First stop is Vancouver’s Pinnacle Hotel, Harbour Front which has an enviable setting in the Coal Harbour area oef Vancouver just a couple of blocks from the city’s famous Seawall and within easy walking distance of all of the major downtown attractions including Stanley Park, Gastown and the Granville Street Entertainment District. You’re in the perfect jumping off point for discovering everything that the amazing city of Vancouver has to offer.
The cities famous Seawall is just two blocks away from the hotel and it’s the ideal spot for an early morning stroll – it’s a 28km stretch of waterfront paths that follows the shoreline of False Bay and English Creek right along to Kitsilano offering wonderful views of the cities scenery along the way. Also within easy reach of the hotel is one of Vancouver’s top attractions, Stanley Park – often voted one of the best urban parks in the world, the park features hiking and biking trails and is home to Vancouver Aquarium, an outdoor theatre, interesting historic sites, and a range of tasty eateries. Yaletown is suitable for families and couples alike boasting a stylish neighbourhood that’s ideal for romantic evenings and entertaining the family.
Other popular Vancouver attractions includes Science World, Vancouver Art Galley Rogers Arena, the Mt Pleasant neighbourhood and Granville Island, a hidden peninsula gem offering live entertainments, dining and lively public markets. Before you leave Vancouver take the short stroll along Thurlow Street to the shopping Mecca of Robson Street where you’ll find a mixture of lively street vendors, trendy restaurants and boutique shops featuring everything from fashion to artwork. The unique Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery has the perfect gift shop offering masks, prints, wood carvings, gold and silver jewellery, and clothing designed by First Nation artists. It’s the perfect spot to pick up a few last minute bargains and some Vancouver mementos.
The hotel’s facilities and amenities include a bar / bistro, a large swimming and a well-appointed health club and fitness centre, as well as and free seasonal hotel bikes – they’re a great way to get out and about across the local neighbourhood. In room home from home comforts in the hotel’s spacious and modern guest rooms include LCD TV, Keurig coffeemaker, air-conditioning, and complimentary Wi-Fi that’s ideal for keeping in touch with family and friends back home.
Step on board the Grand Princess for the next part of your trip. Recently refurbished to have an even more contemporary, stylish ambiance, the Grand Princess boasts everything needed for a holiday packed with entertainment, activities for the whole family and opportunities for some well-deserved rest and relaxation.
On-board the Grand Princess nobody is left out of the action. Kids aged 3-7 can enjoy the Treehouse, packed with spaces to explore and activities including pyjama movie nights, arts and crafts and Lego® building contests; older kids aged 8-12 can explore the Lodge, featuring games, dancing and competitions, as well as programmes designed by the California Science Center to keep their minds active. Theme nights, treasure hunts and more are offered to keep everyone entertained. Teens will love the Beach House, designed for teens aged 13-17 to chill out and meet new friends with everything from hip hop dance classes to late-night movie viewings, video game tournaments, sports competitions and Rock the Boat teens-only parties, complete with mocktails and awards.
The vast selection of on-board activities on the Grand Princess means there’s something for everyone to enjoy discovering. The European-inspired piazza is a hub of activity with street performers, boutiques, a stunning spiral staircase and the International Café. Treat yourself with tax and duty-free on-board shopping or indulge in some spectacular artworks at the gallery with Champagne Art Auctions. Alternatively, capture your own memories at Platinum Studio, specialising in beautiful black and white portraits. Enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea in an elegant setting or soak up the sun from one of freshwater pools or hot tubs or from a sun lounger with a cocktail in hand. Unleash your competitive spirit at the sports court with basketball and volleyball or enjoy a family-friendly miniature golf game. Take your love of golf further with the golf simulator, so you can explore world-class golf courses including St. Andrews and Pebble Beach. Take some time out at the Internet Café or borrow some books from the fully-stocked on-board library to read during your travels, with everything from bestsellers to classics and travel books about the destinations on your itinerary.
Enjoy some ‘you’ time at the Lotus Spa® with a range of treatments from facials to full-body massages or head to the salon for a haircut, styling, manicures, pedicures and more. Bring your workout with you and head to the Lotus Spa® Fitness Centre, boasting state-of-the-art equipment, personal training, classes and ocean views.
At night, the Grand Princess comes alive. For a relaxing evening, watch a movie, sports game or concert poolside with fresh popcorn in the evening or milk and cookies in the daytime, blankets and comfortable loungers. Enjoy the thrill of the Voice of the Ocean, taking the famous TV show to new heights with everything from blind auditions to the iconic red chairs with lively coaches and a final performance where guests can vote for the winner. This is an authentic experience just like the TV show you won’t want to miss! Live music doesn’t stop there- enjoy original musical productions at the Princess Theatre, evening packed with dancing at Club Fusion, complete nightly events and theme parties, and Skywalkers Nightclub with DJs spinning popular club-style tunes.
On-board dining is a real treat. As well as included dining at a range of venues with casual dining options and buffets to suit everyone’s palates, treat yourself to speciality dining, with everything from fine dining to unique gastropub dining at The Salty Dog Gastropub for an extra special dinner. Seafood lovers will love Steamers Seafood’s freshly-prepared dinner dishes and fans of award-winning chef cuisine will adore SHARE by Curtis Stone’s luxurious dishes. Indulge in breakfast in bed, late night snacks and more from the 24-hour room service menu or enjoy a romantic evening or breakfast at the height of luxury on a private balcony with panoramic ocean views, a multicourse meal, a beverage of choice and your own waiters.
The Grand Princess’ guestrooms invite relaxation and above all a fabulous night’s sleep. Luxurious beds, linens and pillows make accommodations comfortable places to unwind and plan the next day’s adventures. Convenient in-room amenities also include a refrigerator, hair dryer, large wardrobe, TV and private bathroom. Rooms with ocean views, balconies and suites are also offered, as well as family-friendly options making the Grand Princess the perfect choice for families, friends and couples alike.
Finally, head to the bright lights and big-city allure of California’s largest metropolis. Here, A-list celebrities really do walk the sidewalks, triple-shot macchiato in one hand, cell phones in the other. While you may bypass much of the city by staying on a network of freeways that crisscross the region, you are missing L.A.’s hidden gems. Turn off onto side streets to discover inviting neighbourhoods, incredible museums, and shopping hot spots. When the sun sets, L.A. comes to life in a whole new way, with clubs thumping to the beat of the latest indie band, a flock of starlets swaying in the front row. Rooftop restaurants, bars, and pools draw slinky-sexy crowds, while searchlights arc through the night sky, announcing the latest silver-screen premier.
There are hundreds of tourists attractions to choose from, including world famous theme parks: Disneyland California, Knottsberry Farm and Six Flags Magic Mountain, and there are just as many VIP Studio Tours you can take such as Warner Bros, Sony Pictures and Paramount Pictures. Combine both a tour of the world’s largest movie studio and also see some of your favourite movies come to life with superb rides and attractions at Universal studios Hollywood. It’s a real treat for movie buffs and theme park aficionados’ alike, non-stop entertainment at your service.
Settle in to the Hotel Angeleno with its warm, friendly service and perfect location. Situated at the crossroads of Santa Monica, Beverly Hills and UCLA, this is a fantastic base to explore the sights and sounds of this fabulous city.
Every guest room includes complimentary valet parking, free wireless internet access and complimentary wine hour each evening in the lobby. West Restaurant is a favourite local haunt serving boutique local wines surrounded by stylish décor with 200 degree views from the downtown skyline to the Santa Monica beaches. Relax at the heated pool, work up a sweat in the fitness centre or simply enjoy a coffee in the lobby café and contemplate your itinerary for the next few days. With chic shopping, fun theme parks, movie star home tours, restaurants and theatres, Los Angeles is an exciting city to explore.
Experience culture, warmth and stunning views at Hotel Angeleno whilst enjoying a relaxed atmosphere, rich design and friendly service making you feel right at home.
This multicentre offer allows you to explore an array of magnificent destinations from perfectly-located hotels and the stunning Grand Princess, with plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained throughout the trip. For the ultimate way to explore North America’s western coastline, this multicentre offer is perfect. Call one of our travel experts to book this North America’s West Coast, Vancouver to LA on Grand Princess Pacific Cruise offer today!