Juneau, Alaska – Cruise Port Guide

Juneau, the capital of Alaska since 1906, was our first port of call. It is the only American State Capital not accessible by road – everything and everyone arrives by boat or air!  Named after one of the two men -Joe Juneau and Richard Harris – who discovered gold in the area back in 1880, the town quickly grew up as mines flourished in the hills above and by 1906 Juneau was centre of the worlds gold mining trade. Unfortunately it was a short lived title and by the 1940s labour shortages due to WW2 meant that the mines closed. Today the cruise industry is the main source of income and employment history of Juneau for the town and the Mendenhall Glacier is its most promoted attraction.

Enchanted Princess wins Good Housekeeping award

Enchanted Princess has been awarded a Good Housekeeping 2023 Family Travel Award, recognising the ship as “Great for Groups.” The Princess ship is one of only three cruise ship experiences selected as winners. At Cruise Addicted we are not surprised, having loved our time onboard back in May22.

Enchanted Princess in Southampton

Enchanted Princess is on her Maiden Season in Southampton the newest of the four Princess Cruise ships currently home porting there. This represents a huge investment of confidence in the British cruise market by Princess and having so many UK based ships is providing some really interesting themed cruises and excellent last minute deals so keep your eyes peeled!

Princess Pamper Day at Sea

There is really nothing better than a sea day – and even more when it unexpectedly turns into a Princess Pamper Day at Sea! Emma and I were recently guests of Princess Cruises on a 5 day itinerary from Southampton. We visited Zeebrugge, Rotterdam and Guernsey. This was a huge treat in itself and we already felt very lucky to be aboard Enchanted

Sports Legends join Princess

The ‘Sports Stars’ cruise will take place on a seven-night Spain and France voyage departing August 5, 2022. It will be hosted by Olympian Gail Emms MBE, who will run a series of Q&A sessions with sport names spanning rugby, cricket and the Olympics.

The impressive achievements of the guest speakers include:

Laughter onboard Enchanted Princess

Popular impressionist Rory Bremer headlines a fantastic lineup of comedy stars taking part in a new comedy-themed cruise on Enchanted Princess’ seven-night Scandinavia voyage departing 24 June, 2022.

Enchanted Princess makes Maiden call to the Port of Southampton

Enchanted Princess makes her Maiden call to the Port of Southampton and received the keys to the city today in a ceremony onboard today. One of four Princess ships to be sailing from the UK this year…

Celebrity Godparents for Discovery Princess

Television Star Randy Fenoli says ‘yes to the ship’ alongside Chef Alex Guarnaschelli, Designer Adam Savage and Realtor Page Turner. The quartet will officially name the cruise line’s newest ship in Los Angeles tomorrow

Platinum Jubilee Celebrations for Princess

There are some special sailings and events planned for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebrations for Princess Cruises ships based in Southampton this summer. On cruises between 2-5 June 2022 a special series of activities to celebrate the milestone will take place onboard the line’s four UK homeport ships