OverviewAs of today - June 5, 2023 - there are 84 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 38 are in 2023 and 46 are in 2024). 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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In the upcoming year, the most affordable month for booking a cruise vacation that leaves from San Francisco and visits Alaska is August, with prices starting from $749. For Hawaii you can book cruises in November starting from $1099. For Mexico you can book cruises in May of 2024 starting from $394. As for Pacific, the lowest priced cruises are in September, with prices starting from $1499.
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, 11 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 $60 per day. There are 4 sailings at that price point, with the earliest one sailing on October 31, 2023 (19 nights San Francisco to Miami, FL itinerary on Norwegian Encore).
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 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 - 46 cruise options. It offers 37 distinct itineraries and has 3 cruise ships (Crown Princess, Ruby Princess and Grand Princess) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $180.
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Carnival Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCarnival offers 28 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 18 distinct itineraries out of San Francisco, serviced on 1 cruise ship (Carnival Miracle). The average price per person per day for Carnival cruises is $103.
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Cunard Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCunard offers 9 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 9 distinct itineraries and has 2 cruise ships (Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Cunard cruises is $134.
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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 Encore). The average price per person per day for Norwegian (NCL) cruises is $60.
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Cruise Ships out of San FranciscoThere are 7 cruise ships that offer sailings that depart from the San Francisco cruise terminal.
Crown Princess, which was built in 2006 and accommodates approximately 3100 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 $96.
Carnival Miracle, built in 2004 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 28 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 18 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $103.
Ruby Princess, which started sailing in 2008 and accommodates approximately 3100 passengers, offers 12 sailings. It features 12 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $448.
Queen Elizabeth offers 6 cruises using 6 distinct itineraries, Queen Victoria offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries, Grand Princess offers 3 cruises using 3 distinct itineraries and Norwegian Encore offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary.
Duration of CruisesAlmost all cruise sailings scheduled out of San Francisco are 4 days, 5 days, 7 days, 10 days, 11 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 22 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $260.
There are 19 cruise sailings that are 11 days (11 nights) long. They feature 14 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $112.
Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 16 day cruises (8 sailings), 4 day cruises (7 sailings), 5 day cruises (4 sailings), 7 day cruises (4 sailings) and 15 day cruises (3 sailings).
Even though many people ask about them, cruise lines do not offer any 2 day cruises out of San Francisco. There is, however, a 3 day cruise sailing out of San Francisco.
Ports of CallThere are 82 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 55 cruises (46 distinct itineraries) that visit At Sea. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 40 cruises on 32 distinct itineraries. There are 34 cruises that visit Ketchikan, Alaska on 27 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (30 sailings), Fun Day at Sea (28 sailings), Ensenada, Mexico (22 sailings) and Tracy Arm Fjord (20 sailings).