Royal Caribbean is hoping to prove you can make lemonade from lemons. The line realizes that many passengers booked for upcoming cruises aboard Mariner of the Seas are disappointed, not to mention unhappy, about the itinerary changes they had to make as a result of the swine influenza outbreak in Mexico. However, they are betting that there are potential passengers who would like to take a Pacific Coast cruise if the price were right.
Vacationers can take advantage of recent itinerary changes to enjoy a unique vacation that combines the Pacific Coast with Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas, the largest and most innovative cruise ship in the Pacific Ocean. Six new sailings, departing May 3, 10, 24, & 31, and June 7 & 14, 2009, will take guests on 7-night roundtrip itineraries from Los Angeles and feature ports of call in San Francisco, Seattle, and Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Cruise fares start as low as $399 per person, double occupancy, and booking is available immediately. Mariner of the Seas features the most diversions on a cruise ship on the West Coast, catering to active travelers and multi-generational family vacations.
Royal Caribbean also offers a wide array of shore excursion add-ons available for purchase to complement days in port. In San Francisco, for example, guests can choose Sausalito & Muir Woods, which will take them across the Golden Gate Bridge to visit Muir Woods and witness giant redwood trees rising more than 250 feet; or explore the surround waters in Victoria for whales, seals, porpoises and other wildlife on Whale Watching; or opt for an insiders’ tour of the famed Pike Place Market in Seattle on Taste Pike Place. On the May 10 sailing, Mariner of the Seas will substitute the San Francisco port of call with Astoria, Oregon.
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