Supplier: Princess Cruises
SANTA CLARITA – Princess Cruises has added to its west coast offerings, with new voyages departing from California’s most popular port, Los Angeles.
An array of new west coast journeys with stops in Mexico, Hawaii and along the California Coast will go on sale Jul. 8, 2020.
Majestic Princess will sail from Los Angeles for the first time on seven-day Mexican Riviera voyages throughout the 2021-2022 season as well as seven-day Classic California Coast voyages in the fall and spring.
In spring 2022, Discovery Princess joins Majestic Princess sailing from Los Angeles on seven-day voyages to Mexico and California – two sister ships on their maiden seasons from Los Angeles.
Grand Princess also sails roundtrip from Los Angeles on either her 15-day Hawaiian Islands or 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez voyages. Ruby Princess will sail her second season of Hawaii, Mexico, and California Coast sailings roundtrip from San Francisco, including a pair of Panama Canal – ocean to ocean voyages transiting the Panama Canal.
Princess MedallionClass is available for all west coast destinations on select ships, offering guests the MedallionClass experience including expedited embarkation, keyless stateroom entry, on-demand food and beverage delivery, the ability to locate friends and family, as well as the ability to stream your favorite shows, post photos and video chat with MedallionNet,™ the best Wi-Fi at sea, and more.
Additional 2021-22 season west coast sailings include:
Cruises to Mexico
Majestic Princess and Discovery Princess (in Spring 2022) debut at the Port of Los Angeles, offering 25 cruises to the Mexican Riviera, including seven-day options to favorite ports including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
Ruby Princess returns as San Francisco hometown ship to offer three, 10-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera from the Port of San Francisco, offering a memorable sail away under the Golden Gate Bridge. Guests will visit Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta. In addition, Grand Princess and Sapphire Princess will sail seven, 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez voyages, visiting Cabo San Lucas (overnight), La Paz, Loreto, and Puerto Vallarta, roundtrip from Los Angeles.
Whether ashore or onboard, guests will be surrounded by the local culture with regionally inspired menu items such as ceviche, tacos, mole, margaritas, and even a premium tequila tasting. Live mariachi bands will serenade guests performing traditional songs throughout the ship and younger cruisers can create Mexican crafts while learning about the traditions and customs of the places they’ll visit.
Cruises to the Hawaiian Islands
With two homeports offering 15-day roundtrip cruises to Hawaii, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, guests can choose their perfect itinerary island-hopping to Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and Hilo on Grand Princess and Sapphire Princess (Los Angeles) or Ruby Princess (roundtrip San Francisco).
During days at sea, guests can experience the Hawaiian aloha spirit with unique activities including lei-making, ukulele playing, hula dance lessons, Polynesian language classes, and even a farewell Hawaiian luau. Plus, delicious locally-inspired cuisine and beverages fill the daily menus.
Cruises to the California and Pacific Northwest coasts
Princess Cruises offers two homeports from which to explore the relaxed lifestyle and scenic beauty of the California and Pacific Northwest coasts.
Sailing seven-day cruises from Los Angeles onboard Discovery Princess and Majestic Princess and seven-day cruises from San Francisco aboard Ruby Princess, guests will experience coastal towns and cities including San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Monterey. Shorter, three-to five-day cruises also highlight these coastal towns as well as Ensenada, Mexico. Guests can enjoy another seven-day cruise opportunity from San Francisco on Ruby Princess that visits the historic cities in the Pacific Northwest including Astoria and Seattle.
Princess has also developed immersive shore excursion offerings in collaboration with Bill Esparza, James Beard award-winning cookbook author and leading expert on Latin American cuisine. Guests sailing the California Coast 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 Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ensenada. Princess also offers excursions to the California wine country, visiting local vineyards and winemakers throughout the region.
For more information go to princess.com.