Cruises from Port of Los Angeles 2012-13

Cruises from Los Angeles 2012-13

Los Angeles Cruises – a roundup of cruises from the Port of Los Angeles for 2012-13 cruise season.

Cruise ships making a call to Los Angeles: Princess Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Cunard Line,  Silversea, Oceania Cruises, Crystal Cruises.


Now that the Spring-Summer 2012 Alaska and European cruise seasons are coming to an end, residents in Southern California will have a lot more cruise options to choose from close to home but….

In the past, avid cruisers in Southern California could rely on a steady supply of cruise options sailing from Los Angeles during the fall and winter months.  But that does not seem to be the case anymore.


Sapphire Princess in the Port of Los Angeles


Dwindling consumer demand from West Coast cruisers has forced cruise lines to alter course.

For example, although Sapphire Princess could always be counted on for a Saturday departure on a 7-night Mexican Riviera cruise, now cruise customers are going to have to pay attention to the cruise schedule because Sapphire Princess is no longer doing weekly runs up and down the Pacific Coast from LA calling on Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas. In fact, Sapphire is going to alternate between  7-night Mexican Riviera cruises with 14-day Hawaiian Island-bound voyages. That means less product and possibly higher prices.

Other breaking news is that Disney Cruise Line is pulling lines and leaving the West Coast in December 2012. Her last regular run to the Mexican Riviera will be on December 2, 2012. On December 9th, Disney Wonder heads out on a 14-Night Panama Canal Repositioning Cruise.


Crystal Serenity alongside in the Port of Los Angeles.



Destinations served by cruises from Los Angeles:  Mexican Riviera, Pacific-Coastal, Hawaii, Trans-Panama Canal, Tahiti and South Pacific voyages.

Want to see what ships are in port? Check out the San Pedro port guide

Los Angeles Cruise Calendar

  • Disney Cruise Line: Disney Wonder will sail her 7-night Mexican Riviera itinerary with the exception of a 14-night cruise to Hawaii that departs on October 14th.
  • Departing on Saturdays, Princess Cruises: Sapphire Princess will sail 7-night Mexican Riviera cruises with a couple variations, which includes voyages to Hawaii and the South Pacific.
  •  Rounding out the Princess Cruises offerings are Coral Princess will sail Trans Panama Canal voyages; Golden Princess will offer 14 day roundtrip cruises to Hawaii;  Island Princess will make a couple appearances in port while serving guests sailing to or from Ft Lauderdale through the Panama Canal.

Passing through:

  • Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Jewel 15-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles departing Sep. 27, 2012
  • Norwegian Cruise Line, Norwegian Pearl 14-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles departing September 28, 2012
  • Holland America Line Volendam will pass through on her 55-night Transpacific crossing and circumnavigation cruise  September 29 2012.
  • Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony will sail a coastal cruise and then set sail for Tahiti
  • Oceania Cruises’ Regatta will embark guests in Los Angeles for a 16-night Passage To Panama cruise from Los Angeles  to Miami, Florida on December 20, 2012.
  • Silversea, Silver Whisper departs Los Angeles on a 115-night World Cruise on January 14, 2013.
  • Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth departs February 4, 2013 for 54-night voyage from Los Angeles to Southampton, England by way of the Pacific via the Panama Canal. She will return on March 12, 2013 to sail the same itinerary.
  • Silversea, Silver Spirit departs March 4, 2013 on a 16-night cruise from Los Angeles to Fort Lauderdale
  • Princess Cruises Star Princess will sail on March 26, 2013 for a 28 day Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles.
  • Princess Cruises Star Princess sets sail on April 23, 2013 for a 14-day Hawaiian Islands roundtrip cruise from Los Angeles.

And then the ships start their migration north to Alaska via a series of short Pacific Coastal samplers and repositioning cruises in April and May 2013.

But what about Carnival?

A common mistake cruisers make is thinking that Carnival sails from the Port of Los Angeles. In fact Carnival Cruise Lines can be found at Carnival Corporation’s  Long Beach Cruise Terminal.  Carnival Splendor sails on Saturdays on a 7-night Mexican Riviera itinerary and Carnival Inspiration alternates between 3-night weekend cruises to Ensenada, Mexico and 4-night cruises calling on Ensenada and Catalina.


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