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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - May 25, 2020) there are 67 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 21 are in 2020 and 46 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 67 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 of 2021, with prices starting from $1039. For Hawaii you can book cruises in September starting from $1644. For Mexico you can book cruises in April of 2021 starting from $409. As for Pacific Coast, the lowest priced cruises are in April of 2021, with prices starting from $299. Finally, for Panama Canal, you can book cruises in February of 2021 starting from $2279.

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, 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
Apr. 29, 2021 Nieuw Amsterdam 3 $299 $100 View
May 13, 2021 Carnival Miracle 4 $409 $102 View
Apr. 29, 2021 Carnival Miracle 4 $409 $102 View
Sep. 17, 2020 Carnival Miracle 16 $1644 $103 View
May 3, 2021 Carnival Miracle 10 $1039 $104 View
Sep. 7, 2020 Carnival Miracle 10 $1079 $108 View
May 17, 2021 Carnival Miracle 10 $1079 $108 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $100 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on April 29, 2021 (3 nights San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada itinerary on Nieuw Amsterdam).

If you want to see the listing of all 67 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 Holland America - 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 27 $140 3
Carnival 26 11 $118 1
Holland America 1 1 $100 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 40 cruise options. It offers 27 distinct itineraries and has 3 cruise ships (Ruby Princess, Star Princess and Emerald Princess) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $140.

View all Princess Cruises From San Francisco.

Carnival Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Carnival offers 26 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 11 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Carnival Miracle). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $118.

View all Carnival Cruises From San Francisco.

Holland America Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Holland America offers 1 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 1 distinct itinerary and has 1 cruise ship (Nieuw Amsterdam) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $100.

View all Holland America Cruises From San Francisco.

Cruise Ships out of San Francisco

There are 5 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 30 19 $137
Carnival Miracle 2004 26 11 $118
Star Princess 2002 9 7 $147
Nieuw Amsterdam 2010 1 1 $100
Emerald Princess 2007 1 1 $152

Ruby Princess, which was built in 2008 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 30 of them. It features 19 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $137.

Carnival Miracle, built in 2004 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 26 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 11 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $118.

Star Princess, which started sailing in 2002 and accommodates approximately 2600 passengers, offers 9 sailings. It features 7 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $147.

Nieuw Amsterdam 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, 7 days, 10 days, 11 days, 15 days or 16 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
10 Days / 10 Nights 33 19 $139
4 Days / 4 Nights 11 3 $123
15 Days / 15 Nights 10 5 $126
7 Days / 7 Nights 5 4 $139
11 Days / 11 Nights 3 3 $121
5 Days / 5 Nights 2 2 $141
16 Days / 16 Nights 2 2 $107
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 $139.

There are 11 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $123.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 15 day cruises (10 sailings), 7 day cruises (5 sailings), 11 day cruises (3 sailings), 5 day cruises (2 sailings) and 16 day cruises (2 sailings).

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

Ports of Call

There are 32 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 38 25
Juneau, Alaska 33 21
Skagway, Alaska 27 15
Ensenada, Mexico 25 12
Ketchikan, Alaska 17 12
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 16 11
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 13 6
Hilo, Hawaii 11 6
Honolulu, Hawaii 11 6
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 11 6
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 9 4
Sitka, Alaska 6 6
Other Ports Less than 6

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 38 cruises (25 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 33 cruises on 21 distinct itineraries. There are 27 cruises that visit Skagway, Alaska on 15 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Ensenada, Mexico (25 sailings), Ketchikan, Alaska (17 sailings), Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni (16 sailings) and Icy Strait Point, Alaska (13 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
67
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries