There will be nothing half-baked about Princess Cruises’ 50th anniversary year of sailing to Alaska in 2019. The cruise line is planning its largest deployment ever to the region, including the debut of the Royal Princess. Cruises and cruise tours go on sale on Dec. 14 with a 50 per cent reduced deposit available on any voyage booked by April 30, 2018.
Seven Princess Cruises ships in total will sail to Alaska, including the Royal Princess, which will be the largest Princess ship ever to sail the region. In addition, 76 per cent of all voyages sail to Glacier Bay National Park while 23 cruisetours will be offered, featuring Princess Wilderness Lodges and Denali National Park.
“Our upcoming 2019 Alaska season marks our 50th year taking guests to this bucket-list destination, that for most is a life-changing experience offering breathtaking scenery and awe-inspiring moments,” says Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz. “In 1969, Princess Italia was our first ship to bring 525 passengers to Alaska. In 2019, we will mark another milestone by bringing Royal Princess, our largest ship ever deployed to this region, with more than 3,500 guests.”
While on board, guests will encounter a variety of ways to engage in authentic experiences through the award-winning North to Alaska program, featuring Cook My Catch, an exclusive culinary program allowing guests to return from select Princess fishing excursions to have the chef prepare their very own catch of the day. Also offered will be Puppies in the Piazza, where real Alaska sled dog puppies are brought on board in Skagway for guests to interact with.
The 2019 program also features the first full season of an exclusive treehouse experience at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge. In addition, lodge guests will hear first-hand tales from mountain climbers who have conquered Denali as they tell the exhilarating stories of their journey in the Hudson Theater.
Princess Cruises plans its largest deployment ever to Alaska in 2019 to celebrate its 50th anniversary of sailing to the region.