Issue 1 2017

26 LATIN AMERICA NEWS / Issue 1 2017 , Princess Cruises Announces 2018-2019 Americas Season Princess Cruises has announced its 2018-2019 Americas cruise itineraries including sailings to the Caribbean, Panama Canal, Mexico, Hawaii, the California Coast and Alaska. On sale fromMay 22nd, the upcoming season includes 12 ships, sailing to over 70 destinations onmore than 40 unique itineraries on 250 departures from six North American homeports. Four of the 12 ships - Royal Princess, Regal Princess, Caribbean Princess and Island Princess - will be OCEAN Medallion enabled for this fall 2018-spring 2019 season. Guests will experience the highly anticipated, wearable device powered by a first-of-its-kind interactive technology platform within the One Cruise Experience Access Network™ (O·C·E·A·N™), making possible a new level of personalisation that delivers an enhanced guest experience not previously available in the global vacation industry. Americas programme highlights of the upcoming 2018-2019 season include: • The debut of Royal Princess on the West Coast as the cruise line’s largest ship ever to sail to Mexico; • Two new seven-day Pacific Coast itineraries featuring 7-day roundtrip departures from Seattle along the California Coast and 7-day roundtrip San Francisco to British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest; • Largest offering of 5-day Cabo San Lucas Getaways with nine all including overnight stays in the most popular port of Mexico; • An expanded programme of our Caribbean 7-day itineraries, now with departures on both Saturdays and Sundays. • Returning season of three ways to see the Panama Canal – from the East Coast, from the West Coast or Ocean to Ocean; • More sailings to Alaska roundtrip from Los Angeles with Ruby Princess and Star Princess both sailing on a 12-day itinerary in April 2019; • MORE ASHORE evening stays will be offered on select itineraries in the Caribbean, California and Hawaii, including Aruba, Curacao, St. Thomas, Cozumel, San Francisco, San Diego, Long Beach and Honolulu - and overnight stays in Cabo San Lucas on the 5- and 10-day voyages from Los Angeles and; • UNESCO World Cruise Heritage Site opportunities offered, including the Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park in St. Kitts, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park from Hilo, Casco Viejo in Panama City and Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. “Our 2018-19 Americas season brings local cultures and iconic destinations to our guests with award-winning itinerary options from six homeports in the United States,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises president. “And, once on board, they can relax and unwind and let our warm and welcoming crew ensure they have an incredible cruise vacation and ‘come back new.’” Mexico There are five ships sailing four unique itineraries on over 35 departures to five destinations on five-, seven-, or 10-day voyages from Los Angeles and San Francisco.