Alaska Turns 65: Cruise Adventure Extravaganza!

Princess Cruises Salutes 65th Anniversary of Alaska Statehood as Leading Cruise Line Readies for Another Record-Breaking Season in 2024

Alaska’s rugged charm and majestic allure mark an incredible 65 years of statehood, and Princess Cruises proudly joins in this celebration of wonder, adventure, and the untamed spirit. As the trailblazer in Alaskan vacations, Princess Cruises has been an integral part of this journey, sharing the unparalleled beauty and cultural richness of Alaska with millions of globetrotters.

Sailing through History: 55 Years of Unforgettable Expeditions

Just like the 49th state, Princess Cruises gears up to commemorate its own milestone in 2024—55 years of sailing guests through Alaska’s wonders. From May to September, Princess Cruises sets sail, offering a staggering array of seven stunning cruise ships and five picturesque Wilderness Lodges spanning every corner of Alaska. With options tailored to suit any vacation budget and duration, there’s something for everyone.

In 2023, Princess Cruises hit its highest-ever guest satisfaction rates, a testament to its exceptional itineraries, exclusive “North to Alaska” program, delectable locally sourced cuisine, and diverse offerings. Families of all sizes find themselves fully immersed in Alaska’s rich tapestry of culture, making it an ideal choice for an unforgettable getaway.

2024: Unveiling an Unprecedented Season of Grandeur

The upcoming 2024 season promises to be the most remarkable yet, boasting 158 departures across 14 unique itineraries encompassing 17 destinations. Seven breathtaking ships will host five glacier-viewing experiences, with Princess Cruises making a whopping 91 visits to Glacier Bay National Park—the most by any cruise line. From Anchorage to Vancouver and roundtrips from Seattle, San Francisco, and Vancouver, the itineraries are designed to awe.

Adding to the allure are the new seven-day Inside Passage itineraries, including visits to Glacier Bay National Park aboard Ruby Princess. These voyages promise four awe-inspiring ports along with experiences at Endicott Arm and Dawes Glacier.

Embark on Unexplored Adventures

This season, Princess Cruises introduces over 20 captivating cruisetours, combining the iconic cruise experience with visits to Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, Copper River, and Anchorage—all from the comfort of the exclusive Princess lodges. Celebrating the 55th anniversary, two new cruisetours make their debut:

  • National Parks Tour: A 15-night escapade to five of Alaska’s most breathtaking parks.
  • Katmai National Park Tour: A nine-day journey featuring an intimate bear-watching experience at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park.

Alaska: An Affordable Dream

Contrary to misconceptions, an Alaskan cruise is more accessible than imagined. Princess Cruises offers various spacious accommodations at different price points, including affordable interior staterooms providing exceptional value. Guests can relish the spectacular beauty of Alaska from open decks and cozy spaces while enjoying the MedallionClass experience—seamless, personalized cruising at its finest.

Interior accommodations start at just $399 per person, while four guests sharing a stateroom can set sail for as low as $249 per person, covering all meals and onboard entertainment.

Seize the Moment

With the season on the horizon, exclusive cruise deals await eager travelers looking to explore Alaska’s treasures in this landmark year. Contact your trusted travel advisor, dial 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or visit to embark on an Alaskan odyssey like no other.

Princess Cruises invites you to be part of this unparalleled celebration, where adventure meets luxury amidst the grandeur of Alaska’s 65 years of statehood.

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