Smooth Sailing From San Francisco’s New Cruise Terminal

Sailing into San Francisco Bay on a luxury cruise ship with the Golden Gate Bridge overhead and the city beckoning is a traveler’s dream experience. Now cruising from San Francisco is better than ever from the new James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27.

The terminal’s modern design provides a convenient guest experience, featuring efficient check-in facilities, a mobile passenger boarding bridge, and a three-acre public park.

With its expansive vistas and centralized waterfront location, the Pier 27 cruise terminal is the perfect picture frame for all that is both iconic and exciting about San Francisco: from the Bay Bridge spires and Ferry Building clock tower, to the Transamerica Pyramid, Coit Tower, and the homes nestled into Telegraph Hill. From the moment of arrival, visitors will be summoned to enjoy the many treasures San Francisco has to offer.

Local attractions, just steps from the Port’s cruise terminals, include Alcatraz and Bay tours, Fisherman’s Wharf, PIER 39, and the Exploratorium science museum. Guests starting or ending their cruise in San Francisco may also choose to explore Sausalito, Muir Woods, Napa Valley wineries, and beyond.

San Francisco serves as year-round homeport for round-trip cruises to Alaska, Coastal California, Mexico, and Hawaii, ranging in duration from 7 to 15 days. The City by the Bay is also an ideal port-of-call for coastaland world cruises.

For more information, please visit the Port of San Francisco website,, or contact a cruise travel professional.