SINGAPORE, 14 December 2000: With more than 50 years of
sailing in Alaska, Princess Cruises will send its newest ship – Discovery
Princess – to Alaska together with five other ships making it a six-ship
programme for the 2022 Alaska season.
The 143,700-ton, 3,660-passenger Discovery Princess, marks
her inaugural season as the youngest ship in Alaska departing from Seattle on
the popular seven-day Inside Passage itinerary, alongside Emerald Princess.
On sale from 16 December 2020, the May through September 2022 season will
offer four convenient West Coast homeports – Seattle, Vancouver, B.C.,
Anchorage (Whittier) and San Francisco.
Guests can choose from 12 cruise itineraries, plus 25 seamless cruise
tour options, combining an unforgettable cruise and land tour visiting the
extraordinary Denali National Park.
Majestic Princess debuts along with Sapphire Princess and
Grand Princess sailing the top-rated seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers
itinerary, which features two glacier viewing experiences on every cruise
including Glacier Bay National Park (Vancouver BC to Anchorage [Whittier] or
vice versa). Ruby Princess offers 10-day Inside Passage cruises out of San
Francisco, featuring the bonus of the awe-inspiring sail-away under the iconic
Golden Gate Bridge.
All six ships sailing to Alaska in 2022 are
MedallionClass-enabled so guests enjoy an effortless guest experience,
delivering highly personalized service and enabling touchless interactive
experiences and entertainment. Among enhancements, guests enjoy expedited
boarding; on-demand food, beverage, retail and service delivery; keyless
stateroom entry; contactless payment; friends and family locator; anywhere
wagering; interactive games; and movies/live TV on the go along with Wi-FI at
sea with MedallionNet.
Cruisetour guests see even more of Alaska by combining a
seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with multiple nights on land in the
heart of Alaska. With dozens of options ranging from 10 to 17 nights, every
cruise tour includes a visit to Denali National Park. Princess owns and
operates five wilderness lodges, located on the doorsteps of legendary national
parks. The cruise line also offers their exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness
rail service that takes guests from the cruise ship to the Denali area and
custom-built wilderness lodges in the same day, for more time to explore and
less time in transit.
Additional 2022 Alaska program highlights include:
- 17 destinations – including five glacier-viewing
experiences – on 12 unique itineraries and 140 departures. Most cruise itineraries
include visits to the quaint Southeast Alaska towns of Juneau, Ketchikan and
- 82 calls to Glacier Bay National Park on seven
unique itineraries. That means, 74% of Princess Alaska cruises include calls to
Glacier Bay National Park.
- All cruise tours
combine a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with extended stays at
exclusive Princess wilderness lodge. Every cruise tour includes a visit to
Alaska’s top-two attractions, Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National
- Back by popular
demand, the 17-day Ultimate Princess Connoisseur cruise tour features two
nights at each one of the five Princess Wilderness Lodges.
- In 2022, Princess celebrates the 20th
anniversary of the Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge, located just outside
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, America’s largest national park.
- Princess continues to enhance the award-winning
North to Alaska programme, bringing local Alaskans, culture and fresh seafood
onboard and ashore to immerse guests in all things Alaska. From Cook My Catch
to Puppies in the Piazza, to mountain climbers, to Libby Riddles – the first
female Iditarod Champion.
For more information visit www.princess.com