Cruise NewsPrincess Cruise Ship Heads to Alaska After Receiving Enhancements

Princess Cruise Ship Heads to Alaska After Receiving Enhancements

Golden Princess is the latest cruise ship from Princess Cruises to emerge from dry dock after receiving a multi-million enhancement.

Our free cruise newsletter offers the latest cruise news and deals: Sign Up

Golden Princess’ Dry Dock Enhancements

The Sabatini’s specialty restaurant has changed its name to Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria and has been transformed with a fresh new design and menu. Guests can also participate in onboard pasta-making classes. Guests can also enjoy an extensive range of inclusive dining options with signature dishes designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone featured in the main dining room.

The signature ‘Movies Under the Stars’ outdoor cinema has been fitted with a new screen that delivers twice the picture definition of the previous screen and improved sound, allowing 160 guests to enjoy the latest blockbusters with stunning picture quality. Aesthetic enhancements were also made to The Shops of Princess to ensure a great guest shopping experience.

Golden Princess also features the new Princess Luxury Beds developed with board-of-medicine certified sleep expert Dr. Michael Breus to give guests a restful sleep whilst at sea. Club Class Mini-Suites offer priority embarkation/disembarkation, priority specialty dining reservations, dedicated servers and other services.

Golden Princess Heads to Alaska

The cruise ship has now embarked on Princess Cruises’ inaugural Singapore to Alaska cruise after dry dock in Singapore. This is the first time Princess Cruises is operating a direct cruise from Singapore to Alaska, meeting growing demand from Asian passengers who want to sail on an Alaskan cruise departing from a port close to home.

Sailing from Singapore, Golden Princess’ 29-day Epic Adventure cruise is visiting 11 ports – Ho Chi Minh City, Nha Trang, Hong Kong, Taipei, Busan, Osaka, Shimizu, Yokohama, Sakaiminato, Hakodate and Muroran – before crossing the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean, and arriving in Anchorage on 12 May.

Guests can then continue on the 7-day Alaska Grand Adventure from Anchorage visiting the Hubbard Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Skagway, Juneau, before arriving in Vancouver in British Columbia. Guests had the opportunity to combine these two voyages into a 36-day sailing.

The unique 29-day Epic Adventure and 7-day Alaskan Grand Adventure cruises were both sold out due to overwhelming demand for an exciting voyage with a direct route from Singapore to Alaska. The 2,600-guest Golden Princess will homeport in Alaska until September after which she will re-position to Australia.

Learn the cruise secrets most people don't know and cruise like a boss. Check out Intelligent Cruiser here for a better cruise vacation. (Sponsored)

Ben Souza
Ben Souza
Ben is a world traveler who has visited 40+ countries, taken over 70 cruises. He is one of USA TODAY's experts for their 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. His writings have appeared and been cited in various media outlets such as Yahoo News, MSN, NPR, CNN, Fox, and ABC News. Ben currently resides in Cincinnati, Ohio. Follow Ben on Instagram. Visit Ben Souza on Linkedin. You may email Ben at [email protected].
Cruise NewsPrincess Cruise Ship Heads to Alaska After Receiving Enhancements


  1. Do you know if Ocean Medallion hardware was installed on the Golden Princess while in dry dock? Do you have any information as to when it will be offered on the Golden. Was there service done to the engines? Does Princess provide a list of things done while in dry dock? Thanks.

    Richard Fisk

Comments are closed.

Recent Popular Posts