Princess Cruises’ ship Emerald Princess restarted passenger operations on Friday, October 15, from homeport Los Angeles (Long Beach, California) marking the fleet’s 3rd boat to resume operations in the USA.
The liner departed on a 15-day Panama Canal transition voyage to Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida), where she is scheduled to arrive on October 30, 2021. Emerald Princess will sail 10-day Panama Canal roundtrips from Port Everglades through December 2021.
The first Emerald Princess passengers were welcomed onboard with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Emerald Princess provides MedallionClass vacations. The Medallion is a small disk-shaped device (weight 51 grams, size of a US quarter dollar) that can be sent (for free) to every customer of the company. It stores all the information provided by its owner - online uploaded, as well as real-time uploaded (during the cruise or whenever). It can be worn around the wrist, around the neck, or loosely. No matter where it is, the Medallion is always on and working. It enables touch-free boarding and ordering food/drink to be delivered to guests wherever they are on the ship.
Emerald Princess' voyages are available to passengers who have received their final dose of an approved COVID vaccine at least 14 days before the cruise. All fully vaccinated guests must also provide a negative, medically observed COVID test (PCR/antigen) taken within 2 days of embarkation.