or by visiting the company's website at www.princess.com.
About Princess Cruises:
One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise line and tour company operating a fleet of 17 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. As an award-winning destination leader offering international cruise vacations, Princess carries two 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).
Additional media information is available at princess.com/news.
For more information contact:
Brea Burkholz, 661-753-1542, email@example.com
Negin Kamali, 661-753-1539, firstname.lastname@example.org