For vacation planning, please check out our visitor guide online and purchase discounted tickets. While in San Diego, please visit our Visitor Information Centers in Downtown, La Jolla and/or Alpine 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 International Visitor Information Center at 1140 North Harbor Drive (phone 619.236.1212) in front of the B Street Cruise Ship Terminal.
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 200 cruise ships representing nine cruise lines, there’s a cruise to suit every type of vacationer on almost every type of budget.
Three cruise lines currently sail out of the Port of San Diego. Two of those - Holland America and Celebrity Cruises - homeport in San Diego.
Celebrity Cruises and Royal Caribbean International - Offer discounts on select sailings to active and retired military, plus spouses of actively deployed or deceased military, with valid ID. Others in the same stateroom will also be allowed to cruise at the military rate.
Holland America - Offers discounts on select sailings to active military with valid ID.
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.
Due to increased security, the following measures have been enacted:
A picture ID and ship ticket are required upon accessing the pier until boarding of the ship.
Parking, long-term and daily, is available at the Lane Field facility located on Broadway between Pacific Highway and North Harbor Drive. For rates and availability, please call 619.233.2000. Long-term parking is also available at Park & Ride lots near the Terminal. They service both the Cruise Ship Terminal and the Airport. 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.