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Cruise Ships to San Diego

San Diego is both a cruise departure port and a destination for cruises that begin elsewhere. Located on the Pacific Ocean at the southern end of California, it’s regularly ranked as one of the nicest places to live in the United States. Great for short visits, too.

  1. Ruby Princess – from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
  2. Seven Seas Navigator – from Miami, Florida
  3. Grand Princess – from San Francisco, California
  4. Amsterdam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  5. Sirena – from Miami, Florida
  6. Regatta – from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
  7. Insignia – from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
  8. Celebrity Infinity – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  9. Veendam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  10. Eurodam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  11. Disney Wonder – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  12. Crystal Serenity – from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
  13. Nieuw Amsterdam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  14. Maasdam – from Auckland, New Zealand
  15. Zaandam – from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Cruise Ships To Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is one of Australia’s largest cities and capital of the state of Victoria. Thanks to its location on Port Phillip Bay, it’s both a port city and an inland city.

  1. Celebrity Solstice – from Sydney, Australia
  2. Queen Mary 2 – from Cape Town, South Africa
  3. Noordam – from Sydney, Australia
  4. Maasdam – from Auckland, New Zealand
  5. Queen Victoria – from Sydney, Australia
  6. Norwegian Jewel – from Sydney, Australia
  7. Diamond Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  8. Radiance of the Seas – from Sydney, Australia
  9. Seven Seas Voyager – from Sydney, Australia
  10. Silver Shadow – from Sydney, Australia
  11. Emerald Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  12. Insignia – from Sydney, Australia
  13. Dawn Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  14. Azamara Journey – from Sydney, Australia
  15. Golden Princess – from Auckland, New Zealand

Carnivals in the Caribbean, Empresses in Cozumel and much more

Departing Today

Empress of the Seas
5 Night Key West and Cozumel
Departing from: Miami, Florida
Visiting: Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Saturday September 3rd:
Carnival Conquest8 Night Southern Caribbean
Royal Princess7 Night Western Mediterranean
Carnival Sensation5 Night Western Caribbean
MSC Divina7 Night Western Caribbean
Royal Princess14 Night Mediterranean Medley

Departing in 30 Days – October 3, 2016

7 Night The Romantic Danube
Departing from: Vilshofen, Germany
Visiting: Passau, Germany; Linz (Salzburg), Austria; Weissenkirchen, Austria; Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary

More Cruises Sailing Monday October 3rd:
AmaDara7 Night Vietnam Cambodia and the Riches of the Mekong
Celebrity Equinox12 Night Italy and Greek Isles
Seven Seas Navigator20 Night Italy To Iberia
Carnival Liberty5 Night Western Caribbean
AmaPrima7 Night The Enchanting Rhine Northbound

Departing in 90 Days – December 2, 2016

14 Night New Zealand and Australia
Departing from: Auckland, New Zealand
Visiting: Cruise Coromandel Peninsula; Cruise Bay Of Plenty; Tauranga (Rotorua), New Zealand; Napier, New Zealand; Wellington, New Zealand; Picton, New Zealand; Cruise Queen Charlotte Sound, New Zealand; Akaroa (Christchurch), New Zealand; Port Chalmers (Dunedin), New Zealand; Cruise Fjordland National Park; Burnie, Tasmania, Australia; Melbourne, Australia… View more

More Cruises Sailing Friday December 2nd:
River Beatrice7 Night Danube Holiday Markets Westbound
Star Pride7 Night Passage Through Panama
Carnival Victory3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Inspiration3 Night Baja Mexico
Silver Discoverer15 Night The Andaman Sea and Maldives Odyssey

Departing in 6 months – March 2, 2017

Independence of the Seas
4 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico

More Cruises Sailing Thursday March 2nd:
Disney Wonder3 Night Bahamas
Carnival Imagination3 Night Baja Mexico
Queen Mary 267 Night World Cruise Segment
Queen Mary 216 Night World Cruise Segment
Brilliance of the Seas4 Night Western Caribbean

Departing in 1 year – September 3, 2017

Carnival Breeze
7 Night Western Caribbean
Departing from: Galveston, Texas
Visiting: Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize; Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

More Cruises Sailing Sunday September 3rd:
MSC Splendida7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Epic7 Night Western Mediterranean
Norwegian Breakaway7 Night Bermuda
Oasis of the Seas7 Night Western Caribbean
Viking Buri7 Night Lyon and Provence Northbound

Dawn Princess swimming pool

Today’s Cruises – October 2, 2013

There are seven cruises departing today, Wednesday October 2, 2013, with ships leaving from…

  • Long Beach: Carnival Miracle leaves on a 4-night “Baja California” cruise with stops at Santa Catalina and Ensenada;
  • New York: Holland America’s ms Eurodam is making a 10-day, one-way trip from New York to Quebec City, visiting Boston, Bar Harbor, Halifiax and several other picturesque Canadian towns;
  • Los Angeles: ms Oosterdam is headed to Sydney and then Auckland.  A 24-night cruise hits Hawaii, Fiji and New Caledonia on the way to Sydney.  The 38-night option continues on a two-week tour of Australia and New Zealand, ending in Auckland;
  • Barcelona: Norwegian Spirit is making a 12-night Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Venice, making calls to France, Italy, Greece and Turkey.

Looking ahead six months, there are six cruise ships scheduled to depart on April 2, 2014, including Dawn Princess for a 11-day cruise from Auckland to Sydney.

Featured Cruise: 11-13 Night Cruises From Sydney, Australia

In recent years, cruises to Australia and Asia have grown leaps-and-bounds in popularity, with Sydney becoming an extremely popular departure point for cruises that explore Australia and New Zealand.  The biggest batch of cruises scheduled to sail from Sydney are in the 11-13 night range.  Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean are the biggest providers of these cruises.

map of 11-night cruise from Sydney, Australia to New ZealandIf you want to include New Zealand – and you do, you really do – then you need to allow at least 11 days for a round-trip from Sydney.  At least once a month Royal Caribbean sends one of their ships on a cruise that includes visits to Melbourne, Port Chalmers and Wellington.  If you’d rather stick to a tour of Australia’s east coast, Royal Caribbean also schedules 11-nighters  that travel north from Sydney to Brisbane, Airlie Beach, Cairns and Willis Island.

Celebrity Cruises specializes in 12-night cruises from Sydney to New Zealand.  These are one-way voyages that end in Auckland.  By eliminating the time required to travel back to Sydney, they provide a couple of extra days to explore New Zealand.  These cruises include visits to the spectacular Milford Sound, Doubtful Inlet and Dusky Sound on the southwestern end of New Zealand’s south island.

map of 13-night Sydney to New Zealand cruiseStretch your cruise out to 13-nights and you can get a more thorough tour of New Zealand, round-trip from Sydney.  That’s enough time to travel all along New Zealand’s eastern coasts (two islands, two coasts) with multiple scenic stops.  Princess Cruises offers this voyage with ports of call that include Auckland, Wellington, Port Chalmers and Fiordland National Park.