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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of Year to Connect with Family and Celebrate the Holidays at Sea

Princess Cruises Offers a Real Holiday Vacation for Vaccinated Families to the Caribbean, Mexican Riviera, California Coast & Panama Canal

With the holiday season quickly approaching, vaccines available for kids ages five and older, and travel back on the rise, Princess Cruises offers the ultimate family getaway to enjoy the winter break, ring in the New Year or simply enjoy the safe return of family cruising for vaccinated guests.

From evergreens adorning the decks to sparkling Christmas trees in the Piazzas, guests are treated to a host of holiday festivities including:

  • Holiday Wishes variety show
  • Menorah Lighting
  • Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition
  • Lighting of the lights ceremony
  • Family gingerbread house making and snowman making competition
  • Holiday family movie night
  • Holiday crafts, including card making
  • Twas the Night Before Christmas reading

There’s even special holiday programming on stateroom TVs, including a fireplace channel. Guests sailing over New Year’s will ring in 2022 with a festive countdown party and a Champagne toast!

“This holiday season, take a real vacation with Princess Cruises where everything is done for you from cooking and cleaning to activities and entertainment, allowing for more time to connect and create last memories with loved ones,” said Shelley Wise, vice president integrated marketing.

With 24 cruises onboard eight ships, ranging in length from five to 14 days, departing over Hanukkah, Christmas and New Year’s for fully-vaccinated cruisers, Princess sails MedallionClass ships to the tropical Caribbean, vibrant Mexican Riviera, scenic California Coast and the engineering marvel of the Panama Canal. Holiday cruises include:

Roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale

  • 5-day Caribbean Getaway with Cozumel, Regal Princess, Nov. 24 – Nov. 29, 2021
  • 5-day ‘80s Themed Cruise Caribbean Getaway, Regal Princess, Nov. 29 – Dec. 4, 2021
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Kitts, Caribbean Princess, Nov. 28 – Dec. 5, 2021
  • 7-day Western Caribbean with Mexico, Sky Princess, Nov. 27 – Dec. 4, 2021
  • 14-day Caribbean East/West Adventurer, Caribbean Princess, Nov. 28 – Dec. 12, 2021
  • 10-day Panama Canal with Costa Rica & Caribbean (New Locks), Emerald Princess, Nov. 29 – Dec. 9, 2021
  • 10-day Southern Caribbean with Curacao, Enchanted Princess, Nov. 30 – Dec. 10, 2021
  • 7-day Western Caribbean with Bahamas, Caribbean Princess, Dec. 19-26, 2021
  • 7-day Eastern Caribbean with St. Kitts, Caribbean Princess, Dec. 26, 2021 – Jan. 2, 2022
  • 8-day Southern Caribbean with ABC Islands, Regal Princess, Dec. 21-28, 2021
  • 8-day Eastern Caribbean with Tortola, Regal Princess, Dec. 29, 2021-January 6, 2022
  • 10-day Southern Caribbean Medley, Enchanted Princess, Dec. 20-30, 2021
  • 10-day Southern Caribbean with Barbados, Sky Princess, Dec. 18-28, 2021 and Enchanted Princess, Dec. 30, 2021-Jan. 9, 2022
  • 10-day Panama Canal, Emerald Princess, Dec. 19-29, 2021 and Dec. 29, 2021-Jan. 8, 2022
  • 11-day Southern Caribbean with Aruba, Sky Princess, Dec. 28, 2021-Jan. 8, 2022

Roundtrip from Los Angeles

  • 7-day Mexican Riviera, Majestic Princess, Nov. 27 – Dec. 4, 2021
  • 7-day Classic California Coast, Grand Princess, Nov. 28 – Dec. 5, 2021
  • 5-day Cabo San Lucas Getaway, Grand Princess, Dec. 30, 2021-Jan. 4, 2022
  • 7-day Mexican Riviera, Majestic Princess, Dec. 22-29, 2021
  • 10-day California Coast with Cabo San Lucas, Grand Princess, Dec. 20-30, 2021
  • 10-day Baja Peninsula & Sea of Cortez, Majestic Princess, Dec. 29, 2021-Jan. 8, 2022

Roundtrip from San Francisco

  • 10-day Mexican Riviera, Ruby Princess, Nov. 27 – Dec. 7, 2021
  • 10-day Mexican Riviera, Ruby Princess, Dec. 17-27, 2021
  • 10-day California Coast with Cabo San Lucas, Ruby Princess Dec. 27, 2021-Jan. 6, 2022

Through the cruise line’s exclusive partnership with Discovery™ offering immersive Discovery at SEA experiences, families create lifelong memories through many educational and interactive activities and Discovery, Animal Planet and Discovery Family shore excursions.

Camp Discovery Youth & Teen Centers are open and ready to inspire creativity and curiosity through an engaging environment. Popular activities include:

  • Jawsome Mythbusters hands-on challenges, developed with Tori Belleci from Mythbusters.
  • Animal Planet uncovers ferocious secrets in Shark Attack and youth learn squid anatomy in Just Squiddin’ Around.
  • Become an engineer for the day and learn the science of magic with programs from the California Science Center, home of the Endeavor space shuttle.

Teens hang out in a surf-themed lounge, “The Beach House,” to enjoy video game tournaments, air hockey, ping pong, scavenger hunts, late-night movies and board games.

Princess Cruises delivers the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising featuring the world-class dining and entertainment Princess is renowned for, all elevated with the Princess MedallionClass Experience. On all ships in the Princess fleet, it begins with the Medallion™, a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from expedited contactless boarding to locating loved ones anywhere on the ship, as well as enhanced service like having whatever guests need, delivered directly to them, wherever they are on the ship. In addition, guests can share their favorite cruise moments using MedallionNet, the best WiFi at sea, as well as stay connected with friends and family back home, work remotely anywhere on the ship, quickly post content and stream favorite movies and shows.

Princess Cruises sailings are available for guests who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the beginning of the cruise and have proof of vaccination. All vaccinated guests must also produce a negative, medically-observed COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within two days of their embarkation on all Princess sailings.

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