San Francisco

San Francisco Cruise
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Cosmopolitan San Francisco, in sunny California, is one of America’s most iconic cities. This MSC World Cruise destination is known for its breathtaking bay, Fisherman’s Wharf, cable car system, and Golden Gate Bridge.

MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:

• San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge
• Alcatraz: The Rock
• Muir Woods and Sausalito

Explore San Francisco on an MSC Cruises excursion — an iconic US city overlooking the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Visit the Transamerica Pyramid skyscraper and Presidio National Park, before venturing to Twin Peaks to take in the panorama. Afterwards, stroll through the gardens of Golden Gate Park and visit the Legion of Honor art museum. 

Finish the tour by crossing the Golden Gate Bridge to gaze at the dazzling skyline and marvel at the bay.
Alcatraz, a notorious high-security prison which operated between 1934 and 1963, stands on a small island nicknamed the ‘Rock’ in San Francisco Bay. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll take an audio-guided tour of its tiny cells where hardened criminals like Al Capone and Whitey Bulger spent their days. This infamous penitentiary had a reputation of being impossible to escape! It’s also the inspiration for cinematic classics including Lee Marvin’s Point Blank and Clint Eastwood’s Escape from Alcatraz!
Sausalito, in Marin County, overlooks the beautiful bay of San Francisco. On an MSC Cruises excursion you’ll tour this ‘Venice of the Pacific’, passing by art galleries, boutiques, and colourful houseboats. Stopping at the Muir Woods National Monument, admire one of the last remaining coastal redwood forests on Earth, home to trees as old as 1,200 years! Scale a hill to gaze at the Pacific Ocean or wander a trail to Cathedral Grove.

Excursions & Activities San Francisco