Los Angeles Cruises Port Guide

Though it is famous for its starlets and movie studios, Los Angeles extends far beyond Hollywood. This dynamic city is home to gorgeous natural wonders, funky neighborhoods, and excellent cuisine. Experience the glitz of Beverly Hills and its iconic Rodeo Drive. Stroll along the romantic Venice Beach canals. Relive your childhood with a trip to Disneyland. Go shopping in Santa Monica and surfing in Malibu. Hike up Griffith Park and enjoy an unbeatable view of the City of Angels. 

Cruises from Los Angeles sail to the Mexican Riviera, where gorgeous beaches, fresh seafood, and natural wonders await. You can also sail along the California coast, where you’ll stop in beautiful destinations like Catalina Island, San Francisco, and Monterey. Or embark on a journey across the Panama Canal, stopping in tropical ports in Costa Rica, Colombia, and Mexico along the way.

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Top Destinations on Cruises from Los Angeles

Mexican Riviera

Discover the magic of Mexico on a cruise that sails to the region’s most beautiful beach towns. Admire the scenic landscapes and vibrant coral reefs of Cabo San Lucas. Unwind in the bucolic fishing village of Puerto Vallarta or explore the haciendas and towns in the surrounding countryside. In Mazatlan, stroll around the historic old town and malecón. While in Ensenada, go on a wine tasting tour of Mexico’s Valley of Guadalupe wine country before relaxing on one of the town’s relaxing beaches like Rosarito.

Pacific Coast

Sail along the beautiful coast of California, where you’ll discover inviting vineyards, charming towns, and modern cities. Explore the small island of Catalina, an environmentalist haven with natural parks and lush gardens. Stop in Monterey, a quaint fishing town known for its scenic overlooks and world-famous aquarium. Spend two days in San Francisco, a thriving city full of popular landmarks such as the Golden Gate Bridge and quirky neighborhoods like Haight-Ashbury. Discover Ensenada, a delightful Mexican beach town.

Panama Canal

Experience the wonder of sailing through the Panama Canal, one of mankind’s most remarkable feats of engineering. Cross from the Pacific Ocean into the Atlantic and make your way through tropical destinations in Central and South America. Lounge on the breathtaking beaches of Cabo San Lucas. Stroll down the romantic, cobblestone streets of Cartagena. Zip-line through the jungles of Costa Rica. Go on an unforgettable canoe trip down Gatun Lake in Colon.

Our Ships Sailing Out of Los Angeles

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Why Sail from Los Angeles with Celebrity Cruises

Travel in luxury aboard Celebrity Millennium, a fully revolutionized ship that has elevated the art of cruising. Book a stay in one of our brand new staterooms or at The Retreat, our luxury vacation experience, where you’ll make yourself at home in one of our spectacular suites as well as enjoy exclusive access to a private restaurant, sundeck, and lounge.

Our cruises from Los Angeles are a great opportunity to explore the finest destinations along the Mexican Riviera, Pacific Coast, and the Panama Canal. Spend your days at port visiting fascinating cities and towns, then unwind on our magnificent ship, where you can rest and relax at The Spa, savor delectable cuisine at any of our world-class restaurants, watch thrilling shows in the theater, and enjoy live music at one of our lounges. During your vacation with Celebrity, you’ll find yourself endlessly entertained while surrounded by impeccable service and modern design. 

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Los Angeles Port Facilities & Location

Cruises from Los Angeles depart from the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center, located south of Los Angeles. The cruise port is roughly a 30-minute drive away from the city center, though travel time fluctuates depending on traffic. Overnight parking and passenger shuttles are available at the terminal.

Top Sights & Attractions to See Before Cruises from Los Angeles

Hollywood Walk of Fame

If you love movies, you can’t miss ambling down the Hollywood Walk of Fame before boarding one of our cruises from Los Angeles. There are over 2,600 stars along the 15 blocks of the boulevard, so you can easily spend hours searching for the names of your favorite movie stars. Next to the Hollywood Walk of Fame, you’ll also find the TCL Chinese Theater, where you can see how your own hands and feet size up to the over 200 handprints of Hollywood stars imprinted in concrete squares. 

Griffith Observatory and Griffith Park

Griffith Park is the largest state park in California, covering over 4,300 acres. Enjoy panoramic views of the city skyline and leisurely hikes through the hills. Within the park, there are several attractions to enjoy, including the Los Angeles Zoo, golf courses, and the Griffith Observatory, a perfect place for stargazing and learning more about astronomy.

Venice Beach

Venice Beach is one of the city’s most popular neighborhoods and a wonderful spot for people watching. Marvel at the skateboarders and street performers in the Venice Beach Boardwalk. Walk hand-in-hand with your sweetheart along the picturesque and quiet canals. Stop for lunch and go boutique shopping on the trendy Abbot Kinney Boulevard. Head to Muscle Beach, an area full of bodybuilders and fitness fans that help the beach live up to its name. 

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Things to Do in Los Angeles

Play on the Santa Monica Pier

For a fun-filled day in Los Angeles, head to Santa Monica, a scenic neighborhood that is home to a long pier stretching out into the Pacific Ocean. Stop by Santa Monica Pier’s carnival, where you can ride the Ferris wheel, try your hand at carnival-style games, and grab a bite to eat. From the pier’s vantage point, you’ll be privy to gorgeous views of the ocean and California’s coastline.

Explore Malibu

Escape the hustle and bustle of LA and drive up the coast to the laid-back city of Malibu. Enjoy lunch at the end of the historic Malibu Pier at a farmhouse-style restaurant, then head down to the sand and check out Malibu’s gorgeous and rugged beaches, known for their light golden sand and rocky formations that jut out into the ocean.

Take a Picture of the Hollywood Sign

A trip to Los Angeles isn’t complete until you see the city’s famous Hollywood sign. Set high up on a hill overlooking the city, the Hollywood Sign is visible from several vantage points. If you’re looking for a way to get closer, go on a shore excursion that includes a nearby photo op, where you’ll be able to pose in front of the iconic sign.  

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