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Popular Cruise Destinations 8 Best Picks

Post Last Modified – February 20, 2023 ¦
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With so many ⚓ popular cruise destinations to choose from these days, it’s getting tougher to decide just what cruise to select and when to go.

It really is just a matter of personal choice!

My family and I have enjoyed 4 fantastic and completely different 🛳 cruises over the years. From the very popular and exciting 🏝 Caribbean cruise, to a fabulous 🚢 Western Mediterranean cruise.

Each cruise, offering a variety of new destinations and exciting ⚓ ports of call each day!

Below, in collaboration with my guest author, we offer just a glimpse of 🎱 8 Popular Best Picks Cruise Destinations In The World, that would make excellent choices.

Just a few cruises to consider, when trying to decide on where to take your next cruise vacation.

8 Of The World’s Most Popular Cruise Destinations

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Nothing can come close to the exhilaration cruise travel offers and the many outstanding {Cruise Destinations} around the world, to explore.

On a cruise vacation, you can exhaust an entire day exploring an 🏝 island, visiting historic sites, or swimming with majestic stingrays.

At dinner time, experience a culinary feast like no other, while you choose between dancing or taking in a live show afterwards.

Undoubtedly, a cruise vacation is something that offers {Exceptional Value}, that’s difficult to find most anywhere else.

Let’s have a look at just 8 fascinating places, that should make it to your cruise destination list.

Discover Alaska

Popular Cruise Destinations In The World

Cruise Ship in Alaska

A proud host of some of the world’s most breathtaking natural attractions, 🦅  Alaska is the destination of choice, for nature lovers and adventurers alike.

From picturesque 🏔 mountain ranges to awe-inspiring glaciers, Alaska has it all!

Aurora Borealis

For others, it is also known as the perfect destination and opportunity to witness the astonishing – Northern Lights, more popularly known as; Aurora Borealis!

If you are looking for a holiday destination that you will cherish for a lifetime, then look into exploring an 🦅 Alaska cruise. 

From the beautiful seascapes along the Pacific Northwest and in 🍁 Canada, all the way up and into Alaska, this is and for very good reason, one of the most popular cruises in the world! 🌎


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These cruises run from {May thru September} and always sell out quickly!

If you are looking to add Alaska to your travel bucket list, be prepared to be amazed by its uninhabited 🐻 wildlife and scenic vistas this cruise offers.

You may even site a rich population of 🐳  whales, 🐻  bears and 🦅  bird life along the way!

Chances are you may also get to see the magnificent 🏔 Juneau’s Mendenhall Glacier, alongside other historic towns while you are at it!

You are definitely in for an outdoor experience you will forever cherish on an – 🛳 Alaska Cruise.

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We have finally booked an {Alaska Cruise} departing from Vancouver in the summer of 2023. This is a cruise vacation we have wanted to do for many years now!

Consider Singapore

Best Places To Go On A Cruise

Singapore Skyline

Often referred to as the 🦁 Lion City, Singapore is famous for its unbelievable architecture and stunning tourist attractions.

Also dubbed as the {Country in Asia} that never sleeps, it is deemed the Asian counterpart of – 🗽 New York.

Boasting of both racial and cultural diversity, Singapore has a well-rounded tourism industry many tourists appreciate.

Singapore Hotel

While most visitors and especially first timers tend to gravitate towards visiting the renowned Orchard Road, there are so many other ‘Must See’ and ‘Must Visit’ attractions in one of Asia’s economic giants. 

Below are some of the places that should be included in your list;

1.    Universal Studios Singapore
2.    Boat and Clarke Quay
3.    Singapore Flyer
4.    Singapore Botanical Gardens
5.    The Cloud Forest Dome
6.    Little India Singapore
7.    Singapore Zoo
8.    Marina Bay Sands
9.    National Museum of Singapore
10.  Singapore Science Centre

Kampong Glam District Singapore

It’s not surprising Singapore is included in many people’s top list of travel and cruise destination ports.

If you wish to experience Singapore from a different perspective, take advantage of a cruise trip that explores the country and even includes visits to; Bali, Indonesia and Penang, Malaysia.

Caribbean Cruises

Best World Cruise Destinations

Bahamas Islands Map

Did you know that the Caribbean Sea is the fifth largest body of water in the world? ❓

Not only that, it is also home to more than 🏝 7,000 islands. A place abundant with diverse civilizations and cultures, it plays host to millions of tourists annually.

While major cruise lines can’t sail to all the places or islands in the Caribbean, most offer sailings to some of the more popular 🏝 Caribbean destinations.

🌴  The Bahamas;
🌴  Dominican Republic;
🌴  St. Maarten;
🌴  Barbados;
🌴  Cozumel, Mexico

JUst to name just a few of the beautiful ports of call to visit on your Caribbean cruise vacation.


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With sunny skies and warm winds, sailing in the Caribbean is like no other. There are so many wonderful activities to enjoy outside on deck while on these cruise vacations.

Features like; virtual balconies, floor-to-ceiling LCD screens and “first-at-sea” activities, you can rest assured your trip will be everything but boring!

Eastern & Western Mediterranean

Best Cruise Destinations

NCL Western Mediterranean Cruise

If you are looking for the perfect summer cruise destination, the Mediterranean should rank high on your list.

So what can you expect from one of the world’s well-loved tourist destinations? ❓

Apart from a stunning fusion of vistas and captivating cultures, it offers an experience that oftentimes defies description.

From the Flamenco dance in Spain down to the bewitching sights of Rome, the Mediterranean offers an unmatched adventure just waiting to be discovered.


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To help amplify your travel experience, cruise liners such as; Costa Cruises for example, not only offer resort-like rooms, but may offer Japanese cuisine and 🍺 Bavarian beers for something completely different.

Be sure to check out our 🛳 Western Mediterranean Cruise taken in the summer with Norwegian Cruise Lines.

It was an absolutely wonderful cruise, with different exciting ports of call each day! 🙂

Venice And Athens

Popular World Cruise Destinations

Athens Greece

Few places can provide an experience as magical as – Venice.

If you are looking for a historical-themed getaway, traveling on board ‘Regal Princess’, (named after Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton) is just what you need.

Visiting historical places while traveling in luxury will no doubt make your trip a truly unforgettable one.

Deemed as one of the safest cities in the whole world, it’s no surprise Athens is popular not just among tourists but even among the locals themselves.

Great tourist sites such the Parthenon, Acropolis, Oden and the Temple of Athena will surely catch the fancy of even the most meticulous of travelers.

There are so many great places to see in Athens especially if you want to experience a rich culture, with a colorful history to boot.

The Galapagos Islands

Best Bucket List Cruises In The World

The Galapagos Islands

This archipelago in the Pacific Ocean has been host to many tourists annually. Abundant in natural attractions, it also offers a lot of unforgettable experiences especially for nature loving travelers.

If you are looking to tour the Galapagos Islands for an expedition cruise, you can sail away in the Silversea. 

Visit the islands dubbed as the untouched territory since the Darwinian era, and discover why it continues to fascinate many people to this day.

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Update 2023

My wife and I visited Ecuador for the first time in December 2022. We also enjoyed a fabulous 5 Day ⚓Galapagos Expedition Cruise.

This was an amazing and unique cruise of lifetime and one not soon to be forgotten. While you’re here, be sure to check out my detailed 🦭 Galapagos Islands Cruise Review and 📸 photos.

It was a wonderful experience and opportunity to explore this part of the world!

Nova Scotia Canada

Best Cruise Destinations

Nova Scotia Lighthouses

Nova Scotia is a beautiful Province on the 🍁 East Coast of Canada, filled with historic coastal sites and numerous attractions.

Known for its sports heroes, legendary musicians, reconstructed fortress towns and picturesque seaside vineyards, Nova Scotia is deemed the ideal vacation destination.

Take a trip back through time by visiting the Provinces 26 historical museums, lighthouses and breathtaking scenery.


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Fortunately, cruise lines that do have Nova Scotia as part of their itinerary, offer outstanding outdoor shore excursions that include; hiking, whale watching and much more.

If you wish to have fun and create lasting memories, 🍁  Nova Scotia, Canada is a place you can’t afford to miss out on!


Popular Cruise Destinations

Monaco Italy

Do you want to witness the 🏁  Monaco Formula 1 Racing Grand Prix in style?

There are several cruise itineraries that will take you there. Of course, it will be a wise idea to include the world famous; Monte Carlo and St Tropez in your trip.

In addition, the possibility of some {Celebrity Sightings}, will give you the perfect excuse to visit this breathtaking destination.

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Have you picked a destination of choice? ❓

Next on our cruise {Wish List}, is to explore the beautiful islands of the 🏝 French Polynesia!

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Ensure you plan your vacation early, cruises are extremely popular and sell out quickly. Plan well ahead, so you can look forward to a cruise vacation you will remember for years to come!

Guest Author at Gr8 Travel Tips

I am happy to present this collaborative guest post in the hopes of offering some interesting travel inspiration and helpful information to you as well.

This article was written on behalf of Goodtime Harbour Cruises. A family owned and operated business located in; Cabarita, Australia.


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Want to know what the 8 most popular cruise ships in the industry have been?

Check out this post written on one of my favorite and very reputable online cruise websites for many years now. This article was written a few seasons ago, but still worth the read!

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✨   CruiseCritic – Most Popular Cruise Ships

As well, I’ve included a link to an excellent and another very popular U.S. website – CNN Travel.

They have put together 2 articles on 2022 Editors’ Picks Award Winners. Also good reading, offering some travel destination inspiration! 🙂

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🕵   2022 Editors’ Picks Award Winners

🕵   CNN Travel Destination Awards 2022

COVID-19 TRAVEL update

COVID-19 Travel Update:

I received the 📧 email newsletter from my {Professional Cruise Consultant} that I book with. I thought I would pass it on for those who may be wondering what is happening in the cruise industry.

I was recently looking at some cruises for late 2022 & 2023 for some clients. I was surprised to see many sailings were already filling up or even sold out!

The cruise lines are expecting pent up demand for travel, as international travel is now open once again.

😎 Safe and Healthy Travels!

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