Brand New Short Getaway Cruises from Princess Cruises Begin Sailing from Los Angeles Today

 Brand New Short Getaway Cruises from Princess Cruises Begin Sailing from Los
                                Angeles Today

Series of Three- and Four-Day Voyages Offer Convenient Close-to-Home Vacation
Options for Locals

PR Newswire

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013

SANTA CLARITA, Calif., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Golden Princess
sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises
Getaway voyages. Known for offering longer itineraries, the company has
debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a brand new way for
passengers to enjoy a quick break in a sea-going environment of comfort and


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 the fall and into the spring 2014 season.

"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:

3-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.
Golden Princess cruises in 2013 depart on October 4, 7, 18, 21, November 1, 4,
15, 18, 21, 24 and December 1. Sapphire Princess sails on January 13, and
March 11, 14, 21, 24 and 31, 2014.

4-Day West Coast Sampler – These getaways offer a choice of ports, with
options to visit Catalina Island, Santa Barbara or San Diego in addition to
Ensenada. In 2013, Golden Princess will sail to Catalina on September 26,
October 14 and November 7; Santa Barbara on September 30, October 24 and
November 11; and San Diego on October 10, 28 and November 27. In 2014 Sapphire
Princess takes over, sailing to Catalina on Jan 5 and 20; Santa Barbara on
January 16 and 28, March 17 and 27; and San Diego on January 9 and 24.

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

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

About Princess Cruises:
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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SOURCE Princess Cruises

Contact: Karen Candy,, 661-753-1540, or Julie
Benson,, 661-753-1530
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