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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


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
June 17, 2019 $529 $634 N/A $1,244 Carnival Inspiration June 17, 2019
June 24, 2019 $519 $619 N/A $1,294 Carnival Inspiration June 24, 2019
July 1, 2019 $624 $709 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration July 1, 2019
July 8, 2019 $529 $649 N/A $1,254 Carnival Inspiration July 8, 2019
July 15, 2019 $559 $649 N/A $1,209 Carnival Inspiration July 15, 2019
July 22, 2019 $534 $619 N/A $1,184 Carnival Inspiration July 22, 2019
July 29, 2019 $514 $629 N/A $1,239 Carnival Inspiration July 29, 2019
August 5, 2019 $509 $584 N/A $1,109 Carnival Inspiration August 5, 2019
August 12, 2019 $492 $539 N/A $879 Carnival Inspiration August 12, 2019
August 19, 2019 $429 $469 N/A $1,049 Carnival Inspiration August 19, 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
June 20, 2019 $504 $549 N/A $1,039 Carnival Imagination June 20, 2019
June 27, 2019 $514 $559 N/A $1,119 Carnival Imagination June 27, 2019
July 4, 2019 $559 $634 N/A $1,124 Carnival Imagination July 4, 2019
July 11, 2019 $504 $559 N/A $869 Carnival Imagination July 11, 2019
July 18, 2019 $494 $569 N/A $979 Carnival Imagination July 18, 2019
July 25, 2019 $484 $549 N/A $904 Carnival Imagination July 25, 2019
August 1, 2019 $474 $529 N/A $1,024 Carnival Imagination August 1, 2019
August 8, 2019 $434 $504 N/A $844 Carnival Imagination August 8, 2019
August 15, 2019 $414 $489 N/A $824 Carnival Imagination August 15, 2019
August 22, 2019 $424 $474 N/A $824 Carnival Imagination August 22, 2019
15 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Vancouver, B.C.
Ship: Queen Elizabeth
Departure: Vancouver, B.C.
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 15 Nights
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
June 20, 2019 $1,999 $2,499 $2,329 $8,799 Queen Elizabeth June 20, 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
June 21, 2019 $504 N/A N/A $1,144 Carnival Inspiration June 21, 2019
June 28, 2019 $514 $549 N/A $919 Carnival Inspiration June 28, 2019
July 5, 2019 $534 $594 N/A $1,114 Carnival Inspiration July 5, 2019
July 12, 2019 $504 $599 N/A $984 Carnival Inspiration July 12, 2019
July 19, 2019 $499 $559 N/A $934 Carnival Inspiration July 19, 2019
July 26, 2019 $504 $589 N/A $944 Carnival Inspiration July 26, 2019
August 2, 2019 $454 $539 N/A $909 Carnival Inspiration August 2, 2019
August 9, 2019 $444 $514 N/A $924 Carnival Inspiration August 9, 2019
August 16, 2019 $449 $509 N/A $834 Carnival Inspiration August 16, 2019
August 23, 2019 $389 $459 N/A $874 Carnival Inspiration August 23, 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
June 22, 2019 $899 $1,129 $1,419 $1,904 Carnival Splendor June 22, 2019
June 29, 2019 $919 $1,089 $1,349 $1,766 Carnival Splendor June 29, 2019
July 6, 2019 $959 $1,109 $1,379 $1,743 Carnival Splendor July 6, 2019
July 13, 2019 $959 $1,099 $1,414 N/A Carnival Splendor July 13, 2019
July 20, 2019 $1,009 $1,149 $1,379 $1,656 Carnival Splendor July 20, 2019
July 27, 2019 $959 $1,079 $1,319 $1,809 Carnival Splendor July 27, 2019
August 3, 2019 $909 $1,039 $1,214 $1,660 Carnival Splendor August 3, 2019
August 10, 2019 $864 $959 $1,164 $1,617 Carnival Splendor August 10, 2019
August 17, 2019 $744 $854 $1,064 $1,344 Carnival Splendor August 17, 2019
August 24, 2019 $699 $809 $1,009 $1,339 Carnival Splendor August 24, 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
June 23, 2019 $529 $649 N/A $1,584 Carnival Imagination June 23, 2019
June 30, 2019 $559 $639 N/A $1,174 Carnival Imagination June 30, 2019
July 7, 2019 $534 $659 N/A $1,314 Carnival Imagination July 7, 2019
July 14, 2019 $549 $659 N/A $1,249 Carnival Imagination July 14, 2019
July 21, 2019 $544 $624 N/A $1,399 Carnival Imagination July 21, 2019
July 28, 2019 $519 $629 N/A $1,359 Carnival Imagination July 28, 2019
August 4, 2019 $509 $599 N/A $1,044 Carnival Imagination August 4, 2019
August 11, 2019 $469 $539 N/A $979 Carnival Imagination August 11, 2019
August 18, 2019 $429 $509 N/A $839 Carnival Imagination August 18, 2019
August 25, 2019 $389 $459 N/A $1,039 Carnival Imagination August 25, 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 $209 N/A $314 $396 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 $569 $624 $1,250 $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 $2,208 $2,338 $4,208 $5,098 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 $1,498 N/A $1,848 $2,898 Royal Princess September 17, 2019

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