Princess Cruises® on the Grand Princess®
March 30 - April 6, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights
San Francisco, California • Santa Barbara, California • Los Angeles (Long Beach), California • San Diego, California •
Ensenada, Mexico • San Francisco, 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 30 - April 6, 2019
8 Days / 7 Nights
(Roundtrip from San Francisco)
San Francisco, California ~ Depart at 4:00 PM
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.
In the Main Dining Room, savor fresh new cuisine designed by award-winning Chef Curtis Stone during every voyage. Personal reflections on the menu by Chef Stone elaborate on each "Crafted" selection, prepared with the most authentic ingredients. Be enticed by dishes featuring delicious meats and seafood, fresh produce and vibrant, bold flavors.
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.
Los Angeles(Long Beach), California~7:00 AM to 11:00 PM
As the gateway to sunny Southern California, you have a tremendous amount of entertaining choices. Get a behind-the-scenes look at the magic of movie-making or help save the planet with Optimus as he battles Decepticons on self-guided tours of Universal Studios. Marvel at the glitz of Hollywood with a drive along the famed Sunset Strip. Or explore vibrant Olvera Street, the 250-year-old birthplace of Los Angeles. And that's only the beginning! With so many exciting diversions, you may never want to return to your ship.
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.
Named "Best Spa on a Cruise Ship" by Spafinder Wellness 365™, the Lotus Spa® offers a variety of relaxing treatments, such as facials, aroma stone therapy massages, detoxifying ocean wraps and an aromatherapy thermal suite. Or get ready for a night on the town at the salon which features women’s styling color, men’s haircuts and shaves, manicure and pedicure choices and teeth whitening.
San Francisco, California ~ Arrive at 7:00 AM