20 Cruise Ports You Can Drive To In The United States

U.S. Cruise Ports
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With the tremendous increase in popularity of cruising over the past decade, it is now possible to drive to a cruise port from almost anywhere within the United States. Some ports operate seasonally, but many offer year-round departures to warm, cold and exotic destinations.

U.S. Cruise Ports

Our list includes the most popular cruise ports and some surprise cruise ports you never thought of cruising from.

Baltimore, Maryland

The Port of Baltimore is located minutes away from the city of Baltimore with easy access off I-95.

Contact
2001 East McComas Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230
1-866-427-8963
www.cruise.maryland.gov

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Pride
Royal Caribbean International – Grandeur of the Seas

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and Caribbean


Bayonne, New Jersey

Cape Liberty Cruise port is conveniently located from Staten Island and accessible via the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels.

Contact
Cape Liberty Cruise Port
4 Port Terminal Blvd
Bayonne, New  Jersey 07002
201-436-2080
www.cruiseliberty.com

Cruise Lines/Ships
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Summit
Royal Caribbean International – Adventure of the Seas, Anthem of the Seas

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada/New England and Caribbean


Boston, Massachusetts

Flynn Cruiseport Boston is conveniently located in South Boston’s Seaport District and accessible from I-90 and I-93.

Contact
Flynn Cruiseport Boston
1 Black Falcon Avenue
South Boston, Massachusetts 02210
617-330-1500
www.massport.com/cruiseport/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Holland America Line – Maasdam, Veendam,
Norwegian Cruse Line – Norwegian Dawn
Royal Caribbean International – Serenade of the Seas
Seabourn Cruise Line – Seabourn Quest
Windstar Cruises – Star Pride

Operations
Seasonal service (April – November)

Destinations
Bermuda, Canada/New England and Caribbean


Charleston, South Carolina

The Port of Charleston is located close to popular beaches, historic plantations and world-class golf within the greater Charleston area.

Contact
176 Concord Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29401
843-723-8651
http://www.scspa.com/locations/cruise-terminal/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sunshine
Silversea Cruises – Silver Wind

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba and Caribbean


Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Port Everglades is one of the largest cruise ports in the world. It is conveniently located to many beaches, parks and points of interest.

Contact
Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
954-523-3404
http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line
– Carnival Conquest, Carnival Magic, Carnival Triumph
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Edge, Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity, Celebrity Reflection, Celebrity Silhouette
Costa Cruises – Costa Deliziosa, Costa Luminosa
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony
Holland America Line
– Eurodam, Koningsdam, Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Nieuw Statendam, Oosterdam, Prinsendam, Veendam, Volendam, Zuiderdam
Princess Cruises – Caribbean Princess, Coral Princess, Crown Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Pacific Princess, Regal Princess, Royal Princess, Sky Princess
Royal Caribbean International – Adventure of the Seas, Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Independence of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Serenade of the Seas
Silversea Cruises – Silver Spirit, Silver Whisper, Silver Wind

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Cuba, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Repositioning


Galveston, Texas

The Port of Galveston is located within close proximity to the historic pier, water park and other attractions.

Contact
2502/2702 Harborside Dr
Galveston, Texas 77550
409-765-9321
https://www.portofgalveston.com/9/Cruise

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Breeze, Carnival Dream, Carnival Freedom, Carnival Valor, Carnival Vista
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Wonder
Royal Caribbean International – Enchantment of the Seas, Vision of the Seas, Liberty of the Seas

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Caribbean, Panama Canal


Long Beach, California

The Port of Long Beach is located within a short drive of Los Angeles and and is the permanent home to the iconic Queen Mary classic ocean liner.

Contact
231 Windsor Place
LongBeach, California 90802
800-764-7419
https://help.carnival.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1045/~/long-beach-cruise-ship-terminal-directions-and-parking

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Imagination, Carnival Inspiration, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Panorama, Carnival Splendor

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Hawaii, Mexico


Los Angeles, California

The Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is the busiest cruise port on the West Coast and is conveniently located within several area attractions.

Contact
World Cruise Center
100 Swimford Street
San Pedro, California 90731
310-519-2342
https://www.portoflosangeles.org/facilities/passenger.asp

Cruise Lines/Ships
Azamara Cruises – Azamara Journey
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Eclipse
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Serenity, Crystal Symphony
Holland America Line – Amsterdam
Oceania Cruises – Insignia, Regatta
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Star
Princess Cruises – Coral Princess, Emerald Princess, Island Princess, Golden Princess, Royal Princess, Ruby Princess, Star Princess, Sun Princess
Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Navigator
Royal Caribbean International – Vision of the Seas
Seabourn Cruise Line – Seabourn Sojourn
Silversea Cruises – Silver Spirit
Viking Cruises – Viking Sun

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, Pacific Coastal, Panama Canal


Jacksonville, Florida

The Port of Jacksonville is one of Florida’s smallest cruise ports servicing only ships from Carnival Cruise Line and is conveniently located off I-295.

Contact
Jaxport Cruise Terminal
9810 August Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226
904-357-3006
https://www.jaxport.com/cruise

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas


Miami, Florida

PortMiami is the busiest cruise port in the world serving over 22 cruise lines and 5 million passengers per year. Conveniently located near downtown Miami via the PortMiami Bridge or directly off the MacArthur Causeway via the PortMiami Tunnel.

Contact
Port of Miami – Dodge Island
1015 N. America Way
Miami, Florida 33132
305-347-4878
http://www.miamidade.gov/portmiami/cruise.asp

Cruise Lines/Ships
Azamara Cruises – Azamara Journey
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Conquest, Carnival Glory, Carnival Horizon, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory, Carnival Vista
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Equinox, Celebrity Infinity
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Serenity
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Magic
Oceania Cruises – Insignia, Riviera, Sirena
MSC Cruises – MSC Armonia, MSC Divina, MC Meraviglia, MSC Seaside
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Encore, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Jade, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Star, Norwegian Sun
Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Explorer, Seven Seas Mariner, Seven Seas Voyager
Royal Caribbean International – Allure of the Seas, Empress of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, Explorer of the Seas, Jewel of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Navigator of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas, Symphony of the Seas
Seabourn Cruise Line – Seabourn Quest
Viking Cruises – Viking Sky, Viking Star, Viking Sun

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Caribbean, Cuba, Panama Canal, Repositioning, South America


Mobile, Alabama

The Port of Mobile services only one ship from Carnival Cruise Line and is conveniently located in downtown Mobile with easy access from I-10 and I-65.

Contact
Mobile Alabama Cruise Terminal
201 S. Water Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
251-338-7447
http://www.shipmobile.com/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Fantasy

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Caribbean, Panama Canal


New Orleans, Louisiana

The Port of New Orleans offers modern cruise facilities from a city rich with history and area attractions. The port is conveniently located to I-10 and US 90W.

Contact
Julia Street Cruise Terminal
920 Port of New Orleans Place

Erato Street Cruise Terminal
1100 Port of New Orleans Place
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
504-522-2551
http://www.portno.com/cruises

Cruise Lines/Ships
American Cruise Lines
– America, American Song, Queen of the Mississippi
American Queen Steamboat Company – American Duchess
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Dream, Carnival Glory, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Valor
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Getaway
Royal Caribbean International – Vision of the Seas

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Caribbean, Mississippi River Cruises, Panama Canal


New York City

New York City operates two cruise terminals, one in Manhattan and the other in Brooklyn. Both offer modern passenger services and convenient access from major routes throughout New York.

Contact
Manhattan Cruise Terminal 9Carnival Cruise Line, Crystal Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Regents Sever Seas, Silversea Cruises)
711 12th Ave
New York, New York 10019
212-641-4490
https://www.nycruise.com/manhattan-terminal/

Brooklyn Cruise Terminal (Cunard Line, Princess Cruises)
72 Browne Street
Brooklyn, New York 11231
212-641-4400
https://www.nycruise.com/brooklyn-terminal/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Horizon
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony
Cunard Line – Queen Mary 2
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Magic
Holland America Line – Rotterdam, Zuiderdam
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Gem
Oceania Cruises – Insignia, Riviera
Princess Cruises – Regal Princess, Royal Princess
Regent Seven Seas – Seven Seas Navigator
Silversea Cruises – Silver Spirit, Silver Wind, Silver Whisper

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Panama Canal


Norfolk, Virginia

The Port of Norfolk offers seasonal cruises from Carnival Cruise Line. The port is conveniently located to I-264.

Contact
Half Moone Cruise and Celebration Center
One Waterside Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
757-664-1000
https://nauticus.org/cruise-virginia/

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Triumph

Operations
Seasonal service (April – October)

Destinations
Bahamas, Caribbean


Palm Beach, Florida

The Port of Palm Beach is centrally located within Palm Beach county and easily accessible from I-95 and Florida’s Turnpike.

Contact
One East 11th Street
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
561-383-4100
http://www.portofpalmbeach.com/101/Cruise

Cruise Lines/Ships
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line – Grand Celebration, Grand Classica

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas


Port Canaveral, Florida

Port Canaveral is very accessible from its Central Florida location using State Roads 528, 520 & 50 and connecting with I-95 and I-4.

Contact
Cruise Terminal #1 (Royal Caribbean)
9050 Discovery Road
Port Canaveral, Florida 32920
866-562-7625

Cruise Terminal #5 (Carnival Cruise Line)
9245 Charles M Rowland Dr
Port Canaveral, Florida 32920
800-764-7419

Cruise Terminal #8 (Disney Cruise Line/Norwegian Cruise Line)
9155 Charles M Rowland Dr
Port Canaveral, Florida 32920
800-951-3532

https://www.portcanaveral.com/Cruise

Area Information:
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Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Breeze, Carnival Elation, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Magic, Carnival Sunshine
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, Disney Wonder
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Breakaway, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Sun
Royal Caribbean International – Enchantment of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas, Mariner of the Seas, Oasis of the Seas

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Bahamas, Bermuda, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Repositioning


San Diego, California

The Port of San Diego is located on San Diego Bay’s Embarcadero: a two-mile stretch of downtown waterfront offering dining, shopping, lodging, museums and attractions.

Contact
1140 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101
616-686-6200
https://www.portofsandiego.org/maritime/cruise-operations

Cruise Lines/Ships
Celebrity Cruises
– Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Infinity
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony
Disney Cruise Line – Disney Wonder
Holland America Line – Amsterdam, Eurodam, Maasdam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Oosterdam, Volendam, Zaandam
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Pearl
Oceania Cruises – Regatta

Operations
Seasonal service (September – May)

Destinations
Baja Mexico, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, South America


San Francisco, California

The Port of San Francisco is located on the western edge of the San Francisco Bay near the Golden Gate Bridge.

Contact
Pier 27 Cruise Terminal
The Embarcardo
San Francisco, California 94111
415-274-0400
https://sfport.com/cruise

Cruise Lines/Ships
Crystal Cruises – Crystal Symphony
Cunard Line – Queen Victoria
Holland America Line – Maasdam, Volendam
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Gem
Oceania Cruises – Regatta
Princess Cruises – Coral Princess, Golden Princess, Grand Princess, Island Princess

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Alaska, Baja Mexico, Hawaii, Mexican Riviera, Panama Canal, Pacific Coastal, Repositioning


Seattle, Washington

The Port of Seattle operates two terminals within a easy wake to famous landmarks and attractions including the Seattle Space Needle.

Contact
Smith Cove Cruise Terminal at Pier 91 (Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International)
2001 W Garfield Way
Seattle, Washington 98199
206-787-3911

Bell Street Cruise Terminal at Pier 66 (Norwegian Cruise Line/Oceania Cruises)
2225 Alaskan Way
Seattle, Washington 98121
https://www.portseattle.org/maritime/cruise

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line
– Carnival Legend
Celebrity Cruises – Celebrity Solstice
Holland America Line – Amsterdam, Eurodam, Nieuw Amsterdam, Maasdam, Noordam, Oosterdam, Volendam, Zaandam
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Bliss, Norwegian Pearl
Oceania Cruises – Regatta
Princess Cruises – Emerald, Ruby Princess, Star Princess
Royal Caribbean – Explorer of the Seas, Ovation of the Seas

Operations
Seasonal service (April – October)

Destinations
Alaska, Hawaii, Pacific Coastal


Tampa, Florida

Port Tampa Bay is located near downtown Tampa’s Channel District with convenient access to the I-4  corridor.

Contact
Cruise Terminal 2 (Carnival Cruise Line)
651 Channelside Dr
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-905-5205

Cruise Terminal 3 (Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International)
815 Channelside Dr
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-905-5205

Cruise Terminal 6 (Holland America Line)
1333 McKay St
Tampa, Florida 33602
813-905-5205

Cruise Lines/Ships
Carnival Cruise Line – Carnival Legend, Carnival Miracle, Carnival Paradise
Holland America Line – Rotterdam
Norwegian Cruise Line – Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Pearl
Royal Caribbean International – Brilliance of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Rhapsody of the Seas,

Operations
Year-round service

Destinations
Cuba, Caribbean, Panama Canal, Repositioning


 

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