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Monday, November 19, 2012

The Great Alaska Tour Company “After Thanksgiving” Sale Features Princess Cruises Alaska 2013 with savings up to $500.00 per couple* plus up to $100 FREE Onboard Spending Money!

The Great Alaska Tour Company “After Thanksgiving” Sale Features Princess Cruises Alaska 2013  with savings up to $500.00 per couple* plus up to $100 FREE Onboard Spending Money!

 (November 19, 2012) – Travelers dreaming of visiting the splendor of Alaska’s wilderness have an opportunity for savings on cruises and cruisetours to Alaska with the Great Alaska Tour Companies' first-ever After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale.

From Friday, November 23 – Monday, November 26, 2012 cruise travelers can save up to $500.00 per couple* plus get up to $100 FREE Onboard Spending Money^ on over 100 sailings and cruisetour departures to Alaska.

The breathtaking glaciers, pristine wilderness and amazing wildlife of Alaska have made it a cruise travelers favorite destination.

Cruisetour travelers will enjoy Princess wilderness lodges and private rail cars during their land tours, which mesh perfectly with popular 7 day Northbound or Southbound Alaska cruises.

And what better time to get the family together to plan next year’s Alaska vacation than at Thanksgiving.

The After Thanksgiving Alaska Sale begins on “Black Friday” November 23 and ends on Monday November 26, 2012. The sale is available to residents of the United States, and Canada only.

About Princess Cruises Alaska 2013 In Alaska, the seven-ship Princess fleet will feature the recently remodeled Grand Princess sailing on its first West Coast summer, with cruises from San Francisco. The fleet will offer the most balcony staterooms in Alaska, perfect for taking in the spectacular scenery, including Glacier Bay to which Princess will again take more passengers than any other cruise line. Alaska visitors can also choose from more than 20 Princess cruisetour options, all featuring the state's number one land attraction -- Denali National Park.
Cruises -- Passengers have a variety of options for exploring "The Great Land," with seven ships sailing on five itineraries to more than 15 destinations. In total, the line will offer 124 Alaska cruise departures in 2013.

Voyage of the Glaciers -- The line's signature Gulf of Alaska route between Vancouver and Whittier (for Anchorage) features two glacier-viewing experiences on every sailing, with visits to Glacier Bay National Park plus either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. Ships also call at Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway. Diamond Princess and the recently remodeled Sapphire Princess sail on Saturdays, Island Princess offers Monday departures and Coral Princess sails on Wednesdays for a total of 72 sailing choices between May 13 and September 18, 2013.

Inside Passage from Seattle -- Golden Princess and Star Princess offer convenient weekend departures on two different seven-day roundtrip itineraries from Seattle along the scenic Inside Passage. Both visit Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway and Victoria, B.C., and passengers will enjoy dramatic glacier viewing in either Glacier Bay National Park (Star Princess) or Tracy Arm (Golden Princess). The two ships will sail on 38 departures between May 11 and September 15, 2013.

Inside Passage from Vancouver -- Island Princess and Sapphire Princess each offer a sailing on this seven-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver, taking in Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan plus glacier viewing in Glacier Bay National Park. Island Princess sails on September 16 and Sapphire Princess departs on September 21.

Inside Passage from San Francisco -- Grand Princess' first Alaska season features sailings from the "City by the Bay" on 10-day roundtrip cruises. The ship offers 13 voyages from San Francisco featuring the scenery of Glacier Bay National Park or Tracy Arm, with calls at Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria (with some sailings substituting Haines, Sitka or Icy Strait Point). Departures sail between May 10 and September 7, 2013.

Cruisetours -- Princess cruisetours offer passengers more than 20 itinerary options for a complete land and sea Alaska experience ranging from 10 to 15 nights. All cruisetours include a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers sailing including a visit to Glacier Bay National Park, plus at least two nights in the Denali National Park area with stays at Princess' riverside wilderness lodges.

Denali Explorer -- Princess' most popular cruisetour option, Denali Explorer packages feature multiple nights at the line's Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and/or Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, plus the exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service between the Whittier cruise terminal and the dramatic Denali National Park area. Most also offer the opportunity to explore Fairbanks or Anchorage.

On Your Own -- An affordable option for independent-minded travelers, these tours offer a flexible way to see the Heart of Alaska. Tours do not include any pre-planned excursions, giving travelers time to create their own experience.

Off the Beaten Path -- For those who want to explore Denali and beyond, these tours offer options to the Kenai Peninsula with stays at Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge or Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with stays at Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge. Passengers can even choose to venture to the state's far north into the Arctic Circle and Prudhoe Bay.

Connoisseur -- These cruisetour options offer the services of a professional tour director and additional time for passengers to experience the Great Land. Offering the highest level of service, these tours include most meals and enhanced sightseeing options as well.

The Great Alaska Tour Company “After Thanksgiving” Sale

Running from Friday November 23 to Monday November 26, 2012, the sale offers couples up to $500.00 in savings and up to a $100 onboard credit on a choice of Princess cruise line’s popular cruisetour vacations, which combine a Gulf of Alaska cruise with rail travel to Denali and stays at Princess’ exclusive wilderness lodges. For those who opt to see Alaska by sea only, the sale provides up to $100 onboard credit.

Full details of the Princess Alaska schedules for cruises and cruisetours of 2013 can be found at the Alaska Cruises Direct newly themed Princess Cruises Alaska 2013 micro-web site: 

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through this professional and Certified Alaska Travel Expert : Alaska Cruises Direct by calling 800.365.1445, or by visiting the company's primary website at

The "After Thanksgiving Sale" is an exclusive promotional offer from Alaska Cruises Direct  an independent travel services provider.

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