Cruise Passengers


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 

 

No, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are two different ports located very close to one another. The Port of Los Angeles operates the World Cruise Center in San Pedro, a community located within the City of Los Angeles. The Long Beach Cruise Terminal is in the nearby City of Long Beach. The easiest way to determine your port of call is to check your itinerary for a seaport code, which are the same as the corresponding airport codes:
 
Los Angeles (US LAX)
Long Beach (US LGB)

Nearly a dozen cruise lines will call at the Port of Los Angeles throughout the year; the following cruise lines have regular ship calls during the 2018-19 cruise season:
 
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Jewel, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Joy
Princess Cruises: Island Princess, Star Princess, Emerald Princess, Ruby Princess, Coral Princess
 
The Los Angeles World Cruise Center is operated by Ports America, located at Berth 93, 100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. To contact the Los Angeles Cruise Terminal, call (310) 519-2342 or (310) 561-4992. Visit Los Angeles World Cruise Center for more information.
 
The Los Angeles World Cruise Center is in San Pedro is approximately 18 miles (29 kilometers) south of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of downtown Los Angeles and 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of Long Beach, with easy freeway access from both directions.
 
From Los Angeles International Airport (LAX):
Travel southbound on the San Diego Freeway (Interstate 405), then southbound on the Harbor Freeway (I-110). Exit at Harbor Boulevard and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard intersection. Turn right to enter the World Cruise Center.
 
From downtown Los Angeles:
Travel southbound on the Harbor Freeway (I-110). Exit at Harbor Boulevard and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard intersection. Turn right to enter the World Cruise Center.
 
From Long Beach:
Travel westbound on Ocean Boulevard, Seaside Avenue and the Vincent Thomas Bridge (CA-47). Exit at Harbor Boulevard and proceed straight through the Harbor Boulevard intersection. Turn right to enter the World Cruise Center.
 

Overnight parking is available and no reservations are required. Lots are open seven days/week, 24 hours/day. Parking rates are $2 each hour, with an $18 daily maximum. Cash (USD), traveler's cheques, and debit/credit cards are accepted.

Courtesy shuttles are provided within the cruise terminal on scheduled ship days. Shuttles are not wheelchair accessible; it is recommended that passengers and luggage be dropped off in front of the terminal prior to parking. For more information, call Parking Concepts at (310) 547-4357.

There are two rental car companies located in Downtown San Pedro near the World Cruise Center that offer free customer pick-ups and drop-offs to the terminal. Both convenient locations operate Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and are closed Sunday.
 

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

235 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
To make a reservation, call (310) 548-8060, or visit enterprise.com
 

Hertz Car Rental

222 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
To make a reservation, call (310) 832-2397, or visit hertz.com

 
SuperShuttle® Transportation Systems operates door-to-door ground transportation throughout Los Angeles. Reservations from the airport to a residence, hotel, or business are not required unless accessible van service is needed. At LAX, SuperShuttle® is located outside the baggage claim area at the van stop on the outer island. For more information, call 1-800-BLUE-VAN or visit www.supershuttle.com.
 
Metro’s Silver Line provides express service for faster travel between San Pedro, Downtown LA and El Monte. For more information, visit the Metro website.
Due to security issues, baggage cannot be stored on the terminal. Please contact your cruise line to make arrangements to check your baggage with the cruise ship. Carry-on baggage must stay with the passenger until you board. After you disembark, you must take all your baggage with you.
 
The following San Pedro hotels are located within three miles of the Los Angeles World Cruise Center and each offer complimentary or low-cost transportation for guests:

Doubletree Hotel San Pedro
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 514-3344
Book your stay
Offers guests complimentary transportation to and from World Cruise Center.

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 519-8200
Book your stay
Offers guests low-cost transportation to and from World Cruise Center.

Sunrise Hotel
525 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 548-1080
Book your stay
Offers guests complimentary transportation to and from World Cruise Center.

Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel and Suites
111 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 514-1414
Book your stay
Offers guests complimentary transportation to and from World Cruise Center.
Only a 30-minute drive from downtown Los Angeles, the LA Waterfront boasts a bustling cruise center serving destinations to the popular Mexican Riviera and beyond, walkable destinations like Battleship IOWA and Los Angeles Maritime Museum, and a short drive to Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and Cabrillo Beach for public swimming, boating and fishing. In downtown San Pedro, you'll find historical landmarks, parks, museums, one-of-a-kind art galleries, shops and restaurants and unique treasures from yesteryear such as the original Warner Grand Theatre — all within a one-mile-radius. Visit lawaterfront.org for more information.
Whale watching tours are offered during the annual migration of the blue, fin, humpback, minke, and blue whales, generally from December to March. For more information, visit Harbor Boat Tours.  Also, contact the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at (310) 548-7563, or visit http://www.cabrilloaq.org.
Summer/Fall Show Schedule (May 1 through November 30)
Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes; Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Evening: 8 p.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Fountain closes daily at 10 p.m.

Winter/Spring Show Schedule (December 1 - April 30)
Throughout the day: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., one song plays every 30 minutes; Lunchtime: 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Evening: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., one song plays every 10 minutes; Fountain closes daily at 9 p.m.

The Catalina Sea and Air Terminal, operated by Catalina Express, is located at Berth 95, just off Harbor Boulevard and Swinford Street, underneath the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro.  It is highly recommended that guests visit the websites below at least 24-48 hours prior to departure. 

To visit Catalina by boat:
For reservations, call (800) 613-1212 or visit catalinaexpress.com

To visit Catalina by helicopter:
For reservations, call (800) 228-2566 or visit islandexpress.com

Visit the Catalina Island page for more information.

Approximate distance to popular attractions:
 
Knott’s Berry Farm: 28 miles
Disneyland: 30 miles
Los Angeles Zoo: 33 miles
Pacific Park on Santa Monica Pier: 32 miles
Universal Studios Hollywood: 33 miles
Six Flags Magic Mountain/Hurricane Harbor: 67 miles