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Old November 16th, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Default Shuttle from Los Angeles/Hollywood to Cruise Port

We'll be vacationing on Sapphire Princess March 3 - 10 2012. We'll be flying into LAX the day before the cruise and leaving from there the day after returning from the cruise. This means a day in L.A. before and after. We want to stay in the city, Hollywood area, to maximize our time there, but it doesn't appear that the shuttles (Princess or private) operate from/to the hotels there. Would we have to return to LAX to catch a shuttle to the cruise port? Would we have to shuttle back to LAX and then into the city on our return? Time/money wise this would seem less than optimal. Any suggestions from anyone who has been in a similar situation?
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I would not try this the way you have it planned. Hollywood is a long way from LAX.
If you want to spend some time in Hollywood plan in another day and call Princess to see how you can work out your connection for the cruise.
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Old November 19th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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We'll be vacationing on Sapphire Princess March 3 - 10 2012. We'll be flying into LAX the day before the cruise and leaving from there the day after returning from the cruise. This means a day in L.A. before and after. We want to stay in the city, Hollywood area, to maximize our time there, but it doesn't appear that the shuttles (Princess or private) operate from/to the hotels there. Would we have to return to LAX to catch a shuttle to the cruise port? Would we have to shuttle back to LAX and then into the city on our return? Time/money wise this would seem less than optimal. Any suggestions from anyone who has been in a similar situation?
there are many shuttle services that will pick you up at hotels in LA and take you to San Pedro. However, I would tend to agree to leave Hollywood for another time! You run the risks of wonderful LA traffic on the day of the cruise which would be stressful to say the least. There are a couple of hotels right across from the pier that have some good deals and provide shuttle to the ship. We are staying at the Crowne Plaza in San Pedro before and after our December cruise on the Sapphire. We are using 24-7 shuttle service as we have used them in the past and they are extremely dependable, not always easy to say about LA shuttles.
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Old November 20th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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We had a very nice morning tour of LA and Hollywood with a private shuttle service, and arrived at the ship in plenty of time. It would certainly be wise to discuss traffic with your driver. However, a tour leaving about nine AM and arriving at the ship at 1 PM is likely to avoid traffic problems.

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There are many agencies in LA that can arrange this for you. In our particular case we had the concierge at the hotel take care of it.

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