This post is sponsored by Princess Cruises; all opinion are my own.
Okay, be honest. If you followed along my Alaskan cruise over the summer did you find yourself wanting to visit Alaska to?
I don’t blame you if you did.
I honestly didn’t even know I wanted to go to Alaska until this opportunity came up and I knew two days in that this was my favorite cruise destination I’ve ever been too! Princess Cruises MedallionClass Ships also take visiting The Great Land of Alaska to another level. Let me tell you 4 reasons why you have to book a Princess Cruises Medallion Class Alaskan Cruise.
IT’S THE BEST WAY TO VISIT ALASKA
There is something about cruising that makes traveling to new destinations convenient but also completely and unexpectedly adventurous. I personally would not know where to start if I were to plan a trip to Alaska on my own.
Having Princess Cruises navigate these ancient waters to this magical place helps you to discover the most amazing towns and ports you would never see on your own. Some of the ports are literally only accessible by water or plane.
You get to explore for the day and return to your stateroom and it’s off to the next adventure.
MedallionClass ships also make embarking and disembarking on port days so easy. Wearing my OceanMedallion I was just a tap a way from starting my day or returning to Majestic Princess for the night. It’s super convenient and a hands free way to show identification.
Your OceanMedallion also is your stateroom key, credit card and allows you to order food along with the app from anywhere you are on the ship.
EXPERIENCE OTHER WORDLY VIEWS
Alaska is called The Great Land for good reason. The landscape is unlike any other place in the world. At times I felt I was on another planet. From the moment we left Seattle and started sailing up the Canadian coast I started and did not stop saying, “Wow!”
‘Wow” became the unofficial official word of the trip. Taylor and I couldn’t help but be repeatedly taken aback from each and every amazing view we got to see from our stateroom balcony, which was pretty often.
Oh and I highly suggest booking a balcony room for your Alaskan cruise. You’ll have the best seat in the house.
I learned that Alaska is home to the Tongass Rainforest; the largest in the United States and getting to see some of it up close and very personal, was life changing.
My all time favorite view from this trip that literally moved me to tears was during our day sailing though Glacier Bay National Park. Princess Cruises is the only cruise line allowed to sail these waters. It’s an experience I will never forget and one you can only get on a MedallionClass Alaskan Cruise.
Getting to see these ancient glaciers upclose got me in my feels. Like if you really think about it; the waters we were sailing through were coming from this glacier that has been around for thousands of years.
Alexa, play Louis Armstrong’s What a Wonderful World.
I was a big sap just crying over our beautiful balcony breakfast and it was absolutely the best day ever.
EXPERIENCE ACTIVITIES YOU’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE
Sailing to Alaska in itself was a dream but to then get to experience The Great Land up close and personal was a whole other level of bucket list goals.
I don’t know about you but I absolutely love traveling but absolutely hate planning out an itinerary. It’s the bane of my traveling existence.
But it’s literally smoothing sailing with Princess Cruises Excursion Team. A MedallionClass cruise offers some of the best excursion options and they take the worry and planning out from your vacation.
I always appreciate the amazing excursions team because they have managed to connect with the best each port has to offer. From whale watching on a private yacht to hiking 350ft incline on the Chilkoot Trail to a bonafide Lumberjack Show; the options and fun to be had are endless.
And after having an amazing day off the ship, comeback to explore all of the activities and shows that your MedallionClass cruise has to offer. You can plan out your day with the MedallionClass app, reserve a spot at a popular event and use the portals that are located throughout the ship to survey other events like Stargazing, Movies Under the Stars, comedy shows and my favorite the musical performances.
RELAX WHILE AT SEA
There is no doubt that you’re in for a lot of adventure when cruising to Alaska with Princess Cruises but that doesn’t mean there won’t be any opportunities to enjoy some R&R.
I personally always look forward to visiting the Lotus Spa and the super exclusive Enclave. Taylor and I were there on every sea day and it was the best way to spend some time recovering from hiking the trails in Skagway.
The Enclave is equipped with everything you need for a chill day at sea including a hydro pool, aromatherapy showers, hot stone beds and dry and wet sauna.
Also ordering breakfast to enjoy while we were sailing through Glacier Bay was awe inspiring and relaxing.
There are so many more reasons to visit Alaska via a Princess MedallionClass Ship Cruise but I hope I was able to wet your appetite and get you excited to discover The Great Land for yourself.
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