The cruise lines that sail out of Los Angeles are: Carnival, Celebrity, Crystal, Norwegian, Oceania, Princess, Regent Seven Seas and Royal Caribbean. The variety is an advantage because it offers styles of ships to meet any taste.
Carnival Cruise Line: frequent short cruises to Baja Mexico and one-week Mexican Riviera cruises. Carnival is casual and inexpensive; ideal for families and young couples.
Celebrity Cruises: the modern luxury cruise line. Sleek, sophisticated ships.
Crystal Cruises: the most award-winning ships in the industry. Luxury voyages for discerning adults. Out of Los Angeles they offer a cruise to Australia.
Norwegian Cruise Line: known for "freestyle cruising". The ships are super-relaxed and casual. Their voyages include trips to Mexico and through the Panama Canal.
Oceania Cruises: a premium cruise line. They offer cruises to Australia, the California coast, and Japan.
Princess Cruises: sails more ships out of Los Angeles than anyone. This cruise line has a long history in southern California, and was famously the host of "The Love Boat" television series. They offer cruises to Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, the Pacific Coast, Panama Canal, South America, and around the world.
Regent Seven Seas: all-inclusive luxury cruises. Their all-suite ships sail to New Zealand, New York, Tahiti, and around the world from LA.
Royal Caribbean: now offers short cruises to Mexico. Royal Caribbean ships are like floating amusement parks.