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.): 153.0The Virgin Islands, commonly referred to as the British Virgin Islands, is a British overseas... more
Area (km sq.): 19.17Key West is a city in Monroe County, Florida, United States. The city encompasses the island... more
Area (km sq.): 2.02Monaco, officially the Principality of Monaco, is a sovereign city-state and microstate,... more
Area (km sq.): 1128.0Martinique is an island in the Lesser Antilles in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area... more
Area (km sq.): 73.0Santorini, classically Thera, and officially Thira, is an island in the southern Aegean Sea,... more
Area (km sq.): 65610.0Sri Lanka, officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known until 1972 as... more
Area (km sq.): 193.0Aruba is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, located about 1,600 kilometres west of the... more
Area (km sq.): 444.0Curaçao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, north of the Venezuelan coast, that forms... more
San JuanPuerto Rico
Area (km sq.): 199.25San Juan, officially Municipio de San Juan Bautista, is the capital and most populous... more
Area (km sq.): 105.2Mykonos is a Greek island, part of the Cyclades, lying between Tinos, Syros, Paros and Naxos.... more
Area (km sq.): 1717854.0Alaska is a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent.... more
Area (km sq.): 9250.0Cyprus, officially the Republic of Cyprus, is an island country in the Eastern Mediterranean... more
- 8918Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands,... more
- 6527Cabo San Lucas, commonly called Cabo in American English, is a city at the southern tip of the... more
Area (km sq.): 109.02Ios is a Greek island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. Ios is a hilly island with... more
ValenciaProvince of Valencia, Spain
Area (km sq.): 134.65Valencia, or València, is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third... more
- 7919Rhodes is the largest of the Dodecanese islands in terms of land area and also the island... more
Area (km sq.): 13940.0The Bahamas, officially the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, is an island country of the Lucayan... more
Area (km sq.): 101.9Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain and the... more
Area (km sq.): 19.68Victoria is the capital city of British Columbia, Canada, and is located on the southern tip... more
Area (km sq.): 53.2Bermuda, also referred to in legal documents as the Bermudas or Somers Isles, is a British... more
- 3819St. Croix is an unincorporated community in northern Oil Township, Perry County, Indiana,... more
Area (km sq.): 53.2Saint Martin, officially the Collectivity of Saint Martin is an overseas collectivity of... more
Area (km sq.): 21.35Dubrovnik is a Croatian city on the Adriatic Sea, in the region of Dalmatia. It is one of the... more
Area (km sq.): 8680.0Corsica is an island in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to France. It is located west of the... more