It's all about supply and demand. The demand just wasn't there. Same holds true for all the ships that use to do the Mexican Riviera out of LA & San Diego. There was just not enough people to fill all the berths, so ships were pulled out of there to go where the demand was higher.
Princess does an occasional Pacific coast cruise while doing a repositioning.
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