Summer is the ideal time to cruise the mountainous coastline of Alaska. From June to September, temperatures are comfortable, skies remain sunny until late in the day and native wildlife is at its most active. Make sure your cruise itinerary spends a day in Glacier Bay National Park, the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is home to ice blue glaciers and resident animals like brown bears, bald eagles, dolphins and humpback whales. Spend a morning in total relaxation on your private balcony as you grab the binoculars to spot nearby sealife while enjoying a hot breakfast of flaky croissants, golden eggs and savory sausage. Dinner could be a “Cook My Catch” experience of authentic Alaskan seafood if you are lucky enough to reel in a fish during a fishing excursion.
On a European cruise, you can explore the historic cities and iconic sights you’ve always dreamed of visiting all from the luxury of a familiar home base where you return each evening. Unpack once in your luxurious stateroom and navigate numerous countries and lands without the hassle of checking in and out of hotels each day. Warm summer days are the perfect time to explore European wonders like La Sagrada Família in Barcelona, the Roman Colosseum or the white architecture of Mykonos set against the turquoise sea. Immerse yourself in the unique identity of each region and taste flavors like savory Spanish paella, classic Greek moussaka and zingy Italian pesto.
Spend your summer vacation reconnecting with your most important people while doing what you love most. Planning the journey and anticipating each stop of the cruise can be part of the joy of travel. But if this aspect is where you could use some assistance, tap into our dedicated resources available to help you every step of the way. Travel agents can often find exclusive offers and amenities from worth hundreds in online spending credit. Choose a cruise line that allows you to experience each port through the insights of local experts and crew members who have made sailing their life’s work. Enhance your adventure with enriching programs based on Discovery™ and Animal Planet™ TV shows, available only on Princess Cruises. There you’ll also find MedallionClass, offering the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising.