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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

Currently (as of today - November 29, 2022) there are 40 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA, all of which sail in the year 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 40 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
Mexico
Pacific
Pacific Coast
Panama Canal
World Cruise

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 $864. For Mexico you can book cruises in August of 2023 starting from $399. For Pacific you can book cruises in September of 2023 starting from $1619. As for Pacific Coast, the lowest priced cruises are in April of 2023, with prices starting from $254.

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, 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
Sep. 26, 2023 Grand Princess 20 $1619 $81 View
Sep. 26, 2023 Grand Princess 24 $1949 $81 View
Apr. 30, 2023 Ruby Princess 7 $579 $83 View
Apr. 28, 2023 Grand Princess 3 $254 $85 View
May 15, 2023 Carnival Miracle 10 $864 $86 View
May 29, 2023 Carnival Miracle 10 $899 $90 View
May 17, 2023 Ruby Princess 10 $899 $90 View
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The most discounted San Francisco cruises start at $81 per day. There are 2 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on September 26, 2023 (20 nights San Francisco to Auckland, New Zlnd itinerary on Grand Princess).

If you want to see the listing of all 40 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 Cunard - 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 18 13 $96 2
Carnival 17 5 $104 1
Cunard 5 5 $146 2

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 18 cruise options. It offers 13 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 $96.

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Carnival Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Carnival offers 17 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 5 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 $104.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard 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 $146.

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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
Carnival Miracle 2004 17 5 $104
Ruby Princess 2008 15 10 $101
Queen Elizabeth 2010 3 3 $100
Grand Princess 1998 3 3 $81
Queen Victoria 2007 2 2 $185

Carnival Miracle, which was built in 2004 and accommodates approximately 2100 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 17 of them. It features 5 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $104.

Ruby Princess, built in 2008 with capacity of approximately 3100 passengers, offers 15 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 10 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $101.

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 $100.

Grand Princess offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries and Queen Victoria offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries.

Duration of Cruises

Almost all cruise sailings scheduled out of San Francisco are 3 days, 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 16 days or 20 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
10 Days / 10 Nights 22 11 $101
4 Days / 4 Nights 8 2 $113
3 Days / 3 Nights 1 1 $85
5 Days / 5 Nights 1 1 $99
7 Days / 7 Nights 1 1 $83
16 Days / 16 Nights 1 1 $107
20 Days / 20 Nights 1 1 $81
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 22 such cruises featuring 11 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $101.

There are 8 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 2 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $113.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 3 day cruises (1 sailing), 5 day cruises (1 sailing), 7 day cruises (1 sailing), 16 day cruises (1 sailing) and 20 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 Call

There are 58 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 24 13
At Sea 23 18
Juneau, Alaska 22 11
Fun Day at Sea 17 5
Skagway, Alaska 16 5
Ketchikan, Alaska 13 8
Tracy Arm Fjord 11 5
Ensenada, Mexico 9 3
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 8 2
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier 6 4
Sitka, Alaska 5 5
Glacier Bay National Park 5 2
Other Ports Less than 5

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 24 cruises (13 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. At Sea, on the other hand, is visited by 23 cruises on 18 distinct itineraries. There are 22 cruises that visit Juneau, Alaska on 11 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Fun Day at Sea (17 sailings), Skagway, Alaska (16 sailings), Ketchikan, Alaska (13 sailings) and Tracy Arm Fjord (11 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
40
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
Sailings By Departure
Sailings By Price Per Day
Sailings Grouped By Itineraries