(After a much-delayed absence, we finally return to our Star Princess Alaska Voyage Report. To catch up with our previous installment, click here.)

Magnificent Glacier Bay National Park

Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Guests aboard Princess Cruises’ Star Princes line the rails above the port side bridge wing to get a glimpse of Margerie Glacier. Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

Monday, June 22, 2015

Today, Princess Cruises’ Star Princess is sailing the surrealistic waters of Glacier Bay National Park – my de-facto favorite stop on every single Alaskan cruise I’ve ever taken. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Glacier Bay will inspire and astound you. It’s breathtaking, beautiful, and oddly romantic.

Speaking of, romance is actually an integral part of the Princess Cruises experience. Let’s be honest: they don’t call it The Love Boat for nothing!

One of the interesting romantic indulgences Princess offers to all guests is their Deluxe Breakfast. Served in the Portofino Dining Room with a guaranteed table for two by the window, this $45 package for two includes a chilled half bottle of sparkling wine, along with a unique menu:

Sparkling Wine

Chilled Half Bottle

Oven Fresh Breakfast Pastries

Cold Smoked Salmon

Dill Cream Cheese and Toasted Lemon Brioche

Medley of Fresh Fruits and Forest Berries

Clover Honey Chantilly Crème

Quiche Lorraine

Bacon, Shallot, Tomato and Fontina Cheese Gratin

You can also order this to be enjoyed on your veranda, as a Deluxe Balcony Breakfast – which is exactly what I did this morning. With the sun shining brightly and temperatures unusually warm outside, it made for the perfect prelude to the day.

It's the Glacier Bay Ultimate Balcony Breakfast! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

It’s the Glacier Bay Ultimate Balcony Breakfast! Photo © 2015 Aaron Saunders

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Our Live Voyage Report from Princess Cruises Denali Explorer CruiseTour continues tomorrow from Skagway, Alaska! Read along by following @deckchairblog or the hashtag #LiveVoyageReport.


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