Originally Posted by Tom8595
Hi all, I was wondering if any of you have sailed in or out of San Fransisco? We are going to be there in May. I was wondering if the port was near town or if you had to have Transportation to get in town?
The port is on the Embarcadero and is close to Fisherman's Wharf. We sailed out of Pier 35 and Princess is still using this pier. It is about a 1/4 mile from Pier 39 with many restaurants and attractions.
You will be able to see Alcatraz island from the ship, will sail by it and, best of all, sail under the Golden Gate bridge.
If you are coming in early I STRONGLY suggest getting a hotel in the downtown area or Fisherman's Wharf area. Airport hotels are a bit far from the pier and San Francisco traffic can be unpredictable.
Take care and have a wonderful cruise.