Princess Boosts Its North to Alaska Program With New Culinary Experience

Princess Cruises' new "Cook My Catch" culinary experience allows guests catch their own meal.
Princess Cruises’ new “Cook My Catch” culinary experience allows guests catch their own meal.

Princess Cruises has launched a new culinary experience called “Cook My Catch,” which adds to its award-winning North to Alaska program for 2016. The experience offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their own catch of the day, prepared on board by the ship’s culinary team following a fishing excursion in Alaskan waters. The option to select preferred preparation and accompaniments to the fresh-caught seafood makes this a unique dining experience that provides a true taste of Alaska.

The dining experience will be available on Princess cruise vacations during port calls in Juneau and Ketchikan, as well as on Princess Land & Sea Vacations that feature stays at the Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Selected Princess shore excursions such as the Salmon Sport Fishing Adventure in Juneau; the Salmon Sport Fishing Expedition, Hunting for Halibut and the Discovery Exclusive Alaska Fishing & Wilderness Dining excursion in Ketchikan also feature the “Cook My Catch” experience.

Other new enhancements to the 2016 North to Alaska program include “Meet the Mountain Climber,” where guests can enjoy an interactive presentation by mountain climbers who have conquered Denali, hear stories of survival, and view photography and authentic climbing equipment. A retired airplane similar to those that would transport climbers to and from base camp can also be viewed outside the new Hudson Theater at the Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge where the presentation is held. “Puppies in the Piazza” is another highlight that lets guests meet some of the newest sled dogs of Skagway. Participants can interact with the animals, take photographs, and meet the dog handlers responsible for training them.

Princess has a fleet of six cruise ships which offer more than 120 Alaska cruise departures during the summer season (May to September 2016), originating from San Francisco, Seattle, Vancouver B.C. and Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska. For more information, visit