Supplier: Princess Cruises
SANTA CLARITA — Princess Cruises has announced a new summer season of cruises departing from Los Angeles in 2021 to the shores of Mexico and the California Coast.
The new itineraries will include some of Mexico’s most captivating ports as well as explorations of iconic sights along the Pacific coast of the United States, from California to Alaska.
On sale Oct. 7, the summer 2021 season includes 23 departures, ranging in length from four to 14 days, and Princess is the only west coast cruise line offering port stops in San Diego and Monterey, California, plus an opportunity to overnight in Cabo San Lucas.
The May through October 2021 season offers many opportunities for more in depth or late-night stays on every sailing. Special for the summer holidays, the cruise line is offering four-day West Coast Getaway sailings for Memorial Day and Labour Day.
Crown Princess itineraries include:
Mexican Riviera: Seven-day cruises with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán. Departure dates: May 15, June 12, June 26, July 31, Aug. 14, Sept. 18, 2021.
Cabo San Lucas Getaway: Five-day cruises with an overnight in Cabo San Lucas, the only overnight offered by a cruise line during the summer. Departure dates: May 22, May 31, Aug. 28, Sept. 6, 2021.
Classic California Coast: Seven-day cruises with stops in San Francisco (late-night stay), San Diego (late-night stay), Catalina Island or Monterey, and Ensenada with the opportunity to sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. Departure dates: June 5, June 19, Aug. 7, Aug. 21, Sept. 11, Sept. 25, 2021.
West Coast Getaway with San Diego: Four-day cruises with a stop in San Diego (late-night stay) and options to visit the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and a second stop in Ensenada to experience the up-and-coming wine region. Departure dates: May 27, July 1, Sept. 2, 2021.
Alaska: 14-day cruises with calls to Alaska’s most iconic ports including: Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Guests will also visit Prince Rupert and experience Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. Departure dates: July 3, July 17, 2021.
Princess has also developed enhanced shore excursion offerings in collaboration with Bill Esparza, noted James Beard award-winning cookbook author and leading expert on Latin American cuisine. Guests sailing California Coast itineraries are invited to sample local cuisine, specifically focused on the Latin American influence in California. Esparza has developed exclusive culinary shore excursions for Princess in San Diego and Ensenada.
For cruises sailing to Mexico, guests can experience cultural experiences onboard like margarita and tequila tastings, freshly prepared classic Mexican cuisine, and more. Guests sailing on Alaska cruises will enjoy the award-wining North to Alaska onboard program featuring guest favorites such as Puppies in the Piazza, Cook my Catch and many more unique Alaska experiences.
The summer 2021 season ends with Crown Princess sailing for the first time on a full transit of the Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. This 15-day cruise departs Los Angeles on October 2, 2021.