Long Beach Harbor
The Port of Long Beach is one of America's premier seaports and a trailblazer in goods movement and environmental stewardship. Trade valued annually at more than $140 billion moves through Long Beach, making it the second-busiest seaport in the United States. Everything from clothing and shoes to toys, furniture and consumer electronics arrives at the Port before making its way to store shelves throughout the country. Specialized terminals also move petroleum, automobiles, cement, lumber, steel and other products.
A major economic force, the Port supports more than 30,000 jobs in Long Beach, 316,000 jobs throughout Southern California and 1.4 million jobs throughout the United States. It generates about $16 billion in annual trade-related wages statewide. With a Green Port Policy guiding efforts to minimize or eliminate negative environmental impacts, the Port also is a catalyst for innovative environmental programs.
Serving as a model for ports around the world, the Port of Long Beach pioneered such programs as the Green Flag vessel speed reduction air quality program, Green Leases with environmental covenants and the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan. The Port also is moving aggressively to outfit its container terminals with shore power. Shore power allows docked ships to plug into land based electric utility instead of burning diesel fuel to run their auxiliary engines, a source of pollution. By 2014, at least one berth at every container terminal will have shore power. By 2020, all container berths will have shore power.
Rainbow Harbor / Rainbow Marina is located next to the Aquarium of the Pacific, and has 87 slips for commercial and recreational vessels. We have a 100-foot long dock inside the marina for day guests, and 250 feet of day guest mooring, outside the entrance to the Harbor. Day mooring is first come first served, with a three (3) hour time limit. Rainbow Harbor has twelve, 150-foot docks for commercial vessels. Shoreline Village overlooks Rainbow Marina with arcades and restaurants to please the whole family. Attractions include Whale Watching, Dinner Cruises, Private Charters, Sport Fishing, Boat Rentals, Personal Watercraft Rentals and shuttle busses and boats to other attractions and facilities in Long Beach.
Long Beach, California is the home of Carnival Corporation's new Long Beach Cruise Terminal . Carnival Cruise Ships depart and arrive at this facility. Most Carnival Cruise Line Ships and some ships of the cruise lines owned by Carnival Corporation arrive and depart from Long Beach. All other Cruise ships arrive and depart from the The Port of Los Angeles World Cruise Center in San Pedro. Starting on September 2011, the Carnival Spirit will be departing from San Pedro. Visit the new SanPedro.com Cruise Ships In Port - Long Beach Calendar for a month by month listing of ships in port at the Carnival Cruise Lines's Long Beach Cruise Terminal. Cruises are the last great affordable travel bargain. You can cruise for less than $279 for a 4 day Cruise from Long Beach on a Carnival Cruise Ship. Long Beach Hotels offer very affordable rates. Find your Long Beach hotel bargain here. Carnival Cruise Lines offer vacations cruises to Baja California, the Mexican Riviera, Alaska, Hawaii, and other destinations around the world. Book Your Carnival "Fun Ship" Cruise today! You can get Online Exclusives - Find the Perfect Cruise on the Carnival Cruise Line Ships that depart and arrive at this facility.