Princess Cruises recently announced its 2018-2019 Americas cruise itineraries to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the California Coast, and Alaska. The new cruise itineraries cover 12 ships that will depart from six homeports in North America.
Four of these 12 ships, Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Caribbean Princess and Island Princess, will be OCEAN Medallion enabled for the new season. The OCEAN Medallion is a little wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the One Cruise Experience Access Network™ (O·C·E·A·N™), to enhance and personalize passengers’ onboard experience.
Highlights of the Americas itineraries include:
- The debut of Royal Princess on the West Coast.
- Two new seven-day Pacific Coast itineraries featuring seven-day roundtrip departures from Seattle along the California Coast and seven-day roundtrip San Francisco to British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest.
- Largest offering of five-day Cabo San Lucas Getaways with nine all including overnight stays in the most popular port of Mexico.
- Expanded Caribbean seven-day itineraries with departures on both Saturdays and Sundays.
- Panama Canal – from the East Coast, from the West Coast or Ocean to Ocean.
- More sailings to Alaska roundtrip from Los Angeles plus 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,
- 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.
Five ships sailing four unique itineraries 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. Mexican Riviera voyages are available as seven-day cruises from Los Angeles to the ports of Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Cabo San Lucas, or as 10-day voyages from San Francisco with the added port of Manzanillo.
Star Princess will return with 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez cruises sailing from Los Angeles to the ports of La Paz, Loreto, Puerto Vallarta with an overnight stay in Cabo San Lucas.
Princess Cruises five-day Cabo San Lucas Getaways which include evening stays in Cabo San Lucas on Emerald Princess and Star Princess.
Eight ships will sail 12 unique itineraries voyages of one to 10 days from Seattle, Los Angeles, Vancouver, B.C. and San Francisco.
Royal Princess will sail along the California Coast from Los Angeles to Vancouver, B.C. on a seven-day Pacific California Coast to San Diego, Seattle and San Francisco for a MORE ASHORE evening and overnight.
Ruby Princess sails 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.
Round-trip from San Francisco, Grand Princess will visit Astoria, Vancouver, B.C. , Victoria, B.C. and include a More Ashore late evening stay in Seattle.
Classic California Coast sailings return with seven-day voyages roundtrip from Los Angeles and San Francisco, plus a 10-day voyage from Vancouver. Star Princess and Emerald Princess have four-day West Coast Getaway voyages from Los Angeles including Santa Barbara or Catalina Island as well as Ensenada, Mexico.
Five ships will offer voyages of seven to 20 days from Ft. Lauderdale and New York.
The newly renovated Caribbean Princess sails 14-day Circle Caribbean voyages roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale.
Petite Pacific Princess sails a 14-day holiday Caribbean Connoisseur voyage, visiting islands not typically included on other Caribbean itineraries, including St. Barthelemy, Iles Des Saintes (maiden call), Grenadines, Tobago, and Virgin Gorda.
Crown Princess returns with 10-day Southern Caribbean Medley and 10-day Eastern Caribbean Voyager.
Seven-day Eastern Caribbean voyages will be offered on Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess with Saturday or Sunday departures. Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess will also offer a new seven-day itinerary on select dates visiting San Juan, Amber Cove, Grand Turk and a stop at Princess Cays.
Regal Princess, Royal Princess and Caribbean Princess have seven-day Western Caribbean voyages departing on Saturday or Sunday to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, with two itinerary options including Roatan and Belize City or Jamaica (Falmouth) and Princess Cays.
MORE ASHORE evening calls include Barbados, St Thomas, Aruba, St. Maarten and Curacao.
Four ships will set out on voyages of 10 to 22 days from Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Caribbean Princess and Island Princess both offer a transit through the locks and a day of scenic cruising through Gatun Lake from the Atlantic Ocean roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale. Caribbean Princess will sail via the expanded Agua Clara locks while Island Princess transits the historic Gatun locks.
Coral Princess, Island Princess and Pacific Princess all sail 15-day Panama Canal with a full transit through all three sets of the historic locks – Gatun, Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks.
Coral Princess sails roundtrip from Los Angeles for transits through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks for a 19-day Panama Canal Pacific Adventure.
Hawaiian Islands and Tahiti
Four ships with four unique itineraries on voyages of 15 or 28 days from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver.
Every 15-day Hawaiian Islands departure includes Oahu, Kauai, Maui and the big island of Hawaii, with roundtrip departures from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Vancouver. Every voyage features a MORE ASHORE evening stay in Honolulu.
Emerald Princess and Star Princess will sail two 28-day departures to Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa in fall and spring roundtrip from Los Angeles. Both departures feature MORE ASHORE in Honolulu and Tahiti (Papeete).
Alaska – 12-day Alaska Inside Passage – Roundtrip Los Angeles
Returning due to popular demand, Ruby Princess and Star Princess will sail 12-day Inside Passage Alaska cruises roundtrip from Los Angeles in April 2019. Port calls include Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan, and Victoria, B.C. with scenic cruising of Glacier Bay National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Reservations are open for the new Americas cruise season.
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