Have you ever wondered what the most popular cruise ports-of-call are? From exclusive private cruise line islands of the Caribbean to the scenic wilderness of Alaska and beyond, every cruise itinerary will sail you away to incredible places. Take a look at some of the world’s most extraordinary destinations and see why these ports-of-call have become a favorite among many travelers!

Alaska

Skagway & Ketchikan, Alaska

Discover Mother Nature’s finest with Alaska’s endless glaciers, remarkable wildlife, and historical cities. Every port-of-call offers a vast amount of activities and sites for immersion into the scenic beauty of Alaska’s various landforms. One of Alaska’s most popular cruise ports-of-call is the historic city of Skagway, which was known to be bustling with hotels, saloons, and dance halls during the gold rush era. Today, visitors to Skagway can experience the preserved excitement of the Yukon Gold Rush, with classic traditional establishments such as Red Onion Saloon and the ‘Scenic Railway of the World’. Just a couple of miles away is the city of Haines, where travelers will find an abundance of wildlife. Enjoy outdoor activities such as rock climbing, river rafting, and even dog sledding in the higher altitude terrains for a full plunge into the Alaskan outdoor paradise. Another amazing port-of-call you cannot miss in Alaska is Ketchikan, named the Salmon Capital of the world. This city is also situated on an island, where national wilderness areas like Misty Fjords National Monument, home to 70 million-year-old granite sculpted by glaciers troughed throughout acres of preserved land, and the Alaska Rainforest Sanctuary are all very near points of interests.

Want to travel to these cruise ports-of-call? Check out our top Alaska cruises here!

Europe

Barcelona, Spain

Stop at Barcelona and become allured by the beauty and energy within every corner of this vibrant city. As a premier Mediterranean cruise destination, Barcelona hosts a wide array of amazing historic buildings, museums, culture, and restaurants. Become awestruck at the distinctive and bold structural designs built throughout the city, such as Antoni Gaudi’s grand La Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila. The street of Las Ramblas is one of the most famous boulevards in the world where you can find a scene of artists, dancers, and exhibition centers. Barcelona is also brimming with cafes where you can taste authentic Spanish cuisine and flavors in dishes such as tapas, seafood Paella, and delicious regional wines.

Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy

Travel to this unforgettable ancient city on select Mediterranean cruises and you may never want to leave! From notable landmarks to romantic attractions, Rome has it all. Your cruise ship will take you to Civitavecchia, where you’ll be able to take an optional transfer to the lively city of Rome. Rome’s famous and inspiring ancient sites such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, and St. Peter’s Basilica will astonish any visitor with its amazing architecture alone! Make a wish and toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain or visit more tranquil and charming areas such as the Aventine Hill. With an amazing array of other sites to visit, such as piazzas, The Vatican, and shopping venues, it is no wonder why Rome is a much-loved port-of-call to many travelers!

Want to experience these two top ports-of-call in the Mediterranean? Check out our top sailings that visit Barcelona & Rome here!

Caribbean

Exclusive Cruise Line Private Islands of the Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands offer you everything you will need for a great sun-kissed vacation, and to make it even better, some cruise lines offer itineraries that include a visit to their very own private islands! While you will stop at other popular Caribbean beaches during your cruise vacation, private ports-of-call offer less crowded beaches and more personalized ways for everyone to enjoy a paradise vacation exclusively for cruise guests. Princess Cruises’ Princess Cays is located in the Bahamas’ Eleuthera Island, surrounded by picturesque beaches and endless activities to enjoy, such as beach volleyball, banana boating, and wave running. Situated on the Berry Islands in the Bahamas is Norwegian Cruise Line’s private haven, Great Stirrup Cay. Drench yourself in the sun as you join in on island activities such as kayaking, make a visit to the beach bar, or even have a whirl on the world’s largest inflatable water slide, Hippo Water Slide. Royal Caribbean is the only cruise line that has two private islands, Labadee in Haiti and CocoCay in the Bahamas. Zip line 500 feet above the beautiful beaches in Labadee on the Dragon’s Breath Flight Line, the world’s longest zip line over water. Get a birds-eye view 400 feet above the island of CocoCay as you parasail over the crystal blue waters, or check out the colorful coral reefs and tropical fish as you snorkel the clear ocean blue. From adventure hunters to relaxation seekers, these special cruise line private island hot spots will give you the extra perks of exclusivity and endless fun in the sun.

Visit one of these private paradises on select Caribbean itineraries and other tropical Caribbean islands with Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean, and Princess Cruises.

Cozumel, Mexico

From immaculate tropical beaches, breathtaking ancient ruins, and delicious cuisine and cocktails, Mexico makes an undeniably amazing vacation. Once considered by the ancient Mayan’s a place of Eden, Cozumel is today one of the most popular Mexico cruise ports-of-call and a paradise for travelers and adventure seekers alike! Indulge in many exhilarating and relaxing activities such as deep-sea adventures onboard the Atlantis Submarine, safari rides through Cozumel’s tropical landscape, or a seascape to the pristine beaches. For a look into part of Mexico’s fascinating history, find perched above the Caribbean Sea the ancient Mayan city of Tulúm, where you can discover architectural splendors such as the Temple of the Descending God and the pyramid-shaped El Castillo. Give your palate a fiesta as well with the abundance of restaurants and eateries, mainly featuring fresh seafood, flavor-exploding marinated meats and sauces, and enticing classic cocktails.

Find a variety of sailings that visit Cozumel and other Caribbean hot spots in one of the many Caribbean cruises that we offer!

Are you ready to take a trip to one of these amazing cities? Contact an Avoya Travel Specialist today to find the perfect itinerary that will sail you to one of these popular cruise ports-of-call!

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