OverviewAs of today (September 16, 2019) there are 64 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 10 are in 2019 and 54 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 64 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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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 $989. For Central America you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $1599. For Hawaii you can book cruises in November starting from $1202. As for Mexico, the lowest priced cruises are in April of 2020, with prices starting from $484.
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 FranciscoSince 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.
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 64 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 FranciscoThere are 4 cruise lines - Princess, Carnival, Cunard and Norwegian (NCL) - that offer cruises that depart from the Port of San Francisco.
Princess Cruises Out Of San FranciscoPrincess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 35 cruise options. It offers 21 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 3 cruise ships (Grand Princess, Star Princess and Coral Princess). The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $110.
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Carnival Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCarnival 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 $132.
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Cunard Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCunard 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 $260.
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Norwegian (NCL) Cruises Out Of San FranciscoNorwegian (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 $76.
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Cruise Ships out of San FranciscoThere are 6 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the San Francisco cruise terminal.
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 $132.
Grand Princess, built in 1998 with capacity of approximately 2600 passengers, offers 20 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 11 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $93.
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 $139.
Queen Elizabeth offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary, Norwegian Gem offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Coral Princess offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.
Duration of CruisesAlmost 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:
The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 28 such cruises featuring 14 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $129.
There are 12 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $143.
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 CallThere are 49 distinct ports that are visited by cruises that leave from San Francisco. The following table shows these ports:
Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 28 cruises (12 distinct itineraries) that visit Ensenada, Mexico. Victoria, BC, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 27 cruises on 13 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), Ketchikan, Alaska (13 sailings), Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii (10 sailings) and Hilo, Hawaii (10 sailings).