Princess Cruise Ship Begins Sailing from Port of Los Angeles
Royal Princess has started sailing from the Port of Los Angeles on the U.S. west coast for the very first time. She is the newest and most advanced ship in the fleet to be based at the port.
Royal Princess Arrives on U.S. West Coast
Royal Princess which is the first in her class arrived yesterday at the Port of Los Angeles for the first time. The ship had just completed an epic 16-night voyage which started from San Antonia, Chile on March 7.
The 3,560 passenger vessel was welcomed the iconic University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band, under the direction of Dr. Arthur C. Bartner aboard the historic Battleship Iowa just across the way.
When the ship departed her new homeport later the same day on March 23 she was treated to a fireworks display. Something which gues will never forget on the ship’s maiden voyage on the west coast.
The maiden voyage which the ship is currently sailing includes calls along the Mexican Riviera including Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico before arriving back in Los Angeles, California on March 30.
The Princess ship will continue to sail week-long from Los Angeles (San Pedro) through April 27, 2019. She will then begin sailing from Vancouver, Canada for cruises to Alaska. Royal Princess will return to Los Angeles in September 2019 and will be based there for six months offering Mexican Riviera, Alaska, and California coast cruises.
The 141,000-ton vessel first debuted in Southampton in June 2013 and was officially named by Her Royal Highness, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge. The original Royal Princess (1984) was christened by Princess Diana.
She features the OceanMedallion wearable tech onboard delivering a hassle-free, personalized vacation for guests, a grand large atrium and the popular Sidewalk which is a 60-foot-long glass walkway standing 128 feet above the ocean.
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