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What are the best cruise destinations? Whether you're thinking warm, tropical and relaxing or hustling, bustling, historical cities, there is truly an idea cruise destination for everyone. The best cruise lines in the world offer a diverse selection of cruises with various destinations to suit almost anyone's cruising tastes. This list includes some of the most popular cruise destinations worldwide, so be sure to vote for your favorites (and add any of your favorite destinations that are missing).

Having fun while on a cruise ship is really important, but for many cruisers, it's all about the destination - not the journey. Which cruise ports are the most popular? That's easy: anywhere in the Caribbean, the Bahamas, along with several ports in Mexico (both Cancun and Puerto Vallarta). Are these the best destinations when cruising? That depends on what you want.

The more adventurous among us might prefer some more unusual, remove cruise destinations. Examples include cruises to the Galapagos, Antarctica and to Norway, to see the famous fjords. And for those who want to live in the lap of luxury while getting to a destination, the best luxury cruise lines are a must when planning a vacation.

For those traveling with young children, destinations on some great cruise ships for families (like Disney's Dream) might include the Bahamas, the Mexican Riviera and even the Mediterranean.

Honeymooners: Listen up! Some great cruise destinations include some of the most beautiful, favorite honeymoon locations in the world, including several locations in Hawaii (Maui and Kauai), Fiji and the romantic Italian cities of Venice and Florence.

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Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Mykonos Cyclades, Greece

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Santorini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Santorini Thira, Greece

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Bahamas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Bahamas Americas

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Saint Lucia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Saint Lucia Americas

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Collectivity of Saint Martin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

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Barbados is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Barbados Americas

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Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Bermuda Americas

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Venice is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Venice Veneto, Italy

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Monaco is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Monaco Europe

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Kauai is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Kauai Hawaii, USA

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Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Jamaica Americas

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British Virgin Islands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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Alaska is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Alaska Western United States, USA

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Valencia is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Valencia Province of Valencia, Spain

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Key West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Key West Florida, USA

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Martinique is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Martinique Americas

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Maui is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Maui Hawaii, USA

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Corfu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Corfu Corfu, Greece

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cyprus Europe

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Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Rhodes Rhodes, Greece

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Cancún is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cancún Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Amalfi Coast Province of Salerno, Italy

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Ios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Ios Thira, Greece

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Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, Mexico

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San Juan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
San Juan Puerto Rico

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Napoli is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Napoli Europe

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Curaçao is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Curaçao Americas

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Corsica is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Corsica Europe

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Lesbos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Lesbos Europe

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Taormina is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Taormina Sicily, Italy

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Sitka is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Sitka Alaska, USA

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Juneau is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Juneau Alaska, USA

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Miami is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Miami Florida, USA

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Aruba is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Aruba Americas

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Tasmania is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Tasmania Australia

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St. Croix is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
St. Croix Indiana, USA

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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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French Riviera is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
French Riviera Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion

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Dominica is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Dominica Americas

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
San Diego California, USA

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Dubrovnik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

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Tallinn is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Tallinn Europe - Estonia

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Split, Croatia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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Kotor is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Kotor Montenegrin Littoral, Montenegro - Montenegro

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Tel Aviv is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Tel Aviv Tel Aviv District, Israel

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Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Sri Lanka Asia

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French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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Palau is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Palau Oceania