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Los Angeles, California (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Los Angeles is more than just Hollywood and palm trees, it is also a major cruise port for vacationers heading to Mexico, Panama and beyond. And although the cruise terminals are not in L.A. but rather south of the city, visitors will have plenty of time - so long as they have transportation - to explore the City of the Angels and take in the beautiful beaches, the wonderful museums and of course, Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm. If you insist on visiting the major motion picture studios and perhaps getting a glimpse of a megastar, of course you can fit that in as well. Los Angeles cannot be fully explored in a day or two, but there is plenty to keep the motor running while you are awaiting departure for Mazatlan or wherever.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruises from Los Angeles depart either from the modern World Cruise Center facility at San Pedro or at the Carnival Cruise Terminal in Long Beach. Both are about 20 miles south of downtown, but there are shuttle buses and taxis ready to take you to the center of L.A. and its attractions. For those catching flights after their cruise is completed, there is even a baggage check service at the San Pedro terminal. Rental cars can also be reserved for pickup at the cruise terminals; however, this may incur an extra fee on top of the daily rate.

What to See and Do

The list here is never-ending, as the region has many attractions to offer. Of course, the main feature, so to speak, are the visits to Hollywood, Paramount and other motion picture studios. All have tours and shuttle trolley rides and visitors can get up close and personal with the stars of yesterday and today, at least the cardboard cutout variety. Some of the lesser thought of attractions are among the best, however. Take a trip to the famous Rancho La Brea with its amazing tar pits, a reminder of ancient life on earth. Here you see where the gas in your automobile comes from. Take a trip by taxi or bus to the Mt. Wilson Observatory north of Pasadena and get a stunning view of the metropolitan area, at least when the air quality allows it. From Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood get the best view of the famous Hollywood hill sign. At the Griffith Observatory and Planetarium north of downtown, gaze though a powerful telescope and spend hours touring the astronomy museum. This is excellent for families, who can then head to the nearby Los Angeles Zoo. And the already mentioned Disneyland speaks for itself. Remember that both Disneyland and Knott's Berry Farm are in the Anaheim area, far away from downtown L.A. and destinations such as these can take time on the roadway, thanks to the congested traffic.

Eating/Drinking

In and around Hollywood and on Rodeo Drive there are a number of establishments that are favorites with the locals. The Musso and Frank Grill is the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and is excellent for lunch. The Ivy Restaurant on North Robertson Blvd is a favorite for hanging out and looking for celebrities. Closer to the cruise terminals is the equally renowned L'Opera Ristorante which serves up the best in Northern Italian cuisine, especially their fantastic seafood plates. And one of the most beloved institutions in the entire Southern California region is Pinks, quite possibly the finest hot dogs in America. Located by the Beverly Shopping Mall, it draws huge crowds from opening to closing time.

Getting Around

Los Angeles is such a sprawling metropolis that a rental car is a must. It's either that or spend a lot of time transferring between buses or spending all your vacation money on taxis. Rental cars can be reserved for pickup near the cruise terminals, and once downtown, the subway system will be of some help. There are also shuttle services from the cruise terminals to a limited number of area hotels. Or course you can act like a movie star and hire a limousine if you really want to.

Miscellaneous But Important

Visitors to Los Angeles should allow plenty of time to get from one location to another, not only because of the traffic but also because of the great distances involved. The weather is usually sunny but not too hot in the summer and rather mild in the winter. Places that have WiFi are found everywhere, and there are plenty of telephones at the cruise terminals. Exchanging U.S. dollars for foreign currency is not necessary for cruise vacationers; American money can be used at Mexican ports.

 
A scene in Los Angeles. Can you see the Hollywood hill sign?

A scene in Los Angeles. Can you see the Hollywood hill sign?


The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who knows, perhaps your name will also be here someday.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame. Who knows, perhaps your name will also be here someday.


The Disneyland in L.A. - a great place for friends and families.

The Disneyland in L.A. - a great place for friends and families.


The tar pits at Rancho La Brea.

The tar pits at Rancho La Brea.

 

Cruises to Los Angeles, California


15 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Ruby Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii; Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2018 $1,999 $2,199 $2,999 $4,199 Ruby Princess December 19, 2018
January 3, 2019 $1,699 $1,899 $2,799 $3,499 Ruby Princess January 3, 2019
March 26, 2019 $1,699 $1,899 $2,799 $3,499 Ruby Princess March 26, 2019
3 Nights Baja Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 20, 2018 $374 $409 N/A $989 Carnival Imagination December 20, 2018
December 27, 2018 $484 $554 N/A $1,319 Carnival Imagination December 27, 2018
January 3, 2019 $439 $504 N/A $884 Carnival Imagination January 3, 2019
January 10, 2019 $334 $339 N/A $844 Carnival Imagination January 10, 2019
January 17, 2019 $304 $334 N/A $704 Carnival Imagination January 17, 2019
January 24, 2019 $314 $339 N/A $942 Carnival Imagination January 24, 2019
January 31, 2019 $304 $339 N/A $694 Carnival Imagination January 31, 2019
February 7, 2019 $319 $369 N/A $808 Carnival Imagination February 7, 2019
February 14, 2019 $344 $419 N/A $804 Carnival Imagination February 14, 2019
February 21, 2019 $314 $364 N/A $639 Carnival Imagination February 21, 2019
3 Nights Baja Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2018 $399 $444 N/A $764 Carnival Inspiration December 21, 2018
December 28, 2018 $459 $524 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration December 28, 2018
January 4, 2019 $369 $394 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration January 4, 2019
January 11, 2019 $324 $354 N/A $684 Carnival Inspiration January 11, 2019
January 18, 2019 $389 $439 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration January 18, 2019
January 25, 2019 $314 $369 N/A $839 Carnival Inspiration January 25, 2019
February 8, 2019 $314 $389 N/A $759 Carnival Inspiration February 8, 2019
February 15, 2019 $394 $464 N/A $754 Carnival Inspiration February 15, 2019
February 22, 2019 $314 $379 N/A $739 Carnival Inspiration February 22, 2019
March 1, 2019 $329 $389 N/A $739 Carnival Inspiration March 1, 2019
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Star
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2018 $2,049 $2,079 $2,729 N/A Norwegian Star December 21, 2018
December 28, 2018 $1,399 N/A N/A N/A Norwegian Star December 28, 2018
March 9, 2019 $449 $599 $749 $849 Norwegian Star March 9, 2019
March 16, 2019 $479 $479 $799 $1,029 Norwegian Star March 16, 2019
March 23, 2019 $499 $499 $899 $899 Norwegian Star March 23, 2019
17 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Amsterdam
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 17 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Honolulu, Hawaii; Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 21, 2018 $1,999 $2,149 $4,799 $7,199 Amsterdam December 21, 2018
7 Nights Mexican Riviera Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2018 $1,314 N/A $1,659 N/A Carnival Splendor December 22, 2018
March 2, 2019 $689 $814 $1,034 $1,427 Carnival Splendor March 2, 2019
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Ruby Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2018 $1,169 $1,269 $1,669 N/A Ruby Princess December 22, 2018
December 29, 2018 N/A N/A $1,448 N/A Ruby Princess December 29, 2018
January 5, 2019 $548 $548 N/A N/A Ruby Princess January 5, 2019
January 12, 2019 $458 $568 $746 $1,090 Ruby Princess January 12, 2019
January 19, 2019 $618 $648 $798 $1,098 Ruby Princess January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019 $548 $628 $778 $998 Ruby Princess January 26, 2019
February 2, 2019 $598 $698 $798 $1,148 Ruby Princess February 2, 2019
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Star Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 22, 2018 $1,199 $1,299 $1,799 $2,299 Star Princess December 22, 2018
December 29, 2018 $1,199 $1,299 $1,799 $2,299 Star Princess December 29, 2018
January 5, 2019 $699 $799 $999 $1,299 Star Princess January 5, 2019
January 12, 2019 $749 $849 $1,049 $1,349 Star Princess January 12, 2019
January 19, 2019 $749 $849 $1,049 $1,349 Star Princess January 19, 2019
January 26, 2019 $749 $849 $1,049 $1,349 Star Princess January 26, 2019
February 2, 2019 $749 $849 $1,049 $1,349 Star Princess February 2, 2019
4 Nights Baja Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Imagination
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Catalina Island, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 23, 2018 $669 $754 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination December 23, 2018
December 30, 2018 N/A $894 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination December 30, 2018
January 6, 2019 $364 $394 N/A $835 Carnival Imagination January 6, 2019
January 13, 2019 $324 $354 N/A $760 Carnival Imagination January 13, 2019
January 20, 2019 $314 $349 N/A $1,055 Carnival Imagination January 20, 2019
January 27, 2019 $309 $334 N/A $920 Carnival Imagination January 27, 2019
February 3, 2019 $314 $344 N/A $804 Carnival Imagination February 3, 2019
February 10, 2019 $294 $354 N/A $924 Carnival Imagination February 10, 2019
February 17, 2019 $334 $424 N/A $1,084 Carnival Imagination February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $334 $379 N/A $765 Carnival Imagination February 24, 2019
4 Nights Baja Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Catalina Island, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 24, 2018 $664 $754 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration December 24, 2018
December 31, 2018 $654 $744 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration December 31, 2018
January 7, 2019 $319 $389 N/A $819 Carnival Inspiration January 7, 2019
January 14, 2019 $327 $347 N/A $926 Carnival Inspiration January 14, 2019
January 21, 2019 $304 $339 N/A $1,004 Carnival Inspiration January 21, 2019
January 28, 2019 $299 $339 N/A $1,004 Carnival Inspiration January 28, 2019
February 4, 2019 $309 $339 N/A $659 Carnival Inspiration February 4, 2019
February 11, 2019 $314 $364 N/A $799 Carnival Inspiration February 11, 2019
February 18, 2019 $324 $414 N/A $1,114 Carnival Inspiration February 18, 2019
February 25, 2019 $329 $374 N/A $734 Carnival Inspiration February 25, 2019

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