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Cruises From San Francisco, California

 

Overview

As of today (May 23, 2019) there are 84 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 31 are in 2019 and 53 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 84 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
Asia
Central America
Hawaii
Mexico
Pacific
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 June, with prices starting from $996. For Asia you can book cruises in July starting from $2199. For Central America you can book cruises in January of 2020 starting from $1929. As for Hawaii, the lowest priced cruises are in December, with prices starting from $1469.

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
Jan. 24, 2020 Norwegian Gem 21 $1929 $92 View
Feb. 11, 2020 Grand Princess 10 $959 $96 View
Jan. 22, 2020 Grand Princess 5 $487 $97 View
Dec. 3, 2019 Grand Princess 15 $1469 $98 View
June 15, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $996 $100 View
July 9, 2019 Maasdam 21 $2199 $105 View
June 5, 2019 Grand Princess 10 $1048 $105 View
View All Cruises Sorted By Price Per Day

The most discounted San Francisco cruise starts at $92 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 84 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 5 cruise lines - Princess, Carnival, Holland America, 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 34 $125 4
Carnival 27 9 $136 1
Holland America 5 5 $113 1
Cunard 3 3 $151 1
Norwegian (NCL) 1 1 $92 1

Princess Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Princess offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 48 cruise options. It offers 34 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 4 cruise ships. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $125.

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Carnival Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Carnival offers 27 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 9 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 $136.

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Holland America Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Holland America offers 5 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 5 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Maasdam). The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $113.

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Cunard Cruises Out Of San Francisco

Cunard offers 3 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 3 distinct itineraries and has 1 cruise ship (Queen Elizabeth) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $151.

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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 $92.

View all Norwegian (NCL) Cruises From San Francisco.

Cruise Ships out of San Francisco

There are 8 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
Grand Princess 1998 31 22 $117
Carnival Miracle 2004 27 9 $136
Star Princess 2002 14 9 $150
Maasdam 1993 5 5 $113
Queen Elizabeth 2010 3 3 $151
Golden Princess 2001 2 2 $113
Norwegian Gem 2007 1 1 $92
Coral Princess 2002 1 1 $111

Grand Princess, which was built in 1998 and accommodates approximately 2600 passengers, offers the most sailings out of San Francisco - 31 of them. It features 22 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $117.

Carnival Miracle, built in 2004 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 27 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $136.

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 $150.

Maasdam offers 5 cruises using 5 distinct itineraries, Queen Elizabeth offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries, Golden Princess offers 2 cruises using 2 distinct itineraries, Norwegian Gem offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Coral 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, 15 days or 21 days long. The following table summarizes those options:

Duration Number of
Sailings
Distinct
Itineraries
Average Price
Per Day
10 Days / 10 Nights 39 25 $136
4 Days / 4 Nights 11 2 $141
15 Days / 15 Nights 11 7 $111
5 Days / 5 Nights 5 3 $119
7 Days / 7 Nights 5 2 $147
21 Days / 21 Nights 5 5 $109
6 Days / 6 Nights 1 1 $122
Other Durations 1

The most popular duration of cruises traveling out of San Francisco is 10 days (10 nights) long. There are 39 such cruises featuring 25 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $136.

There are 11 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 2 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $141.

Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 15 day cruises (11 sailings), 5 day cruises (5 sailings), 7 day cruises (5 sailings), 21 day cruises (5 sailings) and 6 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 82 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 42 28
Juneau, Alaska 38 26
Ensenada, Mexico 29 13
Skagway, Alaska 28 16
Ketchikan, Alaska 26 21
Honolulu, Hawaii 13 9
Hilo, Hawaii 13 9
Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii 11 7
Sitka, Alaska 10 10
Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni 9 6
Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii 9 5
Icy Strait Point, Alaska 9 2
Other Ports Less than 9

Among cruises that leave from San Francisco there are 42 cruises (28 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 38 cruises on 26 distinct itineraries. There are 29 cruises that visit Ensenada, Mexico on 13 itineraries.

Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (28 sailings), Ketchikan, Alaska (26 sailings), Honolulu, Hawaii (13 sailings) and Hilo, Hawaii (13 sailings).


 
Cruise Sailings
There are a total of
84
available cruise sailings from San Francisco, California
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Sailings Grouped By Itineraries