San Francisco

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San Francisco Cruises

Come see why so many people end up leaving their hearts in this city by the Bay. It's a place where little cable cars rise up steep hills to reveal magnificent vistas and winding streets meander past candy-coloured Victorian homes. With so many sights you may want to plan a few extra days to take it all in.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of San Francisco
    Ship will DEPART from this port.
  • Time Zone
    PST (Pacific Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -8 hours
  • Language
    The local language is English.
  • Currency & Shopping
    US Dollar (USD)
    Local and national boutiques and department stores.
    • Famous For
      The iconic Golden Gate Bridge, opened in 1936, spans the channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific. Its orange colour was chosen for better visibility.
    • Fun Fact #1
      The City by the Bay is birthplace to many notable actors, including Natalie Wood, Ben Affleck, Tom Hanks and more, as well as filmmaker Francis Coppola.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Many consider San Francisco’s Chinatown to be where Westernized Chinese cuisine began and also where Dim Sum was first introduced to the Western palate.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      World-famous Fisherman's Wharf dates back to the 1800s and is to this day is still used by area fisherman. Head to Pier 39 to watch sea lions bask on Seal Rock

San Francisco TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Napa Valley Wine Train Gourmet Lunch

Ride a meticulously refurbished vintage train through the Napa Valley while savoring a multi-course gourmet lunch and th...

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San Francisco Treats Walking Tour

Indulge in a selection of delectable desserts while walking through some of San Francisco’s most attractive neighborhood...

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Alcatraz & Sausalito

Board the Alcatraz ferry and sail to the notorious prison that once housed the likes of Al Capone and the Birdman of Alc...

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Cooking Course in San Francisco

Spend hours with a chef in her spacious loft home as she demonstrates culinary techniques and provides cooking tips, all...

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Ensenada, Mexico

7-Day Pacific Coast From Vancouver To Los Angeles: San Francisco & San Diego

Norwegian Bliss, winner of Condé Nast Traveller's 2019 Hot List Award | Enjoy a clear panoramic view of the West Coast for 7 days. | Create your luck at The Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.
SHIP Norwegian Bliss
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Vancouver (British Columbia);
Victoria (British Columbia); San Francisco (California); Ensenada (Mexico); San Diego (California);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Marina Bay, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

17-Day Panama Canal from San Francisco to Miami: Mexico & Costa Rica

Experience the largest race track at sea on Norwegian Encore. | CruiseCritic’s Best Cruise in the Panama Canal.
SHIP Norwegian Encore
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Francisco (California);
San Diego (California); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); San Juan del Sur (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera) (Costa Rica); Panama City (Fuerte Amador) (Panama); Cartagena (Colombia);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Vancouver, Canada

9-Day Alaska from Vancouver to Los Angeles: Glacier Bay & Juneau

Discover the best of the West Coast with Norwegian. | Uncover the wilds of Alaska on Norwegian Jewel.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Vancouver (British Columbia);
Juneau (Alaska); Ketchikan (Alaska); San Francisco (California);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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