Princess Cruises Unveils 2018-2019 Americas Season

Caribbean Princess

Princess Cruises has announced its 2018-2019 Americas cruise itineraries, including sailings to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the California Coast and Alaska. On sale now, the upcoming season includes 12 ships sailing to over 70 destinations on more than 40 itineraries on 250 departures from six North American homeports. 

Americas program highlights of the upcoming 2018-2019 season include:

  • The debut of Royal Princess on the west coast as the cruise line’s largest ship ever to sail to Mexico
  • Two new seven-day Pacific Coast itineraries including seven-day roundtrip departures from Seattle along the California Coast and seven-day roundtrip sailings from San Francisco to British Columbia and the Pacific northwest 
  • Largest offering of five-day Cabo San Lucas getaways - all including overnight stays
  • An expanded program of Caribbean seven-day itineraries, now with departures on both Saturdays and Sundays
  • Returning season of three ways to see the Panama Canal – from the east coast, from the west coast or ocean to ocean
  • More sailings to Alaska roundtrip from Los Angeles with Ruby Princess and Star Princess both sailing on a 12-day itinerary in April 2019
  • MORE ASHORE evening stays will be offered on select itineraries in the Caribbean, California and Hawaii, including Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, Cozumel, San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Honolulu - and overnight stays in Cabo San Lucas on the five- and 10-day voyages from Los Angeles
  • UNESCO World Cruise Heritage Site opportunities offered, including the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in St. Kitts, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Hilo, Casco Viejo in Panama City and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska


For the 2018-2019 season, there are five ships sailing four itineraries on over 35 departures to five destinations on five-, seven-, or 10-day voyages from Los Angeles and San Francisco 

  • Royal Princess debuts sailing from Los Angeles as the largest Princess ship to sail the Mexican Riviera on a series of seven-day Mexican Riviera cruises
  • The 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez cruise returns on Star Princess, sailing from Los Angeles to the ports of La Paz, Loreto and Puerto Vallarta with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas

California Coast

This season offers eight ships, sailing 12 itineraries on over 25 departures to more than 10 destinations for voyages of one to 10 days from Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco.

  • Royal Princess will sail for the first time along the California Coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver, B.C. on a seven-day Pacific California Coast visiting San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco for a MORE ASHORE evening and overnight stay.
  • Ruby Princess will sail a brand new seven-day Northern California Coast voyage sailing roundtrip from Seattle with stops in Monterey, Astoria, and MORE ASHORE late evening stays in San Francisco and Victoria, B.C.
  • Also new for 2018 is a seven-day Pacific Northwest Coast cruise on Grand Princess sailing roundtrip from San Francisco visiting Astoria, Vancouver, B.C., Victoria B.C., and a MORE ASHORE late evening stay in Seattle.
  • The Classic California Coast sailings return with seven-day voyages from Los Angeles and San Francisco, as well as a 10-day voyage from Vancouver. Star Princess and Emerald Princess will also sail on select four-day West Coast Getaway voyages from Los Angeles, including Santa Barbara and Catalina Island.


For the 2018-2019 season, five ships will sail 12 itineraries on over 120 departures to more than 35 destinations on voyages of seven to 20 days from Fort Lauderdale and New York

  • The newly renovated Caribbean Princess will sail 14-day Circle Caribbean voyages cruising roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale, including visits to Martinique, Barbados, Trinidad, Aruba, Curacao, Antigua, St. Thomas, Amber Cove and St. Kitts. Guests can choose a special sailing spanning both Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Small ship Pacific Princess sails a holiday 14-day Caribbean Connoisseur voyage, visiting islands not typically included on other Caribbean itineraries: St. Barthelemy, Iles Des Saintes, Grenadines, Tobago and Virgin Gorda
  • Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess will all offer seven-day Western Caribbean voyages departing on Saturday or Sunday all visiting Grand Cayman and Cozumel, with two itinerary options including Roatan and Belize City or Jamaica (Falmouth) and Princess Cays.

For more information on the Panama Canal, Hawaii and Alaska cruises for the 2018-2019 season, visit

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