Princess Cruises on the Ruby Princess®
March 10 - 17, 2018
8 Days / 7 Nights
Los Angeles, California ~ Santa Barbara, California ~ Monterey, California ~ San Diego, California ~ Ensenada, Mexico ~ Los Angeles, California
It’s amazing what a little sea spray can do for the soul. California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Wander Santa Barbara’s historic mission and savor flavorful wines from Ensenada’s burgeoning wine country. Plus, this convenient roundtrip cruise is a great value — with international dining, comfortable accommodations, world-class entertainment, a Vegas-style casino and endless ocean views all included in your fare. Relaxing 8-day California Coastal cruises offer a truly memorable vacation option with minimal planning for West Coast cruisers!
Princess Cruises on the
March 10 - 17, 2018
8 Days / 7 Nights
(Roundtrip from Los Angeles)
Los Angeles, California ~ Depart at 4:00 PM
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?
Revitalize in the Lotus Spa, named Best Spa on a Cruise Ship by Spa finder Wellness 365TM. As part of our relaxing cruise activities, you can choose from a variety of treatments, such as aroma stone therapy massages and detoxifying ocean wraps. Or enjoy a manicure and pedicure in our salon with an attentive service chosen by you.
Santa Barbara, California ~ 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
"Welcome to Paradise," is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor. Charming Spanish and Moorish style buildings graced by brilliantly-colored bougainvillea, palm-lined beaches, a warm Mediterranean climate, charming sidewalk cafés and a pristine seaside setting are some of the aesthetic reasons for visiting Santa Barbara.The "Queen of the Missions," Santa Barbara's Old Mission can be traced back to the 1700's when the mission was built to bring Christianity to the Chumash Indians. The Old Mission is now a California Historical Landmark and is one of the most popular attractions in the area. Just outside of Santa Barbara, lies the Santa Ynez Valley which is home to numerous world-renowned wineries. The scenic beauty of the dramatic mountains, lush valleys and oak trees is only surpassed by the rich flavors of the wines produced in the area.
Monterey, California ~ 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
The city had California's first theater, public building, public library, publicly funded school, printing press, and newspaper. The city and surrounding area have attracted artists since the late 19th century and many celebrated painters and writers have lived there. Among Monterey's notable present-day attractions are the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Fisherman's Wharf, and the annual Monterey Jazz Festival.
Dining on board a Princess cruise ship is a joyful celebration in the truest sense with every dish "designed for fresh" and crafted to exceed even the most discerning appetites. From hand-tossed pizza to dazzling multi-course gourmet dinners, you'll find enticing food and dining options throughout the day, as lovingly prepared as a home cooked meal.
San Diego, California ~ 8:00 AM to 11:00 PM
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.
Ensenada, Mexico ~ 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada's warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea. Ensenada has become Mexico's second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.
Los Angeles, California ~ Arrive at 7:00 AM