Princess Cruises’ first sailing in six years from Galveston was marked by a plaque exchange
Princess Cruises’ Ruby Princess has departed Galveston, Texas, on a 11-day sailing to Mexico and the Caribbean, in the cruise line’s first voyage from Texas in six years.
The cruise is the first of 16 sailings from Galveston for the ship, which will include voyages ranging from five- to 11-days in length along with two 16-day Panama Canal transits between Galveston and San Francisco. Princess Cruises estimates that Ruby Princess will carry more than 50,000 passengers during the winter/spring season.
John Padgett, president of Princess Cruises, hosted a traditional plaque exchange with Rodger Rees, port director at Galveston, to mark the occasion.
"Galveston is an important port for Princess Cruises and provides an exciting and easy-to-reach option for millions of people living in the southwestern U.S. to enjoy the ultimate in classic cruise vacations marked by our Princess MedallionClass service," said Padgett. "We appreciate the support of the Port of Galveston and the greater Galveston community for helping make this day possible."
"Cruising from Galveston has never been better,” said Rees. “Adding the first-class Ruby Princess to our sailing schedule, with its enticing itineraries, offers our cruise customers yet another spectacular sailing experience.”
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