SAN DIEGO — The first cruise ship to dock in San Francisco was on its way to its dock Monday.
The San Diego International Airport Authority announced the arrival of the Carnival Triumph.
Carnival said the vessel arrived on Monday, bringing the total number of cruise ships arriving at the port to 20.
It is the first time the port has had more than 20 cruise ships, according to the authority.
All of the ships will be operated by the same group of companies.
A full-time port manager will be on duty at the dock Monday and Tuesday.
According to Carnival, the ship will be available to residents and visitors from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day except Saturday, when the ship is expected to dock.
Its arrival marks the first ship to arrive at San Diego since the end of Hurricane Maria, which devastated the area and killed at least 14 people.
The ship’s arrival brings the number of ships that are operating at the Port of San Diego to nearly 40, the authority said.
Carnivals ship has been anchored at the San Diego Port since early January, according the authority, but it had not been able to make any progress in getting the ship’s engines and other equipment up to schedule.
For the past six weeks, the ships were being kept at sea in preparation for the arrival.