What better way to celebrate a milestone than to return to sites that were visited the first time around?
That’s exactly what Princess Cruises has planned as the capstone to its 50th anniversary activities next year.
The cruise line created a Mexico itinerary that will depart on Dec. 3, 2015, exactly 50 years to the day that the line’s original ship, the Princess Patricia, set sail on the line’s first cruise in 1965.
Offered on the 670-passenger Pacific Princess, the 14-day sailing is the same length as the first voyage.
The itinerary will feature a blend of ports from the maiden sailing, including an overnight stop in Puerto Vallarta and calls in Mazatlan and Manzanillo, with some newer destinations, such as La Paz and Loreto.
“This nostalgic cruise to Mexico will be the perfect finale to what’s sure to be a special 50th anniversary year for Princess,” said Jan Schwartz, president. “For this significant milestone, we couldn’t resist re-creating, with some new touches, the first cruise our company operated.”
The cruise will include activities, entertainment and surprise guests commemorating half a century of cruising by the line.
The cruise also will mark Princess Cruises’ return to Mazatlan, following its pullout in early 2011, citing safety and security issues.