There are currently 326 official ports of entry located throughout the United States, with 15 pre-clearance offices in Canada and the Caribbean. In the vast state of California alone, there are literally dozens of various ports of call throughout the region. California has ports of entry in: Winterhaven, Calexico East and West, Eureka, Fresno, Port Hueneme, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Monterey, Ontario, Palm Springs, Sacramento, San Diego, San Jose, San Francisco, San Ysidro, Santa Maria, Tecate, and Victorville.
The most popular California ports of call are San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Long Beach. Located three miles from the San Diego airport and the closest U.S. city to Mexico, the port of San Diego welcomes more than 190 cruise ships per year. Cruise lines leaving from San Diego include: Holland America Line (homeport), and Celebrity Cruises (homeport). Other cruise lines that visit the Port of San Diego include: Princess Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean, Radisson Seven Seas, Crystal Cruises, Hapag-Lloyd Line, and The World of ResidenSea.
The following ships enter the port of San Diego: Carnival Spirit, Celebrity Mercury, Crystal Symphony, Holland America Oosterdam, Amsterdam, Zandaam, Ryndam, Veendam, and Volendam, and Royal Caribbean Radiance of the Seas and Serenade of the Seas. Typical voyages from the port of San Diego include but are not limited to, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and Tahiti.
The bustling port of San Francisco welcomes 60-80 cruise ships and 200,000 passengers each year. Itineraries typically include round trip cruises to Alaska and Mexico and numerous repositioning cruises during the spring and fall months. Repositioning cruises will either begin or end in San Francisco. The following cruise lines and ships enter the port of San Francisco regularly: Celebrity Cruises (Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Mercury, Celebrity Summit), Cruise West (Yorktown Clipper), DR Holdings (Delphin Renaissance), Holland America Line (Oosterdam, Statendam, Zuiderdam), Japan Grace (Topaz), Mitsui OSK (Nippon Maru), Norwegian Cruise Line (Norwegian Sun, Norwegian Wind, America Pride of Aloha, America Pride of Hawaii), NYK Line (Asuka II), P&O (Aurora), Princess Cruises (Coral Princess, Dawn Princess Diamond Princess, Island Princess, Regal Princess, Sapphire Princess, Sun Princess), Regent Seven Seas (Mariner), Royal Caribbean (Radiance of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas, Vision of the Seas), Saga (Saga Ruby), Silversea (Silver Shadow) and Swan Hellenic (Minerva II).
The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center is located in San Pedro. With more than 1.2 million cruise passengers each year, the Port of Los Angeles is the busiest passenger port of call in the Country. All major cruise lines frequent the Port of Los Angeles, with cruise destinations ranging from Baja California, and the Mexican Riviera, to Alaska and other destinations around the world. The following cruise lines frequent the Port of Los Angeles on regular sailings: Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland American Line, the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line and Catalina Express.
All Carnival Cruise Line ships depart and arrive from Long Beach, California. Long Beach is the home of Carnival Corporation’s new Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Other cruise lines owned by Carnival typically depart from the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro. Carnival Cruise Lines travels to more than 60 destinations such as Hawaii, Mexico, Alaska, South America, the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada, New England, Europe, and more.