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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 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
April 26, 2019 $379 $424 N/A $730 Carnival Inspiration April 26, 2019
May 3, 2019 $409 $454 N/A $974 Carnival Inspiration May 3, 2019
May 10, 2019 $389 $434 N/A $894 Carnival Inspiration May 10, 2019
May 17, 2019 $414 $459 N/A $839 Carnival Inspiration May 17, 2019
May 24, 2019 $514 $584 N/A $934 Carnival Inspiration May 24, 2019
May 31, 2019 $409 $474 N/A $724 Carnival Inspiration May 31, 2019
June 7, 2019 $469 $539 N/A $1,009 Carnival Inspiration June 7, 2019
June 14, 2019 $482 $539 N/A $974 Carnival Inspiration June 14, 2019
June 21, 2019 $499 $534 N/A $959 Carnival Inspiration June 21, 2019
June 28, 2019 $464 $529 N/A $844 Carnival Inspiration June 28, 2019
14 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Splendor
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Kahului (Maui Island), Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $1,594 $2,009 $2,949 N/A Carnival Splendor April 27, 2019
15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Pacific Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Aruba Island; Panama Canal, Panama; Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $1,163 $1,163 $1,366 $3,659 Pacific Princess April 27, 2019
12 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Star Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ketchikan, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; Victoria, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2019 $943 $996 $1,888 $2,623 Star Princess April 27, 2019
6 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Victoria, BC, Canada; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2019 $449 $499 $499 $699 Norwegian Bliss April 28, 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
April 28, 2019 $349 $399 N/A $940 Carnival Imagination April 28, 2019
May 5, 2019 $384 $409 N/A $1,099 Carnival Imagination May 5, 2019
May 12, 2019 $374 $404 N/A $939 Carnival Imagination May 12, 2019
May 19, 2019 $389 $419 N/A $899 Carnival Imagination May 19, 2019
May 26, 2019 $459 $519 N/A $1,019 Carnival Imagination May 26, 2019
June 2, 2019 $519 $564 N/A $1,009 Carnival Imagination June 2, 2019
June 9, 2019 $549 $604 N/A $1,119 Carnival Imagination June 9, 2019
June 16, 2019 $544 $629 N/A $1,204 Carnival Imagination June 16, 2019
June 23, 2019 $564 $634 N/A $1,424 Carnival Imagination June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $539 $629 N/A $1,019 Carnival Imagination June 30, 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
April 29, 2019 $359 $409 N/A $1,019 Carnival Inspiration April 29, 2019
May 6, 2019 $373 $429 N/A $1,309 Carnival Inspiration May 6, 2019
May 13, 2019 $369 $404 N/A $954 Carnival Inspiration May 13, 2019
May 20, 2019 $409 $439 N/A $944 Carnival Inspiration May 20, 2019
May 27, 2019 $449 $514 N/A $1,274 Carnival Inspiration May 27, 2019
June 3, 2019 $479 $559 N/A $1,039 Carnival Inspiration June 3, 2019
June 10, 2019 $529 $609 N/A $1,174 Carnival Inspiration June 10, 2019
June 17, 2019 $529 $634 N/A $1,244 Carnival Inspiration June 17, 2019
June 24, 2019 $544 $624 N/A $1,104 Carnival Inspiration June 24, 2019
July 1, 2019 $549 $649 N/A $1,119 Carnival Inspiration July 1, 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
May 2, 2019 $374 $434 N/A $1,069 Carnival Imagination May 2, 2019
May 9, 2019 $389 $444 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination May 9, 2019
May 16, 2019 $409 $454 N/A $909 Carnival Imagination May 16, 2019
May 23, 2019 $424 $454 N/A $844 Carnival Imagination May 23, 2019
May 30, 2019 $424 $449 N/A $879 Carnival Imagination May 30, 2019
June 6, 2019 $469 $509 N/A $899 Carnival Imagination June 6, 2019
June 13, 2019 $474 $514 N/A $949 Carnival Imagination June 13, 2019
June 20, 2019 $494 $554 N/A $1,039 Carnival Imagination June 20, 2019
June 27, 2019 $454 $519 N/A $834 Carnival Imagination June 27, 2019
July 4, 2019 $514 $584 N/A $949 Carnival Imagination July 4, 2019
7 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; Seattle, Washington; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 4, 2019 $648 N/A $798 N/A Royal Princess May 4, 2019
3 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 4, 2019 $249 $299 $348 $499 Golden Princess May 4, 2019

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