USA West Coast Cruises
Seize the opportunity to visit both major cities like LA and Seattle, and lesser known seaside ports and islands including the San Juan Islands
A cruise along the West coast of the United States of America promises glamour and luxury combined with unforgettable landmarks such as Seattle's 'Space Needle' and San Diego's 'Gaslamp Quarter'. The West Coast incorporates multiple states including Washington, Oregon and California The region offers a dynamic combination of world-famous cities like San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, while also incorporating lesser-known regions such as the San Juan Islands.
Whether looking to witness the flashing lights of Hollywood, the designer-lined streets of Rodeo Drive or to explore the wine region of Walla Walla Valley, a cruise to the USA West Coast can be anything you want it to be. Walk along the iconic Venice Beach in L.A or grab a mountain bike and explore the Blue Mountains in Washington. Pick from a diverse selection of shore excursions or simply do your own exploring. There really is no shortage of new places waiting to be discovered and a cruise is the best way to see this vibrant region!
Get to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco before 6pm to take a stroll across and perhaps partake in a round of golf at the renowned Pebble Beach during your day in Monterey.
- Los Angeles - Los Angeles
- North America,USA West Coast,Central America
Why not spend a few pre-cruise days in California's oldest city - San Diego before boarding? The surf scene in the city is among the best in the world, while the lively Gaslamp District will certainly keep you entertained.
- San Diego, California - Vancouver
- North America,USA West Coast
This is the perfect way for you and your family to experience cruising on a Princess Cruises ship that has all the facilities you could need to keep the whole family entertained! With the Kids' and Teens' centre, performances by internationally known artists in the Princess Theatre, an athletics track and Lotus Spa, you can choose to relax, be active or be entertained. Why not incorporate this cruising taster into your larger holiday plans in May 2019?
- Los Angeles - Vancouver
- North America
San Francisco is an American city located along the coast of Northern California. San Francisco offers a hilly landscape, complete with cable cars which connect some of the hills and offer panoramic views during the crossing. Many of the buildings in San Francisco are known for their Victorian-style of architecture, while the stand-out landmark for many is the impressive Golden Gate bridge. which is open to pedestrians between 5 am and 6 pm. Visit Wave Organ for views of the notorious Alcatraz Island and listen out as the sea 'plays' the organs every time the waves come crashing in.Highlights of San Francisco
- Marvel at the 163 mosaic steps located on 6th Avenue
- Cross the Golden Gate bridge, the city's renowned landmark
- Sample the fresh produce of the Bay, such as shrimp
Los Angeles is a star-studded city located in California in the United States. The city is home to numerous famous neighbourhoods such as Beverly Hills and Hollywood, including the iconic sign located in the Hollywood Hills. Those interested in arts and culture should check out Museum Row. Sun-worshippers should head to some of LA's beaches such as Venice Beach with it's famed boardwalk. Looking for some retail therapy? Hit up Rodeo Drive for the best selection of designer labels. The Hollywood region of the city and the Hollywood Walk of Fame should not be missed by movie lovers.Highlights of Los Angeles
- Soak up the sun at trendy Venice Beach
- Keep an eye out for celebrities
- Take a walk along the Hollywood Walk of Fame
The city of San Diego is located in the state of California, along the Pacific coast and embodies an urban lifestyle, with many popular surfing beaches. Tourist attractions include San Diego Zoo or the Wild Animal Park. Balboa Park with spacious green areas and a handful of museums is a great place to get to know the city. The beautiful beaches of La Jolla are perfect for unwinding and enjoying the San Diego sunshine, while the Gaslamp Quarter offers the perfect opportunity to try out some of the many restaurants and nightclubs the city has to offer.Highlights of San Diego
- Discover California's oldest city
- Visit the charming Old Town
- Explore the lively Gaslamp District
Seattle is located on Lake Washington and Puget Sound. The city is the largest in the US state of Washington. The unique spirit of the city is widely captured at the Pike Place Market, located down by the waterfront. The Olympic Sculpture Park is a free park full of unique sculptures and offers fantastic views over Seattle and the harbour. Seattle is often synonymous with the Seattle Space Needle which towers over the city. The Space Needle offers a restaurant complete with panoramic views, in addition to an Observation deck offering views that are not to be missed.Highlights of Seattle
- Check out the panoramic views from the Space Needle
- Explore the unique Pike Place Market
- Marvel at the unique sculptures at Olympic Park
Astoria is located in the North of the U.S state of Oregon, along the Pacific coast. The port city has an approximate population of about 10,000. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a very popular attraction and offers a colourful insight into the importance of the Columbia River. The Astoria Column is also a locally-renowned landmark, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy stunnning views, particularly of the River Columbia from Coxcomb Hill. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is also a popular symbol of Oregon.Highlights of Astoria
- Learn about the Columbia River at the Maritime Museum
- Visit Fort George Brewery for a selection of local beers
- Marvel at the views from the Astoria Column
Santa Barbara, often referred to as the 'American Riveria', is located in the U.S state of California, North of Los Angeles. The sunny city promises visitors year long sunshine. There is a Santa Barbara Hospitality team located at the port to offer advice on tourist activities. The Santa Barbara Harbour is lined with a host of restaurants and museums such as the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Condor Express offers 'Whale Watching' tours, allowing guests to witness the large array of marine life in the area.Highlights of Santara Barbara
- Explore Santa Barbara County Courthouse, with panoramic views
- Experience the bustle iof Santa Barbara Harbour
- Soak up the sun on Butterfly Beach
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