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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

As of today - March 20, 2019 - there are 61 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 36 are in 2019 and 25 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 61 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
Asia
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 May, with prices starting from $939. For Asia you can book cruises in July starting from $2949. For Central America you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $1929. As for Hawaii, the lowest priced cruises are in April, with prices starting from $1098.

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, 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. 6, 2019 Grand Princess 15 $1098 $73 View
Apr. 21, 2019 Grand Princess 15 $1112 $74 View
Jan. 24, 2020 Norwegian Gem 21 $1929 $92 View
May 26, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $939 $94 View
May 16, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $939 $94 View
Feb. 11, 2020 Grand Princess 10 $959 $96 View
Jan. 12, 2020 Grand Princess 10 $959 $96 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $73 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on April 6, 2019 (15 nights San Francisco round-trip itinerary on Grand Princess).

If you want to see the listing of all 61 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 4 cruise lines - Princess, Holland America, Cunard 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 53 31 $125 4
Holland America 5 5 $128 1
Cunard 2 2 $188 1
Norwegian (NCL) 1 1 $92 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 53 cruise options. It offers 31 distinct itineraries and has 4 cruise ships sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $125.

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Holland America Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Holland America offers 5 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Maasdam). The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $128.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard offers 2 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 2 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Queen Elizabeth) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $188.

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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 out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Norwegian Gem). The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $92.

View all Norwegian (NCL) 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
Grand Princess 1998 36 19 $118
Star Princess 2002 14 9 $150
Maasdam 1993 5 5 $128
Queen Elizabeth 2010 2 2 $188
Golden Princess 2001 2 2 $113
Norwegian Gem 2007 1 1 $92
Coral Princess 2002 1 1 $110

Grand Princess, which was built in 1998 and accommodates approximately 2600 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 36 of them. It features 19 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $118.

Star Princess, built in 2002 with capacity of approximately 2600 passengers, offers 14 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $150.

Maasdam, which started sailing in 1993 and accommodates approximately 1300 passengers, offers 5 sailings. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $128.

Queen Elizabeth offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries, 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 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 15 days, 20 days, 21 days or 26 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
10 Days / 10 Nights 33 19 $134
15 Days / 15 Nights 12 7 $106
7 Days / 7 Nights 5 2 $155
21 Days / 21 Nights 5 5 $136
5 Days / 5 Nights 1 1 $100
20 Days / 20 Nights 1 1 $112
26 Days / 26 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 33 such cruises featuring 19 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $134.

There are 12 cruise sailings that are 15 days (15 nights) long. They feature 7 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $106.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 7 day cruises (5 sailings), 21 day cruises (5 sailings), 5 day cruises (1 sailing), 20 day cruises (1 sailing) and 26 day cruises (1 sailing).

Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day, 3 day or 4 day cruises out of San Francisco.

Ports of Call

There are 76 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 35 21
Juneau, Alaska 31 19
Ketchikan, Alaska 28 17
Skagway, Alaska 20 9
Ensenada, Mexico 14 8
Honolulu, Hawaii 13 8
Hilo, Hawaii 13 8
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 11 6
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 11 6
Sitka, Alaska 10 9
Tracy Arm, Alaska 9 5
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 9 6
Other Ports Less than 9

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 35 cruises (21 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 31 cruises on 19 distinct itineraries. There are 28 cruises that visit Ketchikan, Alaska on 17 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (20 sailings), Ensenada, Mexico (14 sailings), Honolulu, Hawaii (13 sailings) and Hilo, Hawaii (13 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
61
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries