First cruise ship returns to San Francisco since suspensions began



Majestic princess, operated by Carnival-owned Princess Cruises, became the first cruise ship to return to San Francisco since the suspensions began in March 2020. It is also the ship’s first stopover when it leaves Los Angeles.

The majestic princess makes a stopover in San Francisco

Princess Cruises is back in San Francisco for the first time since the cruise industry’s hiatus began in the spring of 2020. Majestic princess called the city on October 11 when the ship docked at Pier 27.

“The Princess has a long history of visiting the iconic San Francisco Harbor with our guests in awe of the experience of the bucket list sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge,” said Jan Swartz, President of Princess Cruises. “Our guests remain eager to come back on board for a safe and real vacation.”

Princess Cruises has released images of the ship during its inaugural stopover, including interviews with officials and Majestic princess guests:

The Princess cruise ship visited the city as part of its seven-day trip to the classic California coast which left the homeport of Lost Angeles on October 9. The itinerary also includes a stopover in San Diego, California and Ensenada in Mexico before returning to Los Angeles on October 16.

“The Port of San Francisco is delighted to welcome a safe return of Princess Cruises and all cruises to our famous waterfront and our city,” said Elaine Forbes, executive director of the Port of San Francisco. “The city has worked with cruise lines to ensure that all CDC guidelines have been met or exceeded. The return from the cruise is an important step in San Francisco’s economic recovery and will support our small family businesses on the waterfront. “

Photo credit: Krsto Vulovic /

The ship is the second in the fleet departing from Los Angeles after restarting Great princess September 25, 2021. Majestic princess first restarted operations in July when the ship offered a partial season Alaska crossings from Seattle, Washington.

Princess cruises on board Majestic princess are available to passengers who have received their final dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before the cruise begins and have proof of vaccination.

All fully vaccinated passengers must also produce a negative, medically observed COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) performed within two days of boarding all Princess cruises.

Majestic Princess cruise ship

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