20 Top-Rated Cruise Ports in the World, Recommended for Every Traveler.
In this article, we bring to you the list of top 20 cruise ports in the world along with nearby attractions and beautiful places.
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1 Miami, Florida
The port of Miami is often referred to as the cruise capital of the world, welcoming more cruise passengers than any other port. In Miami, you’ll enjoy a small taste of the tropical weather, and you’ll see why Miami is one of the most popular places to live in America. Miami's location makes it easily accessible to the Caribbean and Latin America on cruise itineraries.
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2 Cozumel, Mexico
3 Cape Town, South Africa
The cruise terminal at the port of Cape Town is operated by the V&A Waterfront. Passengers can view the scenic bay and harbour and the mountains beyond. T Cape Town is South Africa’s most visited city, which offers visitors natural beauty, plentiful wine and a sense of peace.
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4 Galveston, Texas
Galveston is a tropical island in the Gulf of Mexico that you’ll cruise away from, but this Texas city may end up being your very favorite port of call! The city is known for it is exiquisit flavor with fresh Gulf shrimp, Galveston Bay oysters and pristine Gulf coast beaches. It is a dreamy holiday paradise has alot to offer.
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5 Bergen, Norway
Bergen is Norway’s largest port of call and the busiest in the west coast region, which offers the best of Norwegian famous fjords. Visitors can take a hike on the Kanadaskagen Forests or the Mountains of Ulrikan. There is Lake Tennebekktjorna on Nipedalen Valley and the fjord of Byfjorden located in the famous seven mountains.
6 Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau port, which is the economic hub of the city, is currently being transformed into a visual masterpiece that will convert the port into one of the great waterfronts of the world. It offers beauty, grace, elegance and lots of fun.
7 Valletta, Malta
Valetta is the capital city of Malta, strategically positioned in the centre of the Mediterranean sea. Cruise ships enter the Port of Valletta via the impressive and historic Grand Harbour, which extends for about two miles inland on the island of Malta. Passengers can head to the neighbouring historic Valletta harbour. The waterfront venue offers food, shopping and entertainment. There are many historic areas and landmarks to explore during your visit to this impressive Mediterranean city.
8 Singapore, Singapore
The port of Singapore is one of the biggest in the world, also contains a lot of history and treasures from the past, along with a perfect tropical climate, all making Singapore a wonderful cruise destination. Singapore’s strategic location means the destination is often described as the gateway to southeast Asia.The main cruise lines operating from there are Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Holland American Line and Silversea.
9 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a glamorous city that people from all nationalities flock towards to indulge in fancy hotels and the high life. Dubai is the major port in the Middle East and Arabian Gulf. The city has two cruise ports, with two terminals in Port Rashid and two at the new Dubai Harbour. Dubai Harbour is directly linked with the city's transport network.
10 New York, New York
Seeing the port of Manhattan from the water is arguably one of the most iconic sights to be had from a cruise ship. Passengers can take in the Manhattan skyline, Manhattan Cruise Terminal is situated on the Hudson River on the city's west side in the Hell's Kitchen area. Visitors can enjoy the incredible art scene of New York City, the diverse neighborhoods, Statue of Liberty, and the architectural wonders.
11 Phuket, Thailand
The Cruise Port of Phuket is a 20-minute drive to Phuket Town. Known as “The Pearl of Thailand”, gorgeous beaches, quaint villages and turquoise waters are all a part of Phuket, Thailand.
12 Stockholm, Sweden
The port of Stockholm is one of the busiest in Europe and shortly after arriving ashore, passengers can visit the stunning city from one of two major cruise terminals: Stadsgarden and Frihamnen. Whether looking out into the city’s waterways, ancient castles or modern buildings, you’ll always have a great view when cruising to Stockholm, Sweden.
13 Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik is an Adriatic Sea cruise port and major city in Croatia. It is a cultural gem that was once a powerful European city and has been spectacularly preserved for your visit. The old port has UNESCO World Heritage status and is one of the busiest and most beautiful cruise ports in Europe. Dubrovnik’s medieval walled town can be discovered on foot and offers stunning views of the Adriatic Sea.
14 Lisbon, Portugal
The Port of Lisbon is the third-largest port in Portugal. Lisbon has deep cultural roots that are exposed through ruins and museum artifacts. Lisbon center and all its attractions can be reached on a short walk from the cruise port. From Lisbon, it's easy to take day trips to resort towns such as Estoril, Sintra and Fatima. Princess, Virgin Voyages, Cunard, Royal Caribbean, NCL, Carnival, Windstar and Oceania all include ports of call at Lisbon port.
15 Philipsburg, St. Maarten
St. Maarten is a leading destination in the Caribbean. You can always find exciting and interesting activities for everyone on this friendly island. The island’s capital, Philipsburg, can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. This town has plenty of Dutch charm, great shopping in the form of duty-free outlets, souvenir shops and market stalls, as well as bars and restaurants.
16 Barcelona, Spain
The Port of Barcelona has one of the highest concentrations of cruise passengers in Europe. The port is a draw for major cruise lines including Viking, Celebrity, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Marella and Virgin Voyages. Discover impressive architecture, exquisite Spanish dishes and beautiful excursions when you cruise to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.
17 Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul is a wonderful city where East literally meets West, It blends two distinct influences – from its founding as the Christian capital of Constantinople to the Ottoman ruled Istanbul. Today you can discover both eras and the modern beauty in this thriving city. Being one of the main cities of Turkey, Istanbul is the point where East literally meets West, sitting at the point where Europe meets Asia. Along with mosques, minarets, sultans’ treasures, crowded bazaars, and holy Christian landmarks you can also see a modern city that co-exists with the religious atmosphere.
18 Sydney, Australia
Sydney is one of the world’s great port cities. Sydney is the only Australian city to have two dedicated cruise terminals and thanks to its size, visitors will be able to see plenty there in a day or two. Cruise lines docking here include NCL, Cunard, Princess, Celebrity, HAL, Royal Caribbean, Silversea, Oceania and Virgin Voyages. The city known for it is iconic sights of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House, beautiful beaches and sparkling water.
19 Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
The Port of Livorno is considered a major Italian port and is located on the western coast of the beautiful region of Tuscany. The cities of Pisa and Florence are easy to reach by train after a shuttle bus transfer from the cruise terminal. The port is a great starting point to exploring the phenomenal art and architecture found in Italy.
20 Los Angeles, California
tThe Port of Los Angeles is the West Coast's largest cruise port. The possibilities are endless when cruising to or from the City of Angels. The Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro is a great place to begin or end your cruise, It takes you to explore the many wonders of Los Angeles, California.