OverviewAs of today (August 11, 2022) there are 54 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 14 are in 2022 and 40 are in 2023). 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 54 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 2023, with prices starting from $879. For Hawaii you can book cruises in October starting from $1099. For Mexico you can book cruises in September starting from $314. As for Pacific, the lowest priced cruises are in February of 2023, with prices starting from $7599.
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 cruises start at $71 per day. There are 3 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on September 17, 2022 (7 nights San Francisco round-trip itinerary on Ruby Princess).
If you want to see the listing of all 54 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 only three cruise lines - Princess, Carnival and Cunard - 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 - 27 cruise options. It offers 20 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Ruby Princess and Grand Princess). The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $104.
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Carnival Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCarnival offers 22 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 6 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Carnival Miracle) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $128.
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Cunard Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCunard offers 5 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 2 cruise ships (Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria). The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $191.
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Cruise Ships out of San FranciscoThere are 5 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the San Francisco cruise terminal.
Ruby Princess, which was built in 2008 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 24 of them. It features 17 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $108.
Carnival Miracle, built in 2004 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 22 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 6 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $128.
Queen Elizabeth, which started sailing in 2010 and accommodates approximately 2100 passengers, offers 3 sailings. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $139.
Grand Princess offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries and Queen Victoria offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries.
Duration of CruisesAlmost all cruise sailings scheduled out of San Francisco are 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 15 days or 16 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 27 such cruises featuring 14 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $123.
There are 10 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 2 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $103.
Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 7 day cruises (4 sailings), 15 day cruises (4 sailings), 3 day cruises (1 sailing), 5 day cruises (1 sailing) and 16 day cruises (1 sailing).
Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day cruises out of San Francisco.
Ports of CallThere are 62 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 32 cruises (25 distinct itineraries) that visit At Sea. Victoria, BC, Canada, on the other hand, is visited by 28 cruises on 13 distinct itineraries. There are 27 cruises that visit Juneau, Alaska on 14 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Fun Day at Sea (22 sailings), Skagway, Alaska (19 sailings), Ensenada, Mexico (16 sailings) and Ketchikan, Alaska (16 sailings).