Showing posts with label island princess. Show all posts
Showing posts with label island princess. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Island Princess Alaska Cruise From Just $299 Per Person

Tucked in the back of the bucket lists of most people is an Alaskan Cruise. The season is short and the ships are numbered. However, the price doesn’t have to be equal to many bucket list items. If you act fast, you can be on a seven night Southbound Alaska cruise onboard the Island Princess of Princess Cruises from just $299 per person. The cruise departs Whittier, Alaska on Wednesday, June 11 so this great price will not last much longer.

The Cruise

island princess alaska glacier cruise

Island Princess embarks on a seven night, one way, southbound Alaska Glacier from Whittier, Alaska at 8:30PM on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. The ship arrives at Vancouver, British Columbia at 7:30am on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Along the way, Island Princess truly discovers the Pacific Coast of Alaska.

On Thursday, June 12, it’s five quality hours viewing the Hubbard Glacier from 3pm until 8pm. The following day, Friday, June 13, Island Princess spends the day at Glacier Bay from 9:15 until 7:30pm.

Civilization returns on Saturday, June 14 with a stop at Skagway, Alaska from 7am until 8:30pm. The following day, it’s a full day at the capital city of Alaska, Juneau. Island Princess is docked in Juneau from 6:30am until 4pm.

On Monday, June 16, Island Princess stops at Ketchikan, Alaska from 10am until 6pm. The following day is the only full day at sea before arriving at Vancouver.

The Price

For a very short period of time, Princess Cruises has flash fares on this itinerary. Right now, an interior stateroom can be had for as low as $299 per person before taxes, based on double occupancy. With the additional $176.33 in government fees per person tacked on, the total price for two for an inside cabin can be had for as low as $950.66.

Other levels of stateroom are still available and the pricing is quite reasonable. An Ocean View stateroom can still be had for as low as $499 per person. Add a balcony and pricing starts at $699 per person.

The Ship 

island princess cruise ship
Island Princess was built at Chantiers de l’Atlantique in St. Nazaire, France. She made her maiden voyage for Princess Cruises on July 12, 2003. Island Princess is one of two Coral Class ships in the Princess fleet, along with Coral Princess. These are the only two Panamax ships in the fleet, meaning that these are the only two Princess ships that are narrow enough to travel the full length of the Panama Canal.

Island Princess has a gross tonnage of 91,627 and is 294 metres or 964 feet in length. There are 12 decks accessible to the capacity 1,970 passengers. Typically, there will be around 900 crew members onboard.

The Small Print

·Because of the nature of last minute deals, the pricing printed here is fleeting and could change at any time.

·Prices are in Canadian dollars.

·Most meals are included in a typical cruise price but DRINKS ARE NOT!

·Also not included are gratuities.

·Cruise pricing does not include air fare, ground transfers and hotel accommodations before and after the cruise.