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Updated news and information about cruising and cruises from Los Angeles. Check here often for the latest  

May 22

Norwegian Joy did depart last evening and is now en route to Honolulu. Nat Geo Orion is (as of after midnight) out by Catalina Island. But satellite reports show that it will be returning to Long Beach.

May 20, 2020

Norwegian Joy is scheduled to depart at 8 tomorrow evening.

Regatta, Seven Seas Mariner, and Norwegian Jewel, which were previously anchored off Los Angeles and made service calls here, are now berthed at the Port of Oakland. Nat Geo Orion remains moored off Long Beach.

May 18, 2020

Norwegian Joy is scheduled to arrive tonight at 7. It will be at Berth 92. No departure yet scheduled.

Nat Geo Orion is still at anchor off Long Beach.

May 14, 2020

Update on USNS Mercy: Now scheduled for departure at 7 a.m. Friday.

May 13, 2020

USNS Mercy, which has been serving as an auxiliary hospital at Berth 93 in Los Angeles Harbor, is scheduled to depart Friday at midnight.

May 8, 2020

Regatta and Seven Seas Mariner, which were lately around the Port of Los Angeles, are bound for Oakland, CA.

Regatta is still showing eight Alaska cruises offered for July through September and a return to Los Angeles at the end of the season. Seven Seas Mariner is offering 12 cruises in Alaska beginning July 1 through late September, when it is scheduled to return to Los Angeles.

Koningsdam is now scheduled to arrive at 5:30 this morning and depart Saturday at 6 p.m. It will be at Berth 92.

Norwegian Jewel will be arriving Saturday morning at 7 and departing the same day at 10 p.m. Its location in the harbor has not yet been assigned.

Norwegian Joy is scheduled to arrive Saturday at 6 p.m. and depart at midnight from Berth 92.

May 6, 2020

Princess Cruises has announced cancellation of all its cruises through the end of this summer. The company cited the lack of availability of flights and uncertainty of reopening of port facilities. More information is available at www.Princess.com.

Koningsdam is now scheduled to arrive in San Pedro at 6 a.m. Friday morning. It will be at Berth 46 and will sail at 6 p.m.

May 5, 2020

Norwegian Joy is scheduled to arrive at 6 a.m. and will be at Berth 92. It is set for sailing at 8 p.m. It is currently making 12 knots on a heading of 352° just east of San Clemente Island on its way to Los Angeles.

Koningsdam is scheduled to arrive at 8 a.m. and will be at Berth 46 in the Outer Harbor. It is scheduled to sail at midnight on May 6. It's currently off the coast of Ensenada on a heading of 331° making 7.7 knots on its way to Los Angeles. Note/update: Koningsdam did not arrive in Los Angeles this morning and is currently sailing just south of the international border with its destination listed as TBA.

Regatta and Seven Seas Mariner are at anchorages just beyond the breakwater. Norwegian Jewel is just a bit farther out at an anchorage.

Nat Geo Orion is still at anchorage in Long Beach.

May 1, 2020

Seven Seas Splendor is arriving this morning at 7 and is scheduled to be at Berth 46. Seven Seas Mariner is scheduled for a 7:01 a.m. arrival and is set to be located at Berth 54 (the docks that mainly handle fruit ships). They are both scheduled to depart at 8 p.m. Seven Seas Mariner's destination is listed as SEA, while Seven Seas Splendor is listed both as an intra-harbor transfer to an unknown location and on another line of the report as heading out to SEA.

We know these things change, but we don't necessarily know why.

Regatta, Seven Seas Mariner, and Norwegian Jewel are at anchorages outside the Los Angeles Breakwater at the moment. Nat Geo Orion is in the Long Beach anchorage just outside the breakwater among more than a dozen tankers that are also at anchor.

It appears that Carnival is sending its Long Beach-based fleet to Panama. They're on their way, mostly along the coast of Mexico at this time. The Bahamas is likely their ultimate destination, to join other Carnival ships to repatriate healthy crew members to various countries.

Princess is no longer booking the series of 14-day round-trip Los Angeles to Alaska cruises it had scheduled for this summer. We can probably consider them cancelled. It is, however, listing a more abbreviated set of similar sailings on Sun Princess for three dates in July and one date in August 2021.

Royal Caribbean is not booking the three- and four-day cruises it had previously scheduled from Los Angeles to Mexico that were scheduled to start next year. 

April 22, 2020

Pacific Princess is still at Berth 46 as of 1:20 a.m. It was scheduled to sail at 10 p.m. last night.

Koningsdam is scheduled to arrive at 7 this morning and sail at 6 p.m. It will be at Berth 92. It is currently making 11.8 knots between San Diego and Carlsbad making its way north to the Port of Los Angeles.

Grand Princess is scheduled to arrive Thursday at 7 a.m., but has not yet been assigned a berth and no information on when it will sail. It is currently adrift off Baja California.

You can check the reported locations of any ships reporting on the AIS system by clicking on this link.

As of right now, it shows Regatta, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Jewel, Seven Seas Mariner, and Seven Seas Splendor all sitting at anchorage outside the Los Angeles Breakwater.

Carnival Miracle is off the coast of Sunset Beach. Carnival Imagination is just south of Catalina Island making its way north toward anchorage off Long Beach. The other Carnival ships based in Long Beach are not reporting.

April 14, 2020

We are continuing to see cruise ships calling at the Port of Los Angeles. But, as noted below, these calls are not to take on passengers. Rather, they are in some cases disembarking crew and more often taking on supplies. The ships are calling both at the World Cruise Terminal (Berths 92 and 93) and at the Outer Harbor (Berth 46).

April 9, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention have issued a "no sail" order for passengers ships calling at U.S. ports. The order is in effect until the official end of the COVID-19 pandemic, a modification of the order, or 100 days from its publication in the Federal Register. This means that cruise sailings from San Pedro and any other U.S. port are cancelled until at least mid-July, unless the order is modified or the secretary of Health & Human Services' declaration on the health crisis expires. You can read about the order by clicking here.

Earlier

It's well known that all major cruise lines have cancelled their sailings because of the worldwide COVID-19/coronavirus health emergency. Virtually all voyages have been cancelled until at least the end of April, 2020.

Some cruise ships have been calling at the Port of Los Angeles during this time. These calls have been to disembark passengers and certain crew members (generally those whose contracts were ending) and to take on supplies.

We have no information at this time on when cruises may again commence, but will update readers here if we get any information.

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Read about our visits on board Celebrity Eclipse when it called in San Pedro by clicking here

Photo gallery of Viking Sun in Los Angeles Harbor

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