Pacific Wine Country
Cruising on the Island Princess
8 Days | Sept 15-22, 2019 and May 1-8, 2020
Starting At $1269.00
Voted “Best Cruises from the West Coast” by Cruise Critic, Princess Cruises California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Wander Santa Barbara’s historic mission. With international dining, comfortable accommodations, world-class entertainment, a Vegas-style casino and endless oceanviews, you’ll never want this journey to end.
Options to extend your cruise with land tours in Vancouver and San Diego are available.
Per Person Prices:
Interior $1269 PP Double, $2129 Single
Oceanview: $1469 PP Double, $2519 Single
Balcony: $1609 PP Double, $2819 Single
A May 1, 2020, departure is also available. Itinerary runs in reverse. Call for pricing.
September 15 – Arrive Vancouver, B.C.
Today arrive into Vancouver, B.C. and transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. The rest of the evening is on your own.
September 16 – Vancouver/Board the Island Princess
This morning after breakfast and hotel check out, transfer over to Vancouver Place Cruise Terminal and board the Island Princess. Island Princess is your own private retreat on the sea. Whether you crave relaxation or exhilaration, you’ll find the soothing Lotus Spa®, live entertainment, gourmet cuisine, casino gaming and more. And for a special treat, try the Bayou Café and Steakhouse, which features New Orleans-inspired Cajun and Creole cuisine.The ship will set sail this afternoon.
September 17 – Astoria, Oregon
Scenic Astoria, Oregon, is awash in history and raffish port town charm. For a city of just 10,000 people, there’s much to do. Climb its famous column to see a vast panorama of water and woods. Pub-crawl the waterfront Riverwalk with the help, in season, of an old-fashioned trolley. Feast on fresh seafood. Or take a short trek to Fort Clatsop, named for the local tribe, where Lewis and Clark hunkered down in the cold, rainy winter of 1805. Six years later, John Jacob Astor’s Pacific Fur Company started the first permanent U.S. settlement on the west coast. Today Astoria’s fine restaurants, brewpubs, trendy hotels and quirky shops—along with its impressive views and nearby Pacific beaches—make it a great place for a relaxed visit.
September 18 – Day At Sea
Today enjoy the panoramic views as you sail the Pacific Coastline from Oregon down to Northern California.
September 19 – San Francisco, California
San Francisco, California, has long been America’s shining city by the sea: a beacon on the West Coast that boomed during the gold rush of 1849 and, for much of the 20th century, embodied the sunny California dream. It has always been a city of dreamers, a place that appeals both to the country’s counterculture and also, ironically, to those looking to strike it rich. The Summer of Love unfolded here in 1967, while today it is the epicenter of the Internet economy, enjoying yet another period of expansion. One thing has remained constant throughout its colorful history—the city’s enviable location at the tip of a peninsula separating San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. Around every corner and from every hilltop, views of the water and the city’s bridges wait to be photographed.
San Francisco’s appeal has also owed much to its role as one of the Pacific Rim’s major metropolises.. Finally, if you want to venture beyond San Francisco, some of California’s most celebrated attractions are nearby, from the soaring redwoods of Muir Woods to the infamous Alcatraz Island in the middle of the bay.
September 20 – Day at Sea
Today is another day to enjoy the Pacific Coastline of California.
September 21 – Santa Barbara, California
Santa Barbara is filled with its gorgeous buildings erected by the city’s early Spanish settlers, as well as later mission revival architecture. And, of course, it occupies a prime spot along the famous oceanfront Highway 101, with a backdrop of the Santa Ynez Mountains and a long stretch of beach with the undeveloped Channel Islands offshore. For a modest-size city, Santa Barbara offers some seriously upscale shopping, while restaurants range from trendy taquerías to establishments serving fine French fare. And the fine wine flows through the city, as downtown now hosts a slew of not just wine shops but full-on wineries. Whether you are interested in high culture or viticulture, white-sand beaches or white-tablecloth restaurants, this is one of those destinations that truly has something for everyone.
September 22 – San Diego, California
This morning arrive in sunny San Diego. Upon disembarkation, opt for a post cruise stay or start your journey home.