Cruises from San Francisco

From the Golden Gate Bridge to the Painted Ladies, sail on the best SF cruises with Princess®

Best Cruises From the West Coast

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Start your cruise from San Francisco by sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge and into a sea of opportunity. Venture north to relive Alaska’s gold rush history, or head south to bask in the beauty of the Mexican Riviera. Tour the California Coast on a 4-day cruise from San Francisco, or explore the Hawaiian islands on a 15-day cruise. Arrive in Northern California and embark on your dream vacation with Princess.

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What to Know About Cruises from San Francisco

Make the most of your cruise out of San Francisco by taking in the flavor, beauty and history that lies before you. Here’s everything you should know before arriving in the Golden Gate City.

the golden gate bridge during the day

San Francisco at a glance

  • Language: English
  • Currency: U.S. dollar
  • Time Zone: Pacific Time (PT)
  • Docking: Your Princess ship docks at Pier 27, San Francisco Cruise Terminal.
  • Attire: Light jackets, sweaters or blazers are recommended, especially for the mornings and evenings.
  • Transportation: Taxis or rideshare vehicles can get you to and from the ship and are available pier side for all guests.

Things to do in San Francisco

Visit Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and Muir Woods National Monument. In the birthplace of blue jeans, shop boutiques on Market Street, or find the perfect souvenir at Pier 39. Then savor Italian seafood at Fisherman’s Wharf, and try the city’s signature dish — clam chowder in a bread bowl. Or spend time in Sonoma or Napa sipping locally grown wines before your cruise from San Francisco.

a trolly moving down a san francisco street

Ships That Cruise from San Francisco

The Princess Seawitch beneath blue sky

Our Princess fleet includes some of the best cruises from San Francisco. 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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