Cruises Departing From San Diego
There are cruises departing from San Diego between September and May visiting many destinations. There are nine cruise lines operating out of the harbor which include; Holland America, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival. San Diego cruises offer more than just the ever popular sailings to the Mexican Riviera. There are a wide range of itinerary choices which include amazing cruises through the Panama Canal and luxurious winter escapes to the exotic islands of Hawaii. For the more seasoned cruisers there are also a number of more extensive itineraries spread over 21 days or more, crossing the Equator and exploring the breathtaking islands of Polynesia.
Mexican Riviera cruises offer the chance to explore breathtaking beaches and lagoons with blue, crystal waters full with endless varieties of fish and an abundance of other ocean life such as dolphin, sea lions and whales. Thousands of bird migrate though this area as they travel though the North South flyway producing spectacular displays as they rest amongst the craggy cliffs surrounding the deep water lagoons and prepare to take flight to their final destination. Cruises to this area certainly offer something for nature lovers and adventurers so be certain to bring your camera to capture some of these lifetime memories.
The trans-canal cruises from San Diego offer a once in a lifetime experience taking in many historic and panoramic sights throughout the journey. The Panama Canal, one of the most amazing engineering feats of the 20th Century, links the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans through a series of locks spread throughout 51 miles of fascinating waterways. Named one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the canal plays host to over 14,000 vessels each year and offers cruisers an unforgettable passage through Panama while continuing to the lush landscapes and historic cities of Central America.
San Diego Port is the starting point for many Holland America and Celebrity cruises to the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaiian cruises depart from San Diego between the months of October and April each year. With durations ranging from 14-28 days, some take in the Mexican Riviera before returning home to the Big Bay. Longer cruises incorporate the islands of Polynesia into their itineraries allowing passengers the ultimate, exotic island experience.
Cruises from San Diego really do offer some of the best itineraries, suited to many different tastes and age groups whether you wish to just kick back and relax or get out and see the World. From 4 day cruises to World Exotic cruises over 60 days in length, you are sure to find something from this port which will give you just what you are looking for when planning your dream vacation.
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San Diego Cruise Port – Directions and Parking Address: San Diego Pier “B” Street Cruise Ship Terminal 1150 North Harbor Drive Harbor Drive San Diego, California 92112
Travel Time: * 3 miles from San Diego International Airport; travel time is approximately 15 minutes. All cab drivers know the way to the San Diego Cruise port.
Directions to the Port:
From the North - * I-5 South * Take the exit for the San Diego International Airport * Continue straight on Kettner Boulevard * Turn right on Laurel Street * After crossing over Pacific Highway, stay in the left lane. * Turn left on Harbor Drive and proceed to the terminal
From the North and South (alternate route) - * I-5 North or South * Take the Front Street exit and head south on Front Street * Turn right on Broadway * Turn right on Harbor Drive and proceed to the terminal
Parking: $7.00 per day (rates subject to change by the Port Authority) * Fenced, outdoor parking lot * Full payment due upon entering the parking area * Accepted forms of payment: U.S. dollars, all major credit cards * No advance reservations required * For more information call 619-235-5690 before your cruise San Diego Allright Parking
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