Long Beach Cruise Terminal
The West Coast hub of the Carnival Cruise Line, the Long Beach Cruise Terminal is also the second busiest container shipping seaport in the US. Set sail for destinations such as Baja California or beyond or use the Long Beach Cruise Terminal as a jumping-off point for exploring Los Angeles and wider Southern California.
Long Beach is a destination in and of itself. Sunbathe or surf at Hermosa or Huntington Beach; secure time-saving skip-the-line entry to the Aquarium of the Pacific; or head out on a whale-watching boat ride, bird’s-eye view helicopter flightseeing experience, or immersive sailing lesson. For those with more time in the area, day trips to nearby San Diego, downtown LA, Anaheim, or Orange County are convenient ways to explore and sometimes include port pickup and drop-off.
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Things to Know Before You Go
- The views from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal are striking. Take the time to catch a sunrise or sunset there before departing, if possible.
- The port is home to numerous attractions such as the Queen Mary (a retired cruise ship), as well as bars and restaurants.
- The terminal offers parking, free Wi-Fi, restrooms, and seating. There’s a porter service but no luggage storage facilities.
- Nearby points of interest include Santa Monica, Malibu, Anaheim, Downtown Los Angeles, and Hollywood.
- There are plenty of hotels close to the port for visitors staying in the area before or after their cruise.
How to Get to Long Beach From the Long Beach Cruise Terminal
Long Beach Cruise Terminal is within easy driving distance of the downtown. There are several shuttle and bus services that pass by the port, as well as plentiful taxis and rideshare options. Flat rates typically apply. Some shores excursions include port pickup and drop-off.
Long Beach Cruise Terminal services the Carnival Cruise Line, with itineraries going to Baja California and the Mexican Riviera. The official currency in Long Beach is the US dollar and both Spanish and English are widely spoken.