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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 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
January 19, 2020 $289 $324 N/A $791 Carnival Imagination January 19, 2020
January 26, 2020 $289 $314 N/A $974 Carnival Imagination January 26, 2020
February 2, 2020 $294 $324 N/A $744 Carnival Imagination February 2, 2020
February 9, 2020 $309 $334 N/A $714 Carnival Imagination February 9, 2020
February 16, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $889 Carnival Imagination February 16, 2020
February 23, 2020 $289 $349 N/A $724 Carnival Imagination February 23, 2020
March 1, 2020 $329 $379 N/A $930 Carnival Imagination March 1, 2020
March 8, 2020 $389 $429 N/A $920 Carnival Imagination March 8, 2020
March 15, 2020 $399 $459 N/A $917 Carnival Imagination March 15, 2020
March 22, 2020 $414 $474 N/A $955 Carnival Imagination March 22, 2020
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
January 20, 2020 $289 $319 N/A $591 Carnival Inspiration January 20, 2020
January 27, 2020 $284 $319 N/A $709 Carnival Inspiration January 27, 2020
February 3, 2020 $299 $319 N/A $669 Carnival Inspiration February 3, 2020
February 10, 2020 $304 $339 N/A $631 Carnival Inspiration February 10, 2020
February 17, 2020 $339 $394 N/A $909 Carnival Inspiration February 17, 2020
February 24, 2020 $314 $349 N/A $854 Carnival Inspiration February 24, 2020
March 2, 2020 $314 $369 N/A $700 Carnival Inspiration March 2, 2020
March 9, 2020 $379 $414 N/A $887 Carnival Inspiration March 9, 2020
March 16, 2020 $399 $459 N/A $943 Carnival Inspiration March 16, 2020
March 23, 2020 $399 $474 N/A $906 Carnival Inspiration March 23, 2020
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
January 23, 2020 $309 $334 N/A $695 Carnival Imagination January 23, 2020
January 30, 2020 $299 $319 N/A $829 Carnival Imagination January 30, 2020
February 6, 2020 $314 $339 N/A $664 Carnival Imagination February 6, 2020
February 13, 2020 $359 $404 N/A $974 Carnival Imagination February 13, 2020
February 20, 2020 $299 $369 N/A $714 Carnival Imagination February 20, 2020
February 27, 2020 $299 $349 N/A $739 Carnival Imagination February 27, 2020
March 5, 2020 $309 $389 N/A $719 Carnival Imagination March 5, 2020
March 12, 2020 $324 $424 N/A $730 Carnival Imagination March 12, 2020
March 19, 2020 $334 $439 N/A $851 Carnival Imagination March 19, 2020
March 26, 2020 $349 $424 N/A $667 Carnival Imagination March 26, 2020
21 Nights Central American Cruise From San Francisco, CA
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: San Francisco, CA
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: San Francisco, California; Santa Barbara; Los Angeles, California; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa; Puerto Quetzal; Corinto; Puntarenas; Cartagena; Santa Marta; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2020 $1,147 N/A N/A $4,276 Norwegian Gem January 24, 2020
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
January 24, 2020 $314 $349 N/A $572 Carnival Inspiration January 24, 2020
January 31, 2020 $699 $799 N/A $1,489 Carnival Inspiration January 31, 2020
February 7, 2020 $329 $364 N/A $684 Carnival Inspiration February 7, 2020
February 14, 2020 $439 $494 N/A N/A Carnival Inspiration February 14, 2020
February 28, 2020 $299 $364 N/A $649 Carnival Inspiration February 28, 2020
March 6, 2020 $339 $384 N/A $771 Carnival Inspiration March 6, 2020
March 13, 2020 $334 $404 N/A $856 Carnival Inspiration March 13, 2020
March 20, 2020 $329 $414 N/A $757 Carnival Inspiration March 20, 2020
March 27, 2020 $344 $419 N/A $768 Carnival Inspiration March 27, 2020
April 3, 2020 $379 $449 N/A $797 Carnival Inspiration April 3, 2020
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 25, 2020 $809 $1,150 $1,719 $1,984 Carnival Panorama January 25, 2020
February 1, 2020 $924 $1,014 $1,794 $2,021 Carnival Panorama February 1, 2020
February 8, 2020 $899 $1,182 $1,854 $1,844 Carnival Panorama February 8, 2020
February 15, 2020 $774 $1,182 $1,199 $1,909 Carnival Panorama February 15, 2020
February 22, 2020 $794 $944 $1,129 $1,679 Carnival Panorama February 22, 2020
February 29, 2020 $784 $954 $1,124 $1,664 Carnival Panorama February 29, 2020
March 7, 2020 $834 $1,014 $1,234 $1,784 Carnival Panorama March 7, 2020
March 14, 2020 $884 $1,114 $1,349 $1,794 Carnival Panorama March 14, 2020
March 21, 2020 $839 $1,044 $1,289 $1,879 Carnival Panorama March 21, 2020
March 28, 2020 $824 $994 $1,779 $1,902 Carnival Panorama March 28, 2020
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; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Mazatlan, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 25, 2020 $555 N/A $547 $912 Royal Princess January 25, 2020
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 28, 2020 $1,027 $1,123 $1,710 N/A Star Princess January 28, 2020
February 12, 2020 $1,153 $1,243 $2,203 $3,199 Star Princess February 12, 2020
November 21, 2020 $1,619 $1,819 $2,699 $3,409 Star Princess November 21, 2020
December 6, 2020 $1,619 $1,819 $2,699 $3,409 Star Princess December 6, 2020
December 21, 2020 $2,119 $2,258 $3,089 $3,959 Star Princess December 21, 2020
January 30, 2021 $1,719 $1,919 $2,799 $3,509 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 1, 2020 $549 N/A $629 $849 Royal Princess February 1, 2020
February 10, 2020 N/A N/A $629 $879 Royal Princess February 10, 2020
November 28, 2020 $599 N/A $749 $1,049 Royal Princess November 28, 2020
December 7, 2020 $549 N/A $699 $999 Royal Princess December 7, 2020
February 6, 2021 $599 N/A $749 $1,049 Royal Princess February 6, 2021
February 15, 2021 $649 N/A $749 $1,049 Royal Princess February 15, 2021
April 10, 2021 $599 N/A $749 $1,049 Royal Princess April 10, 2021
April 19, 2021 $549 N/A $699 $999 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; Catalina Island, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 6, 2020 N/A N/A $809 $1,277 Royal Princess February 6, 2020

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