Royal Princess will offer 27 departures to Mexico including seven-day itineraries to Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán (Image: Princess Cruises)
Princess Cruises is to offer Mexican itineraries onboard Royal Princess during the 2019-2020 season, marking the first time the ship has spent a full season sailing to destinations in the country.
From her base in Los Angeles, California, the 3,600-passenger Royal Princess will offer 27 departures to Mexico. These will include seven-day itineraries to destinations like Puerto Vallarta and Mazatlán, as well as five-day ‘Cabo San Lucas Getaway’ sailings that feature overnights in Cabo San Lucas.
Also in 2019, Grand Princess will sail roundtrip 10-day Mexico itineraries from San Francisco, California, while Star Princess will offer 10-day Baja Peninsula and Sea of Cortez roundtrips from Los Angeles. These voyages will offer an overnight in Cabo San Lucas.
“Sailing the waters of Mexico honours the heritage of Princess cruising, with our first voyage in 1965 to the Mexican Riviera,” said Jan Swartz, president of Princess Cruises. “Now, we provide guests more opportunities to experience the best of the region through culinary partnerships and immersive shore excursions, all while enjoying longer stays in port.”
Developed in collaboration with Bill Esparza, author and expert on Latin American cuisine, Princess Cruises’ culinary shore excursion offerings will allow guests to experience local cuisine while visiting Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.
“Developing excursions for Princess guests presented a unique opportunity to provide exposure to local chefs and flavours from Latin America that can only be found on the west coast,” said Esparza. “I wanted to present guests with new ingredients, off the beaten path experiences and personalities from around the region to provide the most authentic look into this part of the world.”
Guests will also be able to enjoy live mariachi performances, a Mexican buffet, culinary demonstrations, margarita-making demonstrations, tequila tastings, local crafts and activities and a Mexican Fiesta onboard the ships.
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