The Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is a great place to begin or end your cruise (and it’s a fun, interesting, and exciting port of call, too).
There are plenty of activities to do before and after a cruise, so it’s a good idea to plan on a few extra days before or after. (And if you’re traveling to join a cruise, planning to arrive a day or more early just makes good sense—you don’t have to worry about travel delays and you can begin your voyage rested.)
For those driving in, the local hotels offer economical park and cruise offers that allow you to park your car at the hotel for no additional cost for the duration of your cruise and stay a night or more before and/or after your cruise.
Check with the hotels for their latest offers:
Terranea Resort, 100 Terranea Way, Rancho Palos Verdes, Peninsula. 866-802-8000
Best Western Plus Pedro Hotel and Suites, 111 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro. 310-514-1414
The Vagabond Inn, 215 N. Gaffey Street. This great hotel is conveniently off the Harbor Freeway and is one of the best values in the region. Great park and cruise options and free shuttle to the World Cruise Terminal. Continental breakfast is included in rates. 310-831-8911
One of the prime advantages of sailing from San Pedro is its location, convenient to all of Southern California.
The area’s many attractions are a freeway drive away or can be reached on public transportation. Hollywood, Universal Studios, Downtown Los Angeles and its historic districts and shopping, Orange County and its attractions including Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm are all accessible and make for great day trips.
Catalina Island can be reached directly on Catalina Express from San Pedro.
Take a look at the Getting Around page on the San Pedro Tourist website.
And the San Pedro Visitors Center is glad to help you plan your tours, arrange for transportation, or for guided tours. Email the staff info@VisitSanPedro.org Here’s Information that’s helpful to passengers coming to San Pedro:
Roadway closure The transition from the Long Beach (Interstate 710) Freeway to the Gerald Desmond Bridge has been permanently closed and will not be replaced for about two and a half years while a new bridge is constructed. If coming to the Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal, take an alternate route.
The Harbor (Interstate 110) Freeway comes directly to San Pedro and the Port.
For information about traffic affected by the Gerald Desmond Bridge replacement construction click here.
Places and Services
The closest U.S. Post Office to Downtown and the World Cruise Terminal is located at 839 S. Beacon St. Open 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. M-F and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. (And it's a really neat Art Deco era building, well worth taking a look at.)
There's a Wells Fargo ATM at the corner of 6th and Centre Streets, Downtown.
And there's another 24-hour ATM in the Port Police headquarters, 330 Centre Street, between 3rd and 5th Streets.
For all the best services, shopping, dining, and more, use The Directory as your guide.
The Los Angeles World Cruise Center is managed by: Ports America Cruise 100 Swinford Street, San Pedro, CA 90731 310-519-2342 www.portsamerica.com
World Cruise Center parking is managed by: Parking Concepts Inc. 800-540-7275 www.cruisecenterparking.com
Port of Los Angeles 425 South Palos Verdes Street San Pedro, California, USA 90731 310-SEA-PORT (310-732-7678)
Port Police 310-732-3500
In an emergency, dial 911
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