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May 26, 2005

Princess Cruises NEW 2006 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours

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Princess Announces 2006 Alaska Cruise & Cruisetour Programs

Princess Announces 2006 Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Program
Sun Princess and Dawn Princess to Offer Seattle Sailings; Regal Princess Returns to San Francisco

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 9, 2005) - Two of Princess' most popular vessels will make their debut on the line's Seattle-based Alaska Inside Passage itinerary in 2006. Sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess will take over the seven-day roundtrip voyages through some of southeastern Alaska's most dramatic scenery. They are joined once again by Regal Princess' 10-day sailings from San Francisco.

In total the line will offer 51 Inside Passage cruises on three itineraries, each featuring the convenience of departing from an easily accessible home port. The Inside Passage program also affords passengers the opportunity to add a land tour to the Canadian Rockies or take advantage of the many attractions in the ships' home ports with pre- or post-cruise stays in Seattle or San Francisco.

These roundtrip cruises complement Princess' other 2006 Alaska option, the "Voyage of the Glaciers" Gulf of Alaska itinerary, available on four ships, sailing between Vancouver and Whittier.

"Sun Princess and Dawn Princess offer the perfect onboard experience for cruising through the Inside Passage," s aid Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service and sales. "With fewer passengers than ships of comparable size, these vessels offer a great combination of intimate feel and diverse onboard choices plus the ships' many balconies are perfect for viewing the spectacular scenery of Alaska."

Sun Princess and Dawn Princess From Seattle:
The 1,950-passenger Sun Princess and Dawn Princess take over the line's seven-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle with an itinerary that features Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, plus cruise through the dramatic glaciers, rock walls and waterfalls of Tracy Arm and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Dawn Princess will offer 19 voyages departing on Saturdays between May 13 and September 16, 2006, while Sun Princess will offer 19 voyages Sunday departures, beginning May 14 and continuing through September 17.

Regal Princess from San Francisco:
The 1,590-passenger Regal Princess will again sail roundtrip from "The City by the Bay" on 13 departures between May 16 and September 13. The 10-day Inside Passage itinerary from San Francisco features calls at Victoria, Juneau and two other scenic Alaska ports that rotate between Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Haines or Icy Strait Point. All voyages also offer premiere glacier viewing with cruising through Tracy Arm.

Canadian Rockies Cruisetours:
Passengers who would like to add a Canadian Rockies adventure to their cruise have two tour options designed specifically to coordinate with Inside Passage cruises from Seattle. Princess' escorted itineraries take guests to the heart of these spectacular mountains with visits to Banff, Jasper, Calgary and Kamloops, along with other local highlights. These 13-night cruisetour packages feature stays at the area's premiere Fairmont resort properties such as the Chateau Lake Louise, Banff Springs Hotel, Palliser Hotel and Jasper Park Lodge.

Princess Leads in Gulf of Alaska Cruises in 2006
New Diamond and Sapphire to Join Coral and Island on Popular Route
*** Sailings Combine with Extensive Cruisetour Program Featuring Exclusive Direct to the Wilderness Rail Service

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 2, 2005) - Two of Princess' newest state-of-the-art vessels, Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess, will join Coral Princess and Island Princess for the 2006 Gulf of Alaska cruise and cruisetours season. With the deployment of these ships on the Vancouver/Whittier itinerary, Princess' will again offer more seven-night Gulf of Alaska cruises than any other line.

The four ships will sail on 71 voyages, and each of these cruises can be combined with one of 20 Alaska land tour options for a complete land and sea cruisetour. All Gulf of Alaska cruisetours feature Alaska's most sought-after natural attractions - Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord and two nights at Denali National Park - and many offer Princess' exclusive Direct to the Wilderness train service, the most convenient way for passengers to travel to Princess' two Denali-area wilderness lodges.

"By dedicating our newest and most amenity-filled ships to our Gulf of Alaska route, we're really reaffir ming our commitment to this fantastic itinerary," said Charlie Ball, president of Princess Tours. "These vessels represent the youngest and most innovative fleet sailing the Gulf of Alaska, and are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery of Glacier Bay, the 16 glaciers of College Fjord and the incredible Inside Passage. And only Princess offers these two attractions plus at least two nights in the Denali area on ever cruisetour - another example of how we strive to offer our customers the Alaska they want to see."

Voyage of the Glaciers:
Princess' signature "Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary travels between Vancouver and Whittier with calls offering passengers the opportunity to explore Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, plus cruising through the spectacular scenery of College Fjord, the Inside Passage and Alaska's number one attraction, Glacier Bay National Park. The 2006 season runs between May 13 and September 18, with 2,670-passenger sister ships Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess sailing on 35 cruises with alternating Saturday departures. Returning 1,970-passenger sister ships Coral Princess and Island Princess will set sail 36 times, departing on Mondays for either a northbound or southbound cruise.

Between them, these amenity-laden vessels offer nearly 2,100 standard balcony cabins and 750 mini-suites, perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery throughout the cruise.

Cruisetour Options:
All Gulf of Alaska cruises can be combined with one of 20 land tours in Alaska or two tour options in the Canadian Rockies. Passengers can choose from three- to eight-night land packages to create a comprehensive 10- to 15-night land/sea vacation.

Not only do all Princess Alaska tours offer at least two nights in the Denali National Park area, but passengers can travel directly to their Princess lodge from the ship with Princess' exclusiv e Direct to the Wilderness rail service. This industry first debuted this year and has trains waiting right at the Whittier cruise ship dock to offer passengers the only same day luxury rail service between the ship and Denali Park. Guests have the option of choosing to arrive at either of the two Denali-area Princess wilderness lodges, ensuring that they enjoy more time among the wilderness and wildlife they came to see.

Princess' Alaska cruisetours include accommodation at five of the state's most luxurious properties, with scenic riverside settings in some of the "Great Land's" most desirable wilderness locations. The recently expanded Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge house Denali-area visitors, while the company's Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge are set, respectively, among the dramatic beauty of the Kenai Peninsula and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge also offers quality accommodations in the heart of Alaska's interior with views of the Chena River.

Passengers can also choose from two deluxe escorted cruisetours through the Canadian Rockies featuring stays in several of the area's top quality hotels and featuring the services of a professional tour director.

Gulf of Alaska cruises and cruisetours for 2006 are available for reservations on April 29, 2005, with special early-booking fares beginning at $649 for a seven-day voyage, and $1,399 for cruisetours.

Press Releases by Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises Alaska Cruise Information
Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetour Information

ONE DAY CRUISE SALE! May 28th on 2005 & 2006 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours!

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May 26, 2005

Princess Cruises NEW 2006 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours

diamondprincess.jpg

Princess Announces 2006 Alaska Cruise & Cruisetour Programs

Princess Announces 2006 Alaska Inside Passage Cruise Program
Sun Princess and Dawn Princess to Offer Seattle Sailings; Regal Princess Returns to San Francisco

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 9, 2005) - Two of Princess' most popular vessels will make their debut on the line's Seattle-based Alaska Inside Passage itinerary in 2006. Sister ships Sun Princess and Dawn Princess will take over the seven-day roundtrip voyages through some of southeastern Alaska's most dramatic scenery. They are joined once again by Regal Princess' 10-day sailings from San Francisco.

In total the line will offer 51 Inside Passage cruises on three itineraries, each featuring the convenience of departing from an easily accessible home port. The Inside Passage program also affords passengers the opportunity to add a land tour to the Canadian Rockies or take advantage of the many attractions in the ships' home ports with pre- or post-cruise stays in Seattle or San Francisco.

These roundtrip cruises complement Princess' other 2006 Alaska option, the "Voyage of the Glaciers" Gulf of Alaska itinerary, available on four ships, sailing between Vancouver and Whittier.

"Sun Princess and Dawn Princess offer the perfect onboard experience for cruising through the Inside Passage," s aid Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service and sales. "With fewer passengers than ships of comparable size, these vessels offer a great combination of intimate feel and diverse onboard choices plus the ships' many balconies are perfect for viewing the spectacular scenery of Alaska."

Sun Princess and Dawn Princess From Seattle:
The 1,950-passenger Sun Princess and Dawn Princess take over the line's seven-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle with an itinerary that features Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Victoria, plus cruise through the dramatic glaciers, rock walls and waterfalls of Tracy Arm and the twin Sawyer Glaciers. Dawn Princess will offer 19 voyages departing on Saturdays between May 13 and September 16, 2006, while Sun Princess will offer 19 voyages Sunday departures, beginning May 14 and continuing through September 17.

Regal Princess from San Francisco:
The 1,590-passenger Regal Princess will again sail roundtrip from "The City by the Bay" on 13 departures between May 16 and September 13. The 10-day Inside Passage itinerary from San Francisco features calls at Victoria, Juneau and two other scenic Alaska ports that rotate between Ketchikan, Sitka, Skagway, Haines or Icy Strait Point. All voyages also offer premiere glacier viewing with cruising through Tracy Arm.

Canadian Rockies Cruisetours:
Passengers who would like to add a Canadian Rockies adventure to their cruise have two tour options designed specifically to coordinate with Inside Passage cruises from Seattle. Princess' escorted itineraries take guests to the heart of these spectacular mountains with visits to Banff, Jasper, Calgary and Kamloops, along with other local highlights. These 13-night cruisetour packages feature stays at the area's premiere Fairmont resort properties such as the Chateau Lake Louise, Banff Springs Hotel, Palliser Hotel and Jasper Park Lodge.

Princess Leads in Gulf of Alaska Cruises in 2006
New Diamond and Sapphire to Join Coral and Island on Popular Route
*** Sailings Combine with Extensive Cruisetour Program Featuring Exclusive Direct to the Wilderness Rail Service

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (May 2, 2005) - Two of Princess' newest state-of-the-art vessels, Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess, will join Coral Princess and Island Princess for the 2006 Gulf of Alaska cruise and cruisetours season. With the deployment of these ships on the Vancouver/Whittier itinerary, Princess' will again offer more seven-night Gulf of Alaska cruises than any other line.

The four ships will sail on 71 voyages, and each of these cruises can be combined with one of 20 Alaska land tour options for a complete land and sea cruisetour. All Gulf of Alaska cruisetours feature Alaska's most sought-after natural attractions - Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord and two nights at Denali National Park - and many offer Princess' exclusive Direct to the Wilderness train service, the most convenient way for passengers to travel to Princess' two Denali-area wilderness lodges.

"By dedicating our newest and most amenity-filled ships to our Gulf of Alaska route, we're really reaffir ming our commitment to this fantastic itinerary," said Charlie Ball, president of Princess Tours. "These vessels represent the youngest and most innovative fleet sailing the Gulf of Alaska, and are perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery of Glacier Bay, the 16 glaciers of College Fjord and the incredible Inside Passage. And only Princess offers these two attractions plus at least two nights in the Denali area on ever cruisetour - another example of how we strive to offer our customers the Alaska they want to see."

Voyage of the Glaciers:
Princess' signature "Voyage of the Glaciers" itinerary travels between Vancouver and Whittier with calls offering passengers the opportunity to explore Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, plus cruising through the spectacular scenery of College Fjord, the Inside Passage and Alaska's number one attraction, Glacier Bay National Park. The 2006 season runs between May 13 and September 18, with 2,670-passenger sister ships Diamond Princess and Sapphire Princess sailing on 35 cruises with alternating Saturday departures. Returning 1,970-passenger sister ships Coral Princess and Island Princess will set sail 36 times, departing on Mondays for either a northbound or southbound cruise.

Between them, these amenity-laden vessels offer nearly 2,100 standard balcony cabins and 750 mini-suites, perfect for enjoying the stunning scenery throughout the cruise.

Cruisetour Options:
All Gulf of Alaska cruises can be combined with one of 20 land tours in Alaska or two tour options in the Canadian Rockies. Passengers can choose from three- to eight-night land packages to create a comprehensive 10- to 15-night land/sea vacation.

Not only do all Princess Alaska tours offer at least two nights in the Denali National Park area, but passengers can travel directly to their Princess lodge from the ship with Princess' exclusiv e Direct to the Wilderness rail service. This industry first debuted this year and has trains waiting right at the Whittier cruise ship dock to offer passengers the only same day luxury rail service between the ship and Denali Park. Guests have the option of choosing to arrive at either of the two Denali-area Princess wilderness lodges, ensuring that they enjoy more time among the wilderness and wildlife they came to see.

Princess' Alaska cruisetours include accommodation at five of the state's most luxurious properties, with scenic riverside settings in some of the "Great Land's" most desirable wilderness locations. The recently expanded Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge and Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge house Denali-area visitors, while the company's Kenai Princess Wilderness Lodge and Copper River Princess Wilderness Lodge are set, respectively, among the dramatic beauty of the Kenai Peninsula and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. The Fairbanks Princess Riverside Lodge also offers quality accommodations in the heart of Alaska's interior with views of the Chena River.

Passengers can also choose from two deluxe escorted cruisetours through the Canadian Rockies featuring stays in several of the area's top quality hotels and featuring the services of a professional tour director.

Gulf of Alaska cruises and cruisetours for 2006 are available for reservations on April 29, 2005, with special early-booking fares beginning at $649 for a seven-day voyage, and $1,399 for cruisetours.

Press Releases by Princess Cruises

Princess Cruises Alaska Cruise Information
Princess Cruises Alaska Cruisetour Information

ONE DAY CRUISE SALE! May 28th on 2005 & 2006 Alaska Cruises & Cruisetours!

Posted by Denise at May 26, 2005 10:15 AM

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