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Princess Cruises to offer 2020 Cape Town to Los Angeles cruise aboard Pacific Princess

Pacific Princess will cruise from Cape Town during the 2020 cruise season bound for Fort Lauderdale, with an option to extend all the way to Los Angeles as she completes her 111-night World Cruise.

At just 180-metres and carrying only 670 passengers at double occupancy, Pacific Princess is one of the smallest cruise ships sailing from Cape Town in 2020, alongside her sister ships in the Azamara Club Cruises fleet (one of which will be cruising roundtrip from Cape Town in 2020).

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The Cape Town to Fort Lauderdale cruise is a 22-night trans-Atlantic adventure that includes port calls in Ludertiz and Walvis Bay, Namibia before heading out into the Atlantic to call in Saint Helena and Natal, Brazil.

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While criss-crossing the Caribbean Pacific Princess will also visit Iles Du Salut in French Guiana, Fort de France in Martinique and St Barthelemy before arriving in Ford Lauderdale on April 26th.

She’ll stay for the day in port, taking on new passengers ahead of her leisurely cruise through the Caribbean, transit of the Panama Canal and cruise up the coast of Mexico and the US to Los Angeles.

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This cruise can be booked as a grand 37-night voyage from Cape Town to LA.

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Pacific Princess is the smallest ship in the Princess fleet.

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Pacific Princess is the smallest cruise ship in the Princess fleet, but despite her small size she features four restaurants, seven bars and cafes, two lounges (a show lounge and a dance lounge), two pools on her sizeable lido deck, a spa and fitness centre and even a library and card room.

As the smallest ship in the Princess Cruises fleet, she has been designed to facilitate friendliness among staff and passengers, shipmates become friends and passengers end up on first-name terms with the wait staff in the main dining room by the end of the voyage.

With its dark wood and plush interiors, Pacific Princess is also more like a manor house or country inn than a Princess ship. She was built in the 1990s and acquired by Princess in 2002, but has a design that was forward-thinking for the time, with 92% of her cabins being either outside, and 75% of those being balcony cabins.

In 2018 she got a major refurbishment to bring her up to standard with other cruise ships in the Princess fleet.

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