Tips for the best deals on cruises out of Los Angeles, Long Beach, San Diego and San Francisco. All cruises are considered good value because they include meals, entertainment and of course transport to various ports.
Finding a cheap cruise from California is not difficult. The 3-day cruises to Mexico are always affordable because they are so short. The time of year is also a very big consideration. The cheapest months to sail are December, January and February (except for the holidays, which are expensive).
Last minute deals are also a possibility. Cruise Lines don't like empty staterooms so sometimes they offer discounts in the month or so before the cruise. Selection obviously won't be great, but a last minute cruise can be cheap.