Princess Cruises Alaska excursions rise in popularity

Princess Cruises has revealed its most popular Alaska shore excursions for 2017, following the conclusion last week of ITV’s ‘The Cruise’ documentary. The three-part series was set on the 3,100-guest Star Princess as she sailed alongside, Alaska, the most northerly state in the U.S. last year.

The shore excursions in Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway will all be available during Princess’ forthcoming Alaska season, which starts next month and comprises seven ships sailing locally, the largest ever deployment:


Meanwhile, Princess Cruises has also unveiled a new Alaska shore excursion for 2018, as a ‘Mendenhall Glacier canoe and Alaska brew adventure’ will shortly be made available. It comprises a two-hour canoe experience offering up-close views of the Mendenhall Glacier, via icebergs and the 115m Nugget Falls waterfall, followed by a visit to the Alaskan Brewing Company.

Other excursions include seaplane tours, fishing, bear expeditions and dog sledding. Tailored activities will also take place onboard, including ‘puppies in the piazza’, where Skagway’s newest sled dogs as well as their handlers visit the ship to meet the guests and pose for photos.

All excursions will continue to be on offer in 2019, when Princess celebrates its 50th anniversary sailing to Alaska.

Princess Cruises is offering a 7 night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, sailing from Vancouver to Whittier (Anchorage), on Royal Princess from £2319 per person. Departing Saturday May 25, 2019, ports of call include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park (scenic cruising) and College Fjord (scenic cruising).


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