Day 1 - Wednesday, 12/30/2015 - WELCOME TO THE "CITY OF ANGELS" - Arrive today at the Los Angeles, Long Beach or Orange County Airport. Flights should arrive no later than 4:00pm. Transfers to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach are included. A welcome orientation with your tour director at the hotel is planned as you settle in for a five night stay at this beautiful waterfront hotel. The evening is yours to sample one of the many restaurants located just outside the hotel doors.
Day 2 - Thursday, 12/31/2015 - CHOOSE HOW YOU WANT TO SPEND YOUR DAY AND NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA CELEBRATION – Start your day with a buffet breakfast before heading out on your choice of tours (included). Whether you want to spend the day at Universal Studios Hollywood OR visiting the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library followed by a VIP guided tour of Warner Bros. Studios, there's something for everyone! The evening is filled with elegant dining, dancing to a live band, and the fun of a live “Monte Carlo” style casino. There will be hats and party favors, a free photo booth, a drawing for exciting prizes and a champagne toast to ring in 2016! Note: Lunch is included if you select the Ronald Reagan Library and Warner Bros. Studio option. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 3 - Friday, 1/1/2016 - 127th ANNUAL TOURNAMENT OF ROSES PARADE AND NEW YEAR’S DAY CHAMPAGNE BRUNCH - Enjoy an early morning boxed breakfast aboard the motorcoach as you head to Pasadena where you will have reserved premium grandstand seats as you watch the Rose Parade make its way down Colorado Boulevard. A souvenir program and seat cushion are included. After the parade, you’ll return to the hotel for a special New Year’s Day champagne brunch. The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at your leisure. Most attractions and restaurants near the hotel are open on New Year’s Day, including the Aquarium of the Pacific and the historic “Queen Mary.” - Breakfast - Brunch
Day 4 - Saturday, 1/2/2016 - POST-PARADE “SHOWCASE OF FLOATS” AND LUNCH IN BEVERLY HILLS – After breakfast, you’ll return to Pasadena to view the spectacular Rose Parade floats on display. You will then travel to Beverly Hills for lunch at Lawry’s Prime Rib Restaurant. After lunch, you'll travel back to Long Beach by way of the historic Santa Monica Pier and world famous Venice Beach. The evening is at your leisure in Long Beach. - Breakfast - Lunch
Day 5 - Sunday, 1/3/2016 - DAY AT YOUR LEISURE IN LONG BEACH - After breakfast, you'll have the entire day at your leisure to explore Long Beach. The city is filled with things to do including the Aquarium of the Pacific, the historic "Queen Mary," whale and dolphin watching cruises, the nearby Battleship IOWA, and more. Visit our special welcome desk in the hotel lobby for assistance in planning your free day. - Breakfast
Day 6 - Monday, 1/4/2016 - SET SAIL ON THE "CROWN PRINCESS" -- After breakfast and a leisurely morning, you'll be transferred to the Los Angeles Cruise Ship Terminal where you'll board the beautiful Crown Princess for a four-night fun and sun filled cruise down the coast to Baja. Featuring all of the latest innovations, Crown Princess is one of the largest Princess cruise ships, with room for 3,080 guests. From her nearly 900 balconies, you can enjoy sweeping views of romantic landscapes on Catalina Island and in Ensenada. After experiencing the relaxed comfort of the intimate onboard venues, however, you may not want to explore the beauty ashore! The serenity of The Sanctuary® Spa and the casual street café atmosphere of the Piazza may just reel you in for the day, while your nights might be filled with the great tasting food offered in the Crown Grill followed by a first-run film at Movies Under the Stars®. You'll sail away from San Pedro at 4:00pm. - Breakfast - Dinner
Day 7 - Tuesday, 1/5/2016 - PORT OF CALL: CATALINA ISLAND (7:00am-6:00pm)
Santa Catalina Island has drawn Southern Californians for since the mid-1820s. That's when the Pimungan tribe settled there, attracted by the island's rich marine life. But Catalina's true popularity dates from 1919, the year Chicago chewing gum tycoon William Wrigley purchased the island development. Overnight Catalina secured its reputation as a playground for wealthy magnates and movie stars.
Since 1975, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy has held most of Catalina in trust. Buffalo, imported for a 1924 movie, roam the island's sere uplands. Offshore kelp beds shelter brightly colored Garibaldi fish, sea lions and seals. Gray whales pass on their annual migration, and dolphins are a frequent sight. It's no wonder the island - home to America's oldest fishing club - continues to woo weekend yachtsmen, deep-sea fishermen and divers as well as casual visitors content to explore Avalon's quaint lanes.
Note: Your ship will anchor in Avalon and use launches to transport all passengers ashore. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8 - Wednesday, 1/6/2016 - ALL DAY AT SEA -- The day is yours aboard your luxury oceanliner. Whether you choose to take a personal enrichment class, do yoga, go duty-free shopping, try your luck in the casino, or just relax with a dip in one of the pools or spas. Dine in the manner that suits your schedule instead of cramping your style. Choose from Traditional Dining, Anytime Dining, Specialty Dining or Casual Dining. And nights aboard the Crown Princess are always a buzz with activity, and it's up to you to choose your pleasure - from live theater and the big screen, to plush lounges, a swanky casino and dance clubs. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 9 - Thursday, 1/7/2016 - PORT OF CALL: ENSENADA, MEXICO (8:00am-5:00pm)
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. The day is yours to explore on your own or you may want to take an optional shore excursion to places like La Bufadora geyser, Mexico's wine country, or take in an authentic Folklorico Fiesta! - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 10 - Friday, 1/8/2016 - DISEMBARKATION AND TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT -- After breakfast, you'll say goodbye to the Crown Princess and transfer back to the airport for your flight home. - Breakfast