Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Majestic Princess Cruises for the First Time from the Port of LA

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The 1,083-foot Majestic Princess cruise ship sailed quietly in the Port of Los Angeles early Wednesday, October 6, preparing for its maiden West Coast voyage.

The 19-deck ship — 224 feet in height — will now call Los Angeles home when it’s not at sea.

Dignitaries were present to celebrate the occasion, as 1,346 members of the shipboard crew readied the 143,700-ton ship to fill 60-70% of its 1,780 cabins for passengers – a new health protocol – of Ensenada. For a three day trip.

“We are delighted to welcome guests aboard the Majestic Princess today and celebrate the ship’s maiden voyage off the West Coast,” Princess Cruises President Jan Swartz said during a media conference shipside Wednesday morning.

“We’ve been operating out of Los Angeles since our cruise line first began in 1965,” she said, “and our guests and crew travel to the City of Angels with our West Coast cruise homeporting to local businesses.” are helping to generate substantial revenue for the year.

Designed with the Asian market in mind, the ship made its inaugural cruise in March 2017, christened by former NBA All-Star Yao Ming and his wife Ye Li.

The ship, registered in the United Kingdom, is sailing in Asian and Australian waters and recently completed a partial summer season in Alaska. Increased local demand for cruises prompted the cruise line to make Los Angeles the ship’s new home port, Princess officials said.

Recently, the ship converted individual karaoke rooms into additional spa rooms. The High Rollers section of the casino is now a sports lounge.

“The Port of Los Angeles has evolved into a year-round cruise port, and we are excited to predict a record 200 sailings for all cruise lines in 2022,” said Port Executive Director Jean Cerocca.

“The spiritual impact of this sailing is deeper (than sailing), because it brings hope,” he said.

Princess Cruises, which calls itself Los Angeles’ hometown cruise line, contributed $594 million to Los Angeles’ economy in 2019, officials said. Officials said that over the past decade, Princess has visited more than 700 ships in Los Angeles — the most of any line.

Princess Cruises is also known for her co-starring role in the hit 1970s TV series “The Love Boat” and often sails from the Port of Los Angeles to the Mexican Riviera with the show’s cast and guests.

“Layers of protection,” is how Swartz described the heightened pandemic-era security measures on board. She confirmed that all crew members were fully vaccinated.

Before they can board, passengers must also be fully vaccinated for at least 14 days, and a negative, clinically observed COVID-19 test – PCR or antigen – within two days of travel. submission is required.

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