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For Immediate Release - Updated October 8, 2012


Alaska Cruisetour Experts is pleased to announce the worldwide launch of Princess Cruises complete 2013 Alaska cruise and cruisetours, featuring the debut of Grand Princess on the 10-day Inside Passage voyages. An extensive 2013 Alaska program includes seven ships on 5 itineraries, with 124 departures to over 15 ports and destinations.

Awarded “Best Itineraries” by readers from Recommend magazine for a record setting eight consecutive years, Princess’ continues as the destination leader in these popular trades. Princess Alaska programs have also received notable awards including “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by Travel Weekly magazine for five consecutive years (2007-2011)

Their fleet of ships provide a relaxed, rejuvenating retreat at sea and offer an endless variety of entertaining, engaging options and signature innovations such as Movies Under the Stars and The Sanctuary. Furthermore, Princess’ friendly crew delivers warm and welcoming service allowing passengers to escape completely with Princess – The Consummate Host.

Included in this announcement are:

· Highlights of our 2013 Alaska cruise and cruisetour deployment.
· Details of Princess Captain’s Circle Launch Promotion - rewarding their loyal past passengers.
· Itineraries and lead-in fares, for 2013 Alaska cruise and cruisetours.

Voyages are open for sale now.

Additional Information can be found at:


Below are the main deployment highlights for the 2013 sailing season:


Named “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by Travel Weekly magazine five straight years, 2007-2011.

An extensive 2013 Alaska program includes seven ships on 5 itineraries, with 124 departures to over 15 ports and destinations.  

Four ships sail their signature 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers with departures on Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays.

Competitive Advantage: Princess offers two glacier-viewing experiences on every sailing of their most popular itinerary, Voyage of the Glaciers – Visit Glacier Bay National Park and either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. No other cruise line has this combination!

Princess offers 7 – and 10-day voyages roundtrip to the Inside Passage, with all three homeport options – Seattle, San Francisco and select Vancouver departures.

Grand Princess debuts on the 10-day Inside Passage voyages sailing roundtrip from San Francisco bringing affordable mini-suites to the market. Voyages visit Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm Fjord. Select voyages visit off the beaten path destinations such as Sitka, Haines or Icy Point Strait.

Princess takes more passengers to Glacier Bay National Park and offers the most balcony staterooms on these cruises.

Land and Sea Vacations
Over 20 tour options to choose from on their extensive cruisetour lineup.  
Every land & sea vacation features both Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks – Alaska’s top two attractions.

Most cruisetours feature multiple nights in the Denali area.
Enjoy exclusive Princess lodges and comfortable Princess rail service.
Four types of land and sea vacations offered, each including a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise:

Denali Explorer – Their most popular and best-value cruisetour gives you an up-close experience of Denali with dome rail car travel

On Your Own – A more affordable option offering the freedom to plan your own activities.

Off the Beaten Path – Tours designed to take travelers beyond Denali to the smaller, more remote regions of the state such as the Kenai Peninsula and Wrangell – St Elias National Park.

Connoisseur – Escorted by a tour director providing the highest level of service, with most meals included on land.


Princess Past Passengers are eligible for a special promotion when they book early!


Alaska Cruises Direct offers an exclusive mini-group promotion. 3 or more couples traveling together to Alaska, save even more than they would if they travelled on their own. Plus many departure include shipboard credits and more.

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