Second Princess Cruises Ship Begins Sailings from Port of Los Angeles
Second Princess Cruises Ship Begins Sailings from Port of Los Angeles. The new ship, the Princess Cruise News, began sailing with its first voyage on October 19th, 2018. Read more in detail here: princess cruise news.
The Majestic Princess is the second ship in the fleet to commence sailings from the Californian port of Los Angeles. It follows the vessel’s completion of a half season of sailing in Alaska, departing from Seattle, Washington.
The Majestic Princess will begin cruises from Los Angeles.
With Majestic Princess being the second ship in the fleet to resume sailings from Los Angeles, California, Princess Cruises has taken another major step toward putting its fleet back into operation.
Following a half season in Alaska, the ship arrived in Los Angeles on October 6 to begin 14 roundtrip trips that would run until the end of the year. Itineraries range from three to ten days and include ports of call on the Mexican Riviera, California Coast, and West Coast.
Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz stated, “We’re delighted to welcome passengers onboard Majestic Princess today and celebrate the ship’s first trip from the West Coast.” “Since our cruise line’s inception in 1965, we’ve been sailing out of Los Angeles, and our passengers and crew are helping the City of Angels create significant income for local companies with our West Coast cruises homeporting from here year after year.”
Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises, and Gene Seroka, Executive Director of the Port of Los Angeles (Photo Courtesy: Princess Cruises)
Since 1965, Princess Cruises has been the premier cruise line on the West Coast, operating from Los Angeles. The cruise line contributed $594 million to the Los Angeles economy in 2019 and is an important component of the cruise industry, having docked over 700 ships in the city over the last decade.
“Our longtime relationship with Princess Cruises is directly linked to our reputation as a premier west coast cruise port,” stated Port Executive Director Gene Seroka. “Travelers on Majestic Princess and other Princess boats enjoy a convenient and premium holiday experience, which has helped the Port of Los Angeles develop into a year-round cruise port, and we are thrilled to be predicting a record 200 sailings in 2022.”
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The Majestic Princess only accepts fully vaccinated passengers, and a negative test result obtained within two weeks of departure must also be shown before boarding. The OceanMedallion gadget, a quarter-sized wearable device that provides additional safety and improved experiences like as touch-free boarding and locating functions, is included aboard the ship.
The Royal-class vessel, which has a gross tonnage of 143,700, was initially put into service in March 2017. The ship can accommodate 3,560 passengers and has 1,346 foreign crew members.
On September 25, 2021, the Grand Princess was the first ship in the fleet to relaunch from the Port of Los Angeles. In 2021, the ship will sail 11 times from the port.