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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 activities located right in the harbor area where the tenders arrive, please visit our activities webpage. You can visit, or for additional tips on planning your visit to Santa Barbara.

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.

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Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Santa Barbara Harbor Cruise Ship Schedule*

No. Date* Ship Day Arrival Departure Dock
1 9/8/18 Celebrity Infinity Saturday 9:00 AM 5:00 PM Sea Landing
2 9/18/18 Coral Princess Tuesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
3 9/24/18 Island Princess Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
4 9/28/18 ms Zaandam Friday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
5 9/29/18 Emerald Princess Saturday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
6 10/2/18 Grand Princess Tuesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing
7 10/14/18 Seabourn Sojourn Sunday 8:00 AM 5:00 PM Sea Landing
8  11/26/18 Emerald Princess  Monday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing 
9 12/11/18  Crystal Serenity  Tuesday 7:00 AM 6:00 PM Sea Landing 
10  1/7/19  Crystal Serenity Monday 7:00 AM  6:00 PM   Sea Landing
11 2/13/19   Artania  Wednesday 2:00 PM  11:00 PM Sea Landing 
12 2/15/19  Ruby Princess   Friday 7:00 AM  6:00 PM Sea Landing 
13  4/1/19  Grand Princess   Monday  7:00 AM 6:00 PM  Sea Landing
14  4/25/19  Island Princess  Thursday   7:00 AM 6:00 PM  Sea Landing
15 4/29/19  Nieuw Amsterdam   Monday 8:00 AM  5:00 PM  Sea Landing

Celebrity Cruises

Crystal Cruises

Holland America Line

Princess Cruises


*All dates and times are subject to change and will be updated as soon as possible.

Last Updated: Jan 3, 2019
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