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Santa Barbara is an ideal spot to come ashore while on a cruise ship getaway. Cruise ship tenders arrive in the heart of the Santa Barbara Waterfront and visitors are welcomed by our hospitality team. There are plenty of maps, brochures, and community information available upon arrival to help you plan your day. Sea Landing is walking distance to both Santa Barbara Harbor and historic Stearns Wharf as well as close to our vibrant downtown. We also provide downtown and waterfront shuttles for only $.50 per ride ($.25 for those 62 and older and free for those under 5) as well as taxis awaiting guests' arrival. For additional tips on planning your visit to Santa Barbara, you can visit, or  

For those picking up cruise ship passengers, they exit from Sea Landing and can easily be picked up in the Harbor Launch Ramp Parking Lot. Non-commercial visitors can access this lot from Harbor Way. There is a 15-minute pick-up and drop-off grace period. General rates are $2 per hour or portion thereof. Another convenient area to pick up passengers is across the street from our hospitality tents at the end of the Sea Landing walkway, which ends at Cabrillo Boulevard and Bath Street. Visitors can wait for their guests on the north side of Cabrillo Boulevard (the "mountain side" of the street) where there is typically space in on-street parking or loading and unloading zones. At this location there is a pedestrian crosswalk to help make crossing the street safe and convenient.

Fall 2016 Santa Barbara Harbor Cruise Ship Schedule

Six-Month Period: July - December 2016
No. Date* Ship Day Arrival Departure Dock
1 09/20/16 Grand Princess Tuesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
2 09/23/16 Coral Princess Friday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
3 09/24/16 Crown Princess Saturday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
4 09/28/16 Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 6:45 PM Sea Landing
5 10/01/16 ms Zaandam Saturday 8:00 AM 8:00 PM Sea Landing
6 10/03/16 Explorer of the Seas Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
7 10/06/16 Ruby Princess Thursday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
8 10/12/16 Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 6:30 PM Sea Landing
9 10/14/16 Star Princess Friday 7:00 AM 5:00 PM Sea Landing
10 10/17/16 Grand Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
11 10/21/16 ms Westerdam Friday 8:00 AM 3:00 PM Sea Landing
12 10/24/16  Grand Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
13 10/26/16  Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
14 11/02/16  Ruby Princess Wednesday 7:00 AM  6:00 PM Sea Landing
 15 11/19/16  Crystal Symphony
 Saturday 8:00 AM  9:00 PM Sea Landing 
 16 11/28/16 Crown Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing

Celebrity Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises

Royal Caribbean Cruises

*All Dates & Times are Tentative

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2016