BOARDING/DISEMBARKING THE SHIP
Ship is scheduled to be at San Pedro Pier #93 (subject to change)
You may typically board the ship after 1pm on embarkation day.
Disembarkation typically takes place between 7am-9:30am
Check with Michelle or the cruise line for return home flight time requirements.
You can make your own air arrangements or purchase round trip airfare along with your cruise from the Cruise Line.
Cruise Departure City: Los Angeles, CA
Cruise Ending City: Los Angeles, CA
Closest Aiport to San Pedro Cruise Pier: Los Angeles International (LAX)
Other Airports nearby Los Angeles
1. Your Own Air
If you are making airline
reservations on your own, give yourself plenty of time to get to and from
If you are travelling from a different time zone or great distance, you will definitely want to arrive a day or
so early to allow for any unexpected travel delays and travel fatigue. You will want to be fresh so that you
can fully enjoy your cruise vacation.
Return flight- check with the cruise line for time guidelines.
Ships generally disembark in the morning however it takes several hours to complete the process,
go through customs and travel to the airport. Return flights are typically recommended to be after 12pm.
Domestic flights typically require at least a 1-hour airport check-in time prior to your departing flight.
International flights typically require at least a 2-hour airport checkin time prior to your departing flight.
Plan your time carefully and please don't miss the boat!
2. Cruise Line Booked Air**
You can purchase round-trip airfare along with your cruise from the Cruise Line.
Cruise Line air fares are currently very competive in price and flexibility.
**Please be aware that there may be some restrictions on Cruise Booked Air.
PRE/POST CRUISE TOURS & HOTEL
Arriving to the cruise departure city a day or so early is recommended to ensure being on
time to board the ship and being settled from any time zone changes that might be present.
Arriving early would also require booking a pre-cruise hotel stay.
The same would be true for post-cruise tour and hotels.
1. Pre/Post Cruise Hotel (booked on your own)
You may book a hotel on your own giving you time to explore the area, visit Disneyland, Universal Studios and many other nearby attractions. If you are planning on attending the US Open Dance Championships, you may wish to travel to the cruise terminal from the event hotel, Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport in Burbank, CA (888-236-2427) [US Open Web: http://usopenswing.com/]
2. Pre/Post-Cruise Hotel Packages (available from Cruise Line)
The cruise line offers pre and post-cruise hotel packages for purchase in association with your cruise booking.
All pricing quoted is per person/double occupancy (2 people in a room) + tax and are subject to availability.
1. Princess Bus Transfers ... From Los Angeles Airport (LAX) to Cruise Ship ... $34pp one-way
Princess Ground Transfers are only available on the day of embarkation and debarkation.
If you are traveling on other dates, you should plan for your own ground transportation (e.g. taxi, bus)
2. Taxi, Private Shuttle Bus or Car ... pricing varies
PARKING & PORT INFO (near San Pedro Pier)
Princess Parking & Port Information (Click Here)
TRAVEL INSURANCE I highly recommend having some form of travel insurance.
PRINCESS Vacation Protection Insurance
This plan covers a variety of items. This insurance can be purchased anytime from the time of your
deposit until final payment. Coverage begins only upon payment and some exclusions apply.
Click Here for Princess Website with details.
Princess Cruise Vacation Protection Plan
We strongly recommend the purchase of a vacation protection
program. For your convenience, the cruise lines offers a Vacation
Protection plan. These plans provide an attractive combination of
protection and flexibility covering a variety of items.
Vacation Protection includes Trip Cancellation and Interruption Protection,
which provides up to full reimbursement for the otherwise non-refundable
cancellation fees if you must cancel or curtail your trip due to eligible medical
conditions or other specified causes affecting you, your immediate family
members or your traveling companions. Please see cruise website for complete details.
Travel Protection Info
Princess Travel Protection Insurance Cost:
-Standard Care is 8% of Base Cruise Fare
-Platinum Care is 12% of Base Cruise Fare
NOTE: Princess Cruise Vacation Protection must be purchased before or at time of final payment.
See the cruise line website for their complete details.
2. Travel Insurance is available from other companies as well.
Some examples are: Insure My Trip, Compare Insurance, Travel Guard
- Compare Insurance
- Travel Guard
Also see Insurance
TIPS & GRATUITIES: (on board the ship)
For your convenience, the cruise lines will automatically add
gratuities for your restaurant and stateroom services to your onboard
account on a daily basis in the following amounts: Standard cabins $12.95 per person/per day;
Suites $13.95 per person/per day. Standard industry range is $12-$15 per person per day.
These service gratuities are the recommended amounts and may be adjusted
at your discretion onboard at the Purser's Desk. Envelopes are also typically
available for you to personally deliver the gratuities to dining and
stateroom personnel. (subject to change)
CLOTHING/DRESS CODE Descriptions
You should dress for cruising the same way you would for a land based resort. Daywear suggestions include casual sportswear,
jogging suits, pants, sweaters, windbreaker/jacket both on board and ashore.
Keep in mind that the weather at sea can be unpredictable. You may want to bring a hat, jacket and sweater
as well as swim suit, shorts, visor and sunglasses.
Evening - The Cruise Line dress code categories refer to the classification of attire
requested for that particular evening.
The ship asks that all passengers follow the suggested attire while in the public areas.
1. Casual - pant, slacks, skirts, blouses, sweaters for women; pants, sport shirts/open neck
shirts and sweaters for men
2. Formal - cocktail dresses, evening gowns, or dressy pant suit for women; sport jacket
& slacks, suit or tuxedo for men
Daytime - During the day there is no specified dress code, however there
are some attire restrictions.
Swim suits, cut off T-shirts, halter tops, and torn jeans are not permitted in the main dining rooms.
While swim suits are appropriate attire for the pool and spa areas, coverups are
requested for other areas of the ship.