Princess Cancels One Skagway Call, Other Adjustments Possible, Due to Pier Closure

Princess Cruises is making adjustments to itineraries for several of its cruise ships that call in Skagway, AK. That comes after a decision by White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad to close the forward berth at the Railroad Dock, the primary location where Princess' Royal-class ships dock in Skagway.

The cruise line didn't cite a cause for the pier's closure but said: "The health and safety of our guests and crew are always our top priority and we appreciate and support this decision."

A a result of this situation, Princess canceled Tuesday's port call of Majestic Princess. Instead, the ship is calling at Icy Strait Point. 

Crown Princess, however, will continue with its scheduled call in Skagway today as that vessel docks at a different Skagway pier. 

The pier closure will also impact several other Princess Cruises upcoming voyages, but Princess has not made a formal announcement about those as yet. It said the specifics are still being coordinated.

Those include the July 27 call of Royal Princess, the July 28 visit of Discovery Princess and the July 30 visit of Grand Princess. 

In its media statement, the line said that "Princess will continue to work with officials from Skagway and the White Pass Rail Road to determine when scheduled calls can return."

Princess' 2022 Alaska program features six ships that operate 12 itineraries. During this summer's Alaska cruise season  Princess will depart on 140 Alaska voyages and five glacier-viewing experiences. Among the port calls are Juneau, Skagway and Ketchikan.

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