Updated news and information about cruising and cruises from Los Angeles. Check here often for the latest
October 30, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control has conditionally lifted the ban on cruises to and from U.S. ports. You can read about the decision at the link below.
We are currently working on updating the San Pedro Cruise Calendar, but the uncertainty of when sailings would resume has made it difficult for the cruise lines to finalize their voyages. It looks at this time that cruises from the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro will begin in December.
September 4, 2020
While you can't enjoy the exquisite experience of afternoon tea on a ship sailing from San Pedro until probably December, Cunard has kindly posted the recipe for its Bakewell Muffins, which are perfect tea time snacks. You can find it at https://www.cunard.com/en-us/inspiration/life-on-board/how-did-afternoon-tea-begin-?utm_source=cuta&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=qe0ms057&utm_content=inspiration#bakewellmuffins
August 17, 2020
Norwegian Jewel is scheduled to depart from Berth 92 tomorrow at 8 a.m. No word yet on where it's headed (other than to sea) and whether it will be returning. NCL does not show any cruises being sold on it until February.
Regatta is scheduled to return today at 9 a.m. to Berth 93.
August 15, 2020
Regatta is scheduled to depart from Berth 93 tomorrow morning at 8. It's been in San Pedro for a couple of weeks. It appears that it is just going to sea for about 24 hours before it returns. Norwegian Jewel remains at Berth 92.
July 23, 2020
Read our article about the steps NCL is taking for passenger and crew health after it starts sailing again. Click here for the article.
July 22, 2020
Princess Cruises has cancelled all of its Los Angeles and many other cruises until December 15. You can read about the full scope of its cancellations at this link.
July 20, 2020
Norwegian Jewel is scheduled to arrive tomorrow at 7 a.m. It will be docked at Berth 92. Oceania Regatta is still at Berth 93.
July 16, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control have extended the no sail order from U.S. ports for cruise ships until September 30. Cruise lines that are members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) had previously announced that they would voluntarily suspend sailings until September 15. The previous CDC order was to be applicable until the declared end of the COVID-19 pandemic or 100 days from the notice's publication in the Federal Register. The 100-day limit would have expired soon.
The extension of the order will affect three sailings that were scheduled for September.
June 21, 2020
Seven Seas Splendor will arrive tomorrow morning, Monday, June 22, at 7 a.m. for a port call in San Pedro. It is scheduled to sail that evening at 9. We understand this is a call to bring supplies on board. The ship has been anchored outside the Los Angeles breakwater for several days.
June 19, 2020
U.S. cruise lines have announced they will voluntarily suspend voyages from U.S. ports until September 15.
The lines that are members of Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA). A previous order of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention will expire on July 24. The voluntary suspension until September 15 extends the effect of the government order. Carnival Cruise Line had said it previously planned to restart some cruises on August 1.
The current schedule for the Los Angeles World Cruise Terminal in San Pedro shows the next cruise scheduled for September 22 when Oceania Cruises' Regatta returns to Los Angeles.
May 22, 2020
Norwegian Joy did depart last evening and is now enroute 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.
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