San Diego - Welcome to the Port of Land and See

A place where a vast array of amazing escapades begin within footsteps, a place where you can follow the scents of casual dining or gourmet cuisine when you step off the ship, where art and adventure unfold in front of you, a place where the cruise never ends.

Our two cruise ship terminals are ideally situated on picturesque San Diego Bay, right on San Diego’s Embarcadero so you can drop anchor in the heart of the city. Welcome to the Port of Land and See.

Cruise Destinations

Whether you are looking for a cultural experience, a relaxing trip to paradise or an opportunity to discover ancient worlds – there are opportunities to begin and end your adventure at the Port of San Diego. You can enjoy the best San Diego has to offer, and then explore the Mexican Riviera with a 3-to-7 Day Mexico Cruise, a 19-Day Panama Canal Adventure or a 23-Day Incan Discovery Cruise. Or enjoy the best of the US with a 4-Day Pacific Coastal, 9-Day California Cachet or 18-Day Circle to Hawaii. A world of destinations awaits, and it all begins from our waterfront. Welcome to the Port of Land and See.

  • Hawaii & the South Pacific
  • Mexican Riviera & Beyond
  • South America
  • Panama Canal
  • Pacific Coast

Passenger Amenities

This convenient popular port is secure haven for cruise passengers and crew, with safe, efficient and friendly service. With nearly 6,000 hotel rooms in the immediate area, passengers will be delighted with their accommodations.

  • Abundant check-in queuing area and ample counter space
  • Spacious baggage storage areas
  • Ample seating for passengers waiting to board
  • Elevator lift for physically disadvantaged passengers
  • Spacious office area and storage for cruise line agents
  • Adjacent attractions, restaurants, transportation, and overnight accommodations.


San Diego Bay is San Diego's biggest attraction, hosting many big events all year round. There's something for everyone-families, couples and singles, history buffs and art aficionados, nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. With 34 miles of waterfront dotted with restaurants, shops, parks and attractions, San Diego Bay is an ever-changing destination filled with new things to discover.

Other local attractions include Fashion Valley shopping center, SeaWorld, the San Diego Zoo, the Gaslamp Quarter, and more. Centrally located for many Southern California destinations including Knott's Berry Farm, LegoLand, Disneyland and Los Angeles, San Diego is an ideal vacation getaway.

Terminal/Port Specifications

  • Turn-around capability, fresh water loading, bunkering, shorepower, and a full service Crew Center
  • LOA:
  • B Street Terminal is 305 meters long and 122 meters wide
  • Broadway Pier is 305 meters long and 42 meters wide
  • Depth alongside: 10.67 meters
  • Main Channel Depth: 41 ft. MLLW
  • Cruise Passenger Berths:
  • B Street Pier: 2
  • Broadway Pier: 1

Fresh Itinerary Ideas: New Routes in the Future

Many current itineraries begin and end in San Diego, and visit Hawaiian and Mexican destinations. However, as cruise lines constantly seek out fresh itineraries, here are some routes that may be available in the future:

  • Southern California Coastal (5-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Ensenada, Santa Barbara/Ventura, Monterey, San Diego.
  • Best of the Southern Californias (4-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Santa Barbara/Ventura, Catalina, Ensenada, San Diego.
  • San Diego/California Coastal (7-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Monterey, San Francisco, Santa Barbara/Ventura, Ensenada, San Diego.
  • San Diego/Mexican Riviera (7-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, San Diego.
  • California Dreaming (10-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Monterey, San Francisco, Eureka, Santa Barbara/Ventura, Catalina, Ensenada, San Diego.
  • Mexican Riviera (10-night roundtrip from San Diego):
    San Diego, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Zihuatanejo, Acapulco, Manzanillo, San Diego.

Quick Facts

The San Diego region is growing, and this growth is reflected in the popularity of the cruises with ports of call as well as the amount of money spent by visitors.

  • 300,000 Passengers in 2019
  • 17th Largest Metropolitan Area in the United States
  • Population of 3.1 million
  • Over 60 non-stop flights, domestic and international
  • Homeported Lines: Holland America Line, Disney Cruise Line, and Carnival Cruise Line


Contact Information:

Adam Deaton
Cruise Marketing Representative

Port of San Diego
3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: (619) 686-7260

Fax: (619) 686-6400


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