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Oct. 11 update: Princess ship restarts cruising from San Francisco

Majestic Princess, docked at Pier 27, marks the first cruise ship to return to San Francisco since the pandemic shutdown
The first cruise ship to call at San Francisco since the pandemic shutdown is Majestic Princess, which visited Monday as part of a weeklong California coast voyage round-trip Los Angeles.

This maiden call of Majestic Princess to San Francisco also marks the 50-year history of Princess sailing to the City by the Bay.

'Princess has a long history of visiting the iconic Port of San Francisco with our guests marveling at the bucket-list experience of sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge,' Princess President Jan Swartz said. 'Our guests remain eager to be back on board enjoying a safe and real vacation.'

Elaine Forbes, executive director of the Port of San Francisco, welcomed a 'safe return of Princess Cruises and all cruises,' adding that the city has worked with cruise lines to make sure all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines have been met or exceeded.

Cruising's return is an 'important milestone for San Francisco’s economic recovery and will support our small and family-owned waterfront businesses,' Forbes added.

Princess cruises are open to fully vaccinated passengers who also  present a negative, medically observed COVID-19 test (PCR or antigen) taken within two days before embarking.