USA West Coast Cruises
Seize the opportunity to visit both major cities like LA and Seattle, and lesser known seaside ports and islands including the San Juan Islands
A cruise along the West coast of the United States of America promises glamour and luxury combined with unforgettable landmarks such as Seattle's 'Space Needle' and San Diego's 'Gaslamp Quarter'. The West Coast incorporates multiple states including Washington, Oregon and California The region offers a dynamic combination of world-famous cities like San Francisco, Portland and Seattle, while also incorporating lesser-known regions such as the San Juan Islands.
Whether looking to witness the flashing lights of Hollywood, the designer-lined streets of Rodeo Drive or to explore the wine region of Walla Walla Valley, a cruise to the USA West Coast can be anything you want it to be. Walk along the iconic Venice Beach in L.A or grab a mountain bike and explore the Blue Mountains in Washington. Pick from a diverse selection of shore excursions or simply do your own exploring. There really is no shortage of new places waiting to be discovered and a cruise is the best way to see this vibrant region!
Get to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco before 6pm to take a stroll across and perhaps partake in a round of golf at the renowned Pebble Beach during your day in Monterey.
- Los Angeles - Los Angeles
- North America,USA West Coast,Pacific
- March 2020 - May 2021
Why not spend a few days pre-cruise in Los Angeles, and take a tour around the famous neighbourhoods such as Beverly Hills and Hollywood.
- Los Angeles - Los Angeles
- North America,USA West Coast,Pacific
- March 2020 - May 2021
This cruise an overnight stay in San Francisco, where you can see some iconic landmarks such as the Golden Gate bridge and Alcatraz island.
- Vancouver - Los Angeles
- North America,Alaska & West Canada,Pacific
Miami, situated on the Atlantic coast in Southeast Florida, is the world's busiest cruise port. An array of world-famous beaches such as South Beach, which is known for its vibrant nightlife scene, continue to put the city on the map for cruise vacationers. Miami is home to many beautiful and lush national parks and botanical gardens, such as Biscayne National Park and the divine Pinecrest Gardens. Highlights of Miami Soak up the sun on one of Miami's world-class beaches Take some time off and explore Coconut Grove, once known as an oasis for free-thinkers Enjoy the restaurants and bars that Little Havana and Calle Ocho have to offer
Los Angeles is a star-studded city located in California in the United States. The city is home to numerous famous neighbourhoods such as Beverly Hills and Hollywood, including the iconic sign located in the Hollywood Hills. Those interested in arts and culture should check out Museum Row. Sun-worshippers should head to some of LA's beaches such as Venice Beach with it's famed boardwalk. Looking for some retail therapy? Hit up Rodeo Drive for the best selection of designer labels. The Hollywood region of the city and the Hollywood Walk of Fame should not be missed by movie lovers.
San Francisco is an American city located along the coast of Northern California. San Francisco offers a hilly landscape, complete with cable cars which connect some of the hills and offer panoramic views during the crossing. Many of the buildings in San Francisco are known for their Victorian-style of architecture, while the stand-out landmark for many is the impressive Golden Gate bridge. which is open to pedestrians between 5 am and 6 pm. Visit Wave Organ for views of the notorious Alcatraz Island and listen out as the sea 'plays' the organs every time the waves come crashing in.
The city of San Diego is located in the state of California, along the Pacific coast and embodies an urban lifestyle, with many popular surfing beaches. Tourist attractions include San Diego Zoo or the Wild Animal Park. Balboa Park with spacious green areas and a handful of museums is a great place to get to know the city. The beautiful beaches of La Jolla are perfect for unwinding and enjoying the San Diego sunshine, while the Gaslamp Quarter offers the perfect opportunity to try out some of the many restaurants and nightclubs the city has to offer.
Seattle is located on Lake Washington and Puget Sound. The city is the largest in the US state of Washington. The unique spirit of the city is widely captured at the Pike Place Market, located down by the waterfront. The Olympic Sculpture Park is a free park full of unique sculptures and offers fantastic views over Seattle and the harbour. Seattle is often synonymous with the Seattle Space Needle which towers over the city. The Space Needle offers a restaurant complete with panoramic views, in addition to an Observation deck offering views that are not to be missed.
Astoria is located in the North of the U.S state of Oregon, along the Pacific coast. The port city has an approximate population of about 10,000. The Columbia River Maritime Museum is a very popular attraction and offers a colourful insight into the importance of the Columbia River. The Astoria Column is also a locally-renowned landmark, giving visitors the opportunity to enjoy stunnning views, particularly of the River Columbia from Coxcomb Hill. The Astoria-Megler Bridge is also a popular symbol of Oregon.
Santa Barbara, often referred to as the 'American Riveria', is located in the U.S state of California, North of Los Angeles. The sunny city promises visitors year long sunshine. There is a Santa Barbara Hospitality team located at the port to offer advice on tourist activities. The Santa Barbara Harbour is lined with a host of restaurants and museums such as the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Condor Express offers 'Whale Watching' tours, allowing guests to witness the large array of marine life in the area.
The coastal city of Monterey is located on the West coast of the United States in California. Monterey Bay Aquarium is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts, expect sea turtles, jellyfish, interactive displays and much more. If looking to partake in outdoor activities, Point Lobos State Natural Reserve Park offers coastal scenery as well as numerous hiking routes. There are also countless golf courses in Monterey, such as 'Pebble Beach. Old Fisherman's Wharf, is the perfect place for Whale watching, kayaking and exploring the many waterfront dining options and gift shops.
The idyllic island of Santa Catalina is located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of California. The island is accessible by boat, ferry and by helicopter. The island enjoys a slow pace of life, with many white sandy beaches. Golf carts are a popular mode of transport when travelling throughout the island. The town of Avalon is the biggest town on the island and offers a beautiful promenade. Much of the island of Catalina is maintained as part of the Catalina Island Conservacy, visitors can take part in guided hikes and Eco Jeeps tours.
The town of Avalon is situated on the coast, on the island of Santa Catalina, California. The city is surrounded by hills, perfect for hiking. Also you can visit a botanical garden.
Longview was built in 1921 to provide labour for two local lumber mills. The city still boasts its lumber mill charm, and Forbes listed it as one of the prettiest cities in America in 2012. Longview is situated in the southwest pocket of the state of Washington, where the Cowlitz and Columbia rivers meet. Visitors can cross the Columbia River via the Lewis and Clark Bridge, around which the city's port industry thrives.
Portland is the largest city in Oregon and a major destinations for river cruises in the USA. Portland is an extremely eclectic city. As well as being a major destination for opera and classical music, Portland is also home to many contemporary bands. The city is also home to a number of museums and cruisers looking for their culture fix can enjoy a tour of the Portland art museum , amongst others. The cuisine in Portland is somewhat unorthodox; the city is regarded as the food truck capital of the USA and is home to a number of the best micro-breweries in the states.
Kiska is a volcanic island about 22 miles long that is part of the Rat Island chain of Alaska.
The San Juan Islands are part of an archipelago and make up the county of San Juan which is a part of the U.S state of Washington. The islands lie approximately 130 kilometres from Seattle and are accessible by air and ferry. Friday Harbor is the main town of the islands, of which there are approximately 172 in total. Friday Harbor offers a unique atmosphere, where there is an emphasis on locally-based business. Walking tours are a popular way to explore the town and indeed the rest of The San Juan Islands.
Rainier is a city in Columbia County, Oregon, United States. It is located on the south bank of the Columbia River. The city boasts an amazing variety of history including the 'Lewis and Clark Trail', a view of the namesake Mount Rainier and the impressive view of the northwest volcano, Mt. St Helens.
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