Princess unveils 2025 Alaska cruise and cruisetours season

   August 5, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Princess Cruises has revealed its 2025 Alaska cruise and cruisetours season, presenting 3 captivating roundtrip itineraries and an exclusive new National Parks Cruisetour. These exciting options are now open for booking, starting August 3rd.

New for 2025 are two remarkable roundtrip voyages: a 22-day journey from San Francisco CA on Ruby Princess, coinciding with the Summer Solstice, and a 17-day cruise from Seattle WA on Grand Princess, featuring 3 days of scenic glacier viewing. For travelers seeking departures from Southern California, there is a convenient and affordable new 16-day roundtrip Inside Passage voyage from Los Angeles CA on Grand Princess.

The National Parks Cruisetour, introduced in 2024, makes a return in 2025, offering 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 unique experience combines a 7-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, scenic rail travel, and multiple days on land, including stays at 4 Princess-owned wilderness lodges.

In 2025, 7 Princess ships will sail to Alaska, including Caribbean Princess for the first time. The number of homeports offering Alaska voyages expands to 5, with the addition of Los Angeles. The season features 21 cruise destinations and 4 glacier-viewing experiences, highlighted by 88 visits to Glacier Bay National Park, more than any other cruise line.

The cruise and cruisetour choices for 2025 include a variety of itineraries ranging from 4 to 22 days:

"Ultimate Alaska Solstice with Glacier Bay National Park": 22-day roundtrip from San Francisco on Ruby Princess, departing June 6th, 2025.

"Ultimate Alaska with Glacier Bay National Park": 17-day roundtrip from Seattle on Grand Princess, departing May 6th, 2025.

"Inside Passage with Glacier Bay National Park": 16-day roundtrip from Los Angeles on Grand Princess, visiting Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay National Park, Sitka, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan, and Victoria, B.C., departing August 30th, 2025.

"Voyage of the Glaciers": A 7-day itinerary featuring Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and two glacier-viewing experiences at Glacier Bay National Park and Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, and Sapphire Princess offer weekly northbound and southbound cruises from Vancouver, B.C. to Anchorage (Whittier) and vice versa, operating from May 10th to September 13th, 2025.

"Inside Passage": Princess' signature 7-day roundtrip sailings from Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., as well as 11-day roundtrip departures from San Francisco and Vancouver that include 4 ports of call and a day of glacier viewing. Many Inside Passage cruises include Glacier Bay National Park. Discovery Princess and Royal Princess sail from Seattle weekly, May 4th – September 21st, 2025. Grand Princess offers weekly cruises from Vancouver, B.C., May 27 – August 19th, 2025. Ruby Princess sails 11-day cruises roundtrip from San Francisco May 4th – September 13th, 2025.

"Alaska Samplers": 3 itineraries of 4 to 5 days offer shorter voyages for guests looking for a quick getaway. Discovery Princess, Royal Princess, and Grand Princess operate 4-day, roundtrip voyages between Vancouver, B.C. to Seattle with a stop in Ketchikan – departing April 30th, May 13th, and May 23rd, 2025. Caribbean Princess sails a 4-day, roundtrip cruise from Vancouver, B.C., with a visit to Ketchikan departing September 13th, 2025, and a 5-day roundtrip cruise from Vancouver, B.C., with stops in Sitka and Ketchikan sailing May 5th, 2025.

There are more than 26 cruisetour options available, offering guests a variety of choices with four styles of travel: Denali Explorer tours, On Your Own options, Connoisseur Deluxe Escorted, and Off the Beaten Path. The exclusive Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail service ensures a seamless transition between the ship in Whittier and the Denali area on the same day. Two Denali-area lodges, Mt. McKinley Princess Wilderness Lodge, and Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge, provide unique perspectives for experiencing North America's tallest mountain.