Princess to Deploy 5 Ships Across Gulf

Princess to Deploy Five Ships Across Gulf of Alaska in 2008

Intimate Tahitian Princess Introduces New 14-Day Connoisseur Sailings

Long the leader in cruising both Alaska’s Inside Passage and its dramatic glacier rimmed Gulf Coast, Princess Cruises announces that its 2008 Gulf of Alaska program will feature five vessels, including one which will offer the most destination-intensive itinerary in Alaska. Sailing in Alaska for the first time, the intimate Tahitian Princess will debut a new longer “Connoisseur” route that features a number of unique and memorable experiences not usually included on most Alaskan cruises, including the chance to view the famous brown bears of Kodiak, explore the natural beauty of “Alaska’s Little Switzerland,” at Valdez and revel in one of Alaska’s best wildlife spectacles from Seward, the gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park.

Princess ships will offer 73 signature Gulf of Alaska sailings and eight departures of the new Connoisseur voyages throughout the May to September season. Ranging in size from 670 to 2,670 passengers, ships include Diamond Princess, Sapphire Princess, Coral Princess and Island Princess, each returning for another season of the seven-night “Voyage of the Glaciers” cruises between Vancouver and Whittier, and Tahitian Princess, which for the first time joins the lineup with its 14-day Connoisseur cruise sailing roundtrip from Vancouver.