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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
August 22, 2019 $384 $469 N/A $824 Carnival Imagination August 22, 2019
August 29, 2019 $408 $464 N/A $909 Carnival Imagination August 29, 2019
September 5, 2019 $339 $404 N/A $749 Carnival Imagination September 5, 2019
September 12, 2019 $349 $424 N/A $774 Carnival Imagination September 12, 2019
September 19, 2019 $374 $429 N/A $761 Carnival Imagination September 19, 2019
September 26, 2019 $354 $404 N/A $819 Carnival Imagination September 26, 2019
October 3, 2019 $349 $399 N/A $894 Carnival Imagination October 3, 2019
October 10, 2019 $349 $409 N/A $723 Carnival Imagination October 10, 2019
October 17, 2019 $379 $419 N/A $809 Carnival Imagination October 17, 2019
November 7, 2019 $299 $359 N/A $869 Carnival Imagination November 7, 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
August 23, 2019 $384 $459 N/A $849 Carnival Inspiration August 23, 2019
August 30, 2019 $499 $564 N/A $909 Carnival Inspiration August 30, 2019
September 6, 2019 $364 $414 N/A $789 Carnival Inspiration September 6, 2019
September 13, 2019 $424 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration September 13, 2019
September 20, 2019 $324 $409 N/A $754 Carnival Inspiration September 20, 2019
September 27, 2019 $369 $414 N/A $874 Carnival Inspiration September 27, 2019
October 4, 2019 $354 $409 N/A $1,009 Carnival Inspiration October 4, 2019
October 11, 2019 $344 $429 N/A $839 Carnival Inspiration October 11, 2019
October 18, 2019 $349 $414 N/A $934 Carnival Inspiration October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $379 $444 N/A $914 Carnival Inspiration October 25, 2019
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; Mazatlan, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
August 24, 2019 $769 $869 $1,079 N/A Carnival Splendor August 24, 2019
August 31, 2019 $729 $829 $1,009 $1,414 Carnival Splendor August 31, 2019
September 7, 2019 $764 $839 $1,049 $1,609 Carnival Splendor September 7, 2019
September 14, 2019 $774 $1,045 $979 $3,274 Carnival Splendor September 14, 2019
September 21, 2019 $709 $814 $959 $1,491 Carnival Splendor September 21, 2019
September 28, 2019 $699 $794 $984 $1,929 Carnival Splendor September 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
August 25, 2019 $368 $464 N/A $850 Carnival Imagination August 25, 2019
September 1, 2019 $379 $424 N/A N/A Carnival Imagination September 1, 2019
September 8, 2019 $342 $409 N/A $854 Carnival Imagination September 8, 2019
September 15, 2019 $344 $394 N/A $999 Carnival Imagination September 15, 2019
September 22, 2019 $334 $389 N/A $869 Carnival Imagination September 22, 2019
September 29, 2019 $334 $394 N/A $914 Carnival Imagination September 29, 2019
October 6, 2019 $338 $424 N/A $984 Carnival Imagination October 6, 2019
October 13, 2019 $329 $409 N/A $969 Carnival Imagination October 13, 2019
November 3, 2019 $299 $374 N/A $721 Carnival Imagination November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 $309 $349 N/A $684 Carnival Imagination November 10, 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
August 26, 2019 $404 $459 N/A $799 Carnival Inspiration August 26, 2019
September 2, 2019 $339 $379 N/A $879 Carnival Inspiration September 2, 2019
September 9, 2019 $337 $394 N/A $1,069 Carnival Inspiration September 9, 2019
September 16, 2019 $344 $394 N/A $1,124 Carnival Inspiration September 16, 2019
September 23, 2019 $329 $379 N/A $844 Carnival Inspiration September 23, 2019
September 30, 2019 $329 $379 N/A $824 Carnival Inspiration September 30, 2019
October 7, 2019 $379 $429 N/A $934 Carnival Inspiration October 7, 2019
October 14, 2019 $329 $409 N/A $964 Carnival Inspiration October 14, 2019
October 21, 2019 $329 $389 N/A $679 Carnival Inspiration October 21, 2019
October 28, 2019 $352 $429 N/A $929 Carnival Inspiration October 28, 2019
3 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 14, 2019 $329 N/A $361 $449 Royal Princess September 14, 2019
6 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Island Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Astoria, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 16, 2019 $523 $523 $838 $1,305 Island Princess September 16, 2019
21 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Island Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Astoria, Oregon; San Francisco, California; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles, California; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Amador, Panama; Panama Canal, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 16, 2019 $1,967 $2,130 $4,305 N/A Island Princess September 16, 2019
12 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal 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
September 17, 2019 $1,521 N/A $1,949 N/A Royal Princess September 17, 2019
3 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Ruby Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 3 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 21, 2019 $268 $281 $319 $399 Ruby Princess September 21, 2019

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