This is the first time Princess Cruises has operated a direct cruise from Singapore to Alaska, meeting growing demand from Asian passengers says the cruise line.
Sailing from Singapore, Golden Princess’ 29-day cruise is visiting 11 ports – Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Taipei, Busan, Osaka, Shimizu, Yokohama, Sakaiminato, Hakodate and Muroran – before crossing the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean, and arriving in Anchorage on May 12, 2018.
Asian guests have the chance to continue on the 7-day Alaska Grand Adventure from Anchorage visiting the Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Juneau, before arriving in Vancouver in British Columbia, combine these two voyages into a 36-day sailing.
The 2,600-guest Golden Princess will homeport in Alaska until September after which she will re-position to Australia.
Largest deployment to Alaska in 2018 and 2019
Seven Princess Cruises ships will sail Alaska’s waters in 2018 on 130 cruise departures, with more than 75% of all voyages sailing to Glacier Bay National Park, departing from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier).
Princess Cruises is also celebrating its 50th year of sailing to Alaska in 2019 and its largest deployment of the line’s fleet. The 3,560-guest Royal Princess, which will be the largest Princess ship ever to sail the region, will join six other Princess ships sailing to Alaska from May to September.
In addition, guests can choose from more than 23 cruise tours while visiting Princess Wilderness Lodges and Denali National Park.
Golden Princess’ dry dock enhancements include Sabatini’s specialty restaurant changing its name to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria with a fresh new design and menu. Guests can also participate in onboard pasta-making classes.
The signature ‘Movies Under the Stars’ outdoor cinema has been fitted with a new screen that delivers twice the picture definition of the previous screen and improved sound.
Aesthetic enhancements were also made to the onboard shopping area.
Golden Princess also features the new Princess Luxury Beds developed with board-of-medicine certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus.
Club Class Mini-Suites offer priority embarkation/disembarkation, priority specialty dining reservations, dedicated servers and other services.