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California Holidays

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Be blown away by the stunning underwater world at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, a world class eco-attraction.

Taste the Napa Valley’s delicious wines and see its beautiful landscapes by hot-air balloon, bike or bus.

The magnificent peaks, roaring falls and amazing wildlife of Yosemite National Park.

Live the dream in California, on the holiday of a lifetime. From the theme parks, Hollywood studios and surfing beaches of the south to the celebrated vineyards and hip communities of the north, you’ll revel in the laid-back Californian vibe.

Kick up your heels in lively San Francisco, hanging out in the cool Mission or Castro districts or people watching in Union Square. Buy fortune cookies and exotic spices in Chinatown and cross the bay to chilly Alcatraz. Drive the iconic Highway 1 route to Big Sur, admiring spectacular winding roads and watching the mighty Pacific crashing in.

Marvel at Monterey’s incredible aquarium, Yosemite’s mind-blowing peaks and sip the Napa Valley’s delicious wines. From breath-taking views of the Golden Gate Bridge to the towering redwoods of the Muir Woods National Monument, you’ll love it all.

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When can we take you to California?

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San Francisco (California), United States

Play it cool in San Francisco, with its lively nightlife, fabulous restaurants, buzzing Ferry Building Marketplace and exotic Chinatown. With so much to see and do, you won’t want to leave.

What ships can I choose for my California cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to California with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    On cruises to California you can enjoy a tour of beautiful vineyards and taste delicious Sonoma Valley wines. You can see the famous sights of San Francisco by land and from the water, snapping marvels such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Fisherman’s Wharf and exploring Alcatraz Island’s notorious prison. To book the best of holidays to California, see our most popular excursions below.

    Alcatraz Island and Sausalito

    Tour the infamous prison on Alcatraz Island, drive across the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and explore charming Sausalito. Browse the boutiques and art galleries and enjoy stunning views of the bay.

    Hop on hop off city tour and Golden Gate Bay cruise

    Experience San Francisco by land and sea on a Hop-On, Hop-Off city bus tour and scenic Bay cruise. Your tour includes lively Fisherman’s Wharf and sights such as the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz.

    Sonoma wine country

    Enjoy a charming coach ride to Sonoma Valley’s finest wineries. See Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge plus rolling vineyards, historic buildings and verdant farmlands. Then taste flavourful wines on a fascinating vineyard tour.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you’ll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your California cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

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