Princess Cruises Celebrates 50 Years of Sailing in Alaska
If Alaska is on your bucket list there is no better time to book your cruise. Princess Cruises are offering up to $1000 spending money on more than 130 Alaska voyages departing between April and September 2019. Deposits are reduced to just £50 per person during the promotion, but be quick as the offer only lasts for bookings made by 10 August 2018.
Think of all the shore excursions you can book with that sort of on board spending money. You can experience wildlife tours, try your hand at gold panning, explore the incredible glaciers and enjoy a spot of fishing.
Princess Cruises proven track record in Alaska is reinforced by these prestigious cruise industry awards.
Best Cruise Line – Alaska
– Travel Weekly, 14-time winner; Women’s Choice Awards
Best Alaska Cruises
– Cruise Critic and Travel Channel
Best Alaska Itineraries
– Porthole Magazine
Best Alaska Cruises for In-Depth Exploration
– USA Today
Best Overall Education Program – North to Alaska
– Travel Weekly
From £689 Per Person
Example sailings in the offer are:
Island Princess departing May 8, 2019 7-night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise. Sailing from Vancouver ports of call include Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway, Anchorage and scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park and College Fjord. Prices from £689 per person. More details.
Grand Princess departing June 5, 2019 10-night Inside Passage cruise. Sailing round trip from San Francisco, ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and scenic cruising through Tracy Arm Fjord. Prices from £1299 per person. More details.
Ruby Princess departing September 14, 2019 7-night Inside Passage cruise, Seattle to Vancouver. Ports of call include Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, Victoria, Vancouver and scenic cruising through Glacier Bay National Park. Prices from £879 per person. More details.
The full range of cruises on offer can be found here
Princess Cruises have also been recognised for their environmental efforts. Their awards include:
Port of Seattle – Green Gateway Award
– Gold Level Award– Recognizes comprehensive environmental achievements
Port of Vancouver – Blue Circle Award
– Recognition for highest emissions reduction achievements
Port of San Francisco Cruise Ship Environmental Awards
– Gold Award, Silver Award
Port of Los Angeles – Vessel Speed Recognition Award
– Recognition for all homeported vessels for being 100% compliant with port speed limit to reduce air emissions
Venice Blue Flag
– Awarded for efforts to safeguard the city of Venice, Italy, by burning low sulfur fuel in port to reduce air emissions
FOLLOW THE SASSOLI-WALKER FAMILY ALASKA CRUISE NEXT WEEK
Andrew Sassoli-Walker is a well known photographer in the cruise industry. For many years Andrew has wanted to cruise to Alaska, and next week his dream will come true. With his wife Cherie, and their two boys aged 11 and 6, the family will be cruising onboard the Emerald Princess from Seattle for 7 nights. They will visit Ketchikan, Tracy Arm Fjord, Juneau and Skagway with a final stop at Victoria before returning to Seattle.
Andrew is no stranger to cruise as this will be the 25th time he as set sail. The couples’ honeymoon was onboard Caribbean Princess, which was their first time cruising with the line. “We were supposed to do a 7 night Eastern Caribbean itinerary, but it turned into a 9 night Western Caribbean itinerary due to Hurricane Jeanne.” recalls Andrew. Next week will be his 4th time sailing with Princess Cruises.
I will be tracking Andrew’s progress to see how he and the family are getting on, and sharing his comments and photos on my blog and social media channels. So if you need a bit more convincing that Alaska should be on your ‘must do’ list, keep an eye on the blog and Facebook and Twitter pages where I will share everything from Andrew.