Princess® makes it easy to find your perfect Calfornia Coast getaway with an array of options, like a three-day cruise. From Seattle, Los Angeles or San Francisco, depart on exciting one way or roundtrip itineraries. Travel to world-famous cities – like San Diego, San Francisco and Astoria – and discover your sweet escape with Princess.
Featured Ports on California Coast Getaway Cruises
Learn more about the ports of call on our Pacific Coastal Getaways before you set sail.
- San Francisco
- San Diego
Canada's third largest city feels like a North American metropolis mixed with a small European town. Explore the rainforest within Vancouver, B.C. — Stanley Park — and visit the continent's second largest Chinatown during your Alaska cruise vacation. Soar above the city's lush natural environment in a sky gondola for panoramic views, or get up close to the local sea life at the Vancouver Aquarium.
It’s not hard to see why San Francisco has captured so many hearts and minds. World-class cuisine, iconic architecture, diverse neighborhoods and history all wait at your fingertips. Ride the ferry to Alcatraz, or tour Sonoma wine country and taste some of the world's best wines on a cruise to Alaska from San Francisco.
Cloaked in nautical artifacts and Victorian homes, Astoria continues to retain its 19th-century charm. On a California Coast getaway cruise, visit historic sites like Fort Stevens State Park and Astoria. Sip on Astoria ales or Oregon wines, and see one of the best-preserved examples of Queen Anne-style architecture at the Flavel House. Or get up close to hundreds of antiquities at the Columbia River Maritime Museum.
Known for its beaches, parks and renowned San Diego Zoo, this city has something for everyone. An urban downtown with great nightlife, a south-of-the-border feeling in Old Town, thrilling shows at Sea World Adventure Park or a tour of aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, USS Midway. Art galleries, gardens or tours of the county’s wineries, all await in San Diego on a West Coast getaway cruise.
What to Do on a California Coast Getaway Cruise
Reconnect with nature or relax with a glass of Napa Valley wine in hand on a three-day cruise. From San Diego to Vancouver and every port between, refresh your mind and come back rejuvenated on Pacific Coast Getaways.
- Stanley Park in Vancouver
- Alcatraz, Pier 39 & More in San Francisco
- Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria
Stanley Park in Vancouver
In the heart of Vancouver’s metropolis lies a 1,000-acre rainforest teeming with wildlife and natural beauty. On a three-day cruise from Los Angeles or Pacific Coastal Getaways from San Francisco, discover hidden gems tucked inside the city’s park — like the aquarium and Totem Pole Park. Or hike the trails, bike along the seawall path or cross the Lynn Suspension Bridge for unparalleled views of the forest.
Alcatraz, Pier 39 & More in San Francisco
From riding cable cars to sampling fresh bay shrimp, experience it all in The Golden City. On short cruises from San Francisco, visit Alcatraz and walk in the footsteps of famous prisoners from the past. Spend the day shopping at Pier 39, and enjoy lunch at one of the waterside restaurants. Or head to Sonoma and Napa Valley to experience California’s famous Wine Country, where you can sip on award-winning vino.
Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria
Travel through time as you peruse the exhibits of Astoria’s Columbia River Maritime Museum, home to one of the nation's finest displays of model ships and nautical artifacts. During a Pacific Coast getaway, enjoy interactive exhibits, watch short films and get up close to over 30,000 maritime objects. Or admire the 44-foot Coast Guard rescue boat suspended mid-air, and tour the floating lighthouse, known as Columbia.
California Coast shore excursions
From beach breaks to historical tours, find excursions for everyone on Pacific Coast getaways, say hello to the sea lions lounging on Pier 39 at Fisherman’s Wharf. Follow the stars along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame or shop along famous Rodeo Drive in Los Angeles. Or explore Seattle’s Pioneer Square during an underground tour, and rise above the city while ascending the Space Needle.
Short Cruise Onboard Activities
Sunbathe by the pool, attend Broadway-style productions or indulge in regionally inspired cuisine. Whatever relaxation means to you, find it on board a Getaway cruise with Princess.
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