Princess Cruises recently launched a series of discounts on their popular Alaskan cruises. The "Denali on Sale" deal, which continues through March 15th, features Alaska tours starting from $799/person for a 10-night trip, with most trips saving travelers (on average) about $800/person off original prices.
The trips, which combine land and sea excursions, explore scenic destinations such as Denali National Park, coastal fishing towns, and Glacier Bay National Park. Some of the optional activities available include glacier hikes, white water rafting, kayaking, panning for gold, and even flightseeing trips by seaplane or helicopter. Travelers stay in Princess’ wilderness lodges while on land and have exclusive use of their rail-car service, a train with wrap-around glass ceilings for unobstructed views.
"We continually receive accolades for our Alaska experience, and this sale makes it more affordable than ever to take advantage of the fantastic vacations we provide in the Great Land," said Jan Swartz, executive vice president of Princess Cruises. Depending on your trip and ship preferences, you can choose from itineraries that include the newly-remodeled, 2,670-passenger Sapphire, Island, Diamond, or Coral Princess. Unlike a small-ship cruise, larger boats help add to the affordability of the experience.
While the summer season is busy for Alaskan cruising, the tour dates offer discounts starting in May and continuing through June and July. Late spring and early summer offer a drier climate with temperatures ranging from 50 to 60 degrees, when snow-capped mountains and waterfalls are bound to be plentiful. Some of those icy caps will melt when late summer crawls in with warmer temperatures reaching up to 70-80 degrees.
For more information on fares and travel dates available, visit the Princess website or call 800/774-6237. Sale prices are valid through March 15, 2012.
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