Princess Cruises Celebrating 55 years Cruising Alaska in 2024

Emma with Huskies

Emma has been learning all about Princess Cruises forthcoming 2024 Alaska programme in quite an unusual place – Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, England!

Princess Cruises invited Emma to sample a flavour of Alaska by meeting Vickie Pullin of Arctic Quest to hear all about her time in Alaska. Vickie also brought along a selection of her 33 beautiful Huskies and Hounds. Vickie is a World Champion Dog Sled racer and offers the chance to try your hand at Dog Sledding or, in Emma’s case, sitting behind on a quad as a passenger whilst a team of dogs showcase there speed and teamwork. In addition to meeting the dogs, Emma enjoyed cooking trout on the BBQ and having hot stew and toasting S’mores on the camp fire. Believe it or not these are two activities that can be enjoyed whilst cruising Alaska. Come feel the Love, here’s what Princess Cruises have to offer in 2024!

Click the link to see Emma’s day out with Arctic Quest and the dog sled team

You can get this close to a glacier in good weather!!

#1 cruise line in Alaska showcases glaciers, wildlife, mountains, fresh Alaska seafood, Glacier Bay, Denali National Parks and scenic rail travel

Princess Cruises, the leading cruise line in Alaska, has revealed its summer 2024 cruises and cruisetours programme.

When visiting Alaska, guests choose Princess Cruises more than any other cruise line to set their sights on untamed wilderness. Featuring majestic glaciers, close-up wildlife and Denali, the tallest mountain in North America. Moreover, Princess Cruises takes more guests to Glacier Bay National Park than any other cruise line.

The 2024 season marks the 55th anniversary for Princess Cruises sailing in Alaska. Seven ships are scheduled to depart from four home ports – San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver, and Anchorage (Whittier). In addition, guests can experience more of Alaska by combining the line’s signature “Voyage of the Glaciers” cruise itinerary with various land tour options, staying at exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges.

Princess Wilderness Lodges.
Princess Wilderness Lodges.


Highlights of the 2024 Alaska season include:

The Alaska 2024 season includes 158 departures on 14 unique itineraries with 17 destinations, including five glacier viewing experiences on seven ships. The will season feature 86 visits to Glacier Bay National Park. Three ships – Royal Princess, Sapphire Princess, and Grand Princess – sail the“Voyage of the Glaciers” itinerary featuring two glacier-viewing experiences on each cruise. In addition, northbound voyages include a “More Ashore” late-night stay in Juneau.

Two ships – Discovery Princess and Majestic Princess – depart from Seattle on Saturdays and Sundays for seven-night “Inside Passage” cruises and include“More Ashore” late-night stays in Juneau.

Crown Princess departs from San Francisco on 11-night “Inside Passage” cruises and offer guests the unique opportunity of sailing under the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Ruby Princess sails roundtrip from Vancouver on seven-night “Inside Passage” cruises, with many departures including sailing Glacier Bay National Park.

Onboard rangers share their knowledge

Cruise Tours

For guests looking to explore more of Alaska, Princess Cruises offers a variety of cruisetours combining a seven-night “Voyage of the Glaciers” cruise with an extended three to 10 nights on land. Staying at the cruise line’s exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodges. All cruisetours include a visit to Alaska’s top-two attractions, Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park.

Whale watching oportinites at most Alaskan ports…

Cruisetours also offer the scenic opportunity to experience Princess’ “Direct-to- Wilderness” rail service, departing directly from the ship in Whittier all the way to the Denali area for more time in the wilderness.

Back by popular demand, the 17-night Ultimate Princess Connoisseur cruisetour, features two nights at each one of the five Princess Wilderness Lodges, on the doorsteps of legendary national parks including Kenai Fjords and Wrangell St. Elias and Denali National Park.

Award- Winning Authentic Experiences Onboard, Ashore and on Land

Onboard and ashore, the award-winning “North to Alaska” enrichment programme brings together local personalities, culture and Alaska seafood to immerse guests in the history and traditions of the Great Land.

Highlights include:

Puppies in the Piazza (Skagway) – guests get up close and personal with sled dog puppies.

Puppies in the Piazza

“Wild for Alaska Seafood” – industry-first, location-based seafood initiative in partnership with three fisheries with a commitment to environmentally responsible practices, making them some of the most sustainable fisheries in the world. Guests can select from 30 Alaska seafood dishes with featured items every night in all main dining rooms, serving varieties of salmon, cod, halibut, Dungeness crab wild spot prawns and razor clams.

“Wild for Alaska Seafood” 

Exclusive Treehouse – Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge features a rustic treehouse on the property, featured on Treehouse Masters, where guests can explore and catch a glimpse of Denali.

Princess Wilderness Lodges.
Princess WildernessTreehouse
musher’s camp and dog-sledding

Top shore excursions include flightseeing and landing on glaciers, musher’s camp and dog-sledding experience, whale watching, discovering glaciers by helicopter.

Glacier viewing Experience by helicopter

Fishing with the opportunity to “Cook My Catch” onboard or at the lodges and a remote wildlife and brown bear search.

cook my catch

UK Bloggers samplesome Alaskan delights

Onboard Junior Ranger Programme for Youth and Glacier bay Park Rangers as well as Naturalists to offer commentary to bring scenic beauty to life.

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