2016 Cruise Ship Season Starts in San Diego

The 2016 cruise ship season in San Diego begins on Aug. 26, with the departure of the Disney Wonder cruise ship bound for the Panama Canal.

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Cruise season officially kicks off around 4 p.m. with the departure of the Disney Wonder cruise ship from San Diego’s Embarcadero. The 14-night cruise is traveling through the Panama Canal with stops in Columbia and Mexico.
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Approximately 90 cruise ships are expected to stop in San Diego throughout the season – an increase in volume from last year.
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This season, passengers will travel via cruise ships out of San Diego to destinations like Argentina, Chile, the Mexican Riviera and Hawaii.
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With each ship that comes in, San Diego sees a boost to the economy as travelers stop to eat at local restaurants, shop at local shops, visit attractions and lodge at hotels.
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Since November 2014, the Port of San Diego has completed a project to improve North Embarcadero near the area where cruise ships dock.
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The Disney Wonder cruise ship arrived in San Diego at around 5:30 a.m. Friday to prepare for its voyage.
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The Disney Wonder cruise ship will be home to 2,700 passengers for the next 14 nights.
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Travelers gathered at San Diego's Embarcadero, ready to embark on their trips at sea.
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Tammy Rhine and her family are traveling on the Disney Wonder cruise. For her, the best part about taking a cruise is disconnecting from her phone and being able to relax.
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