Princess Cruises is now offering a 9-day Katmai National Park Cruisetour which includes an intimate bear-watching experience at Brooks Falls. This immersive encounter in the heart of the Alaskan wilderness will provide an opportunity to witness the bears in their natural habitat. In addition to bear-watching, guests can sail on a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, which also includes a visit to Glacier Bay National Park. Travelers can also experience Alaska’s premier Wildlife Conservation Center. This sanctuary helps protect Alaska’s wildlife through conservation, education, research and quality care. Herein visitors will see moose, muskox, reindeer, wolves, lynx, caribou and more.
“This extraordinary cruisetour will provide guests with a deeper connection to the natural wonders of Alaska, and the opportunity to explore the pristine wilderness and majestic landscapes of the region,” said Terry Thornton, chief commercial officer for Princess Cruises. “This exclusive experience reflects our commitment to delivering unique and enriching journeys that allow our guests to explore more of Alaska while creating lasting memories.”
Katmai National Park Cruisetours start at $2,429 per person and combine a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise with two hotel nights in Anchorage, flights to and from Katmai National Park and all transfers. 32 cruisetours depart between June 8 and August 29, 2024. Guests can choose from 16 northbound Vancouver to Whittier (for Anchorage) and 16 southbound Whittier (for Anchorage) to Vancouver vacations combining three days in Anchorage with a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise onboard Grand Princess, Royal Princess or Sapphire Princess.
Guests will fly to King Salmon from Anchorage to reach Brooks Lodge, where they will spend a day observing brown bears catching the returning sockeye salmon. Guests can also enjoy hikes on scenic trails in the natural brown bear habitat and salmon feeding locations. Lunch is provided midday as well as an exclusive souvenir just for Princess guests.
Also new for this year, guests can also embark on a 15-night adventure to five of Alaska’s most breathtaking parks: Glacier Bay, Denali, Wrangell-St. Elias, Kenai Fjords National Parks and Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park in Skagway. This trip combines a seven-day cruise, scenic rail travel and eight nights on land at Princess-owned wilderness lodges.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.