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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - December 5, 2019) there are 77 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 2 are in 2019, 64 are in 2020 and the rest 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 77 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 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 2020, with prices starting from $1119. For Central America you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $929. For Hawaii you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $869. As for Mexico, the lowest priced cruises are in May of 2020, with prices starting from $469. Finally, for Pacific Coast, you can book cruises in October of 2020 starting from $299.

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
Jan. 24, 2020 Norwegian Gem 21 $929 $44 View
Jan. 27, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $869 $58 View
Feb. 21, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1099 $73 View
Oct. 11, 2020 Star Princess 4 $299 $75 View
Apr. 5, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1129 $75 View
Mar. 7, 2020 Grand Princess 15 $1219 $81 View
Jan. 12, 2020 Grand Princess 10 $829 $83 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $44 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on January 24, 2020 (21 nights San Francisco to New York, NY itinerary on Norwegian Gem).

If you want to see the listing of all 77 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, Carnival, 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 48 32 $112 4
Carnival 27 9 $125 1
Cunard 1 1 $220 1
Norwegian (NCL) 1 1 $44 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 48 cruise options. It offers 32 distinct itineraries and has 4 cruise ships sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $112.

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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 $125.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard offers 1 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 1 distinct itinerary and has 1 cruise ship (Queen Elizabeth) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $220.

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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 $44.

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
Carnival Miracle 2004 27 9 $125
Star Princess 2002 18 12 $126
Ruby Princess 2008 16 9 $115
Grand Princess 1998 13 10 $89
Queen Elizabeth 2010 1 1 $220
Norwegian Gem 2007 1 1 $44
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 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $125.

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 $126.

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 $115.

Grand Princess offers 13 cruises using 10 distinct itineraries, Queen Elizabeth offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary, Norwegian Gem 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 29 14 $120
15 Days / 15 Nights 17 10 $104
4 Days / 4 Nights 13 4 $136
5 Days / 5 Nights 7 5 $112
7 Days / 7 Nights 7 6 $134
6 Days / 6 Nights 1 1 $111
11 Days / 11 Nights 1 1 $114
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 29 such cruises featuring 14 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $120.

There are 17 cruise sailings that are 15 days (15 nights) long. They feature 10 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $104.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 4 day cruises (13 sailings), 5 day cruises (7 sailings), 7 day cruises (7 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 49 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 38 20
Victoria, BC, Canada 29 16
Juneau, Alaska 24 12
Skagway, Alaska 20 8
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 17 10
Honolulu, Hawaii 17 10
Hilo, Hawaii 17 10
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 15 8
Ketchikan, Alaska 13 8
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9 2
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 9 6
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico 8 5
Other Ports Less than 8

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 38 cruises (20 distinct itineraries) that visit Ensenada, Mexico. Victoria, BC, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 29 cruises on 16 distinct itineraries. There are 24 cruises that visit Juneau, Alaska on 12 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (20 sailings), Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii (17 sailings), Honolulu, Hawaii (17 sailings) and Hilo, Hawaii (17 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
77
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries