Santa Barbara


Cruises to Santa Barbara

With mild weather year-round, Santa Barbara, also known as the American Riviera, is the perfect place for exploring Spanish architecture on a walking tour, browsing downtown's outdoor shops or enjoying a leisurely lunch along historic Stearns Wharf. Don't miss visiting Mission Santa Barbara, perched on a hilltop overlooking the city. Built in 1786, "The Queen of the Missions" as it is known features a twin bell tower and beautiful murals. Also visit Santa Barbara Presidio, built by Spain in 1782. If sun, sand and awesome surfing are your thing, take your pick of gorgeous beaches just outside downtown.


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    • Famous For
      Although the Spanish occupied Santa Barbara in the 18th century, Native Americans inhabited the era about 13,000 years ago.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Santa Barbara is known for its superb surfing, and many of the sport’s living legends, including Kelly Slater, call the city home.
    • Fun Fact #2
      Head to historic Stearns Wharf for souvenirs, fresh fare at multiple seafood shacks and a visit to the interactive, kid-friendly Sea Centre.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Don’t miss exploring Mission Santa Barbara, built in 1786 and known as “Queen of the Missions.”

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Admire the views along the California coastline.

20-Day Panama Canal from New York

Coast to Coast via the Panama Canal. | Panama Canal: 2018 Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards - Cruise Critic.
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Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Los Angeles (California); Santa Barbara (California);
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Make it a beach day in Bonaire.

21-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco

Enjoy up to 16 dining options on Norwegian Gem.
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PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Francisco (California);
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