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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - February 16, 2020) there are 70 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 59 are in 2020 and 11 are in 2021). 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 70 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 Coast
Panama Canal

In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from San Francisco and visits Alaska is May, with prices starting from $1134. For Hawaii you can book cruises in April starting from $1216. For Mexico you can book cruises in May starting from $459. As for Pacific Coast, the lowest priced cruises are in October, with prices starting from $429.

You can click on links in the table above 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 (10 days, 15 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. 5, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1216 $81 View
Apr. 20, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1279 $85 View
Feb. 21, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1299 $87 View
Mar. 22, 2020 Grand Princess 7 $649 $93 View
Jan. 7, 2021 Ruby Princess 10 $969 $97 View
May 1, 2020 Carnival Miracle 6 $604 $101 View
Dec. 13, 2020 Ruby Princess 10 $1029 $103 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $81 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on April 5, 2020 (15 nights San Francisco round-trip itinerary on Grand Princess).

If you want to see the listing of all 70 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 42 28 $131 4
Carnival 27 10 $121 1
Cunard 1 1 $227 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 42 cruise options. It offers 28 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $131.

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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 1 cruise ship (Carnival Miracle) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $121.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard offers 1 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 1 distinct itinerary out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Queen Elizabeth). The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $227.

View all Cunard Cruises From San Francisco.

Cruise Ships out of San Francisco

There are 6 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
Carnival Miracle 2004 27 10 $121
Star Princess 2002 18 12 $154
Ruby Princess 2008 16 9 $125
Grand Princess 1998 7 6 $99
Queen Elizabeth 2010 1 1 $227
Emerald Princess 2007 1 1 $123

Carnival Miracle, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 2100 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 27 of them. It features 10 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $121.

Star Princess, built in 2002 with capacity of approximately 2600 passengers, offers 18 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 12 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $154.

Ruby Princess, which started sailing in 2008 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers 16 sailings. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $125.

Grand Princess offers 7 cruises using 6 distinct itineraries, Queen Elizabeth offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Emerald Princess offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of San Francisco are 4 days, 5 days, 6 days, 7 days, 10 days, 11 days or 15 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
10 Days / 10 Nights 26 13 $138
15 Days / 15 Nights 15 9 $115
4 Days / 4 Nights 13 4 $141
7 Days / 7 Nights 7 6 $147
5 Days / 5 Nights 6 4 $113
6 Days / 6 Nights 1 1 $101
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $113
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 26 such cruises featuring 13 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $138.

There are 15 cruise sailings that are 15 days (15 nights) long. They feature 9 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $115.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 4 day cruises (13 sailings), 7 day cruises (7 sailings), 5 day cruises (6 sailings), 6 day cruises (1 sailing) and 11 day cruises (1 sailing).

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

Ports of Call

There are 38 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
Ensenada, Mexico 35 18
Victoria, BC, Canada 29 17
Juneau, Alaska 24 13
Skagway, Alaska 20 9
Hilo, Hawaii 15 9
Honolulu, Hawaii 15 9
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 15 9
Ketchikan, Alaska 13 8
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 13 7
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9 3
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 9 6
Astoria, Oregon 6 5
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 35 cruises (18 distinct itineraries) that visit Ensenada, Mexico. Victoria, BC, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 29 cruises on 17 distinct itineraries. There are 24 cruises that visit Juneau, Alaska on 13 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (20 sailings), Hilo, Hawaii (15 sailings), Honolulu, Hawaii (15 sailings) and Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii (15 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
70
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries