California Coast from San Francisco
Aboard the Grand Princess
9 Days | Oct 26 - Nov 3, 2019
Starting At $1559.00
Round trip from San Francisco this itinerary includes Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego and Ensenada. It also offers you an opportunity to add a couple of more nights in San Francisco and include the Wine Train and Redwoods. It’s the best of California on a Princess Cruise.
Options to add nights in San Francisco are available.
Per Person Prices:
Interior: $1559 PP Double, $2620 Single
Oceanview: $1789 PP Double, $3079 Single
Balcony: $1869 PP Double, $3239 Single
October 26 – San Francisco
Today arrive in the “City by the Bay”. Check in to your hotel for your overnight stay. The rest of the day is on your own.
October 27 – San Francisco/Board the Grand Princess
This morning, a hotel breakfast will be provided. Take the morning to enjoy San Francisco. Perhaps schedule a city tour or plan a stop at the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. This afternoon, arrive at the Cruise Pier and check in for your cruise aboard the Grand Princess. With an atmosphere of comfortable elegance, numerous dining options and dazzling entertainment, your stay on board Grand Princess will be anything but ordinary. Relax at The Sanctuary, a tranquil haven reserved for adults, enjoy Movies Under the Stars poolside or experience something new with their Discovery at SEA enrichment programs.
October 28 – Day at Sea
Today enjoy views of the Pacific Coastline as you sail towards Southern California. Enjoy the splendors of the Grand Princess and its many programs it offers. From cooking demonstrations to dance classes, trivia contests and a range of enrichment programs, including Encounters with Discovery at SEA speaker series from experts who offer insights into the places you’ll visit.
October 29 – Santa Barbara, CA
“Welcome to Paradise,” is a fitting expression for those visiting the coastal city of Santa Barbara. Called the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is a place where food, art, history, fashion, wine and sunshine mix to create a delightful and unique experience for the visitor. Charming Spanish and Moorish style buildings graced by brilliantly-colored bougainvillea, palm-lined beaches, a warm Mediterranean climate, charming sidewalk cafés and a pristine seaside setting are some of the aesthetic reasons for visiting Santa Barbara.
The “Queen of the Missions,” Santa Barbara’s Old Mission can be traced back to the 1700’s when the mission was built to bring Christianity to the Chumash Indians. The Old Mission is now a California Historical Landmark and is one of the most popular attractions in the area.
Just outside of Santa Barbara, lies the Santa Ynez Valley which is home to numerous world-renowned wineries. The scenic beauty of the dramatic mountains, lush valleys and oak trees is only surpassed by the rich flavors of the wines produced in the area.
October 30 – Los Angeles, CA
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is oft described as the “dream machine.” In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown’s high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
October 31 – San Diego, CA
Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America’s favorite cities. San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town.
The history of San Diego is rooted in its Spanish and Mexican past. San Diego was declared the capital of upper and lower Baja only four years after Mexico gained its independence in 1821. Less than thirty years later, the United States declared war on Mexico and within two years the Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo was signed creating the current borders between Mexico and the United States.
The city continues to prosper with a population exceeding one million. World-renowned attractions such as the San Diego Zoo, the Salk Institute, Sea World, La Jolla and the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge have created a strong tourism industry for the area. But undoubtedly what attracts visitors from around the world is the city’s breathtaking natural beauty, superb coastline and near-perfect weather.
November 1 – Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada’s warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land and sea. At its heart is the harbor and waterfront area with the Malecón promenade. Once a casino, the Riviera de Ensenada is now a cultural center.
November 2 – Day at Sea
Today is spent at sea.
November 3 – Arrive San Francisco
Arrive back in to San Francisco this morning. Disembark the ship and begin your journey home.