Majestic Princess has officially returned to service with cruises from the Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro). We had the chance to view her from shore during her stop in San Diego today and based on feedback from guests we talked with, she's a great option for folks looking to explore Mexican Riviera, Coastal California, and Baja Mexico cruises this fall and winter before she returns north to Alaska again. During the ceremony to celebrate her maiden voyage from Los Angeles both Princess Cruises and the Port of Los Angeles highlighted the positive financial impact that cruising has had for Los Angeles and surrounding communities. The unsurprising highlight here is that each cruise ship visit infuses more than $1 million into the local economy.
As Princess and other cruise lines continue to add ships and additional sailings - both seasonal and year-round - this is a welcome event for everyone from the governmental organizations that depend on port fees as well as small business owners who lead tours, run restaurants and hotels, as well as travel advisors who have been instrumental in communicating the ups and downs of the cruise world over the past 20 months during the pandemic.
"We're pleased to welcome guests aboard Majestic Princess today and celebrate the ship's maiden voyage from the West Coast," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. "We have we been sailing out of Los Angeles since our cruise line first began in 1965, and our guests and crew are helping the City of Angels generate substantial revenue for local businesses with our West Coast cruises homeporting from here year over year."
Princess Cruises, Los Angeles' hometown cruise line and leader on the West Coast, 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—the most of any line. The cruise line is also known for its co-starring role on the hit TV series "The Love Boat" and frequently sailed with the beloved cast members and famous guests stars from the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera.
"Our popularity as a leading west coast cruise port is directly connected to the longstanding partnership we have had with Princess Cruises," said Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. "The convenient and premium vacation experience that travelers enjoy on Majestic Princess and other Princess vessels have helped the Port of Los Angeles evolve into a year-around cruise port, and we are excited to be forecasting a record 200 sailings in 2022."
Majestic Princess just completed a partial summer season in Alaska and is scheduled to depart from the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro on 14 roundtrip departures through the end of the year. Cruise itineraries include the Mexican Riviera, California Coast and West Coast Getaways, ranging in length from three to 10 days.
Majestic Princess offers a MedallionClass vacation, delivering the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising. It begins with OceanMedallion™, a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from touch-free boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship.
Princess Cruises sailings onboard Majestic Princess from the Port of Los Angeles 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.
For more information about Princess Cruises sailings from the Port of Los Angeles as well as other locations, make sure to contact your prefered travel advisor. We recomend that you contact Heather at Flow Voyages. She's an expert in cruises out of Southern California and can help find the perfect ship to fit what you are looking for in your ultimately cruise vacation.