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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 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
October 1, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $559 Carnival Imagination October 1, 2020
October 8, 2020 $299 $319 N/A $854 Carnival Imagination October 8, 2020
October 15, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $484 Carnival Imagination October 15, 2020
October 22, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $464 Carnival Imagination October 22, 2020
October 29, 2020 $289 $304 N/A $394 Carnival Imagination October 29, 2020
November 5, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $709 Carnival Imagination November 5, 2020
November 12, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $604 Carnival Imagination November 12, 2020
November 19, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $499 Carnival Imagination November 19, 2020
November 26, 2020 $404 $444 N/A $984 Carnival Imagination November 26, 2020
December 3, 2020 $259 $274 N/A $439 Carnival Imagination December 3, 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
October 2, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $764 Carnival Inspiration October 2, 2020
October 9, 2020 $299 $319 N/A $819 Carnival Inspiration October 9, 2020
October 16, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $394 Carnival Inspiration October 16, 2020
October 23, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $414 Carnival Inspiration October 23, 2020
October 30, 2020 $289 $304 N/A $374 Carnival Inspiration October 30, 2020
November 6, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $409 Carnival Inspiration November 6, 2020
November 13, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $579 Carnival Inspiration November 13, 2020
November 20, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $334 Carnival Inspiration November 20, 2020
November 27, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $714 Carnival Inspiration November 27, 2020
December 4, 2020 $259 $274 N/A $514 Carnival Inspiration December 4, 2020
28 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Emerald Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 28 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Nawiliwili (Kauai Island), Hawaii; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Apia, Western Samoa; Bora Bora, French Polynesia; Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; Moorea, French Polynesia; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 3, 2020 $3,919 $4,136 $6,119 $9,319 Emerald Princess October 3, 2020
7 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; San Francisco, California; Monterey, California; San Diego, California; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 3, 2020 $979 N/A $999 $1,579 Royal Princess October 3, 2020
October 17, 2020 $979 N/A $999 $1,279 Royal Princess October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020 $979 N/A $999 $1,379 Royal Princess October 31, 2020
March 13, 2021 $849 N/A $999 $1,429 Royal Princess March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $929 N/A $1,044 $1,479 Royal Princess March 27, 2021
April 24, 2021 $929 N/A $1,134 $1,779 Royal Princess April 24, 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
October 3, 2020 $659 $829 $1,059 $1,571 Carnival Panorama October 3, 2020
October 10, 2020 $659 $809 $1,049 $1,877 Carnival Panorama October 10, 2020
October 17, 2020 $649 $794 $1,044 $1,563 Carnival Panorama October 17, 2020
October 24, 2020 $649 $799 $999 $1,473 Carnival Panorama October 24, 2020
October 31, 2020 $644 $804 $1,004 $1,558 Carnival Panorama October 31, 2020
November 7, 2020 $649 $769 $999 $1,586 Carnival Panorama November 7, 2020
November 14, 2020 $599 $744 $979 $1,703 Carnival Panorama November 14, 2020
November 21, 2020 $719 $959 $1,279 $1,941 Carnival Panorama November 21, 2020
November 28, 2020 $569 $679 $929 $1,454 Carnival Panorama November 28, 2020
December 5, 2020 $579 $689 $919 $1,466 Carnival Panorama December 5, 2020
5 Nights Pacific Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Norwegian Joy
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 5 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Victoria, BC, Canada; San Francisco, California; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 4, 2020 $329 $349 $419 $489 Norwegian Joy October 4, 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
October 4, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $639 Carnival Imagination October 4, 2020
October 11, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $569 Carnival Imagination October 11, 2020
October 18, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $549 Carnival Imagination October 18, 2020
October 25, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $439 Carnival Imagination October 25, 2020
November 1, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $454 Carnival Imagination November 1, 2020
November 8, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $534 Carnival Imagination November 8, 2020
November 15, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $404 Carnival Imagination November 15, 2020
November 22, 2020 $369 $389 N/A $539 Carnival Imagination November 22, 2020
November 29, 2020 $279 $294 N/A $669 Carnival Imagination November 29, 2020
December 6, 2020 $259 $274 N/A $684 Carnival Imagination December 6, 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
October 5, 2020 $289 $309 N/A $599 Carnival Inspiration October 5, 2020
37 Nights South American Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Westerdam
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Buenos Aires, Arg.
Duration: 37 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles, California; Manzanillo, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Corinto, Nicaragua; Fuerte Amador, Panama; Manta, Ecuador; Lima (Callao), Peru; General San Martin (Pisco), Peru; Coquimbo (La Serena), Chile; San Antonio (Santiago), Chile; Puerto Montt, Chile; Puerto Chacabuco, Chile; Punta Arenas, Chile; Ushuaia, Argentina; Pt. Stanley, Falkland Islands; Montevideo, Uruguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 7, 2020 $3,489 $4,029 $4,979 $6,729 Westerdam October 7, 2020
10 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Grand Princess
Departure: Vancouver, Canada
Arrival: Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Vancouver, BC, Canada; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Santa Barbara, California; San Francisco, California; Vancouver, BC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 7, 2020 $1,349 $1,441 $1,799 $2,099 Grand Princess October 7, 2020

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