Port of San Diego (Photo by Renee Ruggero)


Most of the family-friendly cruise lines offer a number of departure ports in North America, making it convenient and cost effective for families to take a cruise.

The option to drive to a cruise ship embarkation port instead of flying can save a family hundreds of dollars off the cost of a cruise vacation. In addition, think of all the souvenirs you can bring home without worrying if they will fit in the luggage!

Ports of departure within North America:

  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Galveston, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Miami, FL
  • Montreal, QC
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
  • New York (Brooklyn), NY
  • New York (Cape Liberty), NJ
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Port Canaveral, FL
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Tampa, FL
  • Vancouver, BC