There are many cruises that originate from Southern California, specifically San Pedro, Los Angeles and San Diego, both only a short drive from Orange County.
Some of the particular cruises are short 3 day cruises to Mexico, 4 day cruises to Mexico, 5 and 7 day cruises to Bajo California and Mexico. These cruises typically visit Ensenada, Cabo San Lucas, Catalina and Puerto Vallarta.
Carnival Cruises offer some of the more affordable cruises if you order ahead of time and not during the peak summer or spring seasons. Priceline
also is another place that allows consumers to compare cruise prices between operators such as Royal Carribean cruise line and Carnival to see what the best deal may be.