Princess Cruises has unveiled its 2023 cruises and cruisetours season, featuring six MedallionClass ships and including the cruise line’s new Discovery Princess, returning to Alaska for a second season.
The cruise line’s 2023 season will include 145 departures, 14 unique itineraries and five glacier viewing experiences. Itineraries will depart from four ports and will be on sale from Aug. 18, 2021.
The Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary will depart from Vancouver, B.C. or Anchorage (Whittier) aboard Majestic Princess, Sapphire Princess and Grand Princess. The 7-day itinerary will feature two glacier viewing experiences including Glacier Bay National Park.
Discovery Princess, the newest ship in the fleet, and Crown Princess will sail the 7-day Inside Passage from Seattle itinerary; while Ruby Princess will sail the 10-day Inside Passage from San Francisco itinerary, including sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Voyage of the Glaciers itinerary can be combined with one of 24 cruisetour itineraries, which include visits to Alaska’s top-two attractions – Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park. The cruisetours range from three to 10 nights on land, before or after the cruise.
Every Alaska itinerary will feature at least one glacier-viewing experience at Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord, Hubbard Glacier, Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier or Tracy Arm Fjord.
Princess Cruises will make 84 calls to Glacier Bay National Park in 2023, and 74 percent of the cruise line’s itineraries in Alaska will feature this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Cruises will also feature the marquee ports of Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway, with a ‘More Ashore’ late-night call in Juneau on all northbound Voyage of the Glaciers and seven-day Inside Passage voyages.
The cruise line’s North to Alaska enrichment program brings together local personalities, culture and Alaska seafood to provide guests with an immersive experience of the region. Guests can choose from more than 150 shore excursions, including a lumberjack show, dog sledding on a glacier, the historic White Pass Scenic Railway, flightseeing adventures, and opportunities for wildlife viewing including whales, bears and more. The Cook My Catch program offers a sea-to-seat experience, where guests have the chance to reel in a fish during a fishing excursion and then have chefs cook it for dinner that night.
Cruisetours include stays at custom-built wilderness lodges on the doorsteps of legendary national parks. The 17-night Princess Connoisseur Cruisetour will feature 10 nights on land, including two nights at each of the five Princess Wilderness Lodges and visits to five national parks. Princess also offers the Direct-to-the Wilderness rail service, which takes guests from the ship through the heart of Alaska to the Denali-based wilderness lodges.
For more information, visit princess.com/alaska.