The Pacific Coast of the United States offers many opportunities for holiday both by land and by sea. Because of its close proximity to Canada, many cruise lines run short cruises that either begin or end in Vancouver, British Columbia, and visit west coast ports such as San Diego, San Francisco or Los Angeles (either Long Beach or San Pedro). Some will even venture to Ensenada, Mexico or perhaps even Astoria, Oregon.
Generally, a Pacific Coast cruise will run anywhere from four to ten days, with all combinations in between. These shorter lengths make them perfect for folks who just want to get away for a few days or want to add a cruise at the end of a land stay. They are also great for people wanting to try a new ship or cruise line with a short cruise first.