Explore the beautiful West Coast of the USA on this fabulous 7 night cruise exploring some of the most famous American regions. Departing from Los Angeles you will visit San Diego before cruising to iconic San Francisco for an overnight stay. You then cruise to Seattle in Washington state and on to Vancouver in Canada. Includes a one night stay in Los Angeles before your cruise.
|FROM||Dublin / Los Angeles|
|DATE||03 May 2019|
|DURATION||8 Nights (7 night cruise + 1 night hotel)|
|PRICE||From €1,599 pp|
Day to Day Itinerary:
Day 1-2: Los Angeles, California: Overnight Depart 16.00
On arrival in Los Angeles, you will be transferred to the hotel for a one night stay, room only. The next day you will be transferred to the port to board your cruise ship, the 5* Royal Princess.
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the “dream machine.” In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
Day 3: San Diego, California: Arrive 7.00 Depart 18.00
Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America’s favorite cities. Located in the southwest corner of California, close to the border of Mexico, San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town.
The history of San Diego is rooted in its Spanish and Mexican past. San Diego was declared the capital of upper and lower Baja only four years after Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Less than thirty years later, the United States declared war on Mexico and within two years the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo was signed creating the current borders between Mexico and the United States.
The city continues to prosper with a population exceeding one million. World-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, the Salk Institute, Sea World, La Jolla and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge have created a strong tourism industry for the area. But undoubtedly what attracts visitors from around the world is the city’s breathtaking natural beauty, superb coastline and near-perfect weather.
Day 4: At Sea:
Day 5-6: San Francisco, California: Arrive 07.00 Overnight Depart 14.00
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 7: At Sea:
Day 8: Seattle, Washington, USA: Arrive 11.00 Depart 20.00
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.
Seattle tours are available to passengers with afternoon flights or an overnight stay in Seattle after their cruise.
Day 9: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Arrive 06.00
It seems unlikely that a character named “Gassy Jack” Deighton would be responsible for one of the most beautiful cities on the continent. But that’s history for you. During the gold rush, Gassy Jack saw a chance to make money from the hordes of miners on their way to the Yukon. The saloon he built became the focus of the shanty town known as Gastown. From that ragtag group of shacks, modern Vancouver was born. The provincial government persuaded settlers to change the name of the town to Vancouver, after Captain George Vancouver, who sailed the region’s waters in 1792. Canada’s third-largest city, Vancouver is a cosmopolitan place with a European feel and a personality all its own. It’s a community with a rich ethnic mix – including the second-largest Chinatown in North America – and stunningly beautiful parks. Following your departure from the Royal Princess, you will be transferred to the airport to catch your flight home to Dublin.
7 Nights accommodation aboard the 5 Star Royal Princess, operated by Princess Cruise Line. (See ship info tab for more information on Royal Princess)
From its breathtaking piazza-style Atrium to the dramatic views from the glass-floored SeaWalk®, Royal Princess is sure to delight. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, watch the mesmerizing Princess WaterColor Fantasy light and water show, or dine on tantalizing cuisine at venues like Crown Grill and more.
Dining: 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.
Activities: 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.
Entertainment: 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.
Joyfil Rejuvenation: 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.
Families: 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.
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 sip mocktails and make new friends.
Dates & Prices
|03 May 2019||€1,599||Inside Cabin||Book Now|
|03 May 2019||€2,179||Balcony Cabin||Book Now|
- Flight from Dublin to Los Angeles (indirect)
- Transfer from airport to hotel
- 1 night in a Los Angeles hotel, room only
- Transfer from hotel to port
- 7 nights onboard the 5* Royal Princess based on 2 sharing
- Superb dining on a full board basis
- Entertainment onboard
- Return transfer from port to airport
- Flight from Vancouver to Dublin (indirect)
- Taxes, charges and 20kg check-in bag per person
- Inclusive of taxes and service charges as indicated
- Non-refundable deposit of 15%
- Optional Insurance available (call for details)
- Child and family prices available on request
- These prices are guidelines only and are subject to change and availability. Pricing will be confirmed at time of booking.