Cruise California Style May 15, 2012
There are a number of options to select when planning a California cruise trip, for both Californians and non. The weather makes a year round destination a real time scenario. Some ports such as Long Beach, San Diego, and Los Angeles make these cruises special. These are just to name a few.
For example, a great area is San Diego. Take in a breathless view of downtown San Diego with a Yacht Charter and Bay Cruise and gasp the surrounding harbor and gaze out at the beautiful Pacific Ocean, while soaking up the beautiful San Diego day, and the prices are very reasonable. Weddings, corporate events, parties, and business meetings are also part of the packages, plus dinner cruises. Some even offer all-night accommodations.
Another great option is a Northern California Cruise. In the Napa Valley and on the Petalum River you can find numerous Dolphin sighting trips and day cruises. Since the 1970′s, a independently owned and operated company in the valley does a great job at focusing on the raw landscape and beauty of the area. The Delphinius Riverboat cruise is also there, and its a excellent trip through the marshlands and wildlife areas of the valley.
Mare Island, dry docked Naval Vessals salt ponds and backwater homes is what awaits you if you decide to jump on a Napa Valley Cruise. This cruise departs from Vallejo and takes you all through the beautiful areas of Mapa, California. A one day cruise, with an option to visit old Victorian Old Town Napa and a lunch is also offered and its a great deal and value to see the hidden treasures of the area.
That is not all Northern California has to present. Have you heard of the “City by the Bay”; San Francisco. You can take a very popular day cruise under the Golden Gate and go ashore at the famed Fisherman’s Wharf. Get off the boat and ride the historical historic cable cars, or take a walk on the big hill’s of the streets in downtown San Francisco, a city brimming with history and tourist attractions.
In California, Carnival Cruise Lines can take you to the cheery playgrounds of Catalina. Situated just 22 miles from the mainland, this fun island makes a great get away that is fun and affordable. In today’s economy, everybody is looking for a good deal and a way to take a holiday without wasting tons of money. A cruise that travels to Catalina Island offers a longer itinerary that can include destinations to Mexico and Canada as well.
Once you arrive in Catalina, there are many great opportunities to enjoy the island. Window shopping in Avalon. Go snorkeling at Casino Point in Marine Park. Hike the mountain and canyon trails where bison still roam freely. Drive into the interior of the island for beautiful views of the Pacific ocean. Visit the Botanical Gardens or go on a kayaking trip. Catalina also offers Glass Bottom Boat Tours, as well as a Semi-Submersed Vessel Tour. Whale Watching Tours are available between the months of January through March. Witness the glorious gray whales as they migrate to Mexico off the Catalina Coast.
Carnival also offers a four day trip to Baja, Mexico. This trip begins and ends in Los Angeles. Ports of call include Catalina and Ensenada, Mexico. Spend time enjoying the many amenities mentioned in Catalina in addition to Mexico’s Bajamar Golf Course, shopping in the port of Ensenada, and the famous La Bufadora, which is a natural water spout. The ship has a family-oriented atmosphere featuring adult and youth activities.
Go swimming in the big swimming pool or slide down the twisting water slide. Play golf or just relax in the spa. A sauna, gym, and exercise area help keep those extra pounds at bay from all the delightful foods available 24 hours a day while on board the ship.
So as you can see, vacationers looking for a California Cruise have several options to choose from, with many amenities, services, styles, and land excursions to enjoy.