A discretionary gratuity of $15.50 per guest for suites, $14.50 per guest for mini-suites and club class, and $13.50 per guest for interior, oceanview, and balcony staterooms will be added to your onboard account (per day charge). This gratuity will be shared amongst those staff who help provide and support your cruise experience, including all waitstaff, stateroom stewards, buffet stewards, and housekeeping staff across the fleet. A 15% gratuity is added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts, and Lotus Spa® services. This is shared amongst the beverage staff, their support staff and Lotus Spa® personnel.
Overseas transfers between airport, hotels and cruise terminal are not included. It may be possible to add these for a supplement - please ask for details.
Day 1: Fly UK » Las Vegas
Fly from the UK to Las Vegas. Upon arrival make your way to your 4* hotel for a 4-night stay.
Day 2-4: Las Vegas
Bright lights, small-scale world landmarks and impressive glitzy hotels spring from the expansive Nevada Desert – This glorious oasis is a haven for those that like to roll the dice and leave their fate with Lady Luck. Of course Las Vegas is home to so much more than casinos… with world-class entertainment available year-round at some of the most incredible venues, first-class eateries just off the strip and the Grand Canyon is a short drive away.
Grand Canyon South Rim Tour - The tour begins with a drive from Las Vegas over the Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge to the the Arizona side in a comfortable coach. The first stop is a stretch and comfort break in Kingman, Arizona, where you can pick up a snack, beverage or a souvenir.
From Kingman, you'll travel to Williams, Arizona, home to the Grand Canyon Railway (National Register of Historic Places) where you will have lunch. A short drive later brings you to the Grand Canyon National Park. Stops include the new state-of-the-art visitor centre (offering information on all aspects of the Grand Canyon), Mather Point (the deepest part of the canyon), Yavapai Point (the widest part of the canyon), and Bright Angel Point (the best panoramic views). Additional free time will be given to browse National Park and Grand Canyon Village.
On the return trip to Las Vegas, you will again have time to rest, stretch your legs and enjoy a snack in Kingman before arriving in Las Vegas at approximately 8:45pm.
Las Vegas Strip Heli Flight - Your EcoStar helicopter awaits to take you on a stunning flight over the famous Las Vegas "Strip" and Downtown “Glitter Gulch”. In addition you'll get a FREE 1-Day Monorail Pass to enjoy!
You fly from our Las Vegas McCarran Atlantic Terminal where you will check in first and enjoy a glass of champagne before boarding the helicopter.
Fly over the Volcanoes at the Mirage, the fountains of Bellagio, past the Clock Tower of St. Mark's Square at the Venetian and view the replica of the famous Eiffel Tower. Bank around the Stratosphere and view the Fremont Street Experience!
Total flight time is approximately 10-12 minutes.
Day 5: Fly Las Vegas » Los Angeles
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to the airport where you will fly to Los Angeles. Upon arrival in Los Angeles, make your way to your 4* hotel.
Day 6: Los Angeles
The City of Angels always hovers between dream and reality. Once a near-forgotten colonial outpost, the pueblo metamorphosed into an agrarian paradise before reinventing itself as a movie colony. Perhaps no other city owes so much to the technological innovations of the 20th century, from the automobile to the airplane. Little wonder that LA is often described as the "dream machine." In LA, reinvention is a way of life. Yet this talent for change has created a city with a rich ethnic diversity and a sizzling culture. LA is the source for trends that migrate across the country and then the world. Where else can you enjoy a Thai taco or munch on a kosher burrito? Or travel from downtown's high rises to the beaches of Malibu, shopping in Beverly Hills along the way?
LA City Tour & Hollywood - This tour will take you throughout America's most exciting city. Some of the world famous sites/locations included are: Beverly Hills, Rodeo Drive, Farmer's Market, Hollywood, TCL Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame and Sunset Strip!
Day 7: Embark in Los Angeles (San Pedro)
Check out of your 4* hotel and make your way to the cruise terminal and embark Ruby Princess for your 7-night Californian Coast cruise.
Day 8: Day at Sea
Ruby Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. Christened by lovebirds Trista and Ryan Sutter of TV’s The Bachelorette, she offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, and sumptuous dining choices from Crown Grill to the International Café.
Day 9: San Francisco, California
Cable cars, the Golden Gate rising from the fog - welcome to San Francisco, arguably the most romantic and cosmopolitan city in the United States. San Francisco has it all: a colorful history, superb restaurants, sophisticated museums, world-class shopping, and that elusive air of romance and abandon that's part of the tang of the city.
Day 10: Monterey, California
One of the most stunning, natural locales on earth, the Monterey Peninsula, with its jagged coastline, deep blue waters, marine sanctuaries and cooling cypress forests, is so jaw-droppingly beautiful it has inspired artists and writers Robert Louis Stevenson and John Steinbeck on its fabled shores. Just 120 miles south of San Francisco, Monterey was first settled by the Rumsien, a Native American tribe; then, European settlers established a Royal Presidio and Mission in 1770, today one the most authentically restored Franciscan missions. Monterey's friendly community takes pride in its maritime heritage. A walk down iconic Cannery Row reveals its past as the West's sardine capital, and the world renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium is a celebration of all creatures of the sea.
Day 11: Day at Sea
Passionate about their culinary craft, Princess Cruises have committed to serving you mouthwatering, handcrafted dishes made from scratch throughout your voyage. Be sure to join them at one of their award-winning specialty restaurants to celebrate your next birthday, anniversary or milestone and enjoy tantalising specialties.
Day 12: San Diego, California
Known as a place of infinite beauty, affectionate locals and endless sunshine, San Diego has become one of America's favorite cities. Located in the southwest corner of California, close to the border of Mexico, San Diego has a distinct cross-cultural feel, part sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, part south-of-the-border zest and part quintessential California beach town.
Day 13: Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada is located 70 miles south of the international border and only a 90-minute drive from San Diego. Visitors are drawn to Ensenada's warm Mediterranean climate, friendly atmosphere and easy access by land, air, and sea. Ensenada has become Mexico's second most visited port of call for major cruise lines and pleasure boats.
Day 14: Disembark in Los Angeles (San Pedro)
Disembark Ruby Princess and make your way to the airport for your overnight flight back to the UK.
Day 15: Arrive in the UK
Terms & Conditions: ^Duration includes overnight flight/hotels. Flights are based on London Heathrow, regional departures may be available for a supplement. Promotional details, fares and itineraries were correct at time of publish (7 February 2018) but can be changed/withdrawn at any time without notice. All offers are applicable to new bookings only. E&OE