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The southern California city of Los Angeles is a massive metropolis, surfer beach haven, vibrant cultural center, and natural wonderland all at once. Not only is it one of the world’s best vacation destinations, but it’s also the jumping off point for cruises along the Pacific Coast and through the Panama Canal.

Where do Celebrity Cruise ships dock in Los Angeles?

Cruises from Los Angeles dock in the Port of Los Angeles, which is also called the Los Angeles World Cruise Center, located just south of Los Angeles in San Pedro.

How far is LAX from the Los Angeles cruise terminal?

Airplane in Los Angeles International Airport

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is about 20 miles from the Los Angeles cruise port at San Pedro, which is about a 30- to 45-minute drive away.

Where should I park for a cruise from Los Angeles?

Parking is available at parking garages on the port property. Free shuttle buses will take you to and from the Los Angeles cruise terminal. The cost is about $18 per day.

Which Celebrity Cruises ships sail from Los Angeles?

Ship exterior of Celebrity Millennium

Celebrity’s recently revolutionized ship, Celebrity Millennium, sails from the Los Angeles cruise port. On Celebrity Millennium, stay in luxurious staterooms, enjoy Broadway-level entertainment, and dine in stunning venues serving world-class cuisine.

Where can I cruise to from the Los Angeles cruise port?

Cruises from Los Angeles sail to the Mexican Riviera, along the coast of California, and through the Panama Canal to Fort Lauderdale.

Mexican Riviera

Embark on an unforgettable cruise around the glittering Mexican Riviera, where you’ll visit laid-back beach towns and palm-tree-lined seaside ports.

Calm water of Santa Maria Beach

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

On a Mexican Riviera cruise, you’ll spend three days at sea, allowing you to explore all of the unique venues and entertainment options available aboard Celebrity Millennium. Dine on award-winning cuisine at one of our specialty restaurants, catch a riveting show at the onboard theater, or enjoy a carefree afternoon by the pool.

Ocean front view in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Discover Puerto Vallarta, a picturesque fishing village with excellent whale-watching excursions, golden sand beaches, and the lush Sierra Madre Mountains, which you can explore on a thrilling ATV ride.

Read: Where to Go Whale Watching in Mexico

Spend a day in Cabo San Lucas, a popular Mexican resort town known for its gorgeous landscapes, including the iconic Arco, a towering rock formation that rises from the ocean. If you’re on one of our lengthier itineraries around the Mexican Riviera, you’ll get to spend a night in Cabo, allowing you to experience its vibrant nightlife and enjoy an extra day under the sun.

Stop in Ensenada, where you can go surfing at lovely beaches like Rosarito or shop along its famous malecón. Embark on a wine-tasting tour around the Guadalupe Valley, a wine region that has been quickly attracting the attention of oenophiles all over the world.

Colorful street of Mazatlan

Mazatlán, Mexico

Depending on your itinerary, you’ll also get to visit Mazatlán, a scenic port city with a colorful historic town and pristine beaches that has rightfully earned it the nickname “the Pearl of the Pacific.”

Browse Cruises to Mexico from California

California Coastal Cruises

Sail from Los Angeles along the gorgeous West Coast on a 7-night California cruise that also stops in Ensenada, Mexico. You’ll first sail north to San Francisco, where you’ll have an overnight stay that will give you plenty of time to take in the sights and sounds of the city.

Buildings in San Francisco, California

San Francisco, California

Then, sail south to explore the rugged coast of Monterey, where harbor seals, sea otters, and pelicans sun themselves on the rocks. At Catalina Island, spend the day in Descanso Beach for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Rent a bike or golf cart to see the impressive Art Deco Catalina Casino and the Catalina Island Museum.

Read: Things to Do in Monterey

Vineyard in Valle de Guadalupe

Ensenada, Mexico

At Ensenada, once a playground for Hollywood royalty and West Coast gentry, spot migrating gray whales offshore and visit the Valle de Guadalupe’s renowned wine country.

Read: Best Things to Do in Ensenada

Panama Canal Cruises

Rock formations of El Arco de Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

On one of our Panama Canal cruises from California, you’ll sail from LA to San Diego, then on to the Mexican Riviera cities of Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta before venturing further south to Central America.

At Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, see Mayan ruins and coffee plantations. In Puntarenas, Costa Rica, trek through a rainforest or discover the area’s abundant wildlife on a river cruise.

Gaton locks of Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Sail through the engineering wonder of the Panama Canal, and enjoy shopping and dining in Colon, Panama. At the final Latin American port of call in Cartagena, Colombia, stroll through the charming walled city, which was once raided by pirates and plunderers.

Spend two days at sea thoroughly enjoying all of the amenities and activities offered aboard Celebrity Millennium before reaching your city of debarkation in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Celebrity Millennium cruising in Panama

Celebrity Millennium

See all of our cruise itineraries from Los Angeles and book your next vacation online, or call one of our vacation specialists.

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