arrow-down arrow-left arrow-right arrow-up play-button plus tab-indicator dots close menu search facebook google-plus instagram pinterest rss twitter youtube rss-two heart Check FeaturedBadge linkedin minus apps placeholder linkedin

Ahoy! San Diego Cruise Information

San Diego serves a wide range of cruise lines

Get information about cruises sailing out of San Diego's Big Bay.

Ahoy! San Diego Cruise News

With two centrally located cruise ship terminals downtown just minutes from the San Diego International Airport, as well as chic bayside hotels, restaurants and exciting attractions, San Diego is the perfect cruise port, serving a wide range of cruise lines with diverse itineraries.

Ten cruise lines make calls in San Diego including Disney – the newest addition – Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Holland America, Norwegian, Regent Seven Seas, Princess, Royal Caribbean and Silversea. Each year, about 75 cruise ships dock in San Diego Bay, one of the most beautiful natural harbors on the West Coast.

San Diego’s cruise ship season runs September through May. Exotic destinations include Hawaii, Tahiti/French Polynesia, the Caribbean, Australia/New Zealand, the Panama Canal, South America, Central America and Mexico. San Diego Bay is considered the “Gateway to the Mexican Riviera” with numerous 3-11 day cruises to popular ports of call like Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlán, Acapulco, Ixtapa and Puerto Vallarta.  

Pre- and Post-Cruise Fun

San Diego's popularity as a cruise port is due to its appealing combination of nearby pre- and post-cruise offerings with a consistently warm and temperate year-round climate (average daily temperature is around 70ºF). Passengers can schedule a few days before or after a cruise to explore San Diego’s world-class attractions, including the San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Old Town, Cabrillo National Monument, SeaWorld San Diego, San Diego Bay and its vibrant new Embarcadero – including the popular USS Midway aircraft carrier museum and Maritime Museum of San Diego with its Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship. Passengers can also enjoy downtown’s historic, lively Gaslamp Quarter and Little Italy neighborhoods within walking distance from the cruise ship terminals.

See information on San Diego's cruise ship offerings here. You can also visit the Port of San Diego's website, or call 619-236-1212. A "CruiseSchedule Port of San Diego" app is also available for free download from the App Store.

Find a place to stay

Book online or call 1-800-350-6205 to speak with a local expert

Related Articles and Features

Deals just for you

Accommodation

Book Now and Parking is Included

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina
Valid: Dec 9, 2021 - ongoing

Enjoy parking included plus flexible booking with our Parking Package. Take in stunning ocean and bay views, onsite water activities at the Marina and explore miles of nearby walking and running...

Team Building

Twofer Thursdays!

Hydrobikes San Diego
Valid: Apr 12, 2021 - ongoing

Reserve online or just walk in. A great way to take a bike ride right on the water in America's Cup Harbor, San Diego Bay. Have off our tandem or single bikes. Check in at Disco's Paddle...

Team Building

Twofer Tuesdays!

Hydrobikes San Diego
Valid: Apr 9, 2021 - ongoing

Walk-ins only. Every Tuesday throughout the year. A great way to experience beautiful Mission Bay on hydrobikes at half the price. Check in at Aqua Adventures, 1548 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA...

Events to check out

Event

San Diego Black Film Festival

Jan 26 - Jan 30, 2022

Established in 2002 and held each year during the last week of January, the San Diego Black Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest black film festivals in the country. We screen over...

Event

Mermaid Half Marathon San Diego

Feb 26, 2022

Mermaid returns to San Diego's Mission Bay for a scenic women's 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon. Come out and experience the joy of crossing the finish line.

Event

San Diego Bird Festival

Feb 16 - Feb 20, 2022

The San Diego Audubon Society invites you to the San Diego Bird Festival, which celebrates the birds and habitats of San Diego county. We're celebrating the birds and habitats of our county, which...

Stay in touch

Sign up to receive the latest news, events, and updates about San Diego. Our monthly and weekly newsletters will keep you informed about the latest and greatest happenings in the destination.

Sign Up

Partners

Explore

Plan

Stay

Follow Us

Language:

English | Change Language

Select your country or region

China FlagChinaGermany FlagGermanyGreat Britain FlagGreat BritainJapan FlagJapanMexico FlagMexicoKorea FlagKoreaSwitzerland FlagSwitzerlandBrazil FlagBrazilFrance FlagFranceAustralia FlagAustraliaCanada FlagCanada USA

Or use Google Translate

Afrikaans Albanian Arabic Belarusian Bulgarian Catalan Croatian Czech Danish Deutsch Español Estonian Filipino Finnish Francais Galician Greek Haitian-Creole Hebrew Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Irish Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Macedonian Malay Maltese Nederlands Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Romanian Russian Serbian Slovak Slovenian Swahili Swedish Telugu Thai Turkish Ukranian Vietnamese Welsh Yiddish