Princess Cruises has finalized programs and guest experiences for a full summer season of 2022 cruises and cruise tours to Alaska, as well as its popular summer and fall Canada & New England program.
Princess in Alaska features six ships, including the line’s newest ship, Discovery Princess. Offerings include 12 unique itineraries, totaling 140 departures and five glacier-viewing experiences, with visits to the Southeast Alaska towns of Juneau, Skagway, and Ketchikan.
The reopening of Canadian ports to the cruise industry is a bold and important move that significantly expands the array of travel opportunities available to guests while boosting the economies of the Canadian and Alaska destinations we visit by generating important revenue and job opportunities,John Padgett, Princess Cruises President
The first Princess cruise ship to visit Canada is Caribbean Princess, sailing on a four-day Pacific Coastal voyage, with a scheduled port stop in Victoria on April 6, followed by Vancouver on April 7. For the May through September 2022 season, four convenient west coast homeports – Seattle, Vancouver, B.C., Anchorage, and San Francisco – make traveling to Alaska seamless and hassle-free.
Princess continues to enhance the award-winning North to Alaska program, bringing local Alaskans, culture, and fresh seafood onboard and ashore to immerse guests in all things Alaska.
On Canada and New England voyages, Princess sails from Quebec and New York visiting popular Canadian ports, including Halifax, Saint John (for the Bay of Fundy), Sydney (Cape Breton Island), and Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island).
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at http://www.princess.com/.
CDC Cruise Ship Guidance
CDC’s Temporary Extension & Modification of Framework for Conditional Sailing Order (CSO) expired on January 15, 2022. CDC recommends that cruise ships operating in U.S. waters choose to participate in CDC’s COVID-19 Program for Cruise Ships.
CDC has issued an Order that requires face masks to be worn by all travelers while on public transportation including all passengers on board and all personnel operating maritime conveyances traveling into, within, or out of the United States. Masks are also required while indoors at U.S. transportation hubs, including seaports and ferry terminals. Travelers are not required to wear a mask in outdoor areas of a conveyance.
What You Need to Know
- Make sure you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines before cruise ship travel.
- If you are not up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines, avoid cruise ship travel at this time.
- Avoid cruise travel if you are at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 even if you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines.
- Cruise ship travel is not a zero-risk activity. The virus that causes COVID-19 spreads easily between people in close quarters on board ships and the chance of getting COVID-19 on cruise ships is high, even if you are up to date with your COVID-19 vaccines.
- Get a COVID-19 viral test as close to time of cruise departure as possible (no more than 3 days) before you travel.
- Get a COVID-19 viral test 3-5 days after your cruise, regardless of your COVID-19 vaccination status.
- Check your cruise ship’s color and vaccination status before traveling.