ENGENE – Now that cruise operations in the Port of Los Angeles have resumed after a one-and-a-half-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the port announced on Wednesday that it expects more than 200 cruises to depart from the waterfront in 2022, mostly since 2008.
“Resuming waterfront cruises in LA is not only good news for our cruise partners and the local economy, but also for the tens of thousands of vacationers who want a variety of cruise options, routes and exciting destinations conveniently accessible from the Port of Los Angeles. ., “said Christopher Chase, marketing manager at the Port of Los Angeles.
“Many of these cruise ships are less than five years old and can be considered destinations in themselves, with incredible facilities that passengers of all ages can appreciate,” Chase said.
People looking to take on Los Angeles cruises can check out Princess Cruises’ 2022 routes, which are mostly week-long trips to the Mexican Riviera, with excursions in Cabo San Lucas, Puerta Vallarta and Mazatlan. Princess Cruises also plans to return for its 14-day trip to the Hawaiian Islands when Hawaii lifts its COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Norwegian Cruise Lines offers the largest ships serving the US West Coast, with capacity for up to 4,500 people sailing to the Mexican Riviera.
Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines offers year-round, twice-weekly, three-day trips to Ensenada, Mexico, and four-day cruises to Ensenada and Catalina Island.
Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines are the port’s longest cruise partners, but the luxury cruise lines Oceania, Regent Seven Seas, Viking Cruises, Crystal, Seabourn, Cunard and NYK also have scheduled sailings in 2022 from LA Waterfront and Carnival Cruise Line.
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Cruise operations at the Port of Los Angeles resumed on September 25, when the cruise ship Grand Princess went on sale for a five-day trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Before that, it was the last cruise ship to put up sales from the port, the Norwegian Cruise Line Joy, which left on March 15, 2020, according to the port.
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According to the Port of Los Angeles, each cruise ship in Los Angeles contributes more than $ 1 million in economic activity. During a busy cruise weekend where as many as four ships are in port, about 20,000 travelers can enter the LA Waterfront.
The port said LA is the U.S.’s largest “drive-to” cruise market, with people coming from Phoenix and Las Vegas to take cruises, and vacationers from San Francisco, Seattle and Vancouver fly to Los Angeles to board cruises.
The port’s cruise schedule can be viewed online at PortsAmerica.com
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