San Diego was the embarkation and disembarkation point for this cruise. Photo at left was taken from our verandah railing and shows luggage and supplies being loaded onto the ship prior to departure.
Pre-cruise hotel stay
We live about 2 hours away from San Diego. We have several options for travel to the port: we can easily come by Amtrak, can drive and leave the car in a public garage, or leave the car in a secure hotel garage if we spend one night there. As you can see from the Serendipity sidebox, we found a really good offer at the Marriott Gaslamp Quarters hotel; the rate on the room was quite reasonable, and were able stay there and to leave the car in their valet garage for less than train tickets, and travel to the train station, would have cost. We used a taxi to the cruise terminal; this hotel does not offer a complimentary shuttle.
Easy travel to the cruise terminal at a far better rate than expected!