Princess Cruises is on track with the resumption of cruise operations, and today the third ship in the fleet has resumed sailing in the United States and the fifth in total. Emerald Princess welcomed guests for the first time at the Port of Los Angeles in California.
Emerald Princess reboots from Los Angeles
It’s almost everyday now that cruise ships return to service, and that includes the Emerald princess which restarted from Port of Los Angeles in California October 15. After a groundbreaking ceremony, guests were welcomed on board for the first time since suspensions began in March 2020
“The princess was 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 aboard Emerald Princess, and the excitement we felt upon arriving today was overwhelming. It really feels like coming home.
Emerald princess embarks on a 15-day itinerary on the Panama Canal that ends in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The trip will include stops in Puerto Vallarta, Panama Canal, Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire.
Starting October 30, the Princess ship will operate a series of 10-day round-trip Panama Cancal cruises from Port Everglades, Florida through December 2021.
So far, with regard to operations in the United States, Great princess and Majestic princess are also already departing from Los Angeles. Enchantment Princess will also resume operations from Florida in early November.
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Protocols Emerald princess remain the same as other ships leaving from the United States. Guests will need to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination at least 14 days prior to departure. Customers must also present a negative PCR or Antigen test result taken within two days of departure, as per CDC guidelines.
Emerald princess is a MedallionClass vessel, which means it has the latest technological experiences. An important aspect of this is the quarter-sized portable device which enables contactless boarding, locating family anywhere on the ship, and even delivered on board.