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What You Can Experience on a Princess Cruise Along the Pacific Coast

Discover dazzling attractions and breathtaking views along the California Coast when you embark on a Princess Pacific Coast cruise.
4 minute read | May 20, 2022
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    Discover dazzling attractions and breathtaking views along the California Coast when you embark on a Princess Pacific Coast cruise. With over 11 unique itineraries and more than 10 destinations to explore, see why Cruise Critic voted Princess the "Best Cruise Line From the West Coast". 

    Princess® offers a variety of cruise itineraries, including 3-to-10-night West Coast itineraries that depart from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Vancouver, B.C.

    Contact a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM or browse here to see everything Princess has to offer for your next vacation.

    When you participate in shore excursions on West Coast voyages, you'll visit iconic spots and scenic locales, experiencing the best that California has to offer. Learn about the history of famous sights like Alcatraz, Mission Trail, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Visit the world-class Monterey Aquarium before going on a whale watching tour in the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary where you might catch a glimpse of humpback whales, dolphins, seals, and sea lions. Go wine tasting in one of the world's most famous and renowned wine-growing regions when you stop in Santa Barbara. In Los Angeles, visit the Getty Center Museum, home to classic impressionist paintings, impressive gardens, and more. Explore the world of movie stars when you head into Hollywood where you can see the TCL Chinese Theatre and stop in at the L.A.'s Farmers Market for celebrity sightings and a bite to eat.

    California Coast Itineraries

    Pacific Wine Country:

    With the 7-night Pacific Wine Country voyage from Vancouver, Canada, you'll stop in San Francisco where a host of excursions and activities await. Here, you can take a small group walking tour through the highlights of San Francisco or go north to Sausalito, also known as "the Venice of California." From there, explore the wonders of nature with a hike through the Muir Woods National Monument.

    When you disembark in Santa Barbara, taste some of California's best local wine at the Saarloos Family Farm and Vineyard in nearby Santa Ynez Valley. If you want something a little more active, explore wine country by pedal. That's right! Princess® offers a day-long electric bike tour where you'll stop at points along the route for wine and olive oil tasting, an Italian-themed lunch, and more. End your voyage in Los Angeles, California where you can visit the iconic beach towns of Santa Monica and Venice. Stroll along the boardwalk, go shopping, and bask in the Southern California sunshine.

    West Coast Getaway:

    Set sail on the 5-night West Coast Getaway with San Diego roundtrip from San Francisco. You'll visit two ports, San Diego and Ensenada, Mexico. San Diego can be explored via the Old Town Trolley Tour where you'll see the main highlights of the San Diego Harbor, Balboa Park, Coronado, downtown, and more. Don't forget to take time to see the world-class San Diego Zoo. In Ensenada, discover the history and architecture of Riviera del Pacifico before visiting Bodegas de Santo Tomas, one of Mexico's largest wineries. Sample your favorites in the tasting room and then go shopping in downtown Ensenada before returning to the ship.

    Classic California Coast: 

    Experience the wonders of the California Coast and all that the iconic cities have to offer on a classic 7-night voyage roundtrip from San Francisco or Los Angeles. Both itineraries visit Santa Barbara, San Diego, and Ensenada, Mexico in addition to San Francisco and Los Angeles onboard one of Princess’s majestic ships. Each vessel boasts nearly 900 balconies and features a host of award-winning restaurants and a trove of activities and entertainment options for you to enjoy onboard.

    Onboard Amenities

    On Princess MedallionClass® voyages, you'll be able to seamlessly personalize your experience onboard. Receive the OceanMedallion™, a small wearable device that you can use for contactless boarding, dining reservations, keyless stateroom entry, and much more.

    As you travel on a Princess Pacific Coast cruise, you'll also be treated to the very best in regional cuisine. Discover what makes California wines some of the best in the world with the Silverado Wine Blending Experience. Try local flavors and foods at one of the many onboard restaurants or indulge your sweet tooth with Chocolate JourneysSM that pairs delicious chocolate with wine at Vines Wine Bar.

    When it comes to onboard entertainment, Princess’s California Coast cruises can't be beat. Enjoy top-notch comedians, magic shows, live music, and more. Learn about what happened behind the scenes of some of your favorite movies or albums in the Entertainer's Showcase and Workshop, hosted by actors, composers, and musicians. Or, after a day of sightseeing in Hollywood, watch one of your favorite blockbusters at the poolside movie theater with the Movies Under the Stars® program. Explore the wonders of the natural world with Discovery at SEA™ programs or take a dip in one of the freshwater pools or hot tubs. Pamper yourself in the Lotus Spa® or take a moment to yourself in The Sanctuary, an adults-only retreat space.

    Book With Confidence

    When you're ready to explore the West Coast on a Princess cruise, turn to one of Avoya Travel’s Independent Travel Advisors who will be happy to guide you through the booking process from start to finish.

    Call the number at the top of this page to be connected with a Travel Advisor in the Avoya Travel NetworkTM who can help you get the best price, navigate COVID-19 restrictions, and answer any questions you have about Princess.

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