There are cruises out of Long Beach year round. It is where Carnival Cruises depart in the LA area.
The City of Long Beach is part of the Los Angeles metropolitan area, and is one of the world's largest shipping ports. Downtown Long Beach is about 20 miles south of downtown LA. Directions to the Long Beach cruise terminal.
The RMS Queen Mary ocean liner is permanently moored in Long Beach. The retired ship is now a tourist attraction with a museum, restaurants, and a hotel. It is located very close to the cruise terminal.
The weather in Long Beach is typically sunny and warm. The city only averages 12 inches of rain a year. Most rainfall occurs in the winter.