Baja California Cruise

2026 San Diego > Los Angeles | Price from $1989

8 DAYS • 16 MEALS The beauty and excitement of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula is the highlight of this land and cruise adventure. Spend three nights in San Diego, see the famed Hotel del Coronado and visit Balboa Park, the Zoo and USS Midway Museum. Then, spend four days cruising the Pacific Ocean along the Baja coast with stops at Catalina and Ensenada.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in California

Your Baja California cruise adventure begins in San Diego with a transfer to your downtown hotel. Meet your Tour Manager and traveling companions at 6:00 p.m. for a Welcome Dinner. Meal: D

Day 2: San Diego City Tour and Hotel del Coronado

Today’s city tour of the San Diego area presents one of America’s most colorful and romantic cities. You will visit San Diego’s downtown area including the Gaslamp Quarter and La Jolla. Then, cross the Coronado Bay Bridge to Coronado Island and see the famous Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark. In the afternoon, visit the USS Midway Museum. Located at Navy Pier, this historical naval museum features the aircraft carrier, USS Midway. The museum houses an extensive collection of aircraft, many of which were built in Southern California. Meals: B, L

Day 3: San Diego Zoo and Balboa Park

This morning arrive at the internationally acclaimed San Diego Zoo. Located in beautiful Balboa Park, the 100-acre world famous San Diego Zoo was founded by Dr. Harry Wegeforth in 1916. This colorful and extremely enterprising San Diego physician started the collection with a handful of animals left over from the Panama-California Exposition. Today, the San Diego Zoo cares for more than 4,000 individual animals representing 800 different species. Its collection of animals, as well as its plant collection of over 6,500 species, is acknowledged as one of the finest in the entire world. Your visit will include a narrated bus tour highlighting the many attractions of the Zoo and a Skyfari aerial tram ride. Our ride takes us on an airborne shortcut over the treetops to the other end of the Zoo where we’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Zoo and surrounding Balboa Park. Meal: B

Day 4: Tour Los Angeles and Board the Carnival Radiance

After breakfast this morning, travel north to Los Angeles where a local guide conducts a guided tour of the “City of Angels” and Hollywood. From the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral to the Disney Concert Hall, home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the tour is a blend of old and new. This afternoon, board the Carnival Radiance for your four-night cruise. There will be plenty of time to explore your new surroundings and get to know the ship layout before you enjoy a relaxing dinner aboard ship. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Catalina Island

Although Catalina Island is just 24 miles off the coast of Los Angeles, it may seem like another part of the world. This peaceful island offers glamor and sophistication combined with some of the best wildlife watching in North America. Where else do bald eagles, wild boars and American buffalo coexist with wealthy jet setters from around the globe? Take a stroll through the picturesque town of Avalon or enjoy one of the area’s many superb beaches. You’ll quickly see why Catalina Island is a treasured destination in the middle of the ocean. Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Visit Ensenada, Mexico

Your cruise continues south along the Pacific coastline to Ensenada. This romantic little town is an absolute delight. The streets are lined with charming boutiques and shops selling all sorts of artifacts and artwork. The elegant Avenida Lopez Mateos offers excellent buys on silver jewelry, pottery, decorative masks and leather clothing. You may choose to pass the day in a cozy cantina where mariachi bands stroll by to serenade you or maybe stroll the silvery sand and sun-drenched beaches and explore wonders like La Bufadora, a natural geyser that sprays water up to 50 feet high. Meals: B, L, D

Day 7: Full Day at Sea

Enjoy a full, uninterrupted day at sea and experience cruising in all its glory. You can do it all…or do nothing at all! Perhaps you’ll choose to stretch out on the deck and soak up the warm sunlight. You will have time to pamper yourself with a massage or special spa treatment or you can join the games and activities planned onboard. This fantastic floating resort also has a fabulous casino with all the glamour and spectacular shows of Las Vegas-style. Whether you’re looking for fun and relation, the time you spend aboard the Carnival Radiance will surely fulfill your every wish. Meals: B, L, D

Day 8: Travel Home

After breakfast, the Carnival Radiance sails into Los Angeles. Your adventure comes to a close today with a group transfer to Los Angeles International Airport for flights out after 1:00 p.m. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

Tour Highlights

  • 16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 5 dinners
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Spend three nights in San Diego, with a welcome dinner
  • Narrated tour of San Diego with a local guide including La Jolla and the Gaslamp Quarter and the Hotel del Coronado, a National Historic Landmark
  • Tour the USS Midway Museum located at Navy Pier
  • Visit the world-famous San Diego Zoo in beautiful Balboa Park
  • Los Angeles and Hollywood city tour with a local guide including Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral and the Disney Concert Hall
  • Experience an exciting four-day cruise aboard the Carnival Radiance along the beautiful Baja Peninsula
  • Call at Catalina Island, a peaceful island offering glamour, sophistication and some of the best wildlife watching in North America
  • Visit Ensenada, Mexico, a romantic little town with charming boutiques and shops along the elegant
    Avenida Lopez Mateos
  • Enjoy a day at sea to enjoy the ship’s amenities with spectacular views of the Baja Peninsula

Hotel Accommodations

Days 1 through 3 – Hilton Garden Inn Old Town, San Diego, California
Days 4 through 7 – Carnival Cruise Lines’ Carnival Radiance

DATES & AVAILABILITY

January 27, 2025 | Priced from $1,899

Inside Stateroom
$1,899 per person twin / Single Room add $879

Outside Stateroom
$1,979 per person twin / Single Room add $969

Balcony Stateroom
$2,099 per person twin / Single Room add $1,119

Call for rates and schedules from your city to San Diego and from Los Angeles.
Add $225 for port charges, government taxes and fees, which are subject to change.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $299, tax and breakfast included.

February 24, 2025 | Priced from $1,899

Inside Stateroom
$1,899 per person twin / Single Room add $879

Outside Stateroom
$1,979 per person twin / Single Room add $969

Balcony Stateroom
$2,099 per person twin / Single Room add $1,119

Call for rates and schedules from your city to San Diego and from Los Angeles.
Add $225 for port charges, government taxes and fees, which are subject to change.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $299, tax and breakfast included.

January 26, 2026 | Priced from $1,989

Inside Stateroom
$1,989 per person twin / Single Room add $929

Outside Stateroom
$2,049 per person twin / Single Room add $999

Balcony Stateroom
$2,249 per person twin / Single Room add $1,199

Call for rates and schedules from your city to San Diego and from Los Angeles.
Add $225 for port charges, government taxes and fees, which are subject to change.

Rooms for the night before the tour are available. Cost for a room in San Diego is $299, tax and breakfast included.