travel The Best Cruise Destinations  

Island Hopper Dan
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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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Bahamas is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Bahamas Americas

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82 27
Santorini is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Santorini Thira, Greece

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52 29
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
arun added Alaska Western United States, USA

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91 32
Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Mykonos Cyclades, Greece

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Venice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
EricAsher added Venice Veneto, Italy

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58 20
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Barcelona Catalonia, Spain

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42 25
Kauai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Kauai Hawaii, USA

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59 33
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Jamaica Americas

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57 32
Saint Lucia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Saint Lucia Americas

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54 33
Collectivity of Saint Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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53 33
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Barbados Americas

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

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44 29
British Virgin Islands is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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Maui is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Maui Hawaii, USA

The Best Cheap Travel Destinations

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59 29
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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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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Valencia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
devil_95_xp added Valencia Province of Valencia, Spain

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Martinique is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Martinique Americas

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
zxray added Cyprus Europe

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Corfu is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Corfu Corfu, Greece

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

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36 24
Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Amalfi Coast Province of Salerno, Italy

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Ios is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Ios Thira, Greece

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Cancún is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cancún Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Lesbos is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Lesbos Europe

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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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Juneau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Juneau Alaska, USA

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13 12
San Diego is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added San Diego California, USA

The Trashiest Spring Break Destinations

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Curaçao is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added Curaçao Americas

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Sitka is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Sitka Alaska, USA

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17 19
Aruba is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Aruba Americas

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29 24
Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cabo San Lucas Baja California Sur, Mexico

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Corsica is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Corsica Europe

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Napoli is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Napoli Europe

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Taormina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
EricAsher added Taormina Sicily, Italy

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Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Vancouver British Columbia, Canada

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Victoria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added Victoria British Columbia, Canada

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St. Croix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
St. Croix Indiana, USA

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17 13
Dubrovnik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Dubrovnik Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

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10 7
Tasmania is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Tasmania Australia

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11 9
Miami is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Miami Florida, USA

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13 12
Dominica is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added Dominica Americas

The Hottest Travel Destinations Of 2018

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French Riviera is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added French Riviera Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion

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9 8
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Sri Lanka Asia

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12 13
Split, Croatia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
zxray added Split, Croatia Europe

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18 13
Tallinn is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Tallinn Europe - Estonia

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Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Micronesia Oceania

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9 14
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added French Polynesia Oceania

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7 12
Palau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Palau Oceania

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14 12
Kotor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Kotor Montenegrin Littoral, Montenegro - Montenegro