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Discover Alaska with Princess Cruises’ Newly Announced 2024 Sailings

Discover Alaska with Princess Cruises’ Newly Announced 2024 Sailings

Princess Cruises have announced its Summer 2024 Alaska season, which will showcase the very best of its astonishing landscapes. Marking the 55th anniversary of the cruise line sailing in Alaska, seven of their ships are scheduled to depart from convenient home ports: including San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver.

As the number one cruise line in Alaska, Princess Cruises will allow guests to experience the wonders of majestic glaciers, untamed wildlife, staggering mountains, fresh Alaskan seafood and more.

With a broad range of options, including their personalised service on MedallionClass ships, there are choices for a variety of budgets, ages and desired destinations across Alaska.

 John Padgett, Princess Cruises president, said, “… whether it’s your first or fifth time visiting Alaska, we are ready to help guests make inspiring memories to last a lifetime.”

2024 Alaska season highlights

The 2024 Alaska season will include 158 departures on 14 unique itineraries with 17 destinations- including five glacier viewing experiences across the seven ships. The season also features 86 visits to the magnificent Glacier Bay National Park: 3.3 million acres of rugged mountains, dynamic glaciers, temperate rainforest, wild coastlines and deep sheltered fjords.

Royal Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Grand Princess will sail the ‘Voyage of the Glaciers’ itinerary, featuring two glacier-viewing experiences on each cruise. Whereas, Majestic Princess and Discovery Princess (the cruise line’s newest ship), will depart from Seattle for seven-day ‘Inside Passage’ cruises, which will also include ‘More Ashore’ late night stays in Juneau.

Other highlights include Crown Princess: departing from San Francisco on 11-day ‘Inside Passage’ cruises, and offering guests the opportunity to sail under the iconic Golden Gate bridge. As well as this, Ruby Princess will be setting sail from Vancouver, with many departures including sailing Glacier Bay National Park.

Cruisetours with Princess Cruises

For passengers looking to explore more of what Alaska has to offer, Princess also offers a variety of cruisetours, combining a seven-day ‘Voyage of the Glaciers’ cruise with an extended three to ten nights on land. During this extended stay, guests will frequent the cruise line’s exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges.

All cruisetours include a visit to Alaska’s top two renowned attractions: Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park. Furthermore, they offer the scenic opportunity to experience Princess Cruises’ ‘Direct to Wilderness’ rail service- departing directly from the ship in Whittier, and travelling all the way to Denali for more time to spend in the wild.

Award-winning, authentic experiences

Both onboard and ashore, the award-winning ‘North to Alaska’ enrichment programme combines local personalities, culture and Alaskan seafood to immerse guests in the history of the Great Land.

alaska husky sledding

Highlights of the experiences available include:

  • Puppies in the Piazza, where guests can get up close and personal with sled dog puppies.
  • ‘Wild for Alaska Seafood’, an industry-first, location-based seafood initiative in partnership with three local and sustainable fisheries. Guests can choose from 30 Alaskan seafood dishes, including varieties of salmon, cod, halibut, Dungeness crab and wild spot prawns.
  • Exclusive Treehouse, located at Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge and featuring a rustic treehouse where guests can explore and catch a glimpse of Denali.
  • Top shore excursions, including landing on glaciers, dog-sledding experiences, whale watching and fishing with the chance to ‘Cook My Catch’.
  • Glacier Bay Park Rangers and Naturalists, providing colourful commentary to bring scenic beauty to life.

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