Although Princess Cruises’ 14-ship fleet calls at ports every continent, the original “Love Boat” line is best known for its Alaska itineraries.
Seven of Princess Cruises' ships, ranging from vessels that hold 1,590 to 2,670 passengers, ply the chilly waters surrounding the 49th state’s awesome scenery. Roundtrip voyages out of Seattle and San Francisco to the Inside Passage are among the line’s most popular routes.
Unique shore excursions, ranging from helicopter rides that land atop glacial peaks to horseback riding through Tongass National Forest to panning for gold and dining on freshly caught salmon barbecued over on open fire add to the experience immeasurably.
Sapphire Princess with an multitude of balcony cabins, ideal for viewing breeching whales and calving ice packs. This ship offers both traditional fixed seating and the option of anytime dining.
She contains four themed dining rooms, plus a main dining room and trattoria. She also introduces Princess Concierge Service, a Princess-operated Lotus Spa, the fleet's largest Internet café, and Club Fusion, a high-tech entertainment lounge.
In cooler months, Sapphire Princess visits the Mexican Riviera and offers Australia/New Zealand and Asia itineraries.