On Wednesday, Port of Los Angeles and Princess Cruises officials lauded the arrival of Majestic Princess on its maiden West Coast voyage.
“We’re pleased to welcome guests aboard Majestic Princess today and celebrate the ship’s maiden voyage from the West Coast,” Princess Cruises president Jan Swartz said in a prepared statement. “We have been sailing out of Los Angeles since our cruise line first began in 1965, and our guests and crew are helping the City of Angels generate substantial revenue for local businesses with our West Coast cruises homeporting from here year over year.”
Princess Cruises has said that it considers Los Angeles a home for its cruise lines, making over 700 ship visits to Los Angeles over the last 10 years. In 2019, it added $594 million to the L.A. economy, according to the port.
“Our popularity as a leading West Coast cruise port is directly connected to the longstanding partnership we have had with Princess Cruises,” Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka remarked. “The convenient and premium vacation experience that travelers enjoy on Majestic Princess and other Princess vessels have helped the Port of Los Angeles evolve into a year-around cruise port, and we are excited to be forecasting a record 200 sailings in 2022.”
Princess Cruises guests must be completely vaccinated for COVID-19 to travel and show proof of vaccination. Within two days of embarking on any Princess sailing, guests must also show a negative COVID-19 test to board.