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Cruise Passenger and LA Waterfront Tourist Information

Frequently Asked Questions

Which cruise lines call at the Port of Los Angeles?
Where can I find a cruise ship schedule for 2014-2015?
How can I obtain driving directions to the World Cruise Center?
Where can I park if I take a cruise out of the World Cruise Center?
What rental car companies service the World Cruise Center?
Which shuttles operate from LAX to the World Cruise Center?
What public transportation options are near the World Cruise Center?
What hotels are near the World Cruise Center?
What else is there to do while visiting the LA Waterfront?
Where can I temporarily store my baggage while exploring the LA Waterfront?
How can I take a boat tour of Los Angeles Harbor?
Is there whale watching on the LA Waterfront?
How can I visit Catalina Island from the LA Waterfront?

Which cruise lines call at the Port of Los Angeles?

More than a dozen cruise lines call at the Port of Los Angeles throughout the year, and the following cruise lines have regular ship calls during the 2016 cruise season:

Norwegian Cruise Line: NCL Jewel

Princess Cruises: Island Princess, Star Princess, Crown Princess, Ruby Princess

Royal Caribbean: Jewel of the Seas

Where can I find a cruise ship schedule for 2016?

Please visit the Ports America website below for up-to-date vessel information:

http://www.portsamerica.com/cruise/los-angeles-terminal.html

How can I obtain driving directions to the World Cruise Center?

The World Cruise Center at the Port of Los Angeles is operated by:

Ports America
Berth 93
100 Swinford Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 519-2342

The World Cruise Center is located 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 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.

Where can I park if I take a cruise out of the World Cruise Center?

Overnight parking is available and no reservations are required. Most lots are open seven days/week, 24 hours/day. Courtesy shuttles are provided to and from the cruise terminal on scheduled ship days. Shuttles are not wheelchair accessible. Parking rates are $2 each hour, with a $17 daily maximum. Cash, Travelers Checks, and Credit Cards are accepted. For more information, call Parking Concepts at (310) 547-4357.

What rental car companies service the World Cruise Center?

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 closed Sunday.

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

Hertz Car Rental
222 W. 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
To book a reservation, callĀ (310) 832-2397, or visit hertz.com

Which shuttles operate from LAX to the World Cruise Center?

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.

What public transportation options are near the World Cruise Center?

Visit the Los Angeles County MTA website at click here.

Metro’s Silver Line now provides express service for faster travel between San Pedro, Downtown LA and El Monte. For more information, click here.

What hotels are near the World Cruise Center?

The following hotels are located within three miles of the World Cruise Center:

Best Western Sunrise Hotel
525 S. Harbor Blvd.
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 548-1080
sunrisesanpedro.com

Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel
601 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone:(310) 519-8200
crowneplaza.com

Doubletree Hotel San Pedro
2800 Via Cabrillo Marina
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (310) 514-3344
doubletree3.hilton.com

Best Western Plus San Pedro Hotel and Suites
111 S. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Phone: (800) 780-7234
bestwestern.com

What else is there to do while visiting the LA Waterfront?

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, and also the scenic Cabrillo Beach for public swimming, boating and fishing, and walkable destinations like the Los Angeles Maritime Musuem, Ports O' Call Village, and Downtown Harbor. Just steps away from the World Cruise Center at Berth 87 is Battleship IOWA, a museum ship and U.S. Navy memorial that dates back to World War II. In downtown San Pedro — all within a five mile radius — 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. Click here to visit the LA Waterfront website for a map of local attractions.

Where can I temporarily store my baggage while exploring the LA Waterfront?

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 of your baggage with you.

How can I take a boat tour of Los Angeles Harbor?

The Port of Los Angeles features broad diversification in its seaport operation. Port visitors can watch longshore workers operating container cranes towering more than 200 feet high, arriving and departing vessels, seals basking and playing in the clean harbor waters, and much more. A Los Angeles Harbor tour provides an excellent waterside view of these kinds of activities at America's Port®. Contact any of the following companies for a cruise inside Los Angeles Harbor:

22nd Street Landing Sportfishing
Berth 36, Cabrillo Marina, San Pedro
(310) 832-8304
www.22ndstreet.com

Fiesta Harbor Cruises
Berth 79, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro
(310) 831-1906
thefiestaharborcruises.com

LA Waterfront Cruises
1150 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
(310) 547-9916
lawaterfrontcruises.com

L.A. Waterfront Sportfishing and Cruises
1150 Nagoya Way, San Pedro
(424) 242-0049
laharborsportfishing.com

Spirit Cruises
Berth 77, Ports O' Call Village, San Pedro
(310) 548-8080
spiritmarine.com

Is there whale watching on the LA Waterfront?

Whale watching tours are offered during the annual migration of the Pacific gray whale from December to March. For more information, contact the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium at (310) 548-7563, or visit cabrilloaq.org.

How can I visit Catalina Island?

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. The newly renovated terminal features a passenger ferry terminal building with a deli counter, restaurant and lounge, sightseeing kiosks, brochure racks and ATM; passenger processing areas, baggage handling, and secured overnight parking. For reservations, call (800) 613-1212 or visit catalinaexpress.com. The terminal also features helicopter service to Catalina Island through Island Express Helicopters, Inc. For reservations, call (800) 228-2566 or visit islandexpress.com.

 
 
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