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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


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 12, 2019 $294 $334 N/A $819 Carnival Imagination December 12, 2019
December 19, 2019 $314 $344 N/A $644 Carnival Imagination December 19, 2019
December 26, 2019 $409 $509 N/A $1,024 Carnival Imagination December 26, 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 13, 2019 $299 $329 N/A $644 Carnival Inspiration December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $359 $399 N/A $754 Carnival Inspiration December 20, 2019
December 27, 2019 $434 $479 N/A $969 Carnival Inspiration December 27, 2019
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal 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 14, 2019 $733 N/A $736 $1,208 Royal Princess December 14, 2019
December 21, 2019 $1,259 N/A $1,223 $1,799 Royal Princess December 21, 2019
January 4, 2020 $699 N/A $796 $1,619 Royal Princess January 4, 2020
January 11, 2020 $599 N/A $692 $912 Royal Princess January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020 $599 N/A $688 $891 Royal Princess January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020 $576 N/A $613 $870 Royal Princess January 25, 2020
February 15, 2020 $649 N/A $809 $1,099 Royal Princess February 15, 2020
February 22, 2020 $629 N/A $719 $1,099 Royal Princess February 22, 2020
February 29, 2020 $529 N/A $674 $999 Royal Princess February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020 $529 N/A $674 $999 Royal Princess March 7, 2020
7 Nights Mexican Riviera Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Panorama
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 14, 2019 $834 $1,149 $1,389 $2,198 Carnival Panorama December 14, 2019
December 21, 2019 $1,429 N/A $2,087 N/A Carnival Panorama December 21, 2019
December 28, 2019 N/A $1,777 $2,209 N/A Carnival Panorama December 28, 2019
January 4, 2020 N/A $1,114 $1,904 $1,949 Carnival Panorama January 4, 2020
January 11, 2020 $754 $1,090 $1,079 $1,839 Carnival Panorama January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020 N/A $1,198 $1,294 $1,891 Carnival Panorama January 18, 2020
January 25, 2020 $809 $1,150 $1,719 $1,984 Carnival Panorama January 25, 2020
February 1, 2020 $799 $944 $1,129 $1,929 Carnival Panorama February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020 $754 $1,009 $1,169 $1,694 Carnival Panorama February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $764 $974 $1,799 $1,909 Carnival Panorama February 15, 2020
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 15, 2019 $314 $344 N/A $704 Carnival Imagination December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $569 $609 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $644 $809 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination December 29, 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 16, 2019 $319 $344 N/A $924 Carnival Inspiration December 16, 2019
December 23, 2019 $569 $634 N/A $1,354 Carnival Inspiration December 23, 2019
December 30, 2019 $659 $734 N/A $1,474 Carnival Inspiration December 30, 2019
15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Emerald Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal Full Transit New Locks; Puerto Amador, Panama; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 18, 2019 $1,172 N/A N/A N/A Emerald Princess December 18, 2019
January 17, 2020 $999 N/A N/A N/A Emerald Princess January 17, 2020
March 15, 2020 $1,019 $1,139 $2,649 N/A Emerald Princess March 15, 2020
November 25, 2020 $1,769 $2,069 $2,499 $3,309 Emerald Princess November 25, 2020
15 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Star 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, 2019 $1,749 $1,885 $2,999 $4,599 Star Princess December 19, 2019
February 27, 2020 $1,169 $1,260 $2,049 $2,599 Star Princess February 27, 2020
October 22, 2020 $1,649 $1,752 $2,689 $3,509 Star Princess October 22, 2020
February 24, 2021 $1,719 $1,919 $2,799 $3,509 Star Princess February 24, 2021
March 11, 2021 $1,719 $1,919 $2,799 $3,509 Star Princess March 11, 2021
17 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Miami, Florida
Ship: Azamara Journey
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 17 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal (Cruising); At Sea; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; At Sea; Puerto Quetzal,Guatemala; At Sea; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; At Sea; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 19, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $7,999 Azamara Journey December 19, 2019
15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Emerald Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Amador, Panama; Panama Canal Full Transit New Locks; Cartagena, Colombia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 2, 2020 $943 N/A N/A N/A Emerald Princess January 2, 2020
February 29, 2020 $1,029 $1,150 $3,355 $4,283 Emerald Princess February 29, 2020
November 10, 2020 $1,909 $2,096 $2,849 $3,409 Emerald Princess November 10, 2020
December 20, 2020 $2,109 $2,309 $3,089 $3,589 Emerald Princess December 20, 2020

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