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Vessels tie up at Pier 35 South or North, located along the downtown waterfront Embarcadero area, and the new cruise passenger terminal, James R. Herman Terminal, on Pier 27. The new terminal replaced the existing facility at Pier 35, but Pier 35 still serves as a secondary facility.

San Francisco is a popular port of call and embarkation port for many cruise lines such as Princess Cruises, Holland America Line HAL, Oceania Cruises and Celebrity. Extend your cruise vacation, spend a few nights in a pre or post cruise hotel, and discover all major sights and attractions of this lovely city.

Many cruise passengers choose to stay in nearby Fisherman's Wharf or around Union Square, from where both passenger terminals can easily be reached. Room rates at Fisherman's Wharf can be generally higher than in other areas of the city. Fairly inexpensive and affordable hotels can be found in the Marina District around Lombard Street, but this area is a bit further from the most popular tourist areas.

When your inbound flight arrives late or when you have an early flight the next morning, it can be very convenient to stay near San Francisco airport or Oakland international airport. Many properties here provide a free complimentary shuttle service to/from the airport.

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Pre and Post cruise Lodging near Pier 35 and 27 at Embarcadero

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Club Quarters San Francisco

424 Clay Street, Financial District

San Francisco, CA 94111, USA

Affordable 3 star property close to the embarkation piers 35 and 27 in the Embarcadero area of SF California. This full-service hotel features personalised service and comfortable accommodation in a private club-like atmosphere. Guests staying here can enjoy unparalleled service and amenities, including a state-of-the-art fitness centre, concierge assistance and 24-hour front desk services. More

SF Downtown Union Square

Villa Florence Hotel

225 Powell Street, Union Square

San Francisco, CA 94102, USA

Deluxe 4 star California boutique accommodation offering cheap deals close to Union Square in downtown SF. The Powell Street cable car line is just 2 blocks from the hotel. Rooms at this lodging facility are styled in contemporary Italian decor and warm colors. They boast an iPod docking station, DVD player and fully stocked minibar. Bathrooms provide spa toiletries and plush bathrobes. More

Motel near SFO Airport

Travelodge Airport North

326 South Airport Boulevard

San Francisco, CA 94080, USA

Cheap pre or post cruise motel with reasonable priced guest rooms (king, queen or family rooms) beside San Francisco International Airport. The hotel provides free airport shuttle service to all guests, and free car parking is available on site. From this cheaper motel you reach all of the Bay Area's finest attractions including the wine countries of Napa Valley, Sonoma Valley, and Monterey California. More

City by the Bay - Pacific Coast

San Francisco in northern California is one of the most beautiful cities of the United States.

Spread over steep hills, the "City by the Bay" offers attractive architecture, world class art and culture, and historical landmarks such the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman's Wharf and Alcatraz Island. There are plenty of hotels in San Francisco to accommodate you no matter what part of the city you’d like to stay in and no matter what your budget.

Zig-zag through Lombard Street, the flowers on the winding road are beautiful. Catch a ride over the city hilly streets in one of the Cable Cars. It's a great way to discover this amazing city. Hop on and off the car as much as you like and ride through many interesting San Francisco districts such as Union Square, North Beach, Nob Hill, Russian Hill, Lombard Street, and Fisherman's Wharf.

Located right on San Francisco Bay, Fisherman's Wharf, boasts excellent shopping and a wide variety of fresh seafood restaurants. See also the famous sea lions that live on Pier 39. For picture perfect moments head up the hill to Ghirardelli Square. You can see Alcatraz in all its glory and almost the entire skyline. Nearby Golden Gate Park is home to the Japanese Tea Garden, a wonderful place to spend a day out with family and friends.

The most famous landmark of San Francisco CA is the Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937. Rent a bike and cross over to the view site on the Sausalito side. The views are spectacular and it will be an unforgettable experience. Escape to Alcatraz. A short ferry trip leads to the island, which was once home to some of America's most dangerous criminals. During a tour you are able to walk around and check out the cells and the courtyard.

To end your day, take a bay cruise for incredible views of and under the Golden Gate and Bay Bridge.

SF Cruise Ship Terminals near Fishermans Wharf

San Francisco Cruise Terminals -- Ships sailing into and out of the Port of San Francisco pass through the famous Golden Gate. Ocean liners dock at the city's bustling downtown waterfront on San Francisco Bay within walking distance of Fishermans Wharf.

Currently Pier 35 was the existing primary terminal but is replaced by the new James R. Herman Terminal at Pier 27 in September 2014. Plenty of accommodations can be found either around both terminals in nearby Fisherman's Wharf, in downtown or near San Francisco and Oakland airports. Stay in affordable or more luxurious hotels, discounted motels or in self contained apartments.

Cruise ships leaving the port sail through the magnificent San Francisco Bay, pass the world famous prison island of Alcatraz, under the Golden Gate Bridge and out to the Pacific Ocean.

Currently departing from the port are Princess Cruises, HAL Holland America Line, Cunard, Regent Seven Seas, Silversea, Oceania, Crystal, and Celebrity Cruises.

Pier 27 - James R. Herman Terminal

New passenger terminal which have increased passenger capacity. The new berth is significantly longer than the current cruise ship terminal at Pier 35.

It is a state of the art building which can accommodate the largest vessels. While there is no ship docked a the two-story facility, the 100,000-square foot building is also available for conferences, weddings and other special events. 


The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105, United States

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Pier 35 Ship Passenger Terminal

Address San Francisco Cruise Terminal Pier 35 -- the cruise facility is located at Pier 35 (at the end of Bay Street).

1454 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94133

Nearest airports - SFO Airport and Oakland International

San Francisco Intercontinental Airport (SFO) -- SFO airport is approximately 14 miles outside downtown SF. You can take a taxi or shuttle directly to the port or pre cruise hotel/motel.

Oakland International Airport -- OAK airport is approximately 21 miles from the pier.

Car Parking

Parking -- safe and secure overnight car parking garages are available close to the San Francisco cruise terminals at pier 35 and 27.

Pre and Post Cruise Overnight Accommodation with free Shuttle

Pre or Post cruise accommodation with free shuttle service to the pier or airport -- several San Francisco hotels will shuttle you to the Port of the morning of your cruise.

Plenty of hotels near SFO airport offer complimentary 24 hour shutte transportation service to and from the airport terminal building.