Princess Cruises has been sailing to Alaska for half a century now and recently revealed its plans around its biggest deployment to the state, to date, in 2019.
Royal Princess will debut in 2019 with a unique anniversary incentive. Seven cruise ships are set to sail Alaska, with the biggest Princess ship ever to hit the area. Additionally, 76 percent of all voyages will pass through Glacier Bay National park and customers have an option of over 23 tours while at Denali National Park and Princess Wilderness Lodges. Clients can pool a seven-day cruise along with three to eight nights on land staying at the Lodge, with exclusive rail service and visits to both national parks. Passengers are also given the option of pre-paid meal packages while on land.
Travelweek reported that the program will also showcase the first-ever full season around the Mt. McKinley Princess Lodge tree house, created by Animal Planet’s ‘Treehouse Master’ Pete Nelson.
You’ll want to mark December 19th on your calendar as the cruises and tours go on sale this date. North American guests will be given a 50 percent reduced deposit for any Alaskan voyage in 2019, all part of the line’s 50th anniversary celebration around sailing in the region.
As Princess Cruises president, Jan Swartz stated, the company’s 2019 Alaska season marks 50 years of taking clients to this destination, a bucket-list to many, which offers experiences that are life-changing and provides breathtaking scenes. Swartz went on to add that Princess Italia was the first ship to set sail to Alaska in 1969, bringing 525 passengers; as such, the company will celebrate this milestone in 2019 by bringing their largest ship ever to sail to this area, with over 3,500 passengers.
Those interested in the 2019 May-September cruises to Alaska should expect:
Voyage of the Glaciers: This is the line’s most popular sailing between Whittier to Vancouver and is offered as a seven-day cruise. There are two glacier-viewings for each voyage.
Inside Passage: Roundtrip voyages from L.A., San Francisco, and Seattle are offered as seven, 10, or 12 days on water.
Seems like a very appropriate way to celebrate 50 years of sailing in Alaska.