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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


15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Coral Princess
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Huatulco, Mexico; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; Puerto Amador, Panama; Panama Canal, Panama; Cartagena, Colombia; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $954 $1,048 $1,678 $2,960 Coral Princess October 18, 2019
October 16, 2020 $2,119 $2,269 $2,899 $3,409 Coral Princess October 16, 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 18, 2019 $389 $429 N/A $904 Carnival Inspiration October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $414 $489 N/A $924 Carnival Inspiration October 25, 2019
November 1, 2019 $349 $399 N/A $804 Carnival Inspiration November 1, 2019
November 8, 2019 $399 $469 N/A $1,124 Carnival Inspiration November 8, 2019
November 15, 2019 $319 $359 N/A $664 Carnival Inspiration November 15, 2019
November 22, 2019 $324 $379 N/A $599 Carnival Inspiration November 22, 2019
November 29, 2019 $384 $434 N/A $849 Carnival Inspiration November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $304 $344 N/A $784 Carnival Inspiration December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $289 $339 N/A $674 Carnival Inspiration December 13, 2019
December 20, 2019 $324 $384 N/A $754 Carnival Inspiration December 20, 2019
14 Nights Hawaii Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Carnival Miracle
Departure: Los Angeles, CA
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Los Angeles, California; Kahului (Maui Island), Hawaii; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kona, Hawaii; Hilo, Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2019 N/A N/A $2,304 N/A Carnival Miracle October 19, 2019
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 19, 2019 $838 N/A $991 $1,949 Royal Princess October 19, 2019
November 9, 2019 $576 N/A $707 $1,650 Royal Princess November 9, 2019
March 28, 2020 $691 N/A $845 $1,238 Royal Princess March 28, 2020
April 11, 2020 $699 N/A $809 $1,299 Royal Princess April 11, 2020
April 25, 2020 $799 N/A $977 $1,249 Royal Princess April 25, 2020
October 3, 2020 $859 N/A $1,009 $1,459 Royal Princess October 3, 2020
October 17, 2020 $859 N/A $1,009 $1,459 Royal Princess October 17, 2020
October 31, 2020 $809 N/A $959 $1,409 Royal Princess October 31, 2020
March 13, 2021 $959 N/A $1,059 $1,509 Royal Princess March 13, 2021
March 27, 2021 $959 N/A $1,059 $1,509 Royal Princess March 27, 2021
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
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
October 20, 2019 $499 $799 $849 $1,199 Norwegian Bliss October 20, 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
October 21, 2019 $389 $464 N/A $964 Carnival Inspiration October 21, 2019
October 28, 2019 $369 $454 N/A $1,074 Carnival Inspiration October 28, 2019
November 4, 2019 $334 $369 N/A $879 Carnival Inspiration November 4, 2019
November 11, 2019 $319 $369 N/A $875 Carnival Inspiration November 11, 2019
November 18, 2019 $294 $349 N/A $646 Carnival Inspiration November 18, 2019
November 25, 2019 $469 $604 N/A $1,204 Carnival Inspiration November 25, 2019
December 2, 2019 $329 $339 N/A $899 Carnival Inspiration December 2, 2019
December 9, 2019 $319 $349 N/A $789 Carnival Inspiration December 9, 2019
December 16, 2019 $314 $334 N/A $924 Carnival Inspiration December 16, 2019
December 23, 2019 $569 $654 N/A $1,214 Carnival Inspiration December 23, 2019
10 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From Vancouver, Canada
Ship: Star 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 22, 2019 $853 $925 $1,231 $3,771 Star Princess October 22, 2019
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
October 26, 2019 $555 N/A $707 N/A Royal Princess October 26, 2019
November 2, 2019 $723 N/A $849 $1,349 Royal Princess November 2, 2019
November 16, 2019 $561 N/A $688 N/A Royal Princess November 16, 2019
November 23, 2019 $787 N/A $896 $1,167 Royal Princess November 23, 2019
December 14, 2019 $607 N/A $786 $1,006 Royal Princess December 14, 2019
December 21, 2019 $949 N/A $1,169 $1,849 Royal Princess December 21, 2019
December 28, 2019 $1,049 N/A $1,277 $1,819 Royal Princess December 28, 2019
January 4, 2020 $699 N/A $764 $1,091 Royal Princess January 4, 2020
January 11, 2020 $599 N/A $692 $999 Royal Princess January 11, 2020
January 18, 2020 $579 N/A $719 $1,049 Royal Princess January 18, 2020
7 Nights Pacific Coast Cruise From San Francisco, CA
Ship: Grand Princess
Departure: San Francisco, CA
Arrival: San Francisco, CA
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Francisco, California; Santa Barbara, California; Los Angeles, California; San Diego, California; Ensenada, Mexico; San Francisco, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $576 $635 $1,394 $2,203 Grand Princess October 27, 2019
March 22, 2020 $629 $693 $1,099 $1,199 Grand Princess March 22, 2020
7 Nights Mexico Cruise From Los Angeles, CA
Ship: Norwegian Bliss
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
October 27, 2019 $449 $749 $849 $5,049 Norwegian Bliss October 27, 2019

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