SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 19, 2007) — In recognition of the Alaska Natural History Association’s work to provide a quality visitor experience in Alaska, Princess Cruises and Tours has donated $10,000 towards the association’s continued work in developing educational programs for the state’s National Parks and other public lands.
“We are so pleased to support the work of the Alaska Natural History Association,” said Charlie Ball, president of Princess Tours. “They are a leader in developing programs that help our guests fully appreciate the state’s natural beauty and have been instrumental in working with us to enhance the visitor experience in Denali National Park and elsewhere.”
The association, which will soon be known as “Alaska Geographic,” is recognized for creating hands-on educational programs in Denali National Park and statewide, plus producing award-winning tour booklets that interweave images and stories of the wild. The association has worked with Princess to co-develop a tour of the Denali area for passengers and is working with the line to establish a training program for Princess driver/guides.
The primary nonprofit partner of Alaska’s national parks, forests and refuges, the Alaska Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to public land education. Incorporated in 1959, the Association has a long history of connecting people to the Great Land of Alaska. The organization works to share the cultural and natural history of Alaska’s public lands, with efforts in five primary arenas: visitor services, publishing, experiential education, constituency building for public lands, and aid to public lands.
Princess Cruises will offer an extensive Alaska program in 2008, with eight ships sailing through the scenic waters of the “Great Land.” The line will offer 136 total departures aboard a diverse lineup of vessels that range from 670 passengers to 2,670 passengers. Itineraries include Gulf of Alaska cruises and cruisetours plus round-trip Inside Passage sailings from Seattle and San Francisco. Seven-day Gulf of Alaska cruises can also be combined with one of 34 different land tour options for a complete cruisetour featuring the best of Alaska by land and sea, including the state’s two most sought-after destinations on every departure — Glacier Bay National Park and Denali National Park.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com .