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Cruises from Los Angeles

Experience the best of the California Coast, Alaska, Hawaii and beyond on a cruise from LA

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From sea lions in Mexico to famous glaciers in Alaska, travel around the globe on a cruise from Los Angeles with Princess. Whether you want to embark on a 111-day world cruise or a 3-day California Coast getaway, unpack once and visit multiple destinations on your travel wish list. With cruises leaving from Los Angeles, enjoy convenient departures that are just an easy flight — or drive — away.

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Glaciers, wildlife and mountains await you on a cruise from Los Angeles to Alaska. Our roundtrip voyages bring you up close to untouched landmarks, including Hubbard Glacier, as well as unique cultures, like Sitka’s Native groups. Fish for salmon in Ketchikan, meet sled dogs in Juneau, pan for gold in Skagway and whale watch near Icy Strait Point. Experience it all with Princess, the #1 cruise line in Alaska.

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From Northern to Southern California, The Golden State is brimming with breathtaking coast lines, creative cuisine and iconic marine life. On cruises out of LA, visit the San Diego Zoo, California’s very own living sanctuary that thousands of animals call home. Explore Catalina Island’s underwater oasis where kelp forests dance to the rhythm of the ocean. Or enjoy crisp wines amidst the Sonoma Wine Country.

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On a cruise from LA, unpack once and visit multiple Hawaiian Islands. Drive through Waimea Canyon, also known as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific.” Then enjoy an evening in Honolulu with More Ashore late-night departures and overnight stays – included in every itinerary. With the sunset as your backdrop, conclude your trip with a traditional luau. Island hop with ease in a way that only Princess can offer.

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For a taste of fun, flavor and fiesta, sail to Mexico with Princess. On a cruise from Los Angeles, dive into adventure in Cabo while snorkeling beside sea lions and kayaking along the Sea of Cortez, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In Puerto Vallarta, zipline over vast jungle canopies. Or take the day to relax on one of the unspoiled beaches where sun-kissed sand and crystalline waters leave you feeling recharged.

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With three- to five-day cruises from LA, there’s always time for adventure. On a five-day cruise to Cabo, spend two days sunbathing in the Mexican Riviera and snorkeling amidst tropical fish in Chileno Bay. Stroll through Balboa Park in San Diego and visit Alcatraz in San Francisco. With short cruises, even the busiest of schedules can savor the sweet taste of travel.

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The Panama Canal is a true engineering wonder, but even more spectacles lie ahead when you cruise from LA aboard the #1 cruise line in the Canal. Visit the Sloth Sanctuary in Limon. Stroll along the colorful streets of Cartagena, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and explore Spanish fortresses nearby. Or zipline through Nicaragua’s lush jungles and relish in sweeping views of the region’s untouched landscapes.

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From the vibrant cultures of South America to the icy terrains of Antarctica, experience the best of both worlds on a cruise from Los Angeles. In Punta Arenas, step foot on the 7th continent during the Antarctica Landing Expedition. Walk past the Pachacamac Ruins in Lima, and uncover treasures of the Inca Empire. Or ascend Corcovado Mountain in Brazil and visit one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Christ the Redeemer statue.

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Home to ancient civilizations and long-standing traditions, Asia welcomes you to explore culture like never before. Learn the art of Thai dancing in Bangkok, navigate the Cu Chi tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City or discover 8,000-year-old history at the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Between the landmarks and local connections, experience a sensory experience unlike any other when you cruise from Los Angeles to Asia.

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On the World Cruise leaving from Los Angeles, settle into the comforts of your new home as you spend more time at sea and visit even more destinations without the typical hassle of travel. As you explore the corners of the world, connect with other guests who share your passion for travel. Embark on one legendary adventure and visit locations spanning from the Blue Mountains of Sydney to the castles near Sicily and various destinations in between.

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Information About Cruises from Los Angeles

With Princess, your vacation begins before you even step on board. On a cruise leaving from Los Angeles, explore the playgrounds of the rich and famous and discover the diverse cultures nestled within the city.
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Los Angeles at a Glance

  • Founded: September 4, 1781
  • Region: 130 miles north of the Mexico border, about a 6-hour drive to San Francisco.
  • Population: 3,990,456 (2018)
  • Language: English
  • Currency: U.S. dollar
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (PT)
City view from the top of the Hollywood Sign.

Tips for LA

  • Extend your stay: The City of Angels is teeming with opportunity, so make sure you leave enough time to explore its national treasures by booking a Cruise Plus Hotel Package.
  • Consider traffic: When traveling to and from your cruise out of LA, take into account the notorious LA traffic. Taxis or rideshare vehicles are available.
  • Plan ahead: Los Angeles is a widespread city, so planning ahead can save you time—and gas—traveling from one end to the other. For example, if visiting the Hollywood sign, make sure you also hit other nearby spots before heading west to board your cruise from LA. View port driving directions.
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What to Know About Cruising from LA

  • Docking: Your cruise from Los Angeles docks at Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro.
  • Attire: We suggest dressing in layers as temperatures fluctuate throughout the year and even throughout the day. This includes a light shirt, sweater and jacket.
  • Tourist Information Office: For general inquiries, visit the office located at: Port of Los Angeles, Berth 93, Pacific Cruise Ship Terminal, San Pedro, CA 90731. Tel: (310) 514-9484

Things to Do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the city of stars and dreams. Get a taste of fame and fortune with rich cuisine and upscale shopping at every corner when you cruise from Los Angeles with Princess.
The Santa Monica pier at sunset.

Sightseeing

From the star-studded Hollywood Boulevard to the celebrity-rich Beverly Hills, Los Angeles is home to iconic landmarks and people. Before or after your cruise from LA, tour Warner Brothers Studios and explore sets from your favorite TV shows. Walk along Venice Beach, where athletes, entertainers and creatives converge. Or ride the ferris wheel on the Santa Monica pier for a front-row seat to a California sunset.

Rodeo street signs in Beverly Hills, California.

Shopping

Whether you’re in the market for a new pair of shoes or a wardrobe refresh, find everything you need at the 3rd Street Promenade. Shop your favorite big-name retailers, and stroll through the oldest and largest organic farmer’s market on Saturday. If you’re ready to splurge, head to Rodeo Drive where marble floors and gold-trimmed doors decorate designer boutiques. On cruises out of LA, treat yourself to a world of treasures.

Food stand at the Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.

Dining

Between Greek meze and Italian feasts, Los Angeles is the epicenter for global cuisine. Savor food from world-renowned chefs—like Thomas Keller, Nobu Matsuhisa and Wolfgang Puck. Enjoy a beachside brunch in the morning, then taste late-night bites on a downtown rooftop or visit the Original Farmer's Market. Delight in fresh seafood or veggie-heavy dishes at any of the plant-based restaurants throughout the city. When you cruise from Los Angeles, there’s a menu for everyone.

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Ships That Cruise from Los Angeles

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best cruises leaving from Los Angeles. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships, both small and large. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.
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Royal Princess®

Possibilities are endless aboard Royal Princess®, the newest class and our core ship that cruises from LA. Savor international cuisine by day and then enjoy late-night game shows with fellow guests.

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Emerald Princess®

Cruise from Los Angeles aboard Emerald Princess® and savor seafood and BBQ by day, then unwind with Voice of the Ocean by night. From entertainment to cuisine, enjoy it all on Emerald Princess®.

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Star Princess®

Cruise from Los Angeles to the world’s most celebrated landscapes with Star Princess®. Party at Festivals of the World, test your luck at the Vegas-style casino or sip international wines at Vines.

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Golden Princess®

Golden Princess® is your ticket to adventure when you cruise from Los Angeles. With 700 balconies on board, enjoy a first-class seat to world-renowned lands and enjoy endless entertainment.

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More Ships

On a cruise out of Los Angeles, you can also enjoy best-in-class service and expert-crafted activities on board Coral Princess®, Ruby Princess®, Pacific Princess®, Island Princess® and Grand Princess®.

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Travel, Airfare, & Hotels: Let Princess Get You There

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We Get You Where You Need to Go

Let Princess pick you up from the airport and take you directly to your ship or hotel when you arrive, even if you didn't book your airfare through us. A uniformed Princess representative meets you at the airport after you've retrieved your luggage and transports you directly to your ship or hotel without you having to worry about the logistics of navigating a new city.

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Stay Longer and Relax

Extend your cruise vacation, and simplify your travel plans with a hotel stay at the beginning or end of your cruise in Los Angeles. With a Cruise Plus Hotel Package, a Princess representative meets you at the airport and pier, transporting you to and from your hotel. The package includes the cost of your hotel stay, transportation and the services of the representative.

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