Royal Princess Arrives In California In Less Than 100 Days

In less than 100 days, the Port of Los Angeles will welcome a Royal Princess – that is, the 3,560-guest Princess Cruises ship – taking guests to destinations including Mexico, the California Coast, and Alaska. Royal Princess just completed a multi-million-dollar refurbishment including several new features and is officially ready to offer roundtrip Los Angeles cruises starting March 23, 2019.

Royal Princess. Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises

Royal Princess just completed a renovation and received several new features, including:

  • Princess Luxury Bed – available in every stateroom aboard Royal Princess, the Princess Luxury Bed was developed by Princess Cruises in collaboration with sleep expert, Dr. Michael Breus.
  • Lotus Spa & Fitness Center – a space where guests can relax and invigorate, new equipment is now available in salon and treatment rooms and the latest in fitness machines is now available.

In addition, guests will be entertained while sailing aboard Royal Princess with the following production shows performed live in the Princess Theater:

  • The Secret Silk – the newest production show developed in partnership with the composer of “Wicked,” “Godspell” and “Pippin” – Stephen Schwartz. “The Secret Silk” was created and directed by John Tartaglia, a star of Broadway hits such as “Avenue Q.” The show includes life-size puppetry from Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, and features dance and special effects.
  • Encore – inspired by the cruise line’s show, “Bravo!” and accompanied by an onstage orchestra, “Encore” celebrates the traditions of pop, opera, and musical theater. The show was directed and choreographed by Danny Teeson, with musical direction by Nelson Kole and set design by John Iacovelli.
  • On the top deck, Watercolor Fantasy captivates guests as lights illuminate the water offering a show of waltzes, pirouettes, and fountains shooting water up to 33 feet high all choreographed to music.

Royal Princess West Coast Itineraries, Dates and Special Promotions

Royal Princess will sail on a series of cruises from Los Angeles (San Pedro) to the Mexican Riviera with port calls in Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta, giving cruisers the chance to experience the local vibrant culture and flavors. Inaugural spring 2019 voyages include:

  • March 23, 2019
  • March 30, 2019
  • April 6, 2019
  • April 13, 2019
  • April 20, 2019
  • April 27, 2019

From Los Angeles, Royal Princess will sail up the Pacific Coast on a seven-day Coastal voyage departing May 4, 2019 to Vancouver to begin her maiden voyages to Alaska.

The Alaska season begins on May 11, 2019 and Royal Princess will offer 18 “Voyage of the Glaciers,” seven-day cruises,  sailing between Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage (Whittier) with port stops in Ketchikan, Juneau, and Skagway with scenic cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, plus an additional glacier viewing experience at either Hubbard Glacier or College Fjord. Guests can also spend time in the interior of Alaska with a variety of cruisetour offerings, with stays at Princess Wilderness Lodges and visit Denali National Park.

Royal Princess will depart Vancouver on September 14, 2019 on a three-day Coastal cruise, returning to Los Angeles on September 17, 2019 to offer a 12-day roundtrip cruise to Alaska, including Glacier Bay National Park. September 29, 2019 marks the return of Royal Princess to Los Angeles for cruises to the Mexican Riviera with several five-, seven- and 10-day options; seven-day California Coastal cruises and shorter four-day West Coast Getaway voyages, visiting Catalina Island.

Now through Dec. 31, 2018, Princess Cruises is offering a special “Anniversary Sale” including cruises and cruisetours to all destinations sailing from February 2019 – May 2020. The sale includes:

  • Gratuities – paid on behalf of each guest, up to a $15.50 value per day per guest for all guests in a stateroom, up to four.
  • Up to $800 per Stateroom to Spend Onboard – based on the cruise length, guests booking an interior or oceanview stateroom will receive up to $400 per stateroom to spend during their cruise vacation. Those booking a balcony, mini-suite or suite will be given up to $800 per stateroom.

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