For vacation planning, please check out our Vacation Planning Guide and purchase discounted tickets. While in San Diego, please visit the new Visitor Information Center in Downtown and La Jolla where professional, multilingual, highly-trained staff and volunteers help visitors get the most from their visit to the San Diego region. The Centers have a complete collection of current information on a variety of activities, attractions, dining and lodging options.
Visit the San Diego Visitor Information Center at 996 North Harbor Drive in front of the Broadway Pier.
The Port of San Diego is a convenient gateway to exotic cruise vacations from San Diego that include the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, the California Coast and the Panama Canal. With more than 80 cruise calls representing seven cruise lines, there’s a cruise to suit every type of vacationer on almost every type of budget.
Five cruise lines currently offer sailings from San Diego.
Many cruise lines offer discounts to active and retired military, and their dependents. Please check with your cruise line at time of booking.
To ensure that your return trip home will go as smoothly as possible, check with your cruise line or the official web site of U.S. Customs for information concerning Customs matters.
U.S. citizens traveling on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port must show proof of citizenship (such as an original or certified copy of a birth certificate) and a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver’s license).
Effective June 1, 2009, U.S. citizens traveling on cruises that begin and end in different U.S. ports, or begin or end in a foreign port, must have a passport or other recognized document. View a list of accepted documents. U.S. Alien Residents need a valid Alien Resident Card. Canadian citizens must present a valid passport. Non-U.S. citizens need a valid passport and a valid, unexpired U.S. Multiple Re-entry Visa, if applicable. For more information on passports, click here.
The following security measures are in place at San Diego’s cruise terminals:
Please call 619.233.2000 for parking rates and availability. Long-term parking serving both the Cruise Ship Terminal and the Airport is also available in downtown San Diego. Rates vary from $10 to $24 per day and may include secured, covered parking. Shuttle service is available at no charge.
The San Diego International Airport is less than a 10-minute drive from the B Street Cruise Terminal. Access airport information on flights, various types of ground transportation including car rental and shuttle services, long-term parking and security-related tips.
Taking the train offers a great alternative to travelers who wish to avoid busy freeways. The Santa Fe Train Depot is less than a 5-minute drive from the B Street Cruise Terminal. Research your trip, find the best fare and book your tickets by visiting the Amtrak website.