I've stayed three times at the Crowne Plaza LA Harbor with their Park & Sail package. They have free parking for the duration of your cruise. That's a good thing, since we're going there for the fourth time in Sept and it's a 19 day cruise (yea!!!). Besides the overnight, you get free transportation within a 5 mile radius of the hotel and to and from the port. You also get a breakfast for two and a bottle of wine (or sparkling cider) - we're usually so exhausted by the time we get there that we take the wine on the ship for later enjoyment.
We are also leaving from San Pedro. I Googled "Port of Los Angeles" and several park and cruise hotels came up.We chose to stay at the Double Tree. Similar deal as previous poster. Free parking.Complimentary shuttle to cruise center, complimentary breakfast and choice of wine or sparkling wine. I guess if you don't drink it you could store it in your car since they no longer let you bring booze on board. Hope this info helps.
Happy cruising, MG
Burried deep in your "contract" is a line that says passengers will not bring aboard alcoholic beverages. Now, if you only have one bottle of wine or hard liquor it may not be noticed by the baggage x-ray machine operator....but I have had them sequester my bags when I had a couple of bottles of water! You have to open the bag and show them the bottles. If they determine it is alcohol they hold the bottle[s] for you until you depart the ship at the end of your trip.
I got some nice Jamacian Rum one time at the Duty Free Shop and transferred it into an empty water bottle with no consequences.
I guess it mostly depends upon whether the x-ray machine operator is awake or not....nice to know that they are so careful about paying attention to contraband!
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