Emerald Princess Debuts as Fifth Princess Ship to Return to Cruise Vacation Service
Emerald Princess Departs from Port of Los Angeles on 15-day Panama Canal Cruise to Ft. Lauderdale
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2021) – Princess Cruises today marked the return to service of the cruise line’s third ship in the U.S. – Emerald Princess – departing from of the Port of Los Angeles on a 15-day Panama Canal cruise to Ft. Lauderdale. The very first Emerald Princess guests were welcomed onboard by the crew with a special ribbon cutting ceremony.
“Princess has been a part of so many special memories for us,” said Chris and Kathleen Lennon of Monument, CO, the first Emerald Princess guests to board the cruise ship. “This is our 20th cruise and our third time onboard Emerald Princess, and the excitement we felt when we arrived today was overwhelming. It truly feels like coming home.”
Emerald Princess is scheduled to arrive in Ft. Lauderdale on October 30, 2021 and will sail a series of 10-day Panama Canal cruises, roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale through December 2021.
Emerald Princess offers MedallionClass vacations, delivering the ultimate in effortless, personalized cruising. The Medallion is a quarter-sized, wearable device that enables everything from touch-free 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. It’s been recognized as the most advanced wearable device in the global hospitality industry.
Princess Cruises sailings onboard Emerald Princess 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 fully 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. Crew vaccinations are in accordance with CDC guidelines.
For the latest Princess COVID-19 health protocols, please visit https://www.princess.com/plan/cruise-with-confidence/cruise-health/covid-19-guest-protocols/.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel advisor, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237), or by visiting the company’s website at http://www.princess.com/.
SOURCE Princess Cruises
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We had the privilege of being on this voyage and there are not enough words to express our gratitude to Princess and the entire crew on making us feel welcome and safe during our journey! There were a few hiccups, the worst being our delay going thru the canal due to some regulation changes by the Panama Canal authorities, causing us to miss a port. There was excessive vibrations and rumbling aft, and most guests were moved from the aft quarters to forward cabins until that could be addressed ( something about barnacle build up during the “pause”) Other than that things that were a little disruptive were easy to overcome ( hot water too hot, TV not working properly, new staff learning the Medallion just like us, etc.) The entire crew and staff were so happy to be back to work, and we, as guests, were treated royally! The passenger count was less than 800 with over 1100 staff members. Cleaning processes were everywhere, and done quickly and unobtrusively. The Entertainment Director, Jody and her entire staff are top notch and had us laughing so hard our sides ached! The entire Entertainment staff did a great job in all venues and when faced with an aprupt disruption to scheduling due to the missed port, they never missed a beat and kept the fun coming! Overall it was a wonderful experience, and one that will most likely never happen again. If you have the opportunity to get on board any Princess ship returning to service with a low passenger count – DO IT!