The Port of Long Beach, part of the Port of Los Angeles, is one of the busiest cargo and container ports in the United States, and one of the world’s most important shipping ports. Ships anchor at the new cruise terminal, owned by Carnival Corporation.
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Long Beach is a nautical city located 25 miles or 40km south of downtown Los Angeles, on the Pacific Coast in Southern California. It’s a large and very populated city. There are many great hotels and affordable motels in Long Beach that are conveniently located near the Carnival cruise terminal and close to all major tourist attractions.
Long Beach CA is home to the famous Queen Mary cruise ship. This legendary ocean liner, now a hotel and museum, is permantly docked in the harbor. All of the ship’s staterooms are unique and still have many of the original pieces during her time of service. Staying at this hotel is just like being on a cruise, only you can get off.
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Next to the Queen Mary dock is the new Carnival Corporation’s Long Beach cruise terminal. At this facility Carnival cruise ships, and other vessels from the Carnival Group, depart to the beauty of Baja California and the Mexican Riviera. Ships typically sail to the rocky island of Santa Catalina, resort towns of Puerto Vallarta and Ensenada, and to sunny seaside Cabo San Lucas.
Downtown Los Angeles is 25 miles from Long Beach. Major attractions of LA include The Getty Center, Walt Disney Concert Hall, Universal Studios Hollywood, Madame Tussauds, Hollywood Sign, the Chinese Theatre, Walk of Fame, Beverly Hills, and many more.
Carnival Cruise Ships — sailing from the Long Beach cruise port are ocean liners from Carnival Cruises.
Other vessels from the Carnival Corporation from lines such as Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Seabourn Cruise Line, P&O Cruises, Cunard Line, AIDA, and Costa Cruises also dock at this facility.
Long Beach Airport — LGB airport is approximately 20 minutes from the pier or 12 miles.
Los Angeles LAX Airport — LAX international airport is just over 20 miles away. Travel time is less than 1 hour (50 minutes), depending on traffic.
Carnival Cruise Lines offers a shuttle transport between Los Angeles International Airport or the Long Beach Airport and the Port of Long Beach. These shuttles are only available on the day of embarkation and disembarkation.
Many hotels are located close to both Los Angeles LAX or Long Beach airport, perfect for an overnight stay when flying into one of these airports. Most of them have a shuttle to/from the airport terminal.
Parking — safe and secure short and long term car parking at the Long Beach Cruise Terminal is available in the five-story and 1450-space garage. $17 per day (rates subject to change by Port Authority). No advance reservations are required and handicap parking is available with proof of valid permit.
From the North: – Take the 405 Freeway south. Take the 710 Freeway south. Continue on the 710 Freeway south and follow the signs for the Queen Mary. At the entrance to the Queen Mary, stay to the far right of the parking ticket taker for the Queen Mary; this lane is the entrance to the Carnival Cruise terminal. Follow the signs for Passenger Parking and Luggage Drop-Off area.
From the South – Take I-5 north. Take the 405 Freeway north. Take the 710 Freeway south. Continue on the 710 Freeway south and follow the signs for the Queen Mary. At the entrance to the Queen Mary, stay to the far right of the parking ticket taker for the Queen Mary; this lane is the entrance to the Carnival Cruise terminal. Follow the signs for Passenger Parking and Luggage Drop-Off area.
Downtown, Naples and Harbor area
Downtown Long Beach boasts some fine deco architecture from the 30’s and is home to the largest Cambodian Community outside of Southeast Asia. The area, known as Cambodia Town, feature authentic Cambodian jewelry and gift shops, galleries and traditional eateries.
In the Naples neighbourhood you can board a traditional Venetian gondola. It’s a beautiful way to discover the serene canals of Naples Long Beach. Head to Long Beach’s waterfront for a nice stroll around the boardwalk and lighthouse. Make sure to spend time overlooking the marina.
Families with kids will love a cruise out of the harbor of Long Beach to see whales in their natural habitat. Feel the ocean breeze and look for whales and dolphins. Another fun day out for families with children is the Aquarium of the Pacific, just across the water from the Shoreline Village and the Queen Mary Hotel. It’s the largest aquarium in Southern California and features a variety of marine wildlife such as zebra sharks, sea turtles, big-belly seahorses and South American penguins.
Santa Catalina Island — leaving from the harbor is the Catalina Express shuttle ferry to the lovely island of Santa Catalina. On the island with its rugged coastline, located just off the California coast, you can go fishing, hiking or shopping in numerous oceanfront shops. Seaside cafes and restaurants serve local seafood.
Reasonable priced lodging with shuttle service transport
Pre or Post cruise accommodation with free shuttle service to the pier — many Long Beach hotels, for guests sailing the following day on a cruise, offer complimentary parking as well as a free roundtrip shuttle transportation to the cruise port.
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