Santa Clarita-based Princess Cruises is offering more Pacific Coast cruises along the California coastline for its 2012-2013 season.

Trips will include quick overnight cruises to week-long journeys. New for the season is a round-trip California Coastal itinerary with an added visit to Catalina and an overnight in San Francisco. Other coastal itinerary options include a wine country cruise with themed onboard presentations, plus four- and five-day samplers of Alaska and the Pacific Northwest, and shorter sailings of one to three nights.

Other options include more far-flung destinations from Los Angeles or San Francisco, heading for Hawaii, Mexico, the Panama Canal or across the ocean to explore the South Pacific.

“Coastal cruises have become increasingly popular with our passengers, so much so that we’re featuring more of our new California Coast itinerary than ever before,” said Jan Swartz, Princess Cruises executive vice president. “And the California ports of Los Angeles and San Francisco are great bases from which to enjoy a variety of destinations and experiences.”

Previously, the cruise line company had offered more trips to the Mexican Riviera. This season, Princess Cruises is offering three, 7-day California coastal cruises out of Los Angeles. Next season, it plans to offer seven cruises with the enhanced itinerary of an overnight in San Francisco and a stop in Catalina.

Judy Temes