Los Angeles is my hometown. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I would be telling you I love something based in that area, but I’m going to do it anyway.
I was recently a guest on the Carnival Splendor for a 5-day, 4 night cruise out of the City of Angeles. (The port is actually in Long Beach, but you can certainly fly into LA to set sail – that is, assuming you aren’t a local and planning to drive.) I wanted to share with you the reasons you should book a Carnival Cruise out of Los Angeles.
5 Reasons to Book a Carnival Cruise out of Los Angeles
Cruise Options – Most of the cruises leaving from this port are headed to either Ensenada in Baja, California (that is in Mexico) or to both Ensenada and Catalina Island – a gem just 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles. These cruises range from 4-day/3-night to 5-day/4-night.
You can choose to sail aboard the Inspiration or the newly renovated Imagination. Just this past fall, the Imagination underwent a multi-million dollar facelift and added some Carnival passenger favorites – including Guy’s Burger Joint, the Alchemy Bar (definitely a favorite of mine!) and Cherry on Top – a truly addicting candy shop.
For those of you looking for a longer time on board, there are cruise options heading to the Mexican Riviera (7 days aboard the Splendor), to Hawaii (14 or 15 days), to Alaska (15 days), and a 14-day option in January 2018 through the Panama Canal.
Excursions – Even though you aren’t miles away, it will feel as though you are. Exploring Catalina Island (a gem of an island only 22 miles off the coast of Los Angeles offers everything from zip lining to parasailing, from golf outings and food tours to glass bottom boats and snorkeling. But, if you would allow me to make an extraordinary recommendation, it would be to book the coastal wild dolphin adventure.
It is a MUST-DO.
As for Ensenada, the options are equally bountiful. You can take surf lessons, go horseback riding, take a jeep tour, go deep sea fishing…or like me, opt for the ever-amazing wine tour. Yes….Ensenada has spectacular winery tours.
And tell me where you are going next, so I can meet you.
P.S – If you need to be convinced to travel only with adults, let me help you. Or…if you are the kind of girl (like me) who LOVES to support companies doing good in the world, happy to help you there too.