Today the Golden Princess sets sail from Los Angeles on the first of a new series of Princess Cruises Getaway voyages.

The company has debuted these new cruises along the West Coast offering a brand new way for passengers to enjoy a quick break

Passengers can choose from three- and four-day sailings, perfect for sampling the line’s onboard experience, as well as visiting a variety of Southern California destinations. Departing roundtrip from Los Angeles (San Pedro) aboard Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess, the Princess Getaway sailings take place throughout the fall and into the spring 2014 season.

“Our new Getaway cruises are a great new option for anyone looking for a quick way to escape from the daily grind,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “Passengers can sample the Princess experience of fine international dining and world-class entertainment aboard our comfortably elegant ships. And, these cruises are perfect for celebrations such as a birthday, anniversary, reunion or girlfriends getaway.”

Princess West Coast Getaway sailings for 2013-14 include:

3-Day West Coast Sampler – Both Golden Princess and Sapphire Princess sail roundtrip from Los Angeles on this three-day sailing with a call in Ensenada. Golden Princess cruises in 2013 depart on October 4, 7, 18, 21, November 1, 4, 15, 18, 21, 24 and December 1. Sapphire Princess sails on January 13 and March 11, 14, 21, 24 and 31, 2014.

4-Day West Coast Sampler – These getaways offer a choice of ports, with options to visit Catalina Island, Santa Barbara or San Diego in addition to Ensenada. In 2013, Golden Princess will sail to Catalina on September 26, October 14 and November 7; Santa Barbara on September 30, October 24 and November 11; and San Diego on October 10, 28 and November 27. In 2014 Sapphire Princess takes over, sailing to Catalina on Jan 5 and 20; Santa Barbara on January 16 and 28, March 17 and 27; and San Diego on January 9 and 24.

Getaway sailings are also scheduled throughout fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well.