Best for mini-breaks: Princess
- Room service included
- No free alcohol
- Food included
- No price matching
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Outside of all of the glitz and glamour of Hollywood, you’ll find two cruise terminals in LA, one in San Pedro that serves most major cruise lines, and one in Long Beach, which is only used by Carnival.
While cruises from Los Angeles don’t venture too far, you can cruise through the Panama Canal, visit the islands of Hawaii, and venture to the glaciers of Alaska on some more adventurous itineraries.
Take your pick of the best cruise liners sailing out of the World Cruise Center in San Pedro, and check out what Carnival has to offer from Long Beach.
Best for mini-breaks: Princess
Best for the Mexican Riviera: Norwegian
Best for for senior: Oceania
Best for all-inclusive luxury: Regent
Best for lengthy cruises: Viking Ocean Cruises
The Los Angeles cruise terminal is one of the busiest in the world, with countless cruises leaving its waters each year. Most of the big-name companies cruise from the terminal, so we took a look into their itineraries, onboard facilities, daily entertainment, and offshore excursions to single out the best ones out there.
We conducted our research through first-hand experiences, as well as trusted travel websites and unbiased review sites to bring you the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Cruises from Los Angeles depart at any time of the year and, with itineraries varying so wildly, you’ll want to time your vacation with the best season for your destination.
If you’re catching a flight to your cruise from Los Angeles, fly into LAX, which is around 22 miles north of the World Cruise Center. The easiest option, if you’re traveling in a group of three or more, is to grab a taxi straight from the airport for around $100. Uber and Lyft are also available here and will charge around half of that price.
Jump on one of the shuttle buses that sit outside of the arrivals lounge and cost $30 a person one way. If you’re driving from a nearby state, parking is available at the cruise terminal and costs $17 a day for a standard vehicle.
Spot A-list celebs on Rodeo Drive, snap a picture of the Hollywood sign and relax on Santa Monica’s beaches before setting off on the cruise of a lifetime. It’s worth checking out these deals and discounts before you book anything to see if you can save on your fare.
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