The Port of Los Angeles — America’s Port® and the premier gateway for international commerce — is located in San Pedro Bay, 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles. This thriving seaport not only sustains its competitive edge with record-setting cargo operations, but is also known for its groundbreaking environmental initiatives, progressive security measures, diverse recreational and educational facilities, and an emerging LA Waterfront.
With the Pacific Ocean as its backdrop, Los Angeles is home to the largest cruise ship terminal on the West Coast. The World Cruise Center in San Pedro offers a wide array of exciting year-round sailing itineraries from more than a dozen of the world’s largest cruise lines. One million passengers set sail every year on voyages all over the world, as well as cruises to nearby locations such as Catalina Island. In 2013, Disney Cruise Line’s Wonder features cruises to the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii and the Pacific Coast. Princess Cruises offers numerous 2013 sails, including California Coastal, Panama Canal, Wine Country Coastal, Mexico, Hawaii and the Andes/South America. After arriving in San Pedro, visitors can shop and dine at Ports O’ Call Village, or buy unique gifts at Crafted at the Port of Los Angeles. Travelers from around the world embark on ocean voyages to the Port of Los Angeles, be sure to read LA Tourism’s guide for the latest cruise line info and itineraries.
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Driving Directions to the World Cruise Center
The World Cruise Center at the Port of Los Angeles 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.
If you want to take advantage of LA’s seaside setting, the World Cruise Center in San Pedro offers exciting year-round sailing itineraries. With more than a dozen of the world’s largest cruise lines, passengers set sail every day on voyages to Mexico and Hawaii. You can also take cruises to nearby locations such as Catalina Island. Check with the specific cruise companies for more details about seasonal offerings out of Los Angeles.
See the full list of Los Angeles cruise lines.
The World Cruise Center at the Port of Los Angeles, the premier pleasure cruise gateway for Los Angeles and all of Southern California, is making great strides to go green. Admittedly, martinis with olive garnishes are probably the only green things on the minds of the millions of passengers sailing to and from this bustling harbor, but port officials work behind the scenes to create a cleaner, more environmentally friendly cruise terminal.
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