The new Princess cruise ship arrives on the West Coast


Over the weekend, Princess Cruises’ latest ship Discovery Princess arrived in the United States for the very first time.

On Saturday, the ship docked at the Port of Los Angeles after a long voyage across the Pacific Ocean. She is set to begin her inaugural season of travel to the California Coast and Mexican Riviera on Sunday, March 27.

(Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Discovery Princess sailed into the Port of Los Angeles accompanied by an escort of firefighters from the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The ship will remain in Los Angeles until the end of April, before heading up the coast to begin operating seven-night Alaskan voyages from Seattle for the 2022 summer season. She will be the newest cruise ship to sail in Alaska. This year.

The 3,660 passengers Discovery Princess is Princess Cruises’ sixth and final Royal Class ship, after Enchanted, Sky, Majestic, Regal, and royal princess.

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Discovery Princess (Photo courtesy of Princess Cruises)

Ship highlights include Sky Suites featuring the largest balconies at sea with 270-degree views, The Sanctuary adults-only retreat, Princess Live! Coffee and movies under the stars on the pool deck – with blankets and popcorn.

Discovery Princess will also feature Broadway-style production shows, including a brand new show for Princess called Spotlight Bar. The show transports viewers to a lively bar atmosphere, where they will meet local storytellers who will share stories of their lives through songs such as “Brave” by Sara Bareilles, “Don’t You Worry About a Thing”, by Stevie Wonder, and “Freedom” by George Michael.

Meals on board the ship include Sabatini’s Italian Trattoria, Salty Dog Gastro Pub, Slice Pizzeria, Crown Grill Steakhouse, Bistro Sur La Mer and Gigi’s Pizzeria.

Discovery Princess is also equipped with Princess’ MedallionClass technology, which incorporates a quarter-sized wearable device called the Medallion. It can be used to enable things like contactless boarding, locating friends and family on the ship, opening the cabin door, and contactless payment.

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