Gross Tonnage: 113,561
Length: 952 feet
Beam: 195 feet
Ships Registry: Bermuda
California Coast Gay Daddy Cruise 2024
5 nights from/to San Francisco, California, US
February 17 22, 2024
Princess Cruises Crown Princess
Come join our intimate and super-friendly gay group of Daddys, admirers and friends for a quick getaway in the middle of winter aboard the Crown Princess. We'll be California dreamin' as we sail out of San Francisco (ideally after you've spent a few days exploring one of the most beautiful and gay-welcoming cities in the world) down to sunny San Diego and then on to Mexico. Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, Crown Princess is a luminous jewel on the seas and a romantic destination in itself. She offers nearly 900 balconies from which to view the world, an array of entertainment options including Movies Under the Stars®, now with the industry's best 7.1 surround sound for an immersive audio experience, and sumptuous dining options from Crown Grill to exciting new top deck dining venues including Slice Pizzeria and Coffee & Cones.
From the rolling hills of California to the mist-shrouded mountains of the Pacific Northwest, lies 1,478 miles of coastline dotted with modern metropolises and charming towns full of personality. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed week sampling local culinary delights through California’s renowned wine country, an adventurous trek along the rugged Pacific coastline, or the inside scoop on Hollywood’s entertainment industry, Princess Cruises offers the best cruises from California.
For a romantic getaway, there’s no better cruise ship than Crown Princess. A night of romance can be created wherever you look, from a Piazza singer's sweet serenade, to a relaxing couples massage from a cabana in The Sanctuary®. Movies Under the Stars® is also a cozy venue, where you can cuddle up under a warm blanket and watch a romantic comedy amongst the evening stars.
The Pacific Ocean is the deepest and largest ocean on earth. The Pacific Coast has several big cities like San Francisco and San Diego. It is a perfect region for a getaway from monotonous life. The region has natural beauty, golden beaches, various cultures, red wood forests and delicious cuisine.
Your Ship - Crown Princess
Crown Princess remains fresh and beautiful, in no small part due to her 2022 refurbishment. While one of the largest ships in the Princess Cruise Line fleet, you'll rarely feel it's size while enjoying your time aboard.
Crown Princess is a jewel among cruise ships! This amazing vessel has its own Crown Plaza, a unique atrium with restaurants and meeting place where you can get to know the other passengers! The adults-only deck sets this ship apart from the others, as does the poolside movie theater! For a romantic West Coast getaway, the Crown Princess is the perfect escape!
Activities on Crown Princess
On Crown Princess, enjoy the amenities that Princess is known for! Take a look around, and you'll find yourself surrounded by opportunities for fun!
The Lotus Spa and fitness area has a gym, a jogging track, basketball court, shuffleboard and more! Enjoy a yoga class, practice your swing with one of the virtual golf simulators, or play a round of 9-holes on the Princess Links putting course!
There's even a swim-against-the-current lap pool! Speaking of pools, this ship has five pools - one is in the Sanctuary, and is adults-only! The Calypso Reef has two hot tubs as well as a pool, as does Neptune's Reef! The Lotus Spa also has two hot tubs! Finally, you can also enjoy the Terrace pool - just relax and take in the sun, dip your toes, or make a splash!
Want to go shopping? The boutiques on board are all duty free and have designer clothing and other gifts! Enjoy the library, the art gallery and auction, and the seminars offered in the ScholarShip@Sea® program! The ship even has a wedding chapel!
Dining / Food on Crown Princess
Crown Princess has a creative menu with selections that change every day - and every day is delicious! This ship offers traditional dining (where you eat at the same time and place each day) in the Botticelli Dining Room - and you'll receive attentive service from your own personal waiter!
Anytime Dining offers you the choice of when and where you eat - head to the Michelangelo Dining Room or the Da Vinci Dining Room, and you can enjoy the chef's preparations at your whim!
This ship even has specialty restaurants - you can enjoy the Ultimate Balcony Dining (your meal is served with a breathtaking view), or head for Italian food at Sabatini's! There's also the Crown Grill if you'd like to sample some surf and turf - you can enjoy the amazing steak and seafood served here!
Finally, there are also casual dining options - including a pizza and ice cream bar, the Horizon Court Buffet and Bistro, the International Café (which is open 24 hours), the Café Caribe, and more! The Trident Grill has burgers and hot dogs, and Vines serves wine and seafood!
You can even get afternoon tea! Don't forget the 24-hour room service, where you can have select items from the menu delivered to your stateroom at any time of day or night!
Entertainment on Crown Princess
Choose your pleasure on Crown Princess, where you can enjoy professionally choreographed shows, first-run movies, lounge acts, and more!
Head over to the Princess Theater for a Broadway-style show, or a live comedy act! The Movies Under the Stars® outdoor theater shows your favorite movies, and you can try your luck at Gatsby's Casino! Slots, poker, and blackjack are just a few of the great casino games you can enjoy!
The Skywalkers Nightclub will make you feel like you're dancing on thin air with its amazing view from 15 stories above the ocean! Explorers Lounge offers nightclub-style performances, and Club Fusion is another hot spot to stop by!
Cozy up in one of the lounges and bars and enjoy a great cocktail with that special someone, or with your friends - there's the Wheelhouse Bar, the Adagio Bar, the Crooners Bar, and the Speakeasy cigar lounge. No matter what your tastes, you'll find a way to enjoy the night!
Exclusive extras for our group only
• Cruise Eve Dinner - meet your fellow travelers face-to-face, get a jump start on your vacation and a taste of your host city, San Francisco, the night before we sail.
• Welcome Aboard Party (with free cocktails!) - come meet your fellow travelers and friends in a warm, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. Play our fun get-to-know-you activity, and start forging friendships that will last a lifetime.
• Free Welcome Aboard Gifts and surprises!
• Specially reserved group dining in the main restaurant—you'll always have a seat for dinner, surrounded by a bunch of newfound gay cruise friends.
• Onboard Host/Cruise Director - We'll be there to make sure you have a great vacation. We will resolve any issues that may arise, answer questions, and help you enjoy your cruise to the utmost. We'll coordinate and host activities and parties each day—all of which are optional (it's your vacation: pick and choose what you want to be a part of).
• Exclusive private excursions just for our group (additional fee applies).
• Special Daddy group activities on board (card games, trivia contests, happy hours, parties, and more)
• Special discounted rates at our host hotel in San Francisco the nights before and/or after the cruise.
• Special San Francisco after-cruise tour (additional fee applies).
California Coast Gay Daddy Cruise 2024 Itinerary
| 17 Feb
San Francisco, California
| 18 Feb
||Fun Day at Sea!
| 19 Feb
||San Diego, California
| 20 Feb
| 21 Feb
||Fun Day at Sea!
| 22 Feb
||San Francisco, California
Day 1 - San Francisco, California
Our itinerary is the perfect blend of "relaxing" and "exciting" as we sail out of the beautiful City by the Bay: San Francisco. You'll get a once-in-a-lifetime view of the Golden Gate Bridge as we sail right underneath, out into the Pacific Ocean as the sun is setting.
One of America's loveliest cities, San Francisco's hilly streets provide some gorgeous glimpses of the Bay and its famous bridges. This picturesque city is unique in its style and personality, and it charms everyone who comes here.
While you're in San Francisco, take the time to explore this beautiful city. Walk down Lombard, the crookedest street in the world. Take a trip to San Francisco's famous Chinatown for Dim Sum. Explore the waterfront and stop in to sample chocolate at Ghirardelli Square. Ride one of San Francisco's famous cable cars, and gaze at the beautiful Golden Gate Bridge.
Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea!
Your first full vacation day will be at sea, sailing down the California coast. Relax or revel, it's always your call! Lounge on your private verandah or near one of the pools, or maybe even find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active at sea? Play bingo, dance all night, watch a movie under the stars. Work out at the gym, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub. Watch a sunset (or a sunrise), play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar. Do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the net, grab a snack (and then another—all the food is free!). Watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, catch a game in the sports bar, and on and on.
Day 3 - San Diego, California
Our first stop captures all that is California in one place: south-of-the-border zest, sun-drenched Mediterranean atmosphere, and Beach Town USA. The list of things to see and do in San Diego overwhelms.
Old Town is the site of the first Spanish settlement in California and offers the finest in theater, shopping, dining and free live entertainment—all within an easy walking distance of our ship.
More than just a world-famous zoo, the San Diego Zoo (located inside the nation's largest urban cultural park, Balboa Park) is a sanctuary for thousands of animals, a landscape of rare plants from all climates, and a living classroom that entertains and educates. Or, experience animals in an even more authentic setting at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You'll drive past big game living out in the open as God intended (albeit transported here from Africa!).
Several top notch wineries are just outside the city limits in the Valley of the Sun. Here's your chance to taste famous California wines at their birthplace.
Our personal favorite is Point Loma—a narrow, but prominent peninsula jutting into the Pacific Ocean, it creates the mouth to San Diego Bay. Rising over 400 feet above the sea, you'll have commanding views of the San Diego harbor and skyline. Turn around and look out across the endless Pacific Ocean. History buffs will want to see the bunkers built into the bluffs for defense during World War II.
Day 4 - Ensenada, Mexico
The heavy Mexican influences in San Diego will have whetted your appetite for the real thing. Check out the largest marine geyser in the world as it blows upwards of 100 feet, creating a thunderous roar, and likely soaking you at the same time! Need more wine? Tour and taste at some of Mexico's finest wineries just outside of town. Shop till you drop just a few blocks from the pier for Mexican pottery, silver jewelry, woven blankets and hats, as well as duty-free alcohol and perfume. Immerse yourself in Mexican culture with a cooking class, or catch a live performance of Mexican music and dance. Margaritas anyone?
Day 5 - Fun Day at Sea!
Our last full day will be another one at sea. Perfect to do all the stuff you wanted to do on Day 2 but didn't. Or, do nothing, and just relax!
Day 6 - San Francisco, California
Early morning we'll re-enter the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge. You'll return to "The City" relaxed, rejuvenated, and full of memories that will last a lifetime!
San Francisco is at the heart of gay culture, with the famous Castro perhaps one of the USA’s most important gay destinations. San Francisco has one of the largest LGBT communities in the world.