San Francisco, California Cruise Ship Port Tracker – The new James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27 opened in August 2014 as a replacement to Pier 35. The modern terminal has electric shore power, larger holding areas, and secure customs screening. Pier 35 had neither the sufficient capacity to allow for the increasing length and passenger capacity of new cruise ships nor the amenities needed for an international cruise terminal. The port currently handles 60-80 cruise ship calls and 200,000 passengers and expected an increase to 300,000 in 2015. Itineraries from San Francisco include round trip cruises to Alaska and Hawaii.