Princess Cruises is a luxury cruise line, a big ship line, and a small ship cruise line all rolled up into one. This makes it easy for passengers with a wide variety of tastes and budgets to find the perfect cruise through Princess Cruises. A Princess cruise offers an abundance of options in the way of amenities, destinations, ports of call, ships, and excursions. There are a dozen destinations to choose from, hundreds of ports of call on the menu, 17 cruise ship options, and hundreds of shore excursions and cruisetours to choose from.
Princess Cruises has a wide variety of destinations to choose from including Alaska Princess cruises. While Princess is a luxury line in many ways, you can still find deals on Alaska Princess cruises. Princess Cruises offers northbound Alaska cruises, southbound Alaska cruises, Alaska inside passage cruises and special Alaska cruises such as â€œAlaska Connoisseur Cruisesâ€? which include the following ports: Vancouver, British Columbia; Ketchikan, Alaska; Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska (Scenic Cruising); Skagway, Alaska; Valdez, Alaska; Seward; Kodiak, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Victoria, British Columbia.
In general, deals and savings are almost guaranteed if you book and Alaska Princess cruise far in advance, or at the very last minute. You can do this by booking online directly through Princess Cruises or through your local cruise travel agent. You can also score deals on Alaska Princess cruises if you book the entire family or with a group, or if you happen to be 55 or older. Simply ask about group deals and specials for seniors when you book. If you want to enjoy even more savings and deals, book off-season.
While a few of the smaller ships begin their Alaska cruise season around April, the Alaska cruise season runs May-September. Because the sun doesnâ€™t set in the summertime and temperatures are mild, June, July, and August are the most popular (and most expensive) months to take an Alaska cruise. Thanks to thinner crowds and super low fares, May and September are quickly becoming popular months to book. The weather can be tricky during the month of May as it is Alaskaâ€™s â€œtransitional periodâ€? weather wise. Temperatures dip fairly rapidly during the month of September, so keep an eye on the weather forecast before you go so youâ€™ll know exactly what to pack.
Other ways to score deals on Alaska Princess cruises is to book through a booking search engine such as Kayak.com, Expedia.com, Orbitz.com, Travelocity.com or Hotwire.com. To book a cruise on any of Princess Cruises ships, you can contact the cruise line directly at 1-800-PRINCESS. You can also book online at Princess Cruises or contact your local cruise travel agent. A great place to search for certified cruise travel agents is with the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). The site has a search function that will help you locate certified cruise travel agents or counselors in your area.