Princess Cruises Offering New Short Getaway Cruises Sailing from Los Angeles

Tuesday, October 01 2013 06:27   Western Travel Buzz
Princess Cruises, known for offering longer itineraries, has announced a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages along the West Coast for those guests wanting a quick break from the hustle and bustle of workday pressures.

Passengers can choose from three- and four-day sailings, perfect for sampling the line's onboard experience, as well as visiting a variety of Southern California destinations. Departing roundtrip from Los Angeles (San Pedro) aboard Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess, the Princess Getaway sailings take place throughout fall 2013 and into the spring 2014 season.

goldenprincess"Our new Getaway cruises are a great new option for anyone looking for a quick way to escape from the daily grind," said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. "Passengers can sample the Princess experience of fine international dining and world-class entertainment aboard our comfortably elegant ships. And, these cruises are perfect for celebrations such as a birthday, anniversary, reunion or girlfriends getaway."

Princess West Coast Getaway sailings for 2013-14 include:

Three-Day West Coast Sampler - Both Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess sail roundtrip from Los Angeles on this three-day sailing with a call in Ensenada, Baja California. Golden Princess cruises in 2013 depart on Oct. 4, 7, 18, 21, Nov.1, 4, 15, 18, 21, 24 and Dec. 1. Sapphire Princess sails on Jan.13, and March 11, 14, 21, 24 and 31, 2014.

Four-Day West Coast Sampler - These getaways offer a choice of ports, with options to visit Santa Catalina Island, Santa Barbara or San Diego in addition to Ensenada. In 2013, Golden Princess will sail to Catalina on Oct.14 and Nov. 7; Santa Barbara on Oct. 24 and Nov. 11; and San Diego on Oct. 10, 28 and Nov. 27. In 2014 Sapphire Princess takes over, sailing to Santa Catalina Island on Jan 5 and 20; Santa Barbara on Jan. 16 and 28, March 17 and 27; and San Diego on Jan. 9 and 24.

Getaway sailings are also scheduled throughout fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well.

Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company's website at

One of the best-known names in cruising, Princess Cruises is a global cruise and tour company operating a fleet of 17 modern ships renowned for their innovative design and wide array of choices in dining, entertainment and amenities, all provided in an environment of exceptional customer service. A recognized leader in worldwide cruising, Princess carries 1.7 million passengers each year to destinations around the globe ranging in length from three to 107 days. The company is part of Carnival Corporation & plc.


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