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.

Carnival Cruise Line, the world’s largest cruise operator, returned to the Port of San Diego this weekend to launch a winter schedule of three- to 15-day voyages aboard Carnival Miracle, marking the line’s first departure from the port in seven years.