Cruise News - Princess Cruises - Special Alaska / Asia Cruise

Princess CruisesSeptember 26 - 2012 : Princess Cruises Combining Asia and Alaska on One Special cruise

Offering a unique cruise experience, Cruise Holidays offers a most unusual luxury voyage aboard one of the world’s biggest liners, the Diamond Princess, that covers both Alaska and Asia on an unusual 23 day cruis.

This particular version of the novel trip beginning and ending in Australia features economy air and taxes from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to Beijing, four nights pre-cruise there, a night post-cruise in Vancouver, and economy air and taxes back to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Prices begin at $5899 per person sharing a cabin.

Naturally, the vacation does not have to begin and end Australia.
The Beijing stay includes two full day tours with lunches taking-in the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, Great Wall and Ming Tombs-Changling.
This particular and rare 28-night package begins in April 2013 with the flight to Beijing. After their 4-nights there guests join Diamond Princess for her cruise to Dalian in China, Busan (South Korea,) Japan’s Osaka and Tokyo, and six leisurely days across the North Pacific to Anchorage in Alaska for a 15-hour visit there.
Next day Diamond Princess spends five hours cruising by the massive Hubbard Glacier, followed by a day in spectacular Glacier Bay National Park, and days ashore in Skagway, Juneau and Ketchikan, before arriving in Vancouver for a day and a hotel night there and the flight back to Australia.

The 2700-guest Diamond Princess has no fewer than ten restaurants and cafés ranging from formal to ethnic, a grill, a pizzeria and a buffet, plus an ice-cream bar, traditional afternoon tea, room service for those who wish, and a half dozen lounges, bars and nightclubs.
There’s a live-stage theatre, live concerts, movies under the stars, four pools, a kiddies’ splash pool, child centre, casino, spa and fitness centre, a shopping arcade, and activities can range from art auctions to hands-on lessons in napkin folding.
For full details phone Cruise Holidays on 1300 305 920 or visit

Additional information about cruises to Alaska and Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at

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