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    Africa Cruises and Ports of Call

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    Africa is one of the most exotic cruise destinations in the world. The huge continent features many fascinating ports of call such as Cape Town, Cairo, and Tangier. A once in a lifetime cruise opportunity (for those who love ancient history) is sailing on the Nile River. 

    More on Africa Cruises and Ports of Call:

    • Nile River Cruise Tour — Cairo, Luxor, and Abel Simbel
    • Things to Do and See in Cape Town
    • South Africa Cruise Adventure Travel Log
    • Luxor — Gateway to Temples and Tombs
    • Suez Canal Photo Gallery
    • Things to Do and See in Tangier, Morocco
    • The Lemurs of Madagascar
    • A Day at Addo Elephant National Park

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    Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call

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    Mendenhall Glacier (c) Linda Garrison

    Alaska is filled with spectacular natural wonders and wildlife, many of which can be seen from the sea. Cruises to Alaska include the Inside Passage and the Gulf of Alaska and ports of call such as Juneau, Seward, and Ketchikan.

    More on Alaska Cruises and Ports of Call:

    • Large Ship Alaska Cruises in 2017
    • Small Ship Alaska Cruises in 2017
    • Three Basic Alaska Cruise Itineraries
    • Alaska Cruises Photo Gallery
    • See Alaska from a Small Ship the Mist Cove
    • Take an Un-Cruise Adventure to Alaska
    • Seward to Vancouver Cruise on a Luxury Ship
    • See Humpback Whales in Alaska
    • 60 Photos from Juneau
    • 30 Photos from Ketchikan
    • A Day in Skagway, the Gold Rush Town
    • Alaska Helicopter Ride to a Glacier
    • Ride a Dogsled across a Glacier

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    Antarctica Cruises and Ports of Call

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    Antarctica is a once-in-a-lifetime destination, and a cruise ship is the best way to see the White Continent.

    • 18 Things You Didn't Know about Cruising to Antarctica
    • Planning a Cruise to Antarctica
    • Antarctica Cruise Logbook
    • Antarctic Penguins Photos that Will Make You Smile
    • Antarctica's Iceberg Alley
    • Retrace Shackleton's Voyage with a Visit to Elephant Island

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    Southeast Asia Cruises and Ports of Call

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    Hong Kong (c) Linda Garrison

    China, Japan, Korea, and the countries of Southeast Asia are exotic destinations and sometimes difficult to navigate on your own. However, many travelers have discovered how easy visiting this part of the world on a cruise ship can be. 

    • China Land Tour and Yangtze River Cruise Log
    • See the Terra Cotta Warriors at Xi'an
    • See Hong Kong in Three Days Before a Cruise
    • A Day at the Shibaozhai Temple on the Yangtze River
    • Iwo Jima Photo Gallery from Japan Cruise
    • Hong Kong to Singapore on the Seabourn Sojourn Cruise Ship
    • See Singapore in Three Days Before a Cruise
    • Irrawaddy River Log from Avalon Waterways River Cruise
    • Bagan – Ancient City of Temples in Myanmar
    • Yangon, Myanmar Photo Tour

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    Southwest Asia Cruises and Ports of Call

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    Southwest Asia cruises include such amazing destinations as Petra, ports on the Red Sea, and Dubai. 

    • Ancient Lost City of Petra
    • Wadi Rum – Desert Valley Beloved by T.E. Lawrence
    • Sharm el-Sheik on the Sinai Peninsula
    • Across the Sinai Desert to St. Catherine's Monastery
    • See the Celebrated Site of the Burning Bush

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    Australia and New Zealand Cruises

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    Kuranda Photo (c) Linda Garrison

    Australia and New Zealand are filled with unique wildlife and magnificent scenery. Since they are island nations, a cruise is a great way to see parts of both.

    • Plan a Cruise to Australia and New Zealand
    • Things to See on the North Island of New Zealand
    • Things to See on the South Island of New Zealand
    • Two Days in Sydney Before a Cruise
    • Koala Park Sanctuary near Sydney
    • Cruise the Wild Islands of New Zealand and Australia

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    Caribbean Cruises

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    Eurodam Photo (c) Linda Garrison

    The Caribbean is the world's most popular cruise destination, with ships visiting the many islands and ports on eastern Mexico year-round. Most visit the Caribbean for its amazing beaches, but the region features outstanding cultural and historical sites, too.

    • East vs West — Choosing a Caribbean Cruise Itinerary
    • Top Cruise Ports of Call in the Eastern Caribbean
    • How to Choose a Cuba Cruise
    • All Things Cuban
    • Cuba Cruise Log from Celestyal Crystal Cruise
    • Eastern Caribbean Log from Azamara Journey Cruise
    • Eastern Caribbean Log from Holland America Eurodam
    • Carnival Cruise from Charleston to the Bahamas
    • Caribbean Cruise on a Small Luxury Ship
    • St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • A Day in Nassau in the Bahamas
    • Castaway Cay — Disney Cruises' Private Island
    • A Day on Grand Cayman Island
    • Things to Do and See in San Juan
    • A Day on St. Maarten/St. Martin
    • A Day on Dominica
    • Grand Turk — Carnival Corp.'s Private Cruise Center
    • A Day in Key West
    • A Day on St. Bart's

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    Southern European Ports on the Atlantic Ocean

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    Lanzarote (c) Linda Garrison

     Information on cruises and ports of call in countries located in the Atlantic Ocean in southern and western Europe, including the Canary Islands, Madeira, Portugal, western and northern France, southwest Spain, and Gibraltar.

    • Travel Log from Canary Islands Cruise on the Silver Spirit
    • A Day in Gibraltar
    • A Day in Lisbon, Portugal
    • A Day on Madeira
    • A Day on Porto Santo
    • A Day on Tenerife in the Canary Islands
    • A Day on Lanzarote in the Canary Islands
    • Travel Log from Crystal Symphony Cruise from Barcelona to Dover
    • Travel Log from Holland America Cruise from London to Barcelona

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    Northern European Ports on the Atlantic Ocean

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    Geiranger, Norway Photo (c) Linda Garrison

    Many people think all northern European cruises go to the Baltic states. However, cruise ships also visit the Norwegian fjords, Iceland, the British isles, northern France, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

    • Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten
    • A Day in Tromso
    • Lofoten Adventure in a RIB
    • Voyage of the Vikings – Across the Northern Atlantic with Holland America
    • British Isles and the Norwegian Fjords on the Jewel of the Seas
    • Walking Tour of Bruges, Belgium
    • A Day in Antwerp, Belgium
    • Normandy Beaches of World War II
    • Cobh (Cork) Ireland
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • London, England in the UK
    • Glasgow, Scotland in the UK
    • Swimming in Iceland's Blue Lagoon
    • Bergen, Norway
    • Fjords of Norway – Geiranger
    • Alesund, Norway
    • Flam, Norway and the Flam Railway

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    Baltic Sea Ports of Call

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    St. Petersburg (c) Linda Garrison

     A cruise is a great way to see the Baltic capitals, and ships visit Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany, and Norway.

    • A Day at the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg
    • A Day at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg
    • St. Petersburg Photo Gallery
    • Baltic Cruise Log from Silver Cloud Cruise
    • Baltic Cruise Log from Royal Princess Cruise
    • Oslo Photo Gallery
    • A Day in Copenhagen
    • Have a Drink “In” the Rocks at the Stockholm Ice Bar
    • A Day in Tallin, Estonia

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    Western Mediterranean Cruises

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

     Western Mediterranean cruises include such ports of call as Rome, Florence, Sicily, Naples, Sardinia, Corsica, Malta, Mallorca, Barcelona, Marseilles, Monte Carlo, the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera, and the Cinque Terre.

    • Western Mediterranean Cruise on the Carnival Breeze
    • Western Mediterranean Cruise on the Disney Magic
    • Western Mediterranean Cruise on the MSC Splendida
    • French and Italian Rivieras on the Variety Voyager
    • Two Days in Barcelona
    • Things to Do on Mallorca
    • A Day on Ibiza
    • A Day in Cannes
    • A Day in St. Paul de Vence
    • A Day in Eze
    • A Day in Monte Carlo
    • A Day in Portovenere
    • A Day in Florence
    • A Day in Capri
    • A Day in Pompeii
    • A Day in Mt. Etna and Messina, Sicily
    • A Day in Rome

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    Eastern Mediterranean Cruises

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    Athens (c) Linda Garrison

    Eastern Mediterranean cruises also include ships sailing the Adriatic and Ionian seas and port of call like Venice and those in Greece, Slovenia, Montenegro, Croatia, and Turkey.

    • A Day in Koper, Slovenia
    • Venice Photo Gallery
    • Murano Photo Gallery
    • A Day in Dubrovnik, Croatia
    • FAQs for Cruising the Greek Isles
    • A Day on the Greek Island of Corfu
    • A Day on the Greek Island of Rhodes
    • A Day in Istanbul
    • A Day in Kusadasi, Turkey
    • A Day at the Greek Island of Ios
    • A Day on the Greek Island of Mykonos
    • A Day at the Sacred Greek Island of Delos
    • A Day at Knossos on the Greek Island of Crete
    • A Day in Heraklion, Crete
    • A Day on the Greek Island of Amorgos
    • A Day in Patmos, the Pilgrimage Island of Greece
    • A Day in Monemvasia
    • A Day on Santorini, Greece's Most Spectacular Island
    • Celestyal Cruises Ports of Call in Greece and Turkey
    • Things to Do, See, and Eat in Athens
    • Sailing Greece with G Adventures
    • Sailing Turkey with G Adventures
    • Cruising the Aegean Sea on the Star Clipper
    • Athens to Istanbul on the Azamara Journey
    • Athens to Venice Cruise Log — Silver Spirit
    • Athens to Istanbul Cruise Log — Aegean Odyssey
    • Venice to Barcelona Cruise Log — Carnival Magic
    • Kusadasi to Istanbul Cruise Log — Louis Cristal (now Celestyal Crystal) 
    • Venice to Barcelona Cruise Log — Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam
    • Venice to Athens Cruise Log — Seabourn Odyssey

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    European River Cruises

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    Hundreds of river vessels carry passengers on the great rivers of Europe including the Danube, Elbe, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Seine, Rhone, Saone, Douro, Garonne, Dordogne, and Gironde Rivers.

    • Prague to Berlin Elbe River Cruise with Viking Cruises
    • Paris to Prague River Cruise with Avalon Waterways
    • Nuremberg to Amsterdam River Cruise with Emerald Waterways
    • Danube Christmas Market Cruise with Viking Cruises
    • Budapest to Passau Danube River Cruise with Uniworld River Cruises
    • Budapest to Nuremberg River Cruise with Viking Cruises
    • Bamberg to Amsterdam River Cruise with Viking Cruises
    • Budapest to Nuremberg River Cruise Log
    • Dutch Journey Tulip Cruise with Viking Cruises
    • A Day at Keukenhof Gardens near Amsterdam from River Cruise
    • A Day in Bruges, Belgium
    • Cruising Russian Waterways with Viking Cruises
    • Russian Waterways River Cruise Photo Gallery
    • Hermitage Museum Photo Gallery
    • A Day in Vienna, Austria

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    Hawaii Cruises

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    Photo Credit: Pierre Leclerc/Getty Images

    Cruise ships sail around the Hawaiian Islands, giving guests the opportunity to see many of the different ports of call on Kauai, Oahu, Maui, and Hawaii without having to change rooms.

    • A Day at Haleakala Volcanoes National Park
    • A Day Exploring the Napali Coast on Kauai on a RIB

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    Mexico Cruises

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    Cabo San Lucas (c) Linda Garrison

    Mexico has ports of call on both the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea. The ports of call are often small towns, but some of the best known cruise ports in the world. 

    • Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Oceania Regatta
    • Sea of Cortez Cruise with Un-Cruise Adventures
    • A Day at Copper Canyon, Mexico
    • Cruise Shore Excursion — Riding the El Chepe Train in Mexico

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    Canada and USA Cruises

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    Sometimes people forget that the continental USA offers river cruising in the Midwest and in the Pacific Northwest. In addition, ocean ships sail to New England, Atlantic Canada, and down the St.Lawrence River. 

    • Columbia and Snake River Un-Cruise Adventures' Log 
    • Puget Sound and Coastal Washington Un-Cruise Adventures' Log
    • Boston to Montreal on the St. Lawrence with Ponant Cruises
    • Things to Do and See when Your Cruise Ship Docks in Montreal
    • Things to Do and See on the Gaspe Peninsula on a Leaf-Peeping Cruise
    • Bay of Fundy and New Brunswick – Atlantic Canada Ports of Call

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    Panama Canal and Central America Cruises

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    Linda Garrison

    Transiting the Panama Canal on a cruise ship is a memorable vacation, and Panama and the other countries in Central America are fascinating and have interesting history and cultures.

    • Three Types of Panama Canal Cruises
    • Panama Canal Cruise on the Holland America Veendam
    • Panama Canal Cruise and Land Tour with Grand Circle Cruises
    • Panama Canal Transit Photo Gallery
    • A Day on the Panamanian Island of Taboga
    • Two Days in the San Blas Islands of Panama
    • Costa Rica Land Tour after a Cruise

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    South America Cruises

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    Buenos Aires Photo (c) Linda Garrison

    South America is a delightful cruise destination for those looking to get away during the winter months. Cruise ships feature ports in almost all of the countries that border the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and the ports of call are terrific.

    • Upper Amazon River Cruise with G Adventures
    • Valparaiso to Acapulco Cruise Log on the Silver Spirit
    • Buenos Aires to Valparaiso on the Silver Whisper
    • Machu Picchu – After Cruise Tour of Peru
    • Galapagos Cruise Travel Journal – Quasar Expeditions Cruise
    • A Day at Devil's Island
    • A Day in Cartagena, Colombia
    • Rio de Janeiro Cruise Photo Gallery
    • Two Days in Buenos Aires
    • Visit the Falkland Islands on a Cruise

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    South Pacific Cruises

    Cruise Destinations Around the World

    Linda Garrison

    The South Pacific is filled with islands, and most are perfect for cruising. Cruise ships sail the Society Islands around Tahiti and visit other island groups like the Tuamotus and Marquesas.

    • Beautiful Bora Bora
    • South Pacific Adventure on the Aranui 3 Cruise Freighter
    • A Visit to a Black Pearl Farm in the South Pacific