Cruise San Diego and Vacation Information

The Port of San Diego welcomes many cruise ships throughout the year at San Diego's cruise terminals. The B Street Cruise Ship Terminal is conveniently located in the very heart of thriving, vibrant downtown San Diego and a short distance from countless attractions. San Diego is on cruise ship itineraries that include other fabulous destinations including, but not limited to, the Caribbean, Mexico, Hawaii, and even distant locales such as Tahiti. Cruises are designed to please people of all ages and vary in length.

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Contact your cruise travel specialist to make arrangements to enjoy one of the many wonderful cruises available to and from or visiting San Diego. Bon voyage!

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Cruise Ship Schedule

This cruise schedule prepared by the Port of San Diego is for the convenience of travel agents and the local-related tourism business. Unless otherwise noted, all ships berth at the B Street Pier Cruise Terminal. All dates listed reflect the San Diego ship call date.

Click here to view the cruise calendar.

Cruising into and from San Diego

The San Diego Cruise Ship Terminal is conveniently located on the B Street Pier in downtown San Diego, a short distance from countless attractions.

Amenities

The cruise ship terminal is a comfortable, colorful place for passengers. There are wheelchair accessible elevators and a passenger gangway. Customer service representatives are available to help if there are any special needs.

Security

The cruise ship terminal operates in compliance with current U.S. Coast Guard Security Standards. Due to increased security, the following measures have been enacted:

  • If driving, you may drive onto the pier by presenting your ID and a ship ticket for sailing on that specific date.
  • If arriving by air or motorcoach, all luggage must have your name and address attached.
  • You will be required to show a picture ID and ship ticket in order to enter the cruise ship terminal.
  • Again, your picture ID and ship ticket must be shown along with your passport, birth certificate, etc for check-in with the cruise line.
  • Picture ID and your security card must be shown at the gangway in order to embark ship.
  • A picture ID and ship ticket are required upon accessing the pier until boarding of the ship.

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Checking In

Once you pass security, you will need to check in at your cruise ship counter. Check your boarding document for your arrival time at the cruise ship terminal. Come prepared for check-in. Have your ID and ship ticket ready and allow about an hour for processing time.

Directions

The San Diego B Street Cruise Ship Terminal at 1140 North Harbor Drive [map and directions] is approximately ten minutes from San Diego International Airport and the Santa Fe Train Station. It also is easy to access from San Diego’s major freeway systems.

By Car

Driving North on Interstate 5: Take I-5 into downtown San Diego. Exit on Hawthorn (airport exit). Hawthorn Street steers west toward the San Diego Bay waterfront and Harbor Drive. At Harbor Drive, make a left. From that point, the cruise ship terminal is approximately one-fourth of a mile south on the right.

By Plane

For those arriving to San Diego by air, the terminal is a 10-minute ride from San Diego International Airport. An area devoted for taxicab pick-up is located just outside of the baggage claim areas of the airport’s two main terminals and commuter terminal.

A new service for passengers of select cruise lines allows them to skip baggage claim at the airport. Cruise line representatives will pick up guests’ checked items and deliver them directly to the ship. Please check with your cruise line or travel agent to arrange for this service.

By Train

Cruise passengers arriving in San Diego by way of Amtrak will be let off at the Santa Fe Depot station. The station is a short distance from the cruise terminal, so you may walk or take a taxi service to the terminal. For those choosing to walk, travel west on Broadway Street toward the terminal, which will be in sight.

Traffic, Transit, and Travel Information

SANDAG and the San Diego Transportation Partners provide real-time traffic information with driving times and incident reports, transit route and fare information, carpool and vanpool information, and commute options from its 511 Web site.

Parking

Passengers arriving by personal vehicle may NOT park on the pier while on your cruise. Short- and long-term parking is available at the following locations:

Note: One of the services available for cruise customers are pedicab rides to the ship. These are independent operators not associated with the Port or the parking facilities operators. Please negotiate a price with them before accepting a ride.

Parking closest to B Street Pier
CompanyAttendedOutside
$/day
Inside
$/day
ShuttleWeekly
Park and Go
(619) 525-9885
2535 Pacific Highway
7/24 AUTO $12
YES
Parking Nearby
CompanyAttendedOutside
$/day
Inside
$/day
ShuttleWeekly
ACE Parking/Wyndham Hotel
(619) 544-8360
1355 N. Harbor Drive
7/24 HRS $16-$24
NO
Aladdin
(619) 696-7434
2548 Kettner Blvd.
7/24 HRS $15 $17 YES
Laurel Travel Center
(619) 233-0412
1025 W. Laurel
7/24 HRS $11-$14 $11-$14 YES
Lindbergh Parking
(619) 291-2087
3705 N. Harbor Dr. (Airport)
7/24 HRS $24
NO
Park 'N Fly
(619) 295-2832
3298 Kettner Blvd.
7/24 HRS $15 $19 YES
Park 'N Fly Garage  
(619) 295-6659
3298 Kettner Blvd.
7/24 HRS $19 $22 YES
Park 'N Fly Lot 5
(619) 295-4639
3275 Pacific Hwy.
7/24 HRS $15
YES
Park 'N Fly Palm
(619) 295-2832
2904 Pacific Hwy.
7/24 HRS $15
YES
Park 'N Fly Annex
(619) 295-0511
1650 Sassafras
7/24 HRS $15
YES
San Diego Airport Parking Company
(619) 574-1177
2771 Kurtz St.
7/24 HRS $9.75
YES $64/Wk
$125/2 Wks up to one month

* Prices are subject to change - contact individual parking companies for exact pricing

Carnival

(800) Carnival

www.carnival.com

Celebrity Cruises

(800) 437-3111

www.celebrity-cruises.com

Crystal Cruise

(310) 785-9300

www.crystalcruises.com

Holland America

(800) 426-0327

www.hollandamerica.com

Norwegian Cruise Line

(800) 327-7030

www.ncl.com

Regent Seven Sea Cruises

(800) 477-7500

www.rssc.com

Princess

(800) 421-0522

www.princesscruises.com

Royal Caribbean

(800) 327-6700

www.royalcaribbean.com

Silversea Cruises

(800) 722-9955

www.silversea.com

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Pier Security

Due to increased security, the following measures have been enacted:

  1. If driving, you may drive onto the pier by presenting your ID and a ship ticket for sailing on that specific date
  2. If arriving by air or motorcoach, all luggage must have your name and address attached
  3. You will be required to show picture ID and ship ticket in order to enter the cruise ship terminal
  4. Again, your picture ID and ship ticket must be shown for check-in along with your passport, birth certificate, etc.
  5. Picture ID and security card must be shown at the gangway in order to embark ship.

A picture ID and ship ticket are required upon accessing the pier until boarding of the ship.

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