Explore the beautiful West Coast of the USA on this fabulous 7 night cruise taking you from Seattle, Washington, to Astoria in Oregon, and on to wonderful California calling at San Francisco and Monterey as well as British Colombia in Canada.
|DESTINATION||US Pacific Coast|
|FROM||Dublin / Seattle|
|DATE||21 September 2018|
|PRICE||From €1,559 pp|
Explore the beautiful West Coast of the USA on this fabulous 7-night cruise taking you from Seattle, Washington, to Astoria in Oregon, and on to wonderful California calling at San Francisco and Monterey as well as British Colombia in Canada.
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1-2: Seattle, Washington, USA: OVERNIGHT Depart 16.00
On arrival in Seattle, you will be transferred to the 4* hotel for your one night stay in Seattle. The following day you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 5* Ruby Princess.
Seattle is a young city with a rich history. Settlers first landed at Alki Point in 1851 and named the area after Sealth, the Suquamish Indian chief who befriended them. Rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1889, “The Emerald City” has a legacy of vision and strength. Seattle has hosted two World’s Fairs (1909 and 1962) and is the birthplace of two modern marvels, Boeing and Microsoft.
Known for its rainy climate, Seattle actually averages less annual rainfall than many East Coast cities. The mild weather, spectacular natural surroundings and rich cultural diversity attract visitors from around the world.
Day 3: Astoria, Oregon: Arrive 10.00 Depart 18.00
As the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies, Astoria offers a rich history for your exploration. It was first visited by Captain Robert Gray in 1792, by the Lewis & Clark Corps of Discovery in 1805, then adventuresome pioneers by the thousands. Now its your turn to experience the excitement of exploring Astoria.
Within a 20 mile radius, one can see dozens of exciting attractions including Fort Stevens State Park, Fort Astoria, Heritage Center Museum, Flavel House Museum, Uppertown Fire Fighters Museum, Astoria Column and the Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation’s finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts.
Astoria offers other fun discoveries, such as historic Victorian homes and the beautiful 4.1 mile-long Astoria Bridge.
Day 4: At Sea:
Day 5: San Francisco, California: Arrive 07.00 Depart 23.00
Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog – welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that’s part of the tang of the city.
Day 6: Monterey, California: Arrive 07.00 Depart 17.00
One of the most stunning, natural locales on earth, the Monterey Peninsula, with its jagged coastline, deep blue waters, marine sanctuaries and cooling cypress forests, is so jaw-droppingly beautiful it has inspired artists and writers Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck on its fabled shores. Just 120 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey was first settled by the Rumsien, a Native American tribe; then, European settlers established a Royal Presidio and Mission in 1770, today one the most authentically restored Franciscan missions. Monterey’s friendly community takes pride in its maritime heritage. A walk down iconic Cannery Row reveals its past as the West’s sardine capital, and the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is a celebration of all creatures of the sea. Top it off with freshly caught seafood and a tasting of local, hand-crafted wines for a perfect day. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to bike along tree-lined trails or drive the 17-mile road, a spectacular stretch of coastline real estate that includes Carmel, the seaside, star-studded town that boasts cottage-style curio shops, tiny candy stores, cafes and fashionable boutiques, and the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Course. From sandy beaches to salt-water taffy, Monterey offers the quintessential California experience to those lucky enough to grace its shores.
Day 7: At Sea:
Day 8: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada: Arrive 11.00 Depart 18.00
Victoria exudes old-world charm and fragrant and colorful flowers are everywhere. Founded in 1843 by James Douglas of the Hudson’s Bay Company, the city was first known as Fort Victoria. By 1848, Vancouver Island was a British colony and Victoria was its capital.
In 1858, Victoria was a tent city and the base for some 25,000 prospectors on their way to the Frasier River gold fields. When Vancouver Island was incorporated with mainland British Columbia in 1868, Victoria became the capital of the entire province.
Although it’s a port city, Victoria is not as industrially oriented as Vancouver. The harbors, especially Inner Harbour, are dotted with pleasure craft, ferries and floatplanes. The city is renowned for its beautiful gardens, charming houses and very British feel.
Day 9: Seattle, Washington, USA: Arrive 07.00
Following your departure from the Ruby Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
1 Night in a 4* hotel in Seattle, Washington State, USA.
7 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Ruby Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Ruby Princess)
Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.
- Last Refurbished: December 2015
- Guest Capacity: 3,080 lower berths
- Number of Crew: 1,200
- Tonnage: 113,561
Passionate about our culinary craft, we’re committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join us at one of our award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalizing specialties.
- SHARE℠ by Curtis Stone (specialty restaurant)^
- The Salty Dog Gastropub^
- Chocolate Journeys℠
- Crown Grill℠ (steakhouse specialty restaurant)^
- Crab Shack (specialty restaurant)^
- Chef’s Table Experience^
- Vines (wine bar)^
- International Café
- Horizon Court (buffet)
- Trident Grill (burgers & hot dogs)
^Nominal charges may apply.
Each day, a world of exciting activities awaits, from cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including our Encounters with Discovery at SEA™ speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
- Discovery at SEA™ Programs
- Festivals of the World
- The Piazza
- Shops of Princess
- Art Gallery & Auctions
- Photo & Video Gallery
- Platinum Photography Studio
- Freshwater Pools & Hot Tubs
- Sports Court (basketball, volleyball, tennis)
- Princess Links (putting course)
There’s always something happening on board — from heading to the Princess Theater for a lavish original musical production to enjoying a blockbuster movie poolside under the stars or simply relaxing in a lounge sipping a cocktail where a live band is playing your song.
- Movies Under the Stars®
- The Voice of the Ocean (live show)
- Original Musical Productions
- Music & Dancing
- Vegas-style Casino
- Featured Guest Entertainers
- Princess Theater
- Club Fusion (dance club)
- Skywalkers Nightclub
- Crooners Bar
Everything you need to refresh body and mind is right on board. Indulge in a manicure, pedicure or a makeover in the salon, or a soothing massage in the Lotus Spa®. Or maybe it’s a brisk workout in the fitness center, followed by a little “me time” in The Sanctuary, a tranquil retreat reserved just for adults.
- The Princess Luxury Bed (on board in Apr. 2018)
- SLEEP by Princess
- The Sanctuary (retreat for adults)^
- Lotus Spa®^
- Lotus Spa® Fitness Center
- Fitness Classes^
^Nominal charges may apply.
Cruising is the ideal way for families to reconnect, from grandparents to grandkids and everyone in between. Share the joy of discovery on fascinating excursions, delight in entertaining group activities on board and, best of all, stay in a family suite or book adjoining rooms that keep family members close by.
- Movies Under the Stars®
- Discovery at SEA™ programs
- Festivals of the World
- Shore Excursions
- Discovery Family Fun Fair^
- Pools & Hot Tubs
- Sports Court
- Enrichment Courses
- Karaoke & Trivia Games
- Holiday Activities^
KIDS & TEENS
Staffed by experienced counselors, our younger cruisers are sure to stay happy all day long. Through our Discovery at SEA™ program, as well as the California Science Center partnership, we deliver exciting interactive activities for kids ages 3-12, while teens can take DJ workshops, while teens can sip mocktails and make new friends.
Dates & Prices – Indirect Flights
|21 September 2018||€1,559||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|21 September 2018||€1,729||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|21 September 2018||€1,799||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
Also available with Direct Flights to/from Seattle for a supplement – see below. The Direct Flight package includes an extra night in a Seattle hotel after the cruise.
- Flight from Dublin to Seattle (indirect)
- All transfers airport – hotel – port
- 1 Night in a 4* Seattle Hotel
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Ruby Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Seattle to Dublin (indirect)
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
Dates & Prices – Direct Flights
|21 September 2018||€1,669||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|21 September 2018||€1,799||Obstructed Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|21 September 2018||€1,949||Oceanview Cabin||Book Now|
|21 September 2018||€2,019||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of €250 per person
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- Price based on balance payment by Electronic Bank Transfer
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.