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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


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
February 17, 2019 $799 $899 $1,099 $1,399 Ruby Princess February 17, 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
February 17, 2019 $349 $429 N/A $924 Carnival Imagination February 17, 2019
February 24, 2019 $324 $369 N/A $765 Carnival Imagination February 24, 2019
March 3, 2019 $344 $384 N/A $744 Carnival Imagination March 3, 2019
March 10, 2019 $389 $439 N/A $954 Carnival Imagination March 10, 2019
March 17, 2019 $414 $474 N/A $1,069 Carnival Imagination March 17, 2019
March 24, 2019 $444 $504 N/A $1,294 Carnival Imagination March 24, 2019
March 31, 2019 $409 $479 N/A $929 Carnival Imagination March 31, 2019
April 7, 2019 $354 $429 N/A $964 Carnival Imagination April 7, 2019
April 14, 2019 $429 $544 N/A $1,039 Carnival Imagination April 14, 2019
April 21, 2019 $379 $459 N/A $939 Carnival Imagination April 21, 2019
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Emerald 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
February 17, 2019 $595 $618 N/A N/A Emerald Princess February 17, 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
February 18, 2019 $319 $409 N/A $954 Carnival Inspiration February 18, 2019
February 25, 2019 $324 $364 N/A $824 Carnival Inspiration February 25, 2019
March 4, 2019 $344 $394 N/A $829 Carnival Inspiration March 4, 2019
March 11, 2019 $389 $449 N/A $799 Carnival Inspiration March 11, 2019
March 18, 2019 $414 $464 N/A $959 Carnival Inspiration March 18, 2019
March 25, 2019 $428 $504 N/A $940 Carnival Inspiration March 25, 2019
April 1, 2019 $424 $489 N/A $944 Carnival Inspiration April 1, 2019
April 8, 2019 $359 $399 N/A $1,009 Carnival Inspiration April 8, 2019
April 15, 2019 $424 $539 N/A $1,009 Carnival Inspiration April 15, 2019
April 22, 2019 $374 $454 N/A $849 Carnival Inspiration April 22, 2019
10 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Star Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; La Paz, Mexico; Loreto, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 18, 2019 $1,099 $1,249 $1,699 $1,999 Star Princess February 18, 2019
10 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Ruby Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; La Paz, Mexico; Loreto, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 18, 2019 $615 N/A N/A N/A Ruby Princess February 18, 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
February 21, 2019 $314 $374 N/A $759 Carnival Imagination February 21, 2019
February 28, 2019 $319 $354 N/A $759 Carnival Imagination February 28, 2019
March 7, 2019 N/A $389 N/A $824 Carnival Imagination March 7, 2019
March 14, 2019 $349 $394 N/A $722 Carnival Imagination March 14, 2019
March 21, 2019 $354 $399 N/A $744 Carnival Imagination March 21, 2019
March 28, 2019 $394 $449 N/A $764 Carnival Imagination March 28, 2019
April 4, 2019 $404 $434 N/A $1,014 Carnival Imagination April 4, 2019
April 11, 2019 $339 $394 N/A $739 Carnival Imagination April 11, 2019
April 18, 2019 $399 $469 N/A $754 Carnival Imagination April 18, 2019
April 25, 2019 $374 $419 N/A $690 Carnival Imagination April 25, 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
February 22, 2019 $339 $379 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration February 22, 2019
March 1, 2019 $329 $389 N/A $739 Carnival Inspiration March 1, 2019
March 8, 2019 $344 $394 N/A $839 Carnival Inspiration March 8, 2019
March 15, 2019 $374 $444 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration March 15, 2019
March 22, 2019 $379 $424 N/A $729 Carnival Inspiration March 22, 2019
March 29, 2019 $389 $469 N/A $959 Carnival Inspiration March 29, 2019
April 5, 2019 $379 $424 N/A $739 Carnival Inspiration April 5, 2019
April 12, 2019 $404 $439 N/A $864 Carnival Inspiration April 12, 2019
April 19, 2019 $389 $434 N/A $799 Carnival Inspiration April 19, 2019
April 26, 2019 $364 $404 N/A $730 Carnival Inspiration April 26, 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
February 23, 2019 $764 $814 $1,039 $1,429 Carnival Splendor February 23, 2019
March 9, 2019 $729 $879 $1,089 $1,452 Carnival Splendor March 9, 2019
March 16, 2019 $729 $854 $1,094 $1,534 Carnival Splendor March 16, 2019
March 23, 2019 $784 $874 $1,094 $1,471 Carnival Splendor March 23, 2019
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; Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii; Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 24, 2019 $1,699 $1,899 $2,799 $3,499 Ruby Princess February 24, 2019
March 24, 2019 $1,098 $1,198 $1,548 $2,702 Ruby Princess March 24, 2019
April 8, 2019 $1,148 $1,198 $1,598 $1,998 Ruby Princess April 8, 2019
April 10, 2019 $1,699 $1,899 $2,799 $3,499 Ruby Princess April 10, 2019

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