Today, Golden Princess sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages. Known for offering longer itineraries, the company has debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a new way for passengers to enjoy a quick break in a sea-going environment of comfort and style. Passengers can choose from three- and four-day sailings, perfect for sampling the line’s onboard experience, as well as visiting a variety of Southern California destinations. Departing roundtrip from Los Angeles (San Pedro) aboard Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess, the Princess Getaway sailings take place throughout the fall and into the spring 2014 season.

“Our new Getaway cruises are a great new option for anyone looking for a quick way to escape from the daily grind,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice-president. “…these cruises are perfect for celebrations such as a birthday, anniversary, reunion or girlfriends getaway.” Princess West Coast Getaway sailings for 2013-14 include:

!!! Three-Day West Coast Sampler — Both Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess sail roundtrip from Los Angeles on this three-day sailing with a call in Ensenada. Golden Princess cruises in 2013 depart on Oct. 4, 7, 18, 21, Nov. 1, 4, 15, 18, 21, 24 and Dec. 1. Sapphire Princess sails on Jan. 13 and March 11, 14, 21, 24 and 31, 2014.

!!! Four-Day West Coast Sampler — These getaways offer a choice of ports, with options to visit Catalina Island, Santa Barbara or San Diego in addition to Ensenada. In 2013, Golden Princess will sail to Catalina on Sept. 26, Oct. 14 and Nov. 7; Santa Barbara on Sept. 30, Oct. 24 and Nov. 11; and San Diego on Oct. 10, 28 and Nov. 27. In 2014 Sapphire Princess takes over, sailing to Catalina on Jan. 5 and 20; Santa Barbara on Jan. 16 and 28, March 17 and 27; and San Diego on Jan. 9 and 24. Getaway sailings are also scheduled throughout fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well. (