Princess plans eight-ship Alaska season in 2020, new 'Ultimate' cruise-tour

Princess cruise-tours give travelers the chance to see Alaska's top two attractions: Glacier Bay National Park, pictured, and Denali National Park Princess cruise-tours give travelers the chance to see Alaska's top two attractions: Glacier Bay National Park, pictured, and Denali National Park PHOTO: Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises will operate eight ships—from its biggest to smallest—in Alaska in 2020, up from the seven in 2019. The 141,000gt Royal Princess returns for a second year as the largest Love Boat in the Gulf of Alaska. And, at the other end of the size scale, the intimate Pacific Princess will also operate in the Gulf.

Besides cruises, 25 cruise-tours give travelers the chance to see Alaska's top two attractions: Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park, home to North America’s tallest mountain peak.

Full season of voyages from Los Angeles

Golden Princess debuts a full season of 14-day Inside Passage voyages, sailing round-trip from Los Angeles with a visit to Hubbard Glacier.

Besides Royal Princess and Pacific Princess, Grand Princess and Coral Princess will operate the seven-day 'Voyage of the Glaciers' itinerary.

Inside Passage cruises from Seattle and San Francisco

Sister ships Ruby Princess and Emerald Princess will sail seven-day Inside Passage voyages from Seattle, and Star Princess offers 10-day Inside Passage cruises from San Francisco.

Cruise-tours combine a seven-day 'Voyage of the Glaciers' cruise with three or more nights in the Alaska wilderness, including scenic rail travel and stays at Princess-owned lodges.

New 'Ultimate Cruise-tour'

New for 2020, Princess offers a 17-night 'Ultimate Cruise-tour' with 10 nights on land that includes two nights at each Princess Wilderness Lodge.

'Direct-to-the-Wilderness' rail service between the ship in Whittier and the Denali-area is a Princess exclusive, with custom-built wilderness lodges on the doorsteps of legendary national parks.

Captain’s Circle members (past passengers) are eligible for a discount of up to $100 when they book early. This offer can be combined with launch and group promotions but does not apply to third or fourth berth guests. Additionally, a reduced deposit is available for Captain’s Circle members when they book early.

Posted 14 November 2018

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Anne Kalosh

US editor of Seatrade Cruise Review and Seatrade Cruise News

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