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.
Area (km sq.): 1430.5Kauaʻi or Kauai is geologically the oldest of the main Hawaiian Islands. With an area of 562.3... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 1128.0Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 414.57Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 117 small islands separated by... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 1717854.0Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.... more on Wikipedia
- 5Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate,... more on Wikipedia14430
- 6Cancún is a city in southeastern Mexico, located on the northeast coast of the Yucatán... more on Wikipedia8129
Area (km sq.): 53.2Saint Martin, officially the Collectivity of Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 73.0Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea,... more on Wikipedia
- 9The Amalfi Coast is a stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula... more on Wikipedia9122
Area (km sq.): 13940.0The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 53.2Bermuda, also referred to in legal documents as the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is a British... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 105.2Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos.... more on Wikipedia
- 13Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo in American English, is a city at the southern tip of the... more on Wikipedia6624
Area (km sq.): 10991.0Jamaica is an island country situated in the Caribbean Sea, comprising the third-largest... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 101.9Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the... more on Wikipedia
ValenciaProvince of Valencia, Spain
Area (km sq.): 134.65Valencia, or València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 754.0Dominica, officially the Commonwealth of Dominica, is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 431.0Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 34 kilometres in length... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 1883.5The island of Maui is the second-largest of the Hawaiian Islands at 727.2 square miles and is... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 19.17Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city encompasses the island... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 617.01Saint Lucia is a sovereign island country in the eastern Caribbean Sea on the boundary with... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 964.51San Diego is a major city in California, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 153.0The Virgin Islands, commonly referred to as the British Virgin Islands, is a British overseas... more on Wikipedia
Area (km sq.): 9250.0Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean... more on Wikipedia
- 25Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands,... more on Wikipedia3415