Deployment highlights for the 2020-2021 season include a new hometown cruise ship for San Francisco – Ruby Princess – sailing roundtrip to Hawaii, Mexico and the California coast, along with new 16-day Hawaiian Islands cruises roundtrip from Seattle aboard Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess. Regal Princess is taking on the west coast for the first time with a seven-day Pacific Wine Country cruise visiting San Francisco, San Diego and Astoria, Oregon.
Additional 2020-21 West Coast season sailings from September 2020 through May 2021 include:
Cruises to Mexico
Royal Princess heads back to the Port of Los Angeles, offering 25 cruises to the Mexican Riviera, including seven-day options to ports including Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. Shorter, five-day cruises to Cabo San Lucas are also available featuring an overnight stay.
New San Francisco hometown ship Ruby Princess offers three, 10-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera from the Port of San Francisco, offering a sailaway under the Golden Gate Bridge. Guests will visit Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Manzanillo and Puerto Vallarta. In addition, Emerald Princess and Star Princess will sail on five, 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez voyages, visiting Cabo San Lucas (overnight), La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta, roundtrip from Los Angeles.
Guests will be able to enjoy regional menu items like ceviche, tacos, mole, margaritas and even a premium tequila tasting whether at sea or on board. Live Mariachi Bands will be performing traditional songs on the ship. Children can make Mexican crafts while learning about the traditions and customs of the places they visit.
Cruises to the Hawaiian Islands
With four homeports offering roundtrip cruises to Hawaii, including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver, guests can choose their itinerary visiting Maui, Oahu, Kauai and Hilo. New for this season, two 16-day cruises from Seattle onboard Emerald Princess and Ruby Princess are offered. Star Princess (roundtrip Los Angeles), Ruby Princess (roundtrip San Francisco) and Grand Princess (roundtrip Vancouver) sail 15-day Hawaii cruises.
Emerald Princess and Star Princess also offers a 28-day Hawaii and Tahiti cruise roundtrip from Los Angeles, featuring visits to Tahiti, Moorea, and overnight stay in Bora Bora, plus Pago Pago and Samoa in addition to the Hawaiian Islands.
During days at sea, guests can experience the Hawaiian and South Pacific cultures. Activities include lei-making, ukulele playing, hula dance lessons, Polynesian language classes and a farewell Hawaiian luau. Plus. Daily menus include locally-inspired cuisine and beverages.
Cruises to the California Coast
Princess Cruises offers four homeports from which to explore the California Coast. Sailing seven-day cruises from Los Angeles onboard Royal Princess and seven-day cruises from San Francisco aboard Ruby Princess and Star Princess, guests will experience coastal towns and cities including Astoria, San Diego, Santa Barbara and Monterrey. A Grand Princess 10-day option from Vancouver also includes stops in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Guests can also choose from various seven-day Pacific Wine Country cruises sailing between Los Angeles and Vancouver, featuring the wine regions along the coast. Shorter, one-to five-day cruises also showcase Pacific Wine Country.
Princess has also developed shore excursion offerings in collaboration with noted James Beard award-winning cookbook author Bill Esparza. Guests sailing the California coast sample local cuisine from the Latin American influence in California. Esparza has developed exclusive culinary shore excursions for Princess in Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ensenada. In addition, Princess offers excursions to the California wine country, visiting local vineyards and winemakers throughout the region.
For more information, visit www.princess.com.