|Alaskan Ports-of-Call aboard Princess Cruise Lines!|
Princess Cruise Lines Alaskan Ports-of-Call!
Currently, Princess is running four inner passage cruise itineraries from the port of San Francisco. Depending on the specific itinerary, you may visit such ports-of-call as Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Sitka, and Victoria B.C.
From their Seattle port of embarkation, Princess offers ports-of-call including Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria. Included in this itinerary as well as the above itineraries, Princess includes a day of cruising in Tracy Arm or Endicott Arm depending on the weather and water conditions.
From the port of Vancouver, Princess sails their Ultimate Voyage of the Glaciers. On this itinerary, which is a one way itinerary, their ports-of-call include Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, and Whittier with an afternoon of cruising the College Fjord. As stated above, this cruise can be combined with exclusive Princess land tours for an unforgettable experience in the Alaskan wilderness. Their exclusive sightseeing rail cars will take you to one or more of the Princess custom built land tour lodges.
Ketchikan Alaska port-of-call
Ketchikan is Alaska's first city, built on the fairly
steep hillside along water's edge. Known as the "Salmon Capital of the
World", Ketchikan is a bustling and colorful port. While her, one can visit
the Saxman Native Village with its Tlingit Indian culture and spectacular
This port-of-call was part of the Alaskan Gold Rush and
is the capital city of Alaska. Enjoy an afternoon of hiking through the wild
frontier around Juneau. Perhaps a short tam ride up Mount Roberts would be
more to liking with its spectacular views. Or you could visit the largest
ice formation accessible by road - Mendenhall Glacier.
Skagway is the "Gateway to the Klondike" port-of-call for
Princess Cruises. Few of the old boom towns have retained their gold rush
flavor like Skagway. Preserved as a National Historic Park, this area
feature one of the oldest narrow gauge railways still in existence.
Experience the local flavor in the colorful taverns and shops.
This port-of-call is a very unique blend of Tlingit
culture and Russian history. Nestled between snowy mountains and the Pacific
Ocean, Sitka is built on Baranof Island. It proves to be one of Alaska's
most beautiful seaside towns.
Whittier Alaska is the most northerly regular
port-of-call for Princess. It is the port of embarkation for the southerly
Cruise of the Glaciers, and the port of dis-embarkation for the northerly
route. It is also the gateway to the bustling city of Anchorage. It is also
the starting point for the Princess land tour segment of their fabulous
cruise tour packages. Being inaccessible by road until the year 2000, this
small community still enjoys a nearly wilderness state.
Victoria British Columbia
Victoria is the sunniest spot in Canada. This port-of-call for Princess was once a colonial post. Today it is a sophisticated seaside city and offers visitors some colorful history. The spectacular Butchart Gardens and the Empress Hotel offer a wonderful experience for visitors to the Victoria area.
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