OverviewAs of today - July 20, 2020 - there are 56 cruise options out of San Francisco, CA (from which 11 are in 2020 and 45 are in 2021). 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 56 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 2021, with prices starting from $1039. For Hawaii you can book cruises in September starting from $1644. For Mexico you can book cruises in April of 2021 starting from $409. As for Pacific Coast, the lowest priced cruises are in April of 2021, with prices starting from $299. Finally, for Panama Canal, you can book cruises in February of 2021 starting from $2279.
You can click on links in the table above 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 $100 per day. There is one such sailing at that price point, the one on April 29, 2021 (3 nights San Francisco to Vancouver, Canada itinerary on Nieuw Amsterdam).
If you want to see the listing of all 56 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 Holland America - 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 - 34 cruise options. It offers 23 distinct itineraries and has 3 cruise ships (Ruby Princess, Star Princess and Emerald Princess) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Princess cruises is $137.
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Carnival Cruises Out Of San FranciscoCarnival offers 21 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 $120.
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Holland America Cruises Out Of San FranciscoHolland America offers 1 cruise options out of San Francisco. It offers 1 distinct itinerary and has 1 cruise ship (Nieuw Amsterdam) sailing out of San Francisco. The average price per person per day for Holland America cruises is $100.
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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 - 29 of them. It features 19 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $136.
Carnival Miracle, built in 2004 with capacity of approximately 2100 passengers, offers 21 sailings out of San Francisco. It features 9 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $120.
Star Princess, which started sailing in 2002 and accommodates approximately 2600 passengers, offers 4 sailings. It features 3 distinct itineraries and the average price (per person per day) of its sailings is $136.
Nieuw Amsterdam offers 1 cruise using 1 distinct itinerary and Emerald Princess 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 26 such cruises featuring 14 distinct itineraries. The average per-person-per-day price of those sailings is $140.
There are 9 cruise sailings that are 4 days (4 nights) long. They feature 3 distinct itineraries and the average price of those sailings is $121.
Among cruises that sail out of San Francisco you can also find 15 day cruises (9 sailings), 7 day cruises (5 sailings), 5 day cruises (2 sailings), 11 day cruises (2 sailings) and 16 day cruises (2 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 32 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 30 cruises (19 distinct itineraries) that visit Victoria, BC, Canada. Juneau, Alaska, on the other hand, is visited by 25 cruises on 15 distinct itineraries. There are 22 cruises that visit Ensenada, Mexico on 12 itineraries.
Some of the other more popular ports of call for San Francisco cruises are Skagway, Alaska (21 sailings), Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier (Sceni (12 sailings), Ketchikan, Alaska (12 sailings) and Icy Strait Point, Alaska (10 sailings).