Los Angeles Cruises Port Guide

Los Angeles cruises bring you to a city of magnificent natural wonders, interesting neighborhoods, and excellent cuisine. Experience the glitz of Beverly Hills and its iconic Rodeo Drive. Stroll along the romantic Venice Beach Canals. 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 north along the rugged California coastline, where the wild beauty of Catalina Island and the cosmopolitan neighborhoods of San Francisco await. Further north, you’ll visit historic Astoria, Oregon and Victoria, the pretty capital of Canada’s forested Vancouver Island. Alternatively, sail south to the extraordinary Panama Canal, exploring chic Mexican beach towns, lush Costa Rica, and the glorious old city of Cartagena, Colombia along the way.

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Pacific Coast

Sail along the beautiful coast of California, where you’ll discover spectacular shorelines, rolling vineyards, and exciting cities. Explore the rugged island of Catalina, a peaceful haven of clifftop hikes and pretty Art Deco architecture. Discover San Francisco’s iconic landmarks and quirky neighborhoods. Further north, learn about Astoria’s pioneering history. In Victoria, the capital of Vancouver Island, head out on a whale-watching adventure and wander around the exquisite Butchart Gardens.

Panama Canal

Experience the wonder of sailing through the Panama Canal, one of mankind’s most remarkable feats of engineering, connecting the Caribbean and the Pacific via a series of awe-inspiring cuts and locks. Along the way, bask on Huatulco’s dreamy beaches and learn how to craft the perfect taco in Puerto Vallarta. Fly over Costa Rica’s steaming rainforest on a zipline and stroll along the cobblestone streets of colorful Cartagena. In Grand Cayman, unwind on magnificent Seven Mile Beach.

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Why Sail from Los Angeles with Celebrity Cruises

Travel in style aboard Celebrity Summit, 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®, an exclusive 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.

On a cruise from Los Angeles, you’ll explore the most exciting destinations along the Pacific Coast or the Panama Canal. Spend your days in port visiting fascinating cities and historic 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 contemporary design and impeccable service. 

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Los Angeles Cruise 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 in 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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Top 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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