San Diego Cruise Terminal Information

Last updated on November 10th, 2021 at 09:17 am

The Port of San Diego (also known locally as the Port of Land and See) has two cruise terminals in downtown San Diego, along the Embarcadero waterfront district.

Most cruise ships dock at B-Street Pier & Cruise Ship Terminal is located at 1140 North Harbor Drive.

The 2nd Terminal, Port Pavilion at Broadway Pier, which acts as an overflow terminal is located at 1000 North Harbor Drive.

Both cruise terminals are close to hotels, restaurants and shopping along the two mile stretch known as San Diego Bay’s Embarcadero.

B Street Pier Port of San Diego
B Street Pier

The newer, architecturally stunning, Port Pavillion acts as a flexible event space and has public access to the waterfront, a visitor’s centre, and restaurant.  The airport is located 10 minutes away from the cruise piers, and the main train station, only 2 blocks. There is also a waterfront shuttle which operates during the summer, providing rides all day for one low price. 

Click the links below for more information:
San Diego Cruise Parking
San Diego Port Transportation
Hotels Near San Diego Cruise Port

San Diego is known for it’s temperate climate and distinct landscape. There are many vibrant neighborhoods such as Old Town and Pointe Loma, located within a few miles of the ship. Little Italy and the Gaslamp district are located within walking distance of the pier.

Cruises From San Diego

San Diego is a main departure point to many destinations including Mexico, the Panama Canal, Hawaii and the South Pacific. A number of cruise lines depart from the San Diego Cruise Terminal:

Disney Cruise Lines – Disney Wonder (first ship welcomed back October 2021!)

Holland America – Koningsdam and Zuiderdam (scheduled to return Fall/Winter 2021) with additional ships scheduled for October 2022

Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Millennium (scheduled to return October 2021)

Norwegian Cruise Line – Jewel (scheduled to return April 2022)

Tips for Cruising from San Diego

 – have your ID and cruise tickets ready to show when entering the pier, and keep them handy to show at the cruise terminal check-in
– if arriving by car, you can be dropped off at B-street pier, but there is no parking adjacent to the terminal. Click here for parking information
– Passports are required for cruises to Mexico

Weather in San Diego

March to May and September to November are the best times to visit San Diego. It can get rainy during the winter, but the lower rates on hotel accommodations make it a great time to visit. In any case, the weather is almost always sunny throughout the year, which makes almost any time a good time to come to San Diego.

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