Royal Princess set sail as part of Princess Cruises' fleet in June 2013. This contemporary ship has true royal connections with the Duchess of Cambridge as her Godmother, complimented by her stylish interiors, innovative features and a dazzling array of on-board facilities. The Piazza Atrium that rises from the Plaza Deck serves as multi-faceted hub with a plethora of bars, restaurants, shops and entertainment venues lining the balconies. A romantic stroll around the Promenade Deck or the cantilevered Sea Walk are unique experiences to treasure.
Days at sea are the optimum time to savour the highlights of Royal Princess. The Fountain Pool on the Lido Deck is a sunbather's dream by day and transforms into a water and light show with dancing fountains by night. Step one deck up to discover the adult-only oasis of The Sanctuary, where private cabanas, whirlpools and the Retreat Pool create an aura of calm. This feeling continues in the Lotus Spa and The Enclave thermal suite, perfect for indulgent hot stone massages and hydrotherapy treats. The Pelicans and Shockwaves Centres offer fun and games for 3 to 12 year olds, while the Remix Teen Lounge is tailor-made for teenagers. Evenings bring Movies under the Stars, Hollywood-style shows in the Princess Theatre and dancing until late in Club 6.
Royal Princess brings together a world of flavours and dining styles in her restaurants and eateries. The Allegro Dining Room hosts fixed time Traditional Dining and the Symphony and Concerto eateries offer Anytime Dining options, each with five courses of culinary delights. Casual dining in the Horizon Court includes buffet-style dishes by day, transforming into the Horizon Bistro in the evening with themed dinners. Alfredo's Pizzeria is the perfect spot to relax with authentic stone-baked Italian delights or discover fast food and burgers in the Trident Grill. Savour cakes and pastries as you sip your morning cappuccino in The International Cafe or tuck into authentic Italian ice cream in Gelato.
The speciality restaurants take the culinary experiences on Royal Princess to a spectacular level. Sabatini's Restaurant showcases a menu of Italian and Mediterranean dishes alongside seafood specialities. Seafood and prime steaks are served in the impressive surroundings of the Crown Grill. The Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar, and also The Crab Shack and Fondue Dispensary events add to the culinary treats. Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with an evening at Chef's Table Lumiere or savour a Wine Maker's Dinner in the Wine Cellar.
With no less than fourteen bars and pubs to choose from, there are two for every day of the week. Sip a glass of Chardonnay in the Vines wine bar, people watch with a cocktail in Bellini's or sip Martinis as you enjoy the entertainment in Crooners. Tapas snacks are served with drinks in the Ocean Seafood Bar and ice cold imported beers are available in the British-style Wheelhouse pub. Alfresco cocktails in the Sea View and Outrigger Bars come with stunning ocean vistas.
Evenings on Royal Princess offer something to match your every mood. The Princess Theatre presents Hollywood-style production shows or discover comedians, singers and musicians in the Vista Lounge. Princess Live is the first TV studio at sea, hosting chat shows, game shows, Q&A sessions, murder mystery events and trivia games. Chance your luck at the roulette wheel and slot machines in The Princess Casino, before bringing your day to a close in style with late night dancing in the Club 6 nightclub.
Day 1: UK to Los Angeles, California
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Los Angeles and take a coach transfer to the port to board Royal Princess for your seven-night cruise.
Day 3: Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
This resort city is located on the southern tip of Mexico's 800-mile long Baja California peninsula. The city is most famous for its beaches, water sports and nightlife. Visit the popular stone arch of El Arco, a magnificent natural rock formation where the Pacific Ocean meets the Gulf of California. For adrenaline junkies, visit Medano beach and get involved in a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing, snorkelling and parasailing. Lots of restaurants and bars also line the beach so you can enjoy a cocktail while you admire the picturesque view.
Day 4: Mazatlan, Mexico
Step ashore at the Mexican resort town of Mazatlan. Enjoy a stroll along the 21km-long malecon or simply relax for a few hours on one of the adjoining sandy beaches. Meander through Old Mazatlan (Centro Historico) and admire the 19th-century Teatro Angela Peralta and the Basilica of Immaculate Conception or sit and people-watch on the tree-lined Plaza Machado. Climb up to the El Faro lighthouse for amazing panoramic views of the town and beyond, or explore all things beer-related on a tour of the Pacifico Brewery. Get up close to the marine life at Acuario Mazatlan or shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs at Mercado Jose Maria Pino Suarez. If you're feeling adventurous, the offshore waters are perfect for big-game fishing trips or you can whizz through the rainforest canopy on a zip line adventure.
Day 5: Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Puerto Vallarta is set on the Pacific coast of Mexico, surrounded by the impressive Sierra Madre Mountains. This picturesque resort is known for its sub-tropical climate, stunning beaches, and vibrant nightlife and restaurant scene. Take a stroll through El Malecon and discover the heart and soul of Puerto Vallarta through the array of stall vendors, street artists and iconic sculptures and statues. Admire Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe church in the town centre or visit one of the ceramic tile factories to watch the traditional Mexican tiles being made. Taste the local drink at a tequila distillery or head to one of the many authentic restaurants to taste traditional cuisine.
Day 8: Los Angeles, California to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.