Princess Cruises continues restart of operations in the US

Princess Cruises has resumed operations from the West Coast. Through the end of the year Majestic Princess will offer a series of 14 voyages from the Port of Los Angeles. The cruise line has also announced return dates for additional ships in the United States for February, March and April 2022.

Having just completed her partial summer season in Alaska, Majestic Princess has embarked on a series of 14 roundtrip voyages from the Port of Los Angeles. Through the end of the year itineraries will include the Mexican Riviera, California Coast and West Coast Getaways, ranging in length from three to 10 days.

Princess Cruises has been sailing out of Los Angeles since the cruise line first began in 1965. As Los Angeles’ hometown cruise line and leader on the West Coast, Princess sails more frequently than any other cruise line in this region, contributing $594 million to the Los Angeles economy in 2019. Over the past decade, Princess had more than 700 ship visits in Los Angeles. Known for its co-starring role on the hit TV series ‘The Love Boat’ the cruise line frequently sailed with the beloved cast members and famous guests stars from the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera.

During her first sailing, Majestic Princess also visited San Francisco, making her the first cruise ship to visit the City by the Bay since the industry global pause of operations.

Meanwhile Emerald Princess will return to service on the 15th departing from of the Port of Los Angeles on a Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale.

Emerald Princess, the cruise line’s third ship to resume operations in the U.S., is scheduled to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale on October 30, 2021 and will sail a series of 10-day Panama Canal cruises, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale through December 2021.

Thoughout summer 2022 Emerald Princess is scheduled to sail on a series of British Isles voyages as well as a 12-night Canary Islands cruise departing 26 October, sailing roundtrip from Southampton and calling at Vigo, Madeira (Funchal), Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote (Arrecife), and Lisbon.

The return of the cruise ships marks an important economical milestone for both Los Angeles and San Francisco. In Los Angeles every cruise ship visit infuses more than $1 million into the local economy. In 2019 Princess Cruises contributed $594 million to the Los Angeles economy.

Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess to rejoin the fleet

Princess Cruises has announced plans for additional ships return to service in the United States for February, March and April 2022 sailing from Los Angeles, Seattle, Vancouver and Ft. Lauderdale.

Starting between February 13 and April 22 cruises onboard three additional Princess MedallionClass ships will take guests to the Caribbean, Hawaii and the California Coast. Crown Princess, Island Princess and Royal Princess join the eight Princess ships scheduled to restart in 2021, representing 79 percent of Princess’ ship capacity.

  • Crown Princess: On February 13, Crown Princess will join Majestic Princess and Grand Princess for sailings from Los Angeles to the California Coast and Hawaii. Then, Crown Princess will position to Seattle to sail on a couple of Pacific Northwest Coastal voyages and to Hawaii. Crown Princess will also add another Alaska departure with a new 8-day Inside Passage cruise with Glacier Bay starting on April 29, 2022.
  • Island Princess: Travels to the Caribbean starting March 6, from Ft. Lauderdale on a 14-day, 10-day and series of 7-day cruises to the Southern, Eastern and Western Caribbean.
  • Royal Princess: California Coast sailings from Vancouver beginning April 8, 2022.

Princess cruises sailing through February 2022 are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. All fully vaccinated guests must also produce a negative, medically observed COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within two days of their embarkation on all Princess sailings. 

Princess MedallionClass vacation

All Princess ships offer TrulyTouchless experiences that simplifies the guest experience and delivers next-level service supporting new health protocols. A Princess MedallionClass vacation also includes staying connected to the things and people you love thanks to MedallionNet, the best Wi-Fi at sea.

The cruise line’s award-winning OceanMedallion wearable device replaces the traditional cruise card and pairs with embedded IoT (“Internet of things”)-driven innovative technology to significantly expand touch-free options and personalization on board, including:

  • Touchless embarkation and disembarkation
  • Keyless stateroom entry
  • Completely contactless commerce
  • Simplified safety training
  • On-demand food, beverages and retail items delivered anywhere on board
  • Guest service requests via mobile device chat
  • Location-based gaming and wagering
  • Entertainment content via smart devices

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