#1 Cruise Line in Alaska Showcases
Glaciers, Wildlife, Mountains, Fresh Alaska Seafood, Glacier Bay
& Denali National Parks and Scenic Rail Travel
CLARITA, Calif., Feb. 7, 2023
/PRNewswire/ -- Now is the time to start planning the trip of a
lifetime to Alaska with the
recently announced summer 2024 season from Princess Cruises, the
leading cruise line in the Great Land. Whether mapping out a first
visit or a repeat vacation because Alaska is beckoning again, 2024 cruises and
cruisetours are now on sale.
When visiting Alaska, guests
choose Princess more than any other cruise line to set their sights
on untamed wilderness, majestic glaciers, close-up wildlife and
Denali, the tallest mountain in North
America (hello photo opportunities!). And, Princess takes
more guests to Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise
line. With seamless vacation options and personalized service on
MedallionClass cruise ships, to wilderness lodges located steps
away from national parks—choices abound for all budgets, ages and
desired destinations to visit Alaska.
The 2024 season marks the 55th anniversary for
Princess Cruises sailing in Alaska
and seven ships are scheduled to depart from four convenient home
ports, including San Francisco,
Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., and Anchorage (Whittier). In addition, guests can experience
more of Alaska by combining the
line's signature "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruise itinerary with
various land tour options, staying at exclusive Princess Wilderness
"As the leading cruise line in Alaska, we deliver unforgettable vacations and
we're also the most recommended line by travel advisors to their
trusted clients," said John Padgett,
Princess Cruises president. "We're celebrating our 55th
anniversary in 2024 cruising to this must-see destination, so
whether it's your first or fifth time visiting Alaska, we are ready to help guests make
inspiring memories to last a lifetime."
Highlights of the 2024 Alaska season include:
- The Alaska 2024 season
includes 158 departures on 14 unique itineraries with 17
destinations, including five glacier viewing experiences on seven
- The season features 86 visits to Glacier Bay National Park,
including most "Voyage of the Glaciers" itineraries between
Anchorage (Whittier) and Vancouver, B.C., and many Inside Passage
voyages roundtrip from Seattle,
San Francisco and Vancouver, B.C.
- Three ships – Royal Princess, Sapphire Princess (departing
Saturdays) and Grand Princess (departing Wednesdays) - sail the
"Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary featuring two glacier-viewing
experiences on each cruise. In addition, northbound voyages include
a "More Ashore" late-night stay in Juneau.
- Two ships – Discovery Princess (newest ship) and Majestic
Princess – depart from Seattle on
Saturdays and Sundays for seven-day "Inside Passage" cruises and
include "More Ashore" late-night stays in Juneau.
- Crown Princess departs from San
Francisco on 11-day "Inside Passage" cruises and offer
guests the unique opportunity of sailing under the iconic Golden
- Ruby Princess sails from Vancouver on seven-day "Inside Passage"
cruises, with many departures including sailing Glacier Bay
- For guests looking to explore more of Alaska, Princess offers a variety of
cruisetours combining a seven-day "Voyage of the Glaciers" cruise
with an extended three to 10 nights on land, staying at the cruise
line's exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges. All cruisetours
include a visit to Alaska's
top-two attractions – Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park.
- Cruisetours also offer the scenic opportunity to experience
Princess' "Direct-to-Wilderness" rail service, departing directly
from the ship in Whittier all the
way to the Denali area for more time in the wilderness.
- Back by popular demand, the 17-night Ultimate Princess
Connoisseur cruisetour, features two nights at each one of the five
Princess Wilderness Lodges, on the doorsteps of legendary national
parks including Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias and
Denali National Park.
Award-Winning, Authentic Experiences Onboard, Ashore and On
Onboard and ashore, the award-winning "North to Alaska" enrichment program brings together
local personalities, culture and Alaska seafood to immerse guests in the
history and traditions of the Great Land. Highlights include:
- Puppies in the Piazza (Skagway) - guests get up close and personal
with sled dog puppies.
- "Wild for Alaska Seafood" - industry-first, location-based
seafood initiative in partnership with three fisheries with a
commitment to environmentally responsible practices, making them
some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Guests can
select from 30 Alaska seafood dishes with featured items every
night in all main dining rooms, serving varieties of salmon, cod,
halibut, Dungeness crab wild spot prawns and razor clams.
- Exclusive Treehouse – Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge
features a rustic treehouse on the property, featured on
Treehouse Masters, where
guests can explore and catch a glimpse of Denali.
- Top shore excursions include flightseeing and landing on
glaciers, musher's camp and dog-sledding experience, whale
watching, discovering glaciers by helicopter, fishing with the
opportunity to "Cook My Catch" onboard or at the lodges and a
remote wildlife and brown bear search.
- Onboard Jr. Ranger Program for youth and Glacier Bay Park
Rangers and Naturalists to offer colorful commentary to bring
scenic beauty to life.
More information about Princess Cruises in Alaska can be found at
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available
through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS
(1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company's website at
About Princess Cruises
Princess Cruises is The Love
Boat, the world's most iconic cruise brand that delivers dream
vacations to millions of guests every year in the most sought-after
destinations on the largest ships that offer elite service
personalization and simplicity customary of small, yacht-class
ships. Well-appointed staterooms, world class dining, grand
performances, award-winning casinos and entertainment, luxurious
spas, imaginative experiences and boundless activities blend with
exclusive Princess MedallionClass service to create meaningful
connections and unforgettable moments in the most incredible
settings in the world - the Caribbean, Alaska, Panama Canal, Mexican Riviera,
Europe, South America, Australia/New
Zealand, the South Pacific, Hawaii, Asia,
England, Antarctica, and World Cruises. The company is part of
Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:CCL; NYSE:CUK).
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