Princess Cruises Upcoming Alaska Season Marks 55th Anniversary

Princess Cruises' upcoming Alaska season marks its 55th anniversary in the region, and it will be bigger and better than ever.

Princess Cruises Upcoming Alaska Season Marks 55th Anniversary

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

Upcoming Season Marks Princess’ 55th Anniversary Sailing to Alaska

Princess Cruises proudly celebrates Alaska on the momentous occasion of its 65th anniversary of statehood. As the leader in Alaska vacations, Princess Cruises has been a part of Alaska’s incredible journey, showcasing its natural beauty and cultural richness to millions of travelers from around the globe. In fact, Princess Cruises’ upcoming Alaska season marks its 55th anniversary sailing to the region.

“Alaska’s statehood marked a historic moment in American history, opening doors to a world of opportunities and possibilities, and we salute this very important anniversary,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess.

“Princess Cruises has been a proud partner in Alaska’s growth and prosperity, providing unforgettable experiences, contributing to its economy and fostering a deep appreciation for its unique heritage. We look back with pride on the incredible memories we’ve shared with millions of guests who have explored its pristine wilderness, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant communities with us.”

Princess Cruises Upcoming Alaska Season Marks 55th Anniversary

55th Anniversary Season: Bigger and Better than Ever!

The 2024 season runs May-September. And this year, Princess Cruises will again offer more choices than any other cruise line with seven beautiful cruise ships and five scenic Wilderness Lodges covering every part of Alaska. There are appealing options for any vacation budget and duration.

Princess features exceptional itineraries, unique shore excursions, the exclusive “North to Alaska” enrichment program, locally sourced seafood, and more. The cruise experience fully immerses guests in the state’s rich culture, making it an ideal choice for families.

The 2024 season promises to be the biggest and best ever with 158 departures on 14 unique itineraries with 17 destinations, including five glacier viewing experiences on seven stunning ships. The season also features 91 visits to Glacier Bay National Park, the most of any cruise line. These include the “Voyage of the Glaciers” itineraries between Anchorage (Whittier) and Vancouver, B.C., and Inside Passage voyages roundtrip from Seattle, San Francisco, and Vancouver, B.C.

New for 2024 are convenient, seven-day Inside Passage itineraries round-trip from Vancouver on Ruby Princess. The cruises visit Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan along with Endicott Arm and scenic cruising of Dawes Glacier.

2024 Alaska Cruisetours

Plus, there are more than 20 amazing cruisetours (cruise + land tour). These combine the Princess cruise experience with visits to Denali National Park, Kenai Peninsula, Copper River, Fairbanks, and Anchorage and all from the comfort of the exclusive Princess lodges. Marking the 55th anniversary, two new cruisetours debut in 2024.

  • National Parks Tour – A 15-night adventure to five of Alaska’s most breathtaking parks. This includes Glacier Bay, Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords National Parks, and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway. This experience combines a seven-day cruise, scenic rail travel, and eight nights land, including stays at four Princess-owned wilderness lodges.
  • Katmai National Park Tour – Nine-day cruisetour includes two nights in Anchorage, where guests have the chance to embark on an intimate bear-watching experience at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. This tour immerses travelers in the heart of Alaska’s wilderness. It allows them to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, before or after sailing on a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise that includes a coveted visit to Glacier Bay National Park.

Affordable Options Abound

There are some misperceptions about an Alaska cruise that need busting, like it’s too expensive. Princess ships offer spacious and comfortable accommodations including balconies, mini-suites, and suites at a range of price points. 

For example, guests can select an interior stateroom for their Alaska vacation as it provides a great value. Yet, there are still many options to see the scenic Alaska beauty from view-packed open decks and comfortable spaces. Plus, whatever accommodations guests choose, they all receive the unmatched Princess MedallionClass experience onboard.

Prices for interior accommodations start at only $399 per person. For even greater affordability, four guests sharing a stateroom can sail for as little as $249 per person – that’s not a nightly rate, it’s for the entire cruise! This price includes all meals and onboard entertainment, a value unmatched anywhere else.

SOURCE Princess Cruises


Are you happy to hear that Princess Cruises’ upcoming Alaska season marks its 55th anniversary in the region? Do you have an Alaska cruise booked in 2024? Drop us an anchor below to share your Alaska cruise experiences.

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Heidi is a physical therapist by profession, cruise enthusiast at heart, and Princess all the time! She is a self-confessed thrill seeker, obsessive planner, and over-packer. She is always looking for the latest and greatest adventures onboard and ashore, enjoys researching top things to do in ports of call, and loves dressing up for formal nights.
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