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

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83 46
Bahamas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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65 33
Alaska is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
arun added Western United States, USA

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98 35
Mykonos is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Cyclades, Greece

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47 19
Venice is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
EricAsher added Veneto, Italy

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64 24
Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Catalonia, Spain

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47 29
Kauai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Hawaii, USA

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66 37
Jamaica is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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61 36
Saint Lucia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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59 36
Collectivity of Saint Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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57 36
Barbados is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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48 22
Bermuda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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39 23
Maui is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Hawaii, USA

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48 33
British Virgin Islands is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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64 33
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations

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35 20
Key West is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Florida, USA

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

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36 15
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
zxray added Europe

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36 15
Corfu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
PanagiotisStavropoulos added Corfu, Greece

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Martinique is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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32 18
Rhodes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
zxray added Rhodes, Greece

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20 15
Juneau is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Alaska, USA

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40 27
Amalfi Coast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Province of Salerno, Italy

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26 15
Ios is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Thira, Greece

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37 28
Cancún is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Quintana Roo, Mexico

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32 32
San Juan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Puerto Rico

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19 11
Sitka is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Alaska, USA

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18 11
Lesbos is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Europe

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16 9
Sri Lanka is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Asia

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San Diego is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added California, USA

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19 13
Curaçao is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added Americas

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20 22
Aruba is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Americas

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24 17
Vancouver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added British Columbia, Canada

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31 26
Cabo San Lucas is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Baja California Sur, Mexico

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14 9
Taormina is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
EricAsher added Sicily, Italy

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14 10
Corsica is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Europe

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19 15
Victoria is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added British Columbia, Canada

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16 20
St. Croix is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
Indiana, USA

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20 16
Dubrovnik is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Dubrovnik-Neretva County, Croatia

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11 9
Tasmania is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Australia

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11 9
French Riviera is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Alps–Mediterranean Euroregion

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14 13
Napoli is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Europe

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14 14
Dominica is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
GregMoser added Americas

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13 13
Miami is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Florida, USA

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14 15
Split, Croatia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
zxray added Europe

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13 16
French Polynesia is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Oceania

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8 13
Micronesia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Oceania

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18 15
Tallinn is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Europe - Estonia

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8 14
Palau is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
tozer added Oceania

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15 15
Kotor is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Cruise Destinations
TedManning added Montenegrin Littoral, Montenegro - Montenegro