Princess Cruises confirms largest ever Californian deployment

Princess Cruise has announced its most robust deployment ever for the upcoming 2020-2021 season, visiting top destinations including Mexico, Hawaii and the California Coast. On sale 9 May 2019, guests will savor diverse experiences from wine tasting in California to culinary delights in Mexico to tropical island-life in Hawaii.

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 makes her west coast debut with a seven-day Pacific Wine Country cruise visiting San Francisco, San Diego and Astoria, Oregon. 

“Departures from the west coast to iconic destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico and California continue to gain in popularity with cruisers,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “Our 2020-21 season is incredibly diverse and our largest yet with new departure ports and ships sailing from this region, offering a variety of dynamic itineraries to suit any traveler, further solidifying our leading position in the West Coast.” 

2020-21 season sailing from September 2020 through May 2021 include:

Cruises to Mexico 

Royal Princess returns to 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. Shorter, five-day cruises to Cabo San Lucas are also available featuring an overnight stay so guests can enjoy more time in port. 

New San Francisco hometown ship Ruby Princess offers three, 10-day cruises to the Mexican Riviera from the Port of San Francisco, offering a memorable 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. 

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 perfect 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 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 Coast

Princess Cruises offers four homeports from which to explore the relaxed lifestyle and scenic beauty of 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 Monterey. 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, highlighting the beautiful wine regions along the coast. Shorter, one-to five-day cruises also highlight the scenic beauty. 

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