Award-Winning California Cruises

Sail off to stunning destinations along the Pacific Coast on one of our breathtaking cruises from California. Departing from the sunny ports of Los Angeles and San Diego, California cruise itineraries include everything from 7-night journeys to the Mexican Riviera to unforgettable 15-night sailings that venture across the Panama Canal.

Embark on a Pacific Coastal cruise that visits scenic ports in California including San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Catalina Island. Plan a tropical getaway to Mexico that stops in historic towns and fishing villages like Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. Or go on a once-in-a-lifetime journey through the Panama Canal, stopping in beautiful Central and South American destinations along the way.

California Cruise Destinations

Mexican Riviera

Discover the magic of the Mexican Riviera on one of our cruises from California that visits spectacular ports in the region. In Cabo San Lucas, admire unrivaled sunset views against rocky landscapes and the glittering ocean. Explore the historic city center and pristine beaches in Mazatlan, a resort town known as the Pearl of the Pacific. Relax under a palm tree in Puerto Vallarta, where lush rainforests line golden sand beaches. Or go wine tasting in the Guadalupe Valley and enjoy strolling through picturesque vineyards and olive groves.

Panama Canal

Experience the thrill of sailing through the Panama Canal, a wonder of engineering that connects the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Stop in tropical ports in Mexico, like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, during your Panama Canal cruise. Explore natural wonders in Central America, including the jungles of Puntarenas, Costa Rica and the volcanic mountains of Puerto Quetzal in Guatemala. Squeeze in some shopping during your day in Colon, Panama. And reignite the romance in Cartagena, Colombia, a beautiful historic city with cobblestone streets and blooming bougainvillea everywhere you turn.

Pacific Coast

Make your way across the West Coast of North America while stopping in lovely destinations in California, Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia. Hit the beach in Santa Barbara and go biking on Catalina Island. Take advantage of an overnight stay in San Francisco and spend one day discovering this bustling city and another exploring the nearby vineyards of Sonoma or Napa Valley. Discover the great outdoors in Seattle and Vancouver, where adventures in nature await. Embrace the seaside charm of Astoria and stroll through the pristine gardens of Victoria, a city in British Columbia known for its beautiful lawns and green spaces.

Departure Ports

Los Angeles

Before departing on your California cruise, take some time to tour the eternally-cool city of Los Angeles. Learn all about its storied film history by visiting famous landmarks like the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the TCL Chinese Theatre. Savor a seaside lunch in Malibu. Go shopping at the glitzy stores of Rodeo Drive and the eclectic boutiques on the Venice Beach boardwalk. Or feel like a kid again during a day of games and rides at Santa Monica pier, where you’ll also be surrounded by stunning views of the ocean.

San Diego

Fall in love with the departure port of San Diego, a destination known as America’s Finest City—and with good reason. With perfect year-round weather and golden sand beaches, San Diego is a charming city worth exploring before heading off on your cruise vacation. Lounge on powdery beaches in La Jolla. Spend an afternoon exploring one of the world’s most renowned zoos. Go on a brewery tour and try local craft beers. Or take a walk around Balboa Park, where you’ll find over a dozen of the city’s best museums.

California Cruise Itineraries

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Why Cruise from California With Celebrity Cruises

Enjoy the treasures of the Pacific Coast during a cruise from California with Celebrity, where you’ll be surrounded by luxury and comfort at every turn. Our unparalleled cruises not only take you to the most coveted destinations in Mexico, California, and Central and South America, but also allow you to discover the joys of a vacation at sea on one of our award-winning ships.  

Make yourself at home aboard one of our award-winning ships, where you’ll stay in spacious staterooms and enjoy visionary venues with unlimited entertainment options. For an indulgent vacation, book a stay at The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience that includes suite accommodations and exclusive access to a private restaurant, lounge, and sun deck. Savor world-class meals crafted by a Michelin-starred chef at our onboard restaurants. Rest and recharge at the blissful Spa. Watch riveting shows at the Theatre and dance the night away at one of the bars and lounges with live music and craft cocktails. Once you set sail with us, you’ll quickly learn there’s no better way to travel than on a Celebrity cruise ship.

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Popular Shore Excursions in California

Scenic 17-Mile Drive

While in Monterey, take a spin around 17-Mile Drive, one of the most scenic sections of the famous Pacific Coast Highway. Enjoy incredible vistas while surrounded by rugged, rocky coastlines framed by cypress trees. Spot sea lions in the distance and culminate your road trip with a stop at the Pebble Beach Golf Links course.


During your port day in San Francisco, take a tour of Alcatraz, a former high-security prison located just off the bay. Tour its infamous facilities, which were reportedly impossible to escape from, and step into one of the solitary confinement cells that once housed notorious criminals like Al Capone and Robert “Birdman” Stroud.


On a stop in Santa Barbara, head out to the adorable town of Solvang, a Danish village complete with Danish architecture and pastries. Wander along the charming streets and take a break in one of Solvang’s many wine tasting rooms, where you can sample local vintages and varieties.

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