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California Coast Cruise Holidays

Experience must-see attractions, vibrant cities and the West Coast’s signature style on a coastal cruise along California. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed holiday sampling gourmet cuisine served from LA food trucks and a taste tour through California’s renowned wine country, an adventurous trek along the rugged Pacific coastline, or the inside scoop on Hollywood’s entertainment industry, the Golden State is packed with unique experiences to enjoy.


Best time to visit 

California is a year-round destination and with each turn of season comes new wonders to behold. March to May is prime time to discover the mouth-watering wine produced in California’s golden valleys, enjoy the endless stretches of sand and to embrace the laid-back LA lifestyle while September and October offer a chance to explore this gorgeous destination with less crowds and cooler temperatures.

Perfect pairings 

A cruise and stay holiday offers the perfect opportunity to combine the sun-kissed Californian coast with fast paced cities, vast national parks and iconic landmarks.

Las Vegas 

Experience the glitz and glamour of the entertainment capital of the world. Las Vegas offers an endless array of options for visitors to see and enjoy. Take in a world class shows, try your luck in the famous casinos, experience the party atmosphere and tour the Grand Canyon. 

Los Angeles 

In glittering Los Angeles you’ll find a wide range of captivating attractions and world famous sights, both downtown and beyond. Soak up the sunshine on the legendary Venice Beach and enjoy a spot of shopping and celebrity spotting on the famous Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills. Visit the stars on Hollywood Boulevard’s Walk of Fame and take a behind the scenes tour at Universal or Paramount Studios.

San Francisco

The romantic and cosmopolitan city of San Francisco is brimming with colourful history, superb restaurants, and iconic landmarks. A very walk-able city dotted with iconic tourist attractions such as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Fisherman’s Wharf.

Famous landmarks to discover 

This destination has so much to discover and it really has to be felt and experienced to be believed. From the infamous prison of Alcatraz to the nearly 400-year-old Mission Trail, to the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame, there's a lifetime of history to dive into.  

Popular ports of call 

Immerse yourself in the colourful sights and sounds of the Golden State and beyond. Explore San Francisco’s famous attractions, including the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf. Delve deep into the fiesta-fuelled culture of Mexico in Ensenada sampling delicious cuisine and live mariachi music and watch the sunset over the Pacific on a beach in San Diego after a day of visiting its many world-renowned wineries. Indulge in dolphin spotting in the glistening waters of Santa Barbara and wander the waterfront district of Monterey, an eclectic blend of specialty shops, local artists’ galleries and restaurants.

Wine Country 

Famed Wine Country awaits you and your taste buds during a California cruise. Learn the best way to swirl world-famous reds in Napa, uncover new layers in a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from a tasting room in Santa Barbara and discover the beauty of city life as you tour San Francisco by cable car with a newfound appreciation of a perfect California Coast pour.

Our Cruise Experts 

Many of our Cruise Experts have experienced the beauty of the California Coast first-hand, meaning they can always answer your questions with facts, not guesses. Our itineraries are truly unique, so they will take the time to get to know you and understand exactly what you want from your holiday and deliver a personalised cruise experience to your exact requirements.

"My California cruise was truly unforgettable! From visiting the top landmarks of LA including the Hollywood sign and the Walk of Fame to whale spotting off the shores of the golden coast to snorkelling in the warm Pacific waters, it was amazing from start to finish."

Nicola Boyd, Cruise Expert

California Cruise Holidays

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