LOS ANGELES -- All four of Princess Cruises' newest ships will be
in Alaska next summer, as the Star Princess, the Diamond Princess,
the Coral Princess and the Island Princess join the Sun Princess
and the Dawn Princess for the 2003 Alaska season.
The Star Princess and the Diamond Princess, which will debut in
June 2003, will sail a new route for the line -- Juneau, Skagway,
Ketchikan and Victoria, plus a glacier cruise through Tracy Arm and
the Sawyer Glaciers -- and both will use Seattle as a home port, a
first for Princess.
The new Coral Princess, which debuts in December, and the Island
Princess, which will debut in June 2003, will sail Princess'
traditional Voyage of the Glaciers route. The cruise sails between
Vancouver and Seward, Alaska, calling at Ketchikan, Juneau and
Skagway, and also includes a voyage through Glacier Bay stopping at
In other news, the Star Princess will leave the West Coast to
spend the 2003 winter in Australia, a spokeswoman confirmed.