Los Angeles needs very little introduction - it's not on the world stage, it IS the world stage. A place that small towns dream of, a city where people go to see and be seen. Vast, sprawling and with an overwhelming amount to see and do, Los Angeles is many different things to different people - beach city, metropolis, Hollywood, health mecca, home of Disneyland. The City of Angels has something to offer almost any traveler - and cruises departing from Los Angeles are no exception.
The Pacific Ocean is a huge part of LA's charm. From Malibu to Laguna Beach, the city's coastline is a hive of activity - a stroll along Santa Monica and Venice Beach will reveal buskers, walkers, joggers, rollerbladers and movers of all kinds, families enjoying the water, a menagerie of pets, bikini-clad beauties, shirtless blokes, street food trucks galore, and anything else you could wish to see. Getting on an enormous ship to sail away, then, seems a natural extension of time spent in Los Angeles.
Cruise lines and destinations from Los Angeles
Cruises from Los Angeles just add to the sun, sand and fun you'll enjoy there. With the big name cruise lines all offering Los Angeles departures, there are also plenty of options. Princess has a huge range of LA itineraries, and P&O Cruises is another big name you'll see leaving frequently from the port in Los Angeles. Other cruise liners out of Los Angeles that you will see passing through include Carnival, cruises with Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruises.
The most popular destination for cruises ex Los Angeles is the fabulous Mexican Riviera, including Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Puerto Vallarta and more stunning seaside resorts. Cruise Sale Finder has plenty of short cruises visiting the California coast. This area also gets some love, especially the scenic and hip San Francisco. Those willing to spend a few days at sea will also find numerous itineraries taking in the Hawaii islands with a great port in Honolulu. Or if you wish to venture further, Los Angeles cruises also visit Australia.
Los Angeles Cruise Port
The Los Angeles World Cruise Center is located in San Pedro at 100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. Many ships embark and disembark here in berths 91-93, and it is a well-equipped passenger terminal with two terminal buildings, a 70,000 foot clearspan tent structure, a three processing areas, customs facilities, shops, eateries and a big parking building. It is about 40 mins' drive from central LA.
Los Angeles has another cruise terminal, called the Long Beach Cruise Terminal, located at 231 Windsor Way, Long Beach, CA 90802. This is owned by Carnival Corporation; it's where their ships embark and disembark, and is around 50 minutes' drive from the city centre. Parking is available nearby, and the permanently-moored Queen Mary is also there, a fantastic spot for cruise lovers to visit before or after their voyage - admission is included in a Carnival cruise fare. Whether it be a cruise with the family or a special deal you are after, Cruise Sale Finder has the right package for you however many nights or days you need, right up to the last minute.