All San Francisco cruise ships depart from the Port of San Francisco, Pier 35 at the Embarcadero.
If international travel is involved, it is advised that you carry a mobile phone with the ability to dial internationally. Learn how to dial local country and city codes prior to departure. International calls are generally priced at a premium so it is advised that most calls be relatively short in duration.
Jim’s Accessibility Comments: We’ve enjoyed many cruises around the world. It’s a wonderful and accessible way to explore the world. Most are very wheelchair friendly with large accessible staterooms and nicely designed accessible bathrooms.
San Francisco Port Cruise Ships:
- Queen Victoria (WARNING: Approx. 3 Accessible Staterooms – To Hawaii, Australia, Asia, Hong Kong)
Cunard prides itself on standards of service that go above and beyond, exceeding the expectations of our guests. We call this White Star Service. You’ll experience this the moment you step on board when our white-gloved officers and crew greet you with a smile and warm welcome. From then on you’ll notice that every detail of your cruise has been carefully considered to make sure you have the most enjoyable, memorable and luxurious experience aboard The Most Famous Ocean Liners in the World.
- Staterooms with Roll-In Showers.
- Most Decks Available with Elevator.
- Wheelchair Accessible Restrooms on Most Decks.
All our staff are trained at our White Star Academy, so each and every member of our crew delivers the same high level of service across every element of your cruise. Every member of our crew is polite, courteous and immaculately dressed at all times: we’re always ready and waiting to serve our guests. Our staff speak English in all guest areas, and are very knowledgeable about our ships and services – whether you need ideas about activities, or want to know facts about the ship. Nothing is too much trouble. Our heritage is something we’re very proud of – in fact it’s where the name White Star Service comes from.
- Note on River Cruises: My wife and I have enjoyed multiple cruises on the larger cruise lines. We continually seek out worldwide river cruises with overnight wheelchair accessible accommodations. American Cruise Lines operates 3 vessels, each with 1 wheelchair accessible stateroom. Although we have not yet experienced these river cruises, we are considering one of their New England or Hudson River cruises. These cruises seem expensive, about twice the price of the larger cruise ships, and only some of day trip excursions are wheelchair accessible. We have researched Viking Cruises and river cruises throughout Western and Eastern European countries. Unfortunately, we have not found a single wheelchair accessible river cruise. We’ll keep looking and would appreciate hearing from you if overnight accessible river cruises are available.