SANTA CLARITA — In celebration of Royal Princess’ maiden call to the Port of Los Angeles and the cruise line’s biggest West Coast cruise season, a ‘Royal’ fanfare marked the occasion highlighting the arrival of one of Princess Cruises’ newest ships.
Royal Princess is celebrating its new season sailing out of Los Angeles, kicking off a series of cruises to the Mexican Riviera, the California Coast and Alaska.
The 3,560-passenger vessel is the latest in a long line of Princess Cruises ships to sail from Port of Los Angeles, giving the cruise line the honour of the longest history of any cruise line to sail from the port.
And since Princess is forever tied to the TV series that made it famous, ‘The Love Boat’, it’s only fitting that Royal Princess’ very first seven-day Mexican Riviera cruise out of L.A. is the same itinerary made famous by Princess and the hit TV show.
Royal Princess will sail weekly to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles (San Pedro) now through April 27. The ship then heads north to Vancouver for a season of Alaska cruises before returning to L.A. in September where the ship will homeport for six months, continuing cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera and the California coast.
Royal Princess is a MedallionClass ship powered by the OceanMedallion, billed as the most advanced wearable device in the global hospitality industry, delivering a hassle-free, personalized vacation to guests.
Top features aboard Royal Princess include the large atrium with entertainment and culinary offerings; the overwater SeaWalk, a 60-foot-long glass walkway 128 feet above the ocean; an expansive Lotus Spa; and the adults-only Retreat Pool and Sanctuary.
Royal Princess first debuted in Southampton in June 2013, and was officially named by Her Royal Highness, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge. The original Royal Princess was christened by Princess Diana in 1984.