We Love —
- Fly into the Capital of Glamour and spend three days exploring the city that makes legends - see the Sunset Strip and Star's homes on an included coach tour before embarking on your cruise
- At sea you'll head over to San Francisco, one of Americas most exciting cities, and explore all it has to offer; from the Golden Gate bridge to Alcatraz Island
- From here, you'll explore Santa Barbara and San Diego where you'll have time to yourself to see whatever you'd like (although we definitely recommend San Diego Zoo)
New Voyage Privé —
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Your Destinations —
LA runs deeper than her blonde beaches, rolling hills and beemers-for-days would have you believe. She’s a myth. A beacon for countless small-town dreamers, rockers and risk-takers, an open-minded angel who encourages her people to live and let live without judgement or shame. She has given us Quentin Tarantino, Jim Morrison and Serena and Venus Williams; spawned skateboarding and gangsta rap; popularized implants, electrolysis and Spandex; and has nurtured not just great writers, performers and directors, but also the ground-breaking yogis who first brought Eastern wisdom to the Western world.
LA is best defined by simple life-affirming moments: a cracked-ice, jazz-age cocktail on Beverly Blvd, a hike high into the Hollywood Hills sagebrush, a swirling pod of dolphins off Point Dume, a pink-washed sunset over a thundering Venice Beach drum circle, the perfect taco.
If California is one grand, sweeping gesture, a long arm cradling the Pacific, then San Francisco, that seven-by-seven-mile peninsula, is a forefinger pointing upwards. Take this as a hint to look up: you'll notice San Francisco's crooked Victorian rooflines, wind-sculpted treetops and fog tumbling over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Heads are perpetually in the clouds atop San Francisco's 43 hills. Cable cars provide easy access to Russian and Nob Hills, and splendid panoramas reward the slog up to Coit Tower – but the most exhilarating highs are earned on Telegraph Hill's garden-lined stairway walks and windswept hikes around Land's End.
Santa Barbara is a city on the central California coast, with the Santa Ynez Mountains as dramatic backdrop. Downtown, Mediterranean-style white stucco buildings with red-tile roofs reflect the city’s Spanish colonial heritage. Lining State Street are upscale boutiques and restaurants offering local wines and seasonal fare.
On a nearby hill, Mission Santa Barbara, founded in 1786, houses Franciscan friars and a small museum.
San Diego is a city on the Pacific coast of California known for its beaches, parks and warm climate. Immense Balboa Park is the site of the world-famous San Diego Zoo, as well as numerous art galleries, artist studios, museums and gardens. A deep harbor is home to a large active naval fleet, with the USS Midway, an aircraft-carrier-turned-museum, open to the public.
You will be received by a whirlwind of sensations when you arrive at Ensenada, one of the most important ports in Mexico. Located 68 miles to the south of the Mexico-United States border, it is the only commercial port in the state and the second largest cruise port in the country.
Enjoy the large tourist infrastructure offered by the city and witness its constant cultural activities that blend with its beautiful natural attractions and gorgeous beaches. Play golf in one of its spectacular golf courses or enjoy a relaxing and intimate moment in one of its spas.
Your Itinerary —
DAY 1 : UK - Los Angeles.
Fly to Los Angeles where you will be transferred to your hotel for a three night stay.
DAY 2 to 3 : Los Angeles.
Los Angeles is the world's 'Capital of Glamour', and is renowned for the legendary Sunset Strip. There is an included seat in coach tour of Hollywood and Star's homes tour where you will have the opportunity to marvel at the breath-taking homes of the rich and famous in Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Bel Air. Later, discover the iconic Hollywood sign, the mile-long Walk of Fame, Sunset Strip and Rodeo Drive.
DAY 4 : Los Angeles to embark.
Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to the cruise port to embark Ruby Princess. Includes Dinner.
DAY 5 : At sea.
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 6 : San Francisco.
One of America's most exciting cities, San Francisco has something for everyone, from the cultural and historic to the bohemian and beautiful. Visit some of its most celebrated sights such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, winding Lombard Street and infamous Alcatraz Island. Discover the colourful waterfront community of Fisherman's Wharf where seafood restaurants, museums, shops and other attractions line historic wooden quaysides. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 : At sea.
Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 8 : Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara is known as the 'American Riviera'. Here you can visit the famous Santa Barbara Mission or enjoy a leisurely stroll on the beach, browse through unique shops, or explore nearby wine country. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 9 : San Diego.
Enjoy free time in this attractive city by the Pacific. Perhaps take time to visit the world famous San Diego Zoo to see the Koalas and visit the Panda enclosure. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 10 : Ensenada.
Just 78 miles off the coast from San Diego this Baja island has grown from a sleepy fishing village into a busy beach resort. Famous for its winery and active geyser there will be a choice of optional excursions to take. The waterfront promenade with its boutique shops are well worth investigating. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
DAY 11 : Los Angeles - UK.
After breakfast, disembark your ship and transfer to Los Angeles Airport for your return flight to the UK. Includes Breakfast.
DAY 12 : Home Landing in UK.
Your Hotel —
Ideally located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, the LA Hotel Downtown was extensively renovated and offers light and spacious, good quality, comfortable accommodation as well as easy access to all of Los Angeles’ finest attractions.
Location: In the heart of downtown Los Angeles, near the metro rail red, purple, and blue lines, as well as Union Station and the metro rail gold line.
Facilities: Beautiful outdoor heated pool, with poolside dining, 24-hour fitness centre, including cardiovascular equipment and free weights, Ziran restaurant and Bar, lobby lounge, in-room dining, Gift Shop, valet parking, concierge services.
Your Ship —
To enhance its elegance, Ruby Princess sails to some of the world’s most breathtaking destinations.
Your Stateroom —
You may choose from an Interior, Ocean View or Balcony stateroom.
Please note: views from cabins/staterooms may be obstructed
Your Board Basis —
This offer is based on Full Board stay (Breakfast, lunch and evening meal served in the main restaurant - excludes drinks)
This ship offers several formal dining rooms in the cruise tradition, with Traditional Dining at the same times for each meal, with attentive service provided by your own waiter throughout the cruise.
Anytime Dining means you aren't limited to eating at a fixed time or place on the ship. Instead, the choice of when and where you want to eat is flexible, based only on your stomach's whim.
The ships' restaurants are always in big demand and this ship's options are no exception, serving up exquisite local specialties and gourmet favorites. Reservations recommended. Cover charge applies.
Want to maximize your pool time and minimize your mealtime? Get a quick and satisfying bite whenever you like at the Casual Dining eateries, or get take-out and dine by the pool.
Your Journey —
Flights: Included with Virgin Atlantic/Delta Airlines
London Heathrow - LA X: 11.15 - 14.30
LA X - London Heathrow: 17.50 - 12.20 OR 18.25 - 12.00
London Heathrow - San Francisco: 11.20 - 15.10
San Francisco - LA X: 17.45 - 19.20
LA X - JFK: 22.40 - 07.04
JFK - London Heathrow: 08.15 - 20.10
Baggage Allowance: 23kg.
All flight times are local
Transfers: shared transfers are included between overseas airport, hotel and cruise ship. Approximate distance between airport and LA Downtown hotel is 30 mins.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Specific flights cannot be selected and confirmed timings will be shown on your official documentation from the tour operator. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.