San Pedro Cruise Port

Better known as the Port of Los Angeles is where cargo and cruise ships come and go.

Port of LA

This is managed by the LA Harbor Department. It is 7,500 acres of land and water. It has about 43 miles of waterfront and adjoins the Port of Long Beach.


  • Opened
    • December 9, 1907
  • Harbor Size
    • 3,200 acres
  • Land Area
    • 4,300
  • Total size
    • 7,00 Acres
  • Draft Depth
    • -53 feet
  • Vessel arrivals
    • 1,867 in 2019
  • Annual Cargo tonnage
    • 178 million Metric revenue tons
  • Value of cargo
    • $276 Billion
  • Passenger traffic
    • 650,010 as of 2019
  • 25 cargo terminals
  • 82 container cranes
  • 8 container terminals
  • 113 Miles of on-dock rail

The cargo that comes into that port represents about 20% of all the cargo coming into the United States.

The top imports are

  • Furniture
  • Automobile parts
  • Apparel
  • Footwear
  • Electronics
  • Waste paper
  • Per and animal feed
  • Scrap metal
  • Soybeans

The top other trading partners are

  • China
    • Including Hong Kong
  • Japan
  • Vietnam

Along with the port of Long Beach, this is considered the least efficient port on the planet. At least you can’t get any worse Right?

Cruise Port

Located at

100 Swinford Street San Pedro, CA 90731

This is known as the World Cruise Port. I am not sure why, but it is. It is located under the Vincent Thomas Bridge.

Cruise Lines that sail out of there

Home ports

  • Princess Cruises
  • Norwegian
  • Royal Caribbean International
  • Celebrity Cruises

Other lines that sail out of there

  • Azamara Club
  • Carnival
    • They sail out of Long Beach
  • Cunard
  • Holland America Line
  • MSC
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent
  • Seabourn
  • Viking Cruises

This is managed by Ports American Cruise, Inc.


My thoughts on this cruise port are that it is a nice port, however, they need to do a bit more about the actual cruise port. The boarding is not that efficient.

The lines were out of the door

Yes, it was a bit of the mad house, it if was raining it would have been a not so enjoyable time. But it wasn’t raining at the time we were there. Thank goodness. Yes, they had to undergo a longer cleaning and sanitizing due to the Nora virus aboard.

The last time we were there, we had to wait inside of the terminal, due to a swat and other law enforcement training on the ship. Yea, it was an extra couple of hours.

But overall, it is a decent port. But if there were more than one ship in port at a time it would be a bit more of a nightmare with all those people trying to get on and off the ships.