I'll admit that this is a surprise since typically every ship that can find docking space in Alaska heads there in the summer but these are different times and I'm thrilled for more west coast cruise options from Southern California. A few months ago, I was thinking that cruises in 2021 from the west coast might have to take the back burner but with this news, it is clear that Princess Cruises recognizes how important the Los Angeles cruise market is. These new itineraries include not only Pacific Coastal and Mexican Riviera but also an amazing 14-day round trip Alaska cruise!
Princess Cruises, the destination leader on the west coast, announced a new summer season of cruises departing from Los Angeles in 2021. Offering a variety of voyages to the welcoming shores of Mexico, the sunny California Coast and the untamed beauty of Alaska, travelers seeking a fun family vacation or romantic escape can choose from seven-day, getaway adventures and longer 14-day voyages on the Crown Princess which was renovated in 2018 bringing it to "Medalion Class" amenities.
On sale October 7, the cruise line with the longest history sailing from the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro, is offering its summer season of sailings, perfect for those looking for convenient vacations onboard MedallionClass™ Crown Princess.
The summer 2021 season includes 23 departures, ranging in length from four to 14 days, and Princess is the only west coast cruise line offering port stops in San Diego and Monterey, Calif., plus an opportunity to overnight in Cabo San Lucas.
The May through October 2021 season offers many opportunities for more in-depth or late-night stays on every sailing. Special for the summer holidays, the cruise line is offering four-day West Coast Getaway sailings for Memorial Day and Labor Day. Crown Princess itineraries include ...
Seven-day cruises with stops in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, offering guests gorgeous sun-drenched shores, rich history and delectable cuisine. Departure dates: May 15, June 12, June 26, July 31, August 14, September 18, 2021.
Cabo San Lucas Getaway – five-day cruises with an overnight in Cabo San Lucas, the only overnight offered by a cruise line during the summer, and the opportunity to admire a view of El Arco and soak in the contemporary vibes of the artistic city. Departure dates: May 22, May 31, August 28, September 6, 2021.
Classic California Coast
Seven-day cruises with stops in San Francisco (late-night stay), San Diego (late-night stay), Catalina Island or Monterey, and Ensenada with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sail underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, sip handcrafted California wines, experience the beauty of the Monterey coastline off of famous Highway 1 and witness La Bufadora, one of the world’s largest blowholes in Ensenada. Departure dates: June 5, June 19, August 7, August 21, September 11, September 25, 2021.
West Coast Getaway with San Diego
Four-day cruises with a stop in San Diego (late-night stay) and options to visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park and a second stop in Ensenada to experience the up-and-coming wine region. Departure dates: May 27, July 1, September 2, 2021.
14-day cruises with calls to Alaska’s most iconic ports including: Ketchikan, Icy Strait Point, Juneau, Skagway and Sitka. Plus visit charming Prince Rupert and experience Hubbard Glacier, North America’s largest tidewater glacier. Departure dates: July 3, July 17, 2021.
Latin American Culinary Excursions Featuring Author Bill Esparza
Princess has also developed enhanced shore excursion offerings in collaboration with Bill Esparza, noted James Beard award-winning cookbook author and leading expert on Latin American cuisine. Guests sailing California Coast itineraries are invited to sample local cuisine, specifically focused on the Latin American influence in California. Esparza has developed exclusive culinary shore excursions for Princess in San Diego and Ensenada.
For cruises sailing to Mexico, guests can experience cultural experiences onboard like margarita and tequila tastings, freshly prepared classic Mexican cuisine, and more. Guests sailing on Alaska cruises will enjoy the award-wining North to Alaska onboard program featuring guest favorites such as Puppies in the Piazza, Cook my Catch, and many more unique Alaska experiences.
The summer 2021 season ends with Crown Princess sailing for the first time on a full transit of the Panama Canal from Los Angeles to Ft. Lauderdale. This 15-day cruise departs Los Angeles on October 2, 2021.