There are a number of options to select when planning a California cruise trip, for both Californians and non. The weather makes a year round destination a real time scenario. Some ports such as Long Beach, San Diego, and Los Angeles make these cruises special. These are just to name a few.
San Diego offers Yacht Charters and Bay Cruises. California Cruises offer breathtaking views of downtown San Diego, the harbor, and the beautiful Pacific, while soaking up the San Diego sun! These cruises are also great for weddings, corporate events, parties, and business meetings. They even offer overnight accommodations.
Another cruise option is a Northern California Cruise. Dolphin Charters cruise to Napa and the Petaluma River. Independently owned and operated since the 1970′s, this company focuses on the guests and details of California’s natural beauty. Passengers on the Delphinius Riverboat cruise the Petaluma River enjoying the wildlife and marshlands in the area.
Another cruise departs from Vallejo and takes you all through the beautiful areas of Napa, California which includes Mare Island where you will see dry docked Naval Vessels salt ponds and backwater homes if you decide to jump on a Napa Valley Cruise. A one day cruise, with an choice to see old Victorian Old Town Napa and a lunch is also offered and its a outstanding deal and value to see the secret treasures of the region.
Since we are discussing Northern California cruises, why not mention another great city to visit, which is the great “City by the Bay”; glorious San Francisco? Cruise under The Golden Gate Bridge. Visit Fisherman’s Wharf, ride the historic cable cars, or walk the hilly streets while you are there. This city is brimming with history and tourist attractions.
A cruise that travels to Catalina Island offers a longer itinerary that can include destinations to Mexico and Canada as well. Carnival offers a terrific cruise that first takes you to the sunny playground of Catalina. Located just 22 miles from the mainland, Catalina makes a great get away that is fun and affordable. In today’s economy, everyone is looking for a good deal and a way to take a vacation without spending tons of money.
Once you arrive in Catalina, there are many great opportunities to enjoy the island. Window shopping in Avalon. Go snorkeling at Casino Point in Marine Park. Hike the mountain and canyon trails where bison still roam freely. Drive into the interior of the island for beautiful views of the Pacific ocean. Visit the Botanical Gardens or go on a kayaking trip. Catalina also offers Glass Bottom Boat Tours, as well as a Semi-Submersed Vessel Tour. Whale Watching Tours are available between the months of January through March. Witness the glorious gray whales as they migrate to Mexico off the Catalina Coast.
Carnival also offers a four day trip to Baja, Mexico. This trip begins and ends in Los Angeles. Ports of call include Catalina and Ensenada, Mexico. Spend time enjoying the many amenities mentioned in Catalina in addition to Mexico’s Bajamar Golf Course, shopping in the port of Ensenada, and the famous La Bufadora, which is a natural water spout. The ship has a family-oriented atmosphere featuring adult and youth activities.
Swim in the large swimming pool or slide down the twisty water slide. Play miniature golf or just relax in the spa. A sauna, gym, and exercise room help keep those extra pounds at bay from all the delicious foods available 24 hours a day while on board the ship.
So as you can see, vacationers searching for a California Cruise have a number of options to choose from, with many amenities, services, styles, and land excursions to relish.
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