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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 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
May 15, 2020 $259 $309 N/A $955 Carnival Inspiration May 15, 2020
May 22, 2020 $334 $394 N/A $1,046 Carnival Inspiration May 22, 2020
May 29, 2020 $279 $329 N/A $903 Carnival Inspiration May 29, 2020
June 5, 2020 $404 $469 N/A $835 Carnival Inspiration June 5, 2020
June 12, 2020 $364 $404 N/A $923 Carnival Inspiration June 12, 2020
June 19, 2020 $354 $394 N/A $840 Carnival Inspiration June 19, 2020
June 26, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $1,085 Carnival Inspiration June 26, 2020
July 3, 2020 $524 $589 N/A $1,012 Carnival Inspiration July 3, 2020
July 10, 2020 $509 $574 N/A $956 Carnival Inspiration July 10, 2020
July 17, 2020 $509 $569 N/A $967 Carnival Inspiration July 17, 2020
14 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ketchikan, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Glacier Bay Cruising, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Victoria, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 16, 2020 $1,629 $1,749 $2,549 $2,999 Golden Princess May 16, 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
May 16, 2020 $639 $919 $1,084 $1,914 Carnival Panorama May 16, 2020
May 23, 2020 $699 $999 $1,189 $1,749 Carnival Panorama May 23, 2020
May 30, 2020 $709 $954 $1,204 $1,819 Carnival Panorama May 30, 2020
June 6, 2020 $974 $1,274 $1,469 $2,004 Carnival Panorama June 6, 2020
June 13, 2020 $844 $1,119 $1,354 $2,184 Carnival Panorama June 13, 2020
June 20, 2020 $799 $1,124 $1,419 $2,020 Carnival Panorama June 20, 2020
June 27, 2020 $769 $1,074 $1,364 $2,020 Carnival Panorama June 27, 2020
July 4, 2020 $1,029 $1,279 $1,504 $2,419 Carnival Panorama July 4, 2020
July 11, 2020 $1,019 $1,294 $1,479 N/A Carnival Panorama July 11, 2020
July 18, 2020 $1,019 $1,239 $1,479 N/A Carnival Panorama July 18, 2020
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
May 17, 2020 $239 $304 N/A $796 Carnival Imagination May 17, 2020
May 24, 2020 $299 $364 N/A $953 Carnival Imagination May 24, 2020
May 31, 2020 $289 $354 N/A $830 Carnival Imagination May 31, 2020
June 7, 2020 $469 $569 N/A $1,186 Carnival Imagination June 7, 2020
June 14, 2020 $399 $444 N/A $1,179 Carnival Imagination June 14, 2020
June 21, 2020 $369 $434 N/A $1,224 Carnival Imagination June 21, 2020
June 28, 2020 $329 $384 N/A $1,052 Carnival Imagination June 28, 2020
July 5, 2020 $549 $629 N/A $1,174 Carnival Imagination July 5, 2020
July 19, 2020 $549 $634 N/A $1,164 Carnival Imagination July 19, 2020
July 26, 2020 $534 $609 N/A $1,174 Carnival Imagination July 26, 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
May 18, 2020 $229 $294 N/A $795 Carnival Inspiration May 18, 2020
May 25, 2020 $289 $354 N/A $742 Carnival Inspiration May 25, 2020
June 1, 2020 $289 $314 N/A $1,049 Carnival Inspiration June 1, 2020
June 15, 2020 $399 $444 N/A $1,256 Carnival Inspiration June 15, 2020
June 22, 2020 $369 $434 N/A $1,269 Carnival Inspiration June 22, 2020
June 29, 2020 $319 $374 N/A $1,203 Carnival Inspiration June 29, 2020
July 6, 2020 $549 $629 N/A $1,156 Carnival Inspiration July 6, 2020
July 13, 2020 $539 $629 N/A $1,185 Carnival Inspiration July 13, 2020
July 20, 2020 $539 $619 N/A $1,190 Carnival Inspiration July 20, 2020
July 27, 2020 $534 $609 N/A $1,212 Carnival Inspiration July 27, 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
May 21, 2020 $264 $314 N/A $838 Carnival Imagination May 21, 2020
May 28, 2020 $264 $314 N/A $804 Carnival Imagination May 28, 2020
June 4, 2020 $394 $479 N/A $1,026 Carnival Imagination June 4, 2020
June 11, 2020 $364 $404 N/A $1,015 Carnival Imagination June 11, 2020
June 18, 2020 $359 $399 N/A $757 Carnival Imagination June 18, 2020
July 2, 2020 $319 $354 N/A $1,018 Carnival Imagination July 2, 2020
July 9, 2020 $504 $564 N/A $943 Carnival Imagination July 9, 2020
July 16, 2020 $499 $569 N/A $954 Carnival Imagination July 16, 2020
July 23, 2020 $489 $549 N/A $948 Carnival Imagination July 23, 2020
July 30, 2020 $489 $549 N/A $1,033 Carnival Imagination July 30, 2020
14 Nights Alaskan Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Golden Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Ketchikan, Alaska; Icy Strait Point, Alaska; Juneau, Alaska; Hubbard Glacier Cruising, Alaska; Skagway, Alaska; Sitka, Alaska; Victoria, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 30, 2020 $1,579 $1,693 $2,249 $2,799 Golden Princess May 30, 2020
June 13, 2020 $1,809 $1,950 $2,949 $3,399 Golden Princess June 13, 2020
June 27, 2020 $1,659 $1,791 $2,259 $2,959 Golden Princess June 27, 2020
July 11, 2020 $1,979 $2,141 $3,029 $3,579 Golden Princess July 11, 2020
August 8, 2020 $2,009 $2,174 $3,199 $3,649 Golden Princess August 8, 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
June 8, 2020 $459 $559 N/A $1,015 Carnival Inspiration June 8, 2020
August 3, 2020 $479 $569 N/A $1,201 Carnival Inspiration August 3, 2020
October 26, 2020 $309 $354 N/A $739 Carnival Inspiration October 26, 2020
November 2, 2020 $299 $339 N/A $699 Carnival Inspiration November 2, 2020
November 9, 2020 $289 $329 N/A $729 Carnival Inspiration November 9, 2020
November 16, 2020 $279 $319 N/A $699 Carnival Inspiration November 16, 2020
December 7, 2020 $219 $234 N/A $659 Carnival Inspiration December 7, 2020
February 22, 2021 $304 $344 N/A $589 Carnival Inspiration February 22, 2021
December 6, 2021 $284 $334 N/A $684 Carnival Inspiration December 6, 2021
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 25, 2020 $349 $399 N/A $986 Carnival Imagination June 25, 2020
August 20, 2020 $399 $454 N/A $910 Carnival Imagination August 20, 2020
October 29, 2020 $334 $394 N/A $764 Carnival Imagination October 29, 2020
November 5, 2020 $344 $389 N/A $734 Carnival Imagination November 5, 2020
November 12, 2020 $304 $354 N/A $714 Carnival Imagination November 12, 2020
November 19, 2020 $299 $354 N/A $704 Carnival Imagination November 19, 2020
March 4, 2021 $329 $389 N/A $724 Carnival Imagination March 4, 2021
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
July 12, 2020 $554 $629 N/A $1,196 Carnival Imagination July 12, 2020
August 30, 2020 $349 $419 N/A $950 Carnival Imagination August 30, 2020
October 18, 2020 $309 $359 N/A $774 Carnival Imagination October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020 $314 $359 N/A $789 Carnival Imagination October 25, 2020
November 8, 2020 $299 $339 N/A $774 Carnival Imagination November 8, 2020
December 6, 2020 $259 $299 N/A $734 Carnival Imagination December 6, 2020
February 7, 2021 $304 $344 N/A $639 Carnival Imagination February 7, 2021
March 6, 2022 $359 $409 N/A $769 Carnival Imagination March 6, 2022

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