Princess To Offer Biggest-Ever Alaska Program In 2018
Princess Cruises has announced its largest-ever Alaska deployment in 2018, with a 15% capacity increase.
In summer 2018, 7 Princess Cruises ships will sail Alaska’s waters on 130 cruise departures, with more than 75% percent of all voyages sailing to Glacier Bay National Park. Ships will depart from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Anchorage.
In addition, Princess will offer 22 cruisetour options providing guests the opportunity to journey into the interior of Alaska, visiting five custom-built Princess Wilderness Lodges.
In a new option for 2018, Island Princess will feature a full season of calls to Icy Strait Point, a remote wilderness experience, on every 7-day northbound ‘Voyage of the Glaciers’ itinerary.
“Princess continues to build on ourlong-standing recognition as the best cruise line in Alaska,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises.
“There’s no better way to see Alaska’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks than from the perspective of our spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and Princess-owned wilderness lodges, and we are proud to provide our guests even more opportunities to visit the Great Land in 2018.”
While on board, guests will encounter a variety of ways to engage in unique Alaska experiences through Princess’ ‘North To Alaska’ program. Components include ‘Cook My Catch,’ a culinary program allowing guests to return from select Princess fishing excursions to have the chef prepare their catch..
Another favourite is ‘Puppies in the Piazza,’ where real Alaska 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 at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge.
Summer 2018 Alaska guests can choose a new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining with the new Club Class Mini-Suite.
This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options; priority embarkation and disembarkation; complimentary wine and bathrobes.