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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


16 Nights Central American Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal; Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas); Cartagena; Santa Marta; Aruba Island; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 22, 2021 $1,839 $2,179 $2,789 $3,319 Norwegian Bliss January 22, 2021
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
January 23, 2021 $739 N/A $904 $1,229 Royal Princess January 23, 2021
January 30, 2021 $769 N/A $954 $1,279 Royal Princess January 30, 2021
February 20, 2021 $779 N/A $999 $1,379 Royal Princess February 20, 2021
February 27, 2021 $799 N/A $954 $1,429 Royal Princess February 27, 2021
March 6, 2021 $779 N/A $909 $1,479 Royal Princess March 6, 2021
March 20, 2021 $899 N/A $909 $1,479 Royal Princess March 20, 2021
April 3, 2021 $979 N/A $1,179 $1,779 Royal Princess April 3, 2021
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
January 23, 2021 $689 $809 $1,009 $1,066 Carnival Panorama January 23, 2021
January 30, 2021 $669 $789 $979 $1,330 Carnival Panorama January 30, 2021
February 6, 2021 $709 $829 $1,049 $1,243 Carnival Panorama February 6, 2021
February 13, 2021 $719 $859 $1,099 $1,716 Carnival Panorama February 13, 2021
February 20, 2021 $689 $819 $1,069 $1,486 Carnival Panorama February 20, 2021
February 27, 2021 $669 $779 $999 $1,215 Carnival Panorama February 27, 2021
March 6, 2021 $649 $809 $1,009 $1,817 Carnival Panorama March 6, 2021
March 13, 2021 $709 $859 $1,069 $1,717 Carnival Panorama March 13, 2021
March 20, 2021 $729 $859 $1,089 $1,777 Carnival Panorama March 20, 2021
March 27, 2021 $809 $969 $1,179 $2,012 Carnival Panorama March 27, 2021
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; Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii; Lahaina (Maui Island), Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 30, 2021 $1,799 $1,892 $2,599 $3,599 Star Princess January 30, 2021
5 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 6, 2021 $579 N/A $694 $949 Royal Princess February 6, 2021
February 15, 2021 $579 N/A $694 $949 Royal Princess February 15, 2021
April 10, 2021 $649 N/A $739 $1,049 Royal Princess April 10, 2021
April 19, 2021 $649 N/A $739 $1,049 Royal Princess April 19, 2021
4 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ensenada, Mexico; San Diego, California; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 11, 2021 $489 N/A $519 $809 Royal Princess February 11, 2021
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 14, 2021 $1,249 $1,328 $1,779 $2,679 Star Princess February 14, 2021
16 Nights Central American Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; George Town, Cayman Islands; Aruba Island; Puerto Caldera (Puntarenas); Puerto Quetzal; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 21, 2021 $1,859 $2,279 $2,789 $3,409 Norwegian Bliss February 21, 2021
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
February 24, 2021 $1,799 $1,892 $2,699 $3,699 Star Princess February 24, 2021
March 11, 2021 $1,999 $2,107 $2,899 N/A Star Princess March 11, 2021
66 Nights World Cruise From Singapore
Ship: Island Princess
Departure: Singapore
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 66 Nights
Ports: Singapore; Langkawi, Malaysia; Phuket, Thailand; Colombo, Sri Lanka; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Muscat (Mina Qaboos), Oman; Aqaba (For Petra), Jordan; Suez Canal, Egypt; Jerusalem/Tel Aviv (Ashdod), Israel; Ephesus (Kusadasi), Turkey; Gythion (For Sparta), Greece; Venice, Italy; Koper, Slovenia; Split, Croatia; Kotor, Montenegro; Valletta, Malta; Sicily (Catania), Italy; Naples/Capri (Sorrento), Italy; Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Barcelona, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Casablanca, Morocco; Lanzarote (Arrecife),Canary Islands; La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cartagena, Colombia; Panama Canal, Panama; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 4, 2021 $13,499 $13,919 $16,509 $18,909 Island Princess March 4, 2021

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