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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

As of today (July 19, 2019) there are 70 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 18 are in 2019 and 52 are in 2020). 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
Central America
Hawaii
Mexico
Pacific
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 August, with prices starting from $1048. For Central America you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $1599. For Hawaii you can book cruises in November starting from $1229. As for Mexico, the lowest priced cruises are in April of 2020, with prices starting from $479.

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 (10 days, 4 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
Sep. 23, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $681 $68 View
Oct. 3, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $733 $73 View
Jan. 24, 2020 Norwegian Gem 21 $1599 $76 View
Nov. 18, 2019 Grand Princess 15 $1229 $82 View
Nov. 17, 2019 Coral Princess 15 $1279 $85 View
Nov. 3, 2019 Grand Princess 15 $1299 $87 View
Jan. 12, 2020 Grand Princess 10 $949 $95 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $68 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on September 23, 2019 (10 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 Norwegian (NCL) - 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 $118 4
Carnival 27 9 $135 1
Norwegian (NCL) 1 1 $76 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 42 cruise options. It offers 28 distinct itineraries and has 4 cruise ships sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $118.

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Carnival Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Carnival offers 27 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 9 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Carnival Miracle). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $135.

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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Norwegian (NCL) offers 1 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 1 distinct itinerary and has 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Gem) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $76.

View all Norwegian (NCL) 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 9 $135
Grand Princess 1998 25 16 $106
Star Princess 2002 14 9 $149
Golden Princess 2001 2 2 $102
Norwegian Gem 2007 1 1 $76
Coral Princess 2002 1 1 $85

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 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $135.

Grand Princess, built in 1998 with capacity of approximately 2600 passengers, offers 25 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 16 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $106.

Star Princess, which started sailing in 2002 and accommodates approximately 2600 passengers, offers 14 sailings. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $149.

Golden Princess offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries, Norwegian Gem offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Coral 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 34 20 $133
4 Days / 4 Nights 10 1 $137
15 Days / 15 Nights 10 6 $102
5 Days / 5 Nights 5 3 $120
7 Days / 7 Nights 5 2 $136
6 Days / 6 Nights 1 1 $122
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $141
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 34 such cruises featuring 20 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $133.

There are 10 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 1 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $137.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 15 day cruises (10 sailings), 5 day cruises (5 sailings), 7 day cruises (5 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 55 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
Victoria, BC, Canada 33 19
Juneau, Alaska 30 18
Ensenada, Mexico 28 12
Skagway, Alaska 24 12
Ketchikan, Alaska 17 12
Honolulu, Hawaii 12 8
Hilo, Hawaii 12 8
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 10 6
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 9 6
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9 2
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 8 4
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 7 5
Other Ports Less than 7

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 33 cruises (19 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 30 cruises on 18 distinct itineraries. There are 28 cruises that visit Ensenada, Mexico on 12 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (24 sailings), Ketchikan, Alaska (17 sailings), Honolulu, Hawaii (12 sailings) and Hilo, Hawaii (12 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