Los Angeles Port FAQ

While the Los Angeles Port is one of the busiest in the United States in terms of cargo trading, it is more popular for its cruise lines. The Los Angeles Port is an ideal take-off point for those going to the Mexican Riviera, or to a cruise to Hawaii. Aside from the opportunity to visit the City of Angels, the Los Angeles Port also provides other attractions such as whale watching tours and the opportunity to visit some of its world famous neighborhoods including Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Malibu Beach. Rodeo Drive is one of the priciest shopping districts in the world (and you just might run into a Hollywood celebrity).


1 - What's the Cruise Port Address?

Pacific Cruise Ship Terminals Berth 93
San Pedro, CA 90731

2 - What's the Cruise Port Phone Number?

The cruise port can be contacted at (310) 514-4049.  

3 - What's the Cruise Port Parking Like?

There are more than 2,500 overnight parking spaces available at the World Cruise Center, and there are no reservations required. Most of the parking lots are open day in, day out. Parking rates range from $1 for an hour to about $12 overnight.

4 - How do You get to the Cruise Port?

From the Los Angeles International Airport, travel southbound via Interstate 405, then proceed to Harbor Freeway. Take the Harbor Boulevard exit and proceed to the intersection of Harbor Boulevard, before turning right.

From downtown LA, go south via Interstate 110, exit at the Harbor Boulevard and go straight through the intersection of Harbor Boulevard.

From Long Beach, go west via Ocean Boulevard, then take Seaside Avenue and State Highway 47. Go to Harbor Boulevard, and proceed to the intersection before turning right.

5 - What Cruise Lines Use the Port?

There are 12 cruise lines using the port, although only 3 have homeport assignments. There are Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Princess Cruise Lines, and Norwegian Cruise Lines.

6 - What's the Nearest Airport to the Cruise Port?

The Port of Los Angeles is about 18 miles from the Los Angeles International Airport.

7 - What Attractions are Near the Cruise Port?

The World Cruise Center is just 20 minutes away from downtown Los Angeles. The city is home to Hollywood, the capital of the American movie industry. Theme parks also abound in LA, from Disneyland and Universal Studios.

Other nearby attractions are Cabrillo Beach (where tourists can swim, fish and boat and the Pacific Electric Red Car), Venice Beach (home to outrageous pop culture), Long Beach (current home of the Queen Mary cruise ship), and Sunset Blvd. (famous as the route between Hollywood Studios and the luxurious homes of its stars).

8 - What Hotels are Near the Cruise Port?

Three hotels stand out for their proximity to the World Cruise Center. These are Best Western Sunrise Hotel which is about .64 miles away, Crowne Plaza Los Angeles Harbor Hotel which is .82 miles away, and Doubletree Hotel San Pedro which is 2.64 miles away.

9 - What Restaurants and Shops are Near the Cruise Port?

Nearby restaurants near the World Cruise Center are Acapulco Mexican, Raffaello Ristorante, Whale & Ale, Neil’s Pasta & Seafood, and Beach City Grill. These restaurants offer Mexican, Italian, and American dishes.

Tuesday Morning sells high end merchandises at discounted prices. Meanwhile, Ma Griffe Galerie is the place to go for artworks and creations of local artists ranging from paintings, photography, sculptures, and pottery.

10 - Are Ships Docked at the Port, or are Passengers Ferried from the Port to the Ship?

Cruise ships dock at the World Cruise Center. 

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