All of the major cruise lines offer art auctions and other opportunities to explore art and maybe buy something. While initially, this might seem intimidating to some people, these art auctions are actually a lot of fun ... and no you don't even have to buy anything!

Sea Days can be the most fun days on a cruise. While new cruisers typically look at cruises as a floating hotel taking you from one place to the next, one of the most fun and unique parts of the experience is known as a sea day. Here's why this can be one of the most fun parts of your total cruise experience!

The Long Beach Cruise Terminal is one of two cruise ports serving passengers in Los Angeles and Orange County as well the rest of Southern California.

San Pedro Cruise Terminal, also known as The World Cruise Center is located at Berths 91, 92, and 93A/B at the Port of Los Angeles is one of three cruise ports serving guests from Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. San Pedro is only a few minutes from hotels, restaurants, and tourist activities Long Beach and San Pedro. 

San Diego is my favorite cruise port in California and quite honestly, it is one of the best cruise ports in the world. While the facilities for embarking are smaller than others and boarding will take extra time, the port is right downtown. This means you have plenty of excursion opportunities that you can walk to without needing expensive tours.