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Embarkation in San Diego: Cruise Terminal Parking, Address and Amenities
Established in 1962, the Port of San Diego is the fourth largest port in California. Unlike some ports located far off in some industrial area, the port here is located right in downtown San Diego. Though the port has two cruise ship terminals (B Street Pier and Broadway Pier), major cruise lines depart from the B Street Pier Terminal. (Broadway is only used when a third cruise ship requires berth.) Cruise lines embark to destinations such as the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, the California Coast and the Panama Canal. The B Street Pier Cruise Terminal is located a 10-minute drive from San Diego International Airport (SAN) and San Diego Station (Amtrak) and is easily accessible from major freeways. Most major rental car companies are located within a few blocks of the B Street Pier. Most offer free pick-ups/drop-offs at the terminal, but confirm with the individual car company prior to booking.
Embarkation in Los Angeles (San Pedro): Cruise Terminal Parking, Address and Amenities
The Port of Los Angeles is home to two separate cruise terminals: San Pedro's World Cruise Center, the second busiest passenger port of call on the West Coast, and the Long Beach Cruise Terminal. At the World Cruise Center, major cruise lines embark to destinations such as Baja California, the Mexican Riviera, Hawaii, Alaska and the Panama Canal. Annually, the World Cruise Center welcomes roughly 100 cruises. The terminal is about a 30-minute drive (18 miles) from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), depending on traffic; from Long Beach Airport, it's 12 miles and about 20 minutes.