Out to Sea for July 27/19
(c) By Jim and Barb Fox
North to Alaska – go north, the rush is on.
The popularity of Alaska cruising is heating up, far from the beach runs in the Caribbean.
A pioneer in the Great Land is Princess Cruises marking its 50th year with seven ships, new entertainment, shore excursions and culinary offerings to mark this significant milestone.
The first cruise to Alaska departed on June 3,1969 on Princess Italia carrying 525 guests to this “breathtaking bucket-list destination.”
|Cool off in Glacier Bay, Alaska on the Crown Princess.|
“We’ve spent half a century developing our legacy in Alaska and host more guests there than any other cruise line – more than five million over the last 50 years,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president.
To celebrate the 50-year milestone, there are “new and authentic experiences, combined with the awe-inspiring beauty” of sailing north.
In the cruise season that continues through mid-September, Princess has deployed seven ships, the largest ever, featuring the debut of Royal Princess.
The cruises range from seven to 12 days and depart from Vancouver, Anchorage (Whittier), Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles.