The upcoming season will be the first time Royal Princess, one of Princess Cruises’ youngest ships, will be sailing the California Coast. The cruise, making nine departures, will offer a variety of land opportunities such as evenings in San Francisco and San Diego.
The Grand Princess will offer the new five-day West Coast Getaway. The itinerary will include a late-night departure from San Diego and a stop in Ensenada, Mexico. Grand Princess will also sail the Classic California Coast trip, with late-night stops in Los Angeles and San Diego, and the Pacific Northwest Coast route, featuring late-night calls in Seattle and Vancouver.
Star Princess will return to the west coast, departing from Seattle and Vancouver. Its seven-day Northern California Coast will travel from Seattle and make late-night stops in San Francisco and Victoria, Canada. It will also sail from Vancouver, visiting Los Angeles at night and staying overnight in San Francisco.
Another option for Princess Cruises’ 2019-2020 season is the cruise line’s Pacific Wine Country tour from Los Angeles to Vancouver. Guests can sail this itinerary aboard Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Star Princess and Island Princess. The cruise company will also offer trips of less than five days aboard eight ships for those with less time.
Princess, working with Latin American cuisine expert Bill Esparza, will lead land excursions to taste Latin American-inspired local food. Esparza designed culinary-focused trips to Santa Barbara, San Diego and Ensenada. The cruise line will also be offering trips to visit vineyards and winemakers throughout California wine country.