Port of Los Angeles ?

I am a bit confused, I am sailing on the 11/3/18 Norwegian Bliss to the Panama Canal, that Embarks in the Port of Los Angeles, CA. When I am reading I keep seeing reference to 2 Los Angeles ports, one in San Pedro and one in Long Beach. What is the difference between the 2 and which one am I sailing out of? Does anyone have a specific address of where I need to be? I am looking at the MYNCL itinerary and I can not find a specific address.

Thanks for any assistance in advance.

Tags: Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Bliss

9 Answers

I live in Long Beach and NCL doesn't sale out of the area by the Queen Mary. On this side of the harbor, its Carnival. NCL sails out of San Pedro, a very large industrial port. I tried to attach link & wouldn't allow.

What a great itinerary, enjoy your cruise.

100 Swinford Avenue, San Pedro, CA is the address for the San Pedro Cruise Terminal which is where the NCL Bliss will be sailing from.

I have sailed out of San Pedro many times. FYI, the closest airport to San Pedro is Long Beach Airport. You can catch taxi, Uber, or Lyft from there to San Pedro or Long Beach cruise terminals.

LAX is a nightmare but the cruise lines do offer shuttle service from LAX to either cruise terminal.

There is no cruise line shuttle from Long Beach airport to either terminal. Have to take taxi, Uber, or Lyft.

By now you know that you are to sail out of San Pedro. Enjoy the cruise.

Good to know. thanks


Do you know if it’s possible to book a transfer to LA airport from the ship or if we take Uber, he can enter the harbor?

We we take the NCL Bliss on October 5th for the Mexican Riviera and return on October 13th, to SAN Pedro Harbor.

Thank you,

It had been a long time since we sailed from L.A. but in January we did so again. On the Pacific Princess. Bought the cruise line hotel and transfer package. They picked us up at LAX on time, in a limo, took us to the Hyatt Regency Long Beach, which was right across the Bay from the Mary. Then the next day, took us to our ship at San Pedro, Pier 93, short ride. It seems to me almost all the cruise lines use San Pedro as I didn't see much in the way of cruise action around the Queen Mary area.

On our first cruise in 1990 we stayed a few nights on the Mary, which was fun, the Spruce Goose was still there then too, then we took a cab to the ship, I can't remember which pier that was but the ship was the Fair Princess.

If I had to do that one over, I would select two nights at the Hyatt Regency, I didn't realize there was so much to do in that area.

Carnival embarks from Long Beach. Norwegian Cruise Line and Princess embark from San Pedro.

Princess sometimes will have Long Beach as a stop in the middle of a cruise but that port is not a start of cruise port for Princess.

You can get cruise shuttle transfers from LAX to the cruise ports. But Long Beach Airport is closest to both ports and 1000 times more convenient except for the fact the cruise lines have no shuttles to/from Long Beach.

I use Lyft from the Long Beach Airport to San Pedro and even with tip it’s still cheaper than the taxi. I’m no longer an Uber fan so can’t comment on them.

RCCL used to cruise out of Long Beach I’ve been told. Be nice if they’d return for yet another option.

Carnival opened the cruise terminal in Long Beach in 2003. Before that all cruise lines sailed out of San Pedro.

I have heard that Royal may be returning. Sailed a couple of times out of San Pedro on RCCL and NCL. More out of Long beach though. Both ports are easy


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