SINGAPORE, 24 May 2021: Following the
passage of the Alaska Tourism Restoration Act, work with Alaska government
officials, and recent guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC), Princess is announcing its intent to return to service in the
United States with a partial season of Alaska sailings from Seattle.
25 July through to 26 September 2021, round-trip Seattle, seven-day cruises,
onboard Majestic Princess, a MedallionClass™ ship, opened for sale 21 May.
These cruises will visit signature ports, glaciers and attractions in Alaska including:
- Glacier Bay National Park – this 3.3-million-acre world-renowned landmark – a UNESCO World Heritage site features the magnificent Margerie Glacier
- Juneau – the 49th state’s capital city, with the chance to see humpback whales and Mendenhall Glacier
- Skagway – this Gold Rush-era town is home to the White Pass Scenic Railway
- Ketchikan – this quaint seaside port is known for its infamous Creek Street and as the salmon capital of the world
Plans for these itineraries to fulfil our
obligations under the Passenger Vessel Services Act (PVSA) are expected to be
approved, as are final instructions from CDC. Princess is continuing its
return-to-cruising preparation already underway. Dining, entertainment, and shore
excursion details are currently being finalized and will be communicated in the
These Princess cruises to Alaska are available
for guests who have received their final dose of an approved Covid-19 vaccine
at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of
vaccination. Crew vaccinations will be in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Princess Medallion Class
Majestic Princess offering ‘TrulyTouchless’
experiences with more ways to support physical distancing and personalization
that simplifies the guest experience and delivers next-level service supporting
new health protocols including touchless embarkation and disembarkation;
Keyless stateroom entry; Completely contactless commerce; Simplified safety
training; On-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere on
board; Guest service requests via mobile device chat and Entertainment content
via smart devices
Majestic Princess offers the best Wi-Fi at sea,
MedallionNet, so guests can stay connected to the things and people they love
and share vacation memories with ease.
other Carnival Corporation Cruise Line Brands to Also Resume Cruising in Alaska
Holland America Line will resume its cruise
operations to Alaska with seven-day itineraries aboard Nieuw Amsterdam, calling
at Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Sitka and Ketchikan, with scenic cruising in
Alaska’s iconic locales, including Glacier Bay and Stephens Passage. The first
cruise for the brand is scheduled to depart on 24 July, with 11 Saturday
departures that will operate through 2 October.
Carnival Cruise Line has already opened Alaska sailings departing from Seattle beginning 27 July, with weekly departures through 14 September aboard Carnival Miracle. There are seven-day cruises featuring calls in Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan, as well as scenic cruising in Tracy Arm Fjord. The 14 September departure is an eight-day cruise with an additional stop in Icy Strait Point.