Princess Cruises Voted “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” by Travel Weekly

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SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 27, 2010) — Princess Cruises has once again received top honors as the “Best Cruise Line in Alaska” in the annual Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards. This marks the sixth time in the past seven years that the company has been recognized with this distinction by the respected magazine’s travel agent readers.

“To have our Alaska cruise vacation experience recognized by the ultimate travel experts — travel agents — is a true honor” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “Winning this award again shows us that our Alaska cruise and cruisetour program has been very successful in giving travelers the ultimate way to experience the breathtaking beauty of the Great Land.”

Combining cruise, rail and lodge options to create a complete Alaska vacation, Princess offers an immersive experience that combines a seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruise with one of an array of land tours ranging from three to nine nights. Travelers can explore the state’s dramatic interior with a range of options that feature at least two nights among the wilderness of Denali National Park, one of the state’s top attractions. Cruisetours also offer accommodations at the company’s scenic riverside wilderness lodges and travel by Princess’ exclusive glass-domed railcar into the heart of Alaska. And only Princess offers Direct-to-the-Wilderness rail travel to give travelers more time in the Denali area.

The 2010 Princess Alaska season offers a total of 112 Alaska sailings aboard seven ships and four itinerary options. The lineup includes Diamond Princess, Coral Princess, and Island Princess traveling on the line’s signature “Voyage of the Glaciers” through the scenic Gulf of Alaska; Golden Princess, Sapphire Princess and Sea Princess sailing the Inside Passage routes from Seattle and San Francisco; and Royal Princess offering the line’s small ship experience on an extended 14-day Connoisseur voyage to some of the state’s less-visited ports.

Princess is currently offering a Denali on Sale promotion through February 28, featuring savings of up to 50 percent on select Alaska vacations.

Full award results can be found on the Travel Weekly site.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling , or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.