Princess Cruises to sail 113 voyages across Alaska next year

Princess Cruises to sail 113 voyages across Alaska next year
Alaskan sled puppies will be brought onboard for the ‘puppies in the piazza’ activities

Six of Princess Cruises ships will sail 113 voyages across Alaska next year.

Guests can choose to travel on a seven-night ‘Voyage of the glaciers’ tour from Vancouver, Canada or Anchorage, or take a seven-night roundtrip ‘Inside Passage’ cruise from Seattle or San Francisco, US. Both itineraries include calls at the main Alaska ports of Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, as well as scenic cruising through landmarks such as Glacier Bay National Park, Hubbard Glacier and College Fjord.

Guests opting for the ‘Voyage of the Glaciers’ voyages will also be able to participate in more than 20 cruise tours that combine a sailing with a land stay. This includes visits to the main Alaska attractions including Denali National Park and overnight stays in Princess Cruises’ wilderness lodges. A number of tours involve travel via a glass-domed rail service, which offers 360-degree views.

Onboard the vessels, guests will be able to enjoy the ‘North to Alaska’ programme. This includes the ‘cook my catch’ activity, which gives guests on select fishing excursions the chance to have their catch prepared by a chef on their ship. Alaskan sled puppies will also be brought onboard for the ‘puppies in the piazza’ activities, with their handlers available to answer questions.

“From wilderness and glaciers, to whale watching and fresh salmon our Alaska cruises are an unforgettable experience,” said Tony Roberts, Princess Cruises’ vice president UK and Europe. “The new onboard programme has added another dimension to our sailings, meaning you can immerse yourself in all things Alaska both on and off the ship.”

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Rebecca Gibson
By Rebecca Gibson
Tuesday, April 19, 2016