By Dana Niland
Princess Cruises officially kicked off its new season of Mexican Riviera cruises this week, part of a wider push on the West Coast.
The company’s Royal Princess cruise ship arrived in the Port of Los Angeles for the line’s biggest West Coast cruise season.
Royal Princess sails weekly to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles now through April 27, then sails north to Vancouver for a season of Alaska cruises before returning to Los Angeles in September where the ship will homeport for six months, continuing cruises to Alaska, the Mexican Riviera and the California coast.
Royal Princess is a MedallionClass ship powered by the OceanMedallion, a wearable device in the global hospitality industry, delivering a personalized vacation that gives guests more time to enjoy what they love most about cruising.
Features aboard Royal Princess include the large atrium or “Piazza,” offering entertainment and culinary delights; the overwater SeaWalk – a 60-foot-long glass walkway standing 128 feet above the ocean; an expansive Lotus Spa and adults-only Retreat Pool and Sanctuary.
It’s part of a growing trend of cruises fro the West Coast, as more cruise lines, from Princess to Carnival to Holland America, expand their cruise operations in California.