Princess increases Alaska deployment in 2018 by 15%

Princess increases Alaska deployment in 2018 by 15%

SANTA CLARITA, CALIF. — Known for taking more guests to Alaska than any other cruise company, Princess Cruises has announced that it will be increasing capacity by 15% in 2018, with voyages on sale starting Dec. 1.

The increase represents the cruise line’s largest deployment ever, with 130 cruise departures in summer 2018. More than 75% of all voyages will sail to Glacier Bay National Park and depart from Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Anchorage (Whittier).

New for 2018, Island Princess will feature a full season of calls to Icy Strait Point, a unique wilderness experience, on every seven-day northbound ‘Voyage of the Glaciers’ itinerary. Also new for 2018, guests looking to cruise roundtrip from Los Angeles can choose from two 12-day cruises.

In addition, the cruise line has over 22 cruisetour options, most featuring multiple nights at Princess-owned Wilderness Lodges to experience the grandeur of Denali. Guests will once again be able to purchase a pre-paid meal package for the land portion of their vacation in 2018.

“Princess continues to build on our long-standing recognition as the best cruise line in Alaska,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “There’s no better way to see Alaska’s glaciers, wildlife and national parks than from the perspective of our spectacular ships, exclusive rail service and Princess-owned wilderness lodges, and we are proud to provide our guests even more opportunities to visit the Great Land in 2018.”

Princess Cruises past guests are eligible for a special promotion when they book before August 31, 2017. Captain’s Circle members booking a seven-day cruise will receive a savings of $50 per person. For those booking 10- to 12-day cruises, a discount of $75 per guest will be applied and those booking an Alaska cruisetour will receive a $100 discount (does not apply to third and fourth berth guests).

Moreover, Summer 2018 Alaska guests can choose a new premium stateroom category featuring VIP amenities and exclusive dining with the new Club Class Mini-Suite. This elevated mini-suite category features select perks including new Club Class Dining, a reserved dining area with expedited seating and expanded menu options; priority embarkation and disembarkation; complimentary wine and luxurious bathrobes.

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