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Known for great diving, interesting wildlife, and more, Catalina Island is a great place to visit during a cruise vacation.
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Cruises to Catalina Island, CA

Santa Catalina Island, often referred to as Catalina Island, is located right off the coast of California. It's a popular vacation destination for both locals and tourists. In the early 20th century, chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. transformed this beautiful island into a popular tourist attraction that’s since retained its charm despite no longer being a best-kept secret. Whether getting a quaint, local experience at Two Harbors or going to the larger Avalon for more shops and restaurants, Catalina Island will offer a great getaway.

Catalina Island is a popular cruise destination, so there are plenty of choices when searching for the right itinerary. Carnival Cruises and Royal Caribbean are the biggest mainstream cruise lines currently offering sailings to Catalina Island. April and May is a great time to enjoy great weather while enjoying peak travel seasons.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Catalina Island, CA

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Catalina Island, CA. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Catalina Island, CA:

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Carnival Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 30 (2,052 - 5,374 Guests)
  • Budget Friendly
  • Great Youth Program
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Costa Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (1,484 - 5,224 Guests)
  • Largest Europe-based Cruise Line
  • Family-Friendly Pricing
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Lindblad Expeditions
  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (28 - 148 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • National Geographic Partnership
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Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 20 (1,936 - 4,266 Guests)
  • Freestyle Cruising
  • Award-Winning Entertainment
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Princess Cruises
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Royal Caribbean
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (5,668 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Virgin Voyages
  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,770 Guests)
  • Inclusive Fares
  • Onboard Tattoo Parlor
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Things to do in Catalina Island, CA

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Catalina Island, CA, along with a brief description:

♦ Beaches

Enjoy a quiet, relaxing day on the golden sand of Catalina Island’s beautiful beaches. Those looking to soak up the sun will find a laid-back atmosphere on the California coast, while anyone seeking more adventure can partake in a variety of water activities including diving, kayaking, parasailing, and snorkeling.

♦ Catalina Casino

Not a gambling casino as most know them today, this gathering place is true to the translation of the Italian term. Opened in 1929 by William Wrigley Jr., this historic venue has the first theater designed exclusively to show “talkie” movies. This social center is also a focal point for dining, dancing, and hosting major events in Avalon. Tourists curious about the town’s history can also learn more at the Catalina Island Museum.

♦ Two Harbors

A small island on the west end of Catalina, Two Harbors is a charming resort village. Visitors can enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, camping, and golfing while savoring regional food at the Harbor Reef Restaurant. The cozy, friendly island will make everyone instantly feel at home.

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