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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

As of today (April 24, 2024) there are 69 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 28 are in 2024 and 41 are in 2025). In the following paragraphs you'll find a detailed overview of all those cruise options. If you're just looking to see the listing of the 69 sailings, please click on one of the 3 buttons on the right side - either on "View Sailings Sorted By Departure Date" (good for viewing last minute San Francisco cruise deals), "View Sailings Sorted By Price Per Day" or "View Sailings Grouped By Itineraries".

Regions and Prices

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Region
Alaska
Hawaii
Mexico
Pacific
Pacific Coast
Panama Canal
South America

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from San Francisco and visits Alaska is August, with prices starting from $748. For Hawaii you can book cruises in December starting from $998. For Mexico you can book cruises in March of 2025 starting from $678. As for Pacific, the lowest priced cruises are in September, with prices starting from $1599.

You can view the prices of all other regions in the table above. You can click on the links in that table to view the cruise options for the given region in a given month. You can also click on the "Next Month" and "Previous Month" links at the top of the table to shift the window of months that are displayed.

Cheap Cruises From San Francisco

Since San Francisco cruises have various durations (11 days, 10 days and other durations - see below), the best way to compare cruise prices is to do that on price-per-day bases. The following table shows San Francisco cruises in the upcoming 12 months sorted by price per day. You can use this table to find the best cruise deals from San Francisco.

Departure
Date
Ship Days Price $/Day View
Apr. 20, 2025 Ruby Princess 7 $398 $57 View
Sep. 24, 2024 Crown Princess 31 $1778 $57 View
Sep. 24, 2024 Crown Princess 23 $1398 $61 View
Mar. 8, 2025 Ruby Princess 11 $678 $62 View
Dec. 2, 2024 Ruby Princess 16 $998 $62 View
Sep. 28, 2024 Sapphire Princess 16 $998 $62 View
Jan. 19, 2025 Ruby Princess 11 $698 $63 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruises start at $57 per day. There are 2 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on September 24, 2024 (31 nights San Francisco to Sydney, Australia itinerary on Crown Princess).

If you want to see the listing of all 69 San Francisco sailings sorted by price per day, you can click on 'View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day' link at the bottom of the table above.

Cruise Lines out of San Francisco

There are only three cruise lines - Princess, Carnival and Cunard - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of San Francisco.

Cruise Line Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Number of
Ships
Princess 40 31 $77 4
Carnival 27 10 $98 2
Cunard 2 2 $87 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 40 cruise options. It offers 31 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $77.

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Carnival Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Carnival offers 27 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 10 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Carnival Legend and Carnival Miracle) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $98.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard offers 2 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 2 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Queen Elizabeth). The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $87.

View all Cunard Cruises From San Francisco.

Cruise Ships out of San Francisco

There are 7 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the San Francisco cruise terminal.

Cruise Ship Year
Built
Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
Ruby Princess 2008 26 18 $81
Carnival Legend 2002 21 4 $98
Crown Princess 2006 12 11 $72
Carnival Miracle 2004 6 6 $100
Queen Elizabeth 2010 2 2 $87
Coral Princess 2003 1 1 $75
Sapphire Princess 2004 1 1 $62

Ruby Princess, which was built in 2008 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 26 of them. It features 18 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $81.

Carnival Legend, built in 2002 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 21 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 4 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $98.

Crown Princess, which started sailing in 2006 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers 12 sailings. It features 11 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $72.

Carnival Miracle offers 6 cruises using 6 distinct itineraries, Queen Elizabeth offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries, Coral Princess offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Sapphire Princess offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of San Francisco are 4 days, 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 15 days, 16 days or 23 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
11 Days / 11 Nights 24 18 $84
10 Days / 10 Nights 13 4 $94
16 Days / 16 Nights 10 8 $70
4 Days / 4 Nights 9 1 $117
7 Days / 7 Nights 4 3 $71
15 Days / 15 Nights 3 3 $103
23 Days / 23 Nights 2 2 $87
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 11 days (11 nights) long. There are 24 such cruises featuring 18 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $84.

There are 13 cruise sailings that are 10 days (10 nights) long. They feature 4 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $94.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 16 day cruises (10 sailings), 4 day cruises (9 sailings), 7 day cruises (4 sailings), 15 day cruises (3 sailings) and 23 day cruises (2 sailings).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day or 3 day cruises out of San Francisco. There is, however, a 5 day cruise sailing out of San Francisco.

Ports of Call

There are 58 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from San Francisco. The following table shows these ports:

Port of Call Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
At Sea 42 33
Juneau, Alaska 33 21
Ketchikan, Alaska 32 20
Fun Day at Sea 27 10
Skagway, Alaska 27 15
Ensenada, Mexico 22 11
Tracy Arm Fjord 16 7
Victoria, BC, Canada 14 11
Honolulu, Hawaii 13 11
Glacier Bay National Park 12 9
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 9 7
Hilo, Hawaii 8 6
Other Ports Less than 8

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 42 cruises (33 distinct itineraries) that visit At Sea. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 33 cruises on 21 distinct itineraries. There are 32 cruises that visit Ketchikan, Alaska on 20 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Fun Day at Sea (27 sailings), Skagway, Alaska (27 sailings), Ensenada, Mexico (22 sailings) and Tracy Arm Fjord (16 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
69
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries

 
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