The newly refurbished ship Diamond Princess welcomed passengers onboard for her inaugural sailing from her new homeport, San Diego California, helping to fuel tourism in the region and support local businesses.
The cruise milestone completes the Princess fleet.
According to John Padgett, Princess Cruises president, homeporting Diamond Princess in a destination as remarkable as San Diego and giving their west coast fans 4 convenient to drive California departure points to enjoy the Original Love Boat was an outstanding combination.
"Whether you're looking for four-, five- or seven-day convenient west coast vacations, or vacations that extend to Hawaiian or South Pacific, Princess Cruises has you covered at incredible values."
From November 2022 through to February 2023, Diamond Princess is expected to sail on a series of new itineraries ranging from 5 to 16 days and visiting ports along the Mexican Riviera, California Coast, and Hawaiian Islands. In addition, the cruise ship sails a unique 20-day voyage to Central America, roundtrip from San Diego CA on November 27.
Chairman Dan Malcolm, Port of San Diego Board of Port Commissioners said the Port of San Diego was proud to welcome Diamond Princess, her Captain, crew, and passengers to the Port of San Diego.
"We are also happy to welcome Princess Cruises back as a homeported line, we look forward to a successful cruise season with them, and to many more years of partnership."