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Cruises from Los Angeles

Experience the best of the West and beyond on a cruise from LA

Best Cruises From the West Coast

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From sea lions in Mexico to famous waterfalls in Hawaii, 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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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.

City view with skyscrapers.

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)

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.
City view from the top of the Hollywood Sign.
Princess ship sailing near lush land.

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.


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.

Food stand at the Original Farmer's Market in Los Angeles.
Rodeo street signs in Beverly Hills, California.


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.


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.

The Santa Monica pier at sunset.

Ships That Cruise from Los Angeles

The Princess Seawitch beneath blue sky

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best cruises from Los Angeles. Find the comforts of home along with the luxuries you deserve on board any of our ships. Discover what makes our fleet so unique.

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