Discover the best of the West Coast
It's amazing what a little sea spray can do for the soul. California Coastal cruise vacations hug the shores of the sun-kissed Pacific Coast, where inviting beaches, fascinating cities and exciting attractions await. Wander Santa Barbara's historic mission, explore charming Catalina Island and savor flavorful wines from Ensenada’s burgeoning wine country.
Cruising Waters: North Pacific Ocean
Cruising Region: The U.S. states of California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska and the Canadian province of British Columbia
Population: Approx. 47.8 million (2010)
Time Zone: Pacific Time Zone is GMT - 8
Local Language: English is the official language and widely spoken here
Airports: You can fly to San Francisco OR Los Angeles, California as these are popular departure ports for cruises
Currency: US Dollar, 1 USD = 68.00 INR Approx.
Best Time to Visit
Spring : March - May
Spring is a lovely time to visit the USA’s west coast, especially California, where the temperatures start to warm up, flowers bloom and wildlife thrives. With mild, sunny days, spring is perfect for trying some outdoor activities or setting off on an extended hike in one of the many national parks.
Autumn : September - November
Autumn, or fall as it’s known here, is a great time to visit much of the west coast, especially Yosemite, where the days are clear and bright with mild temperatures. Snow and rain begins to creep into the far north, but the south remains warm and dry with the crowds dispersing and prices decreasing from the summer peak.
If the serenity of lush vineyards is more your style, you can choose a 7-day Wine Country Coastal cruise that sails further up the scenic West Coast and offers wine tasting excursions in Santa Barbara, San Francisco and Astoria, as well as a pub crawl in Victoria, B.C.