Golden Princess embarked on Princess Cruises’ inaugural cruise from Singapore to Alaska after dry dock in Singapore. It is the first time the cruise line is operating a direct voyage from Singapore to Alaska, meeting increasing demand from Asian cruise passengers who want to sail on Alaskan trip departing from a port near home.
Sailing from Singapore, the ship's 29-day Epic Adventure voyage is visiting 11 cruise ports before crossing the International Date Line in the Pacific, and arriving in Anchorage on May 12. Vacationers can then continue with 7-day Alaska Grand Adventure out of Anchorage to Vancouver, British Columbia.
The 2,600-passenger Golden Princess will homeport in Alaska through September after which she repositions to Australia.
A total of seven Princess Cruises liners will sail Alaska’s waters in 2018 on 130 departures, with over 75% of all cruises sailing to Glacier Bay National Park.
Princess Cruises is celebrating 50th year of sailing to Alaska next year and its largest deployment. The 3,560-passenger Royal Princess, the largest Princess cruise ship ever to sail the region, joins 6 other Princess ships to Alaska from May through September.