25% more Australians are cruising Alaska

Stephanie Yip 5 December 2017

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The north pole is so hot right now.

The south pole might be closer to home, but more and more Australians are spreading their wings and travelling to Alaska for their cruising adventures.

In fact, according to the CLIA Cruise Industry Source Market Report on ocean cruise passengers, a whopping 25.5% more Australians cruised to Alaska in 2016 than the previous year, and this trend is no doubt likely to continue.

Especially now that Princess Cruises has announced that its Royal Princess will be making its maiden voyage of Alaska in 2019.

Boasting a capacity of 3,600 passengers, once deployed the Royal Princess will be the largest ship in Princess' fleet to cruise Alaskan waters, a stunner coming in at 330 metres long and weighing in at 141,000 tons.

All up, a record breaking seven Princess ships will complete Alaskan itineraries in 2019, with all offering passengers the chance to cruise-tour the ever popular Glacier Bay and Denali National Parks.

On top of this, the Royal Princess will also offer an enhanced North to Alaska! program. This features interactive experiences such as fishing excursions where the chef prepares the catch of the day and the chance to cuddle up to Alaskan sled dog puppies right on the boat.

Bookings for first voyages are already being taken with the 7-night Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on the Royal Princess on sale from $1,319 per person, based on twin share. The ship departs on 11 May 2019. For more information and to book visit Princess Cruises.


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