Princess Cruises targets local connections in Alaska for better cruise travel

Published on : Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Princess Cruises has partnered with a team of local experts in Alaska to give guests even more exclusive and authentic experiences ashore as part of the cruise line’s award-winning Local Connections program.





Bruce Krumrine, Princess Cruises vice president of shore excursions said that Local Connections in Alaska was designed to connect our guests with the people of the destination, and offer them interactive experiences with local chefs, artists and expert guides. With 50 years of experience sailing to the Great Land, we know the type of shore excursions our guests’ desire. From cooking with an Alaskan Chef to axe throwing with Lumberjacks, we know they’ll love every authentic experience and create long-lasting memories.”



With a total of 15 featured shore excursions in four Alaska ports, Princess Cruises has partnered with well-known chefs,  artists, wildlife experts, seafaring captains and much more.





Icy Strait Point – Cooking in Alaska’s Wildest Kitchen with Alaskan Chef: Learn to prepare wild, natural and sustainable Alaska seafood in a hands-on tasting session hosted by wilderness chef Dodie Lunda. Living on a float house for 23 years in remote Alaska made her a creative and accomplished cook.



Juneau – Culinary Demonstration with Alaskan Chef: Winner of 2017’s Great American Seafood Cook-Off, Chef Lionel Uddipa takes local Alaska flavours and ingredients and updates them with modern flair. During the one-hour cooking lesson you can witness the exquisite creations of this inspiring chef and artist as he shares how evolving and creative cooking can be used with Alaska’s bounty of fresh seafood.



Ketchikan – Ketchikan Photo Safari with Nature Photographer: Photographers and outdoor enthusiasts will thrill to an excursion designed for the novice, as well as the professional. Led by one of three local photographers, your guide will share area history, facts and stories as you travel from six to eight different sites in a Ford transit passenger van through town and into the wild.




Skagway – Ghosts & Goodtime Girls Walking Tour Created by Madam Jan: Learn about the strong and courageous women of the past as you hear stories from Red Onion Saloon owner and “head madam,” Jan Wrentmore. This excursion celebrates their enterprising spirit.




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