Princess Cruises has finalised the programmes for its 2022 Alaska cruises after the Federal Minister of Transport in Canada announced cruising in Canadian ports could safely resume.
The first Princess ship to visit Canada is Caribbean Princess, sailing on a four-day Pacific Coastal voyage, with a scheduled port stop in Victoria on April 6, followed by Vancouver on April 7.
The Alaska programme will feature six ships, including the line’s newest ship, Discovery Princess. Offerings include 12 itineraries, totalling 140 departures and five glacier-viewing experiences, with visits to the Southeast Alaska towns of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan.
Princess Cruises president John Padgett said voyages to Alaska were “cherished” by both guests and destinations: He explained: “The reopening of Canadian ports to the cruise industry is a bold and important move that significantly expands the array of travel opportunities available to guests while boosting the economies of the Canadian and Alaska destinations we visit by generating important revenue and job opportunities.”
Last year the line launched its 2023 to 2024 Australia and New Zealand programme, which included the longest-ever world cruise from Australia.