Los Angeles cruise port is located in California's biggest city (population around 4 million, density ~8100 per ml2 / ~3100 km2). LA is the second largest in the USA - after NYC New York (population over 8,6 million, density ~27000 per ml2 / 10400 km2).
The City of Los Angeles is in the Southern Californian basin (Pacific Ocean) and is most famous for being the world’s entertainment industry center. Los Angeles cruise port welcomes more than 300 cruises each year. Popular voyages are to the Hawaiian islands and the Mexican Riviera. The Los Angeles cruise port ship schedule offers unforgettable trips to Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Ensenada, Catalina and Vancouver (repositioning to Alaska).
With its arrival in Port Long Beach in November 2013, the CMA CGM Corte Real container ship made a new North American record for cargo-handling in ports of call - more than 10,000 container moves.
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Los Angeles cruise terminal
The ships dock at two Los Angeles cruise ports – Port of Los Angeles (San Pedro) and Port of Long Beach. More popular Los Angeles cruise port is the Word Cruise Center at San Pedro.
World Cruise Center Terminals (San Pedro)
The two terminals of World Cruise Center are located 18 ml (29 km) away from LAX (Los Angeles International Airport), direction South. The first Los Angeles cruise port terminal has two berths 91 and 92. the second one has only one – 93. Two or three larger cruise ships can dock here.
- San Pedro Terminal's address is: "Port of Los Angeles, Berths 91-93, World Cruise Center, San Pedro, CA 90731".
- Parking is USD 15 per day (Port Authority prices are subject to change).
The facilities in the San Pedro cruise port terminal include check-in, cafes, bars, shops, parking area and taxi ranks.
Long Beach Cruise Terminal
The second Los Angeles cruise ship terminal is located approx 23 ml (37 km) away from LAX, and 5 ml (8 km) away from the World Cruise Center Terminals. It was inaugurated in 2003 for Carnival Corporation ships exclusively. The white dome building (former Spruce Goose aeroplane dome) now houses the cruise terminal.
The facilities here are parking space, bars, cafes, restaurants, check in, taxi ranks and shops.
- Long Beach Terminal's address: is "Port of Long Beach, 231 Windsor Way, Long Beach, CA 90802".
- Parking is USD 17 per day (Port Authority prices are subject to change).
In October 2016 was announced that Carnival Cruise Line signed an agreement with Long Beach CA and with the landlord Urban Commons to expand the "Long Beach Cruise Terminal" facility in order to accommodate larger vessels and enhance terminal operations.
- Carnival operates the Long Beach terminal since 2003, but using only part of the Geodesic Dome (former museum). The new agreement gave the company 100% use of the Dome (for customs and passenger check-in) for its cruise operations.
- Construction works started on April 13, 2017. The renovations increased the terminal facility from approx 66,000 to 142,000 ft2 (6130 to 13190 m2). Following the improvements, Long Beach Cruise Terminal now allows docking of larger-sized vessels and also provides additional space for 2-way passenger shipping operations. This enables embarking passengers to access the facility prior to completion of the previous cruise disembarkation process.
- Development plans also included expansion of portside cold-ironing capacity to accommodate larger vessels. Shore power allows berthed cruise ships to shut down their main diesel engines and plug into the city's electrical grid, using hydroelectricity for all the onboard services. The technology greatly reduces exhaust emissions in port.
- Carnival also made enhancements to the area surrounding the Dome and the adjacent "RMS Queen Mary" (former Cunard liner) city attraction. The terminal's parking capacity was also expanded to accommodate future growth.
In 2017, Carnival Cruise Line had 3 vessels homeported year-round in Los Angeles (Long Beach) - Carnival Inspiration and Carnival Imagination (both for short Baja Mexico cruises) and Carnival Miracle (for Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and Alaska roundtrip cruises).
Los Angeles tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
Near San Pedro
- Los Angeles Maritime Museum: explore the history of the harbor in Los Angeles. It is located half mile away from the Los Angeles cruise port, direction South, in the Municipal Ferry Terminal at Harbor and 6th.
- Ports O’ Call: a mile away from the Los Angeles cruise port, direction South. Great place where you will find shops, restaurants, galleries and bars in New England seaside town atmosphere.
- Red Car Trolley Ride: a vintage line connecting the Marina and the World Cruise Center. It stops by the LA Maritime Museum and Ports O’ Call.
- Abalone Cove: amazing, lively beach located 4 miles away from Los Angeles cruise port, direction West. Enjoy stunning Catalina island views or rock pool at the Sacred Cove Bay.
Near Long Beach
- Queen Mary: the famous ocean liner just by the terminal. It was in service from 1936 to 1976 for Cunard Line. Currently she is part hotel part museum.
- Aquarium of The Pacific, Shoreline Aquatic Park: you will need just 5 minutes by car to get there. Enjoy the sea with its habitants in the Aquarium of The Pacific and walk through the Shoreline Aquatic Park to discover amazing green spaces.
- The Naples Canals: explore the Naples Canal and the Rivo Alto Canal.
- Rancho Los Cerritos Ranch: explore the tradition of Mexican, Spanish and American California origins in a combination.
The Los Angeles cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Los Angeles, Long Beach, California.
If you lose the Los Angeles location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Los Angeles cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Los Angeles, Long Beach, California. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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