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Pier 27 Grand Opening: SF’s New Cruise Ship Terminal

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Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE
Pier 27 | Pier 27, San Francsico, CA 94111

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San Francisco’s Pier 27 welcomed its first ship, Princess Cruises’ Crown Princess, on September 18, but the official grand opening ceremony takes place at noon on Thursday, September 25, 2014.

The 88,000-square-foot, two-level cruise terminal houses ticketing, baggage, a Customs and Border Protection Area, and security operations. The facility also will offer shoreside power to cruise ships, allowing those that are equipped to use it to turn off their engines while berthed. The cruise terminal is environmentally friendly and was certified by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). It boasts views of the entire bay, Coit Tower, Alcatraz, and the Bay Bridge. It has an open floor plan, with over 70,000 square feet of space, so it can be used for corporate and private events.

The new James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 is named for a former port commissioner and president of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union. The new Pier 27 replaces the former facility at Pier 35, which the port says couldn’t accommodate the bigger and longer cruise ships so common today, although it might still be used as a back-up.

The Port of San Francisco hosts 60 to 80 cruise ship calls and about 200,000 passengers annually. Itineraries include round-trip cruises to Alaska and Mexico, as well as repositioning calls in the spring and fall.

Source: Travel Pulse and SF Appeal

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Cost: FREE
Categories: *Top Pick*, San Francisco
Venue: Pier 27
Address: Pier 27, San Francsico, CA 94111