Port Guides

Port Guides

Port Guides

(updated Jan 2018)

There are two necessary steps to planning a cruise: picking a cruise ship and deciding where to go.  One way to decide where to cruise is to look at the cruise ports that a ship will call on to decide if that port-of-call is of interest and if that destination will offer enough experiences to make the destination worthy of the journey.

MSC Divina in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
MSC Divina in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Editor’s Picks: Top Cruise Ports

A common challenge that most people have is wondering what to do in port. For example, should a cruise passenger take a shore excursion from the ship, or book an adventure on their own? Or maybe someone is wondering how far the port is from the center of town. All of these questions require some insider research. I compiled a list of port guides for my top 20 cruise ports, and below that list are more port guides that I like from other sources on the web.

The port guides that I curated have maps and logistics for how to get around some of my favorite cruise destinations.

  1. Amsterdam
  2. Athens (Piraeus)
  3. Barcelona
  4. Copenhagen
  5. Costa Maya
  6. Cozumel
  7. George Town
  8. Key West
  9. London (Southampton)
  10. Miami
  11. Montreal
  12. Nassau
  13. New York City
  14. Nice
  15. Quebec City
  16. Rome (Civitavecchia)
  17. San Juan
  18. St. Thomas
  19. Stockholm, Sweden
  20. Venice, Italy
  21. Valletta, Malta

Links to More Port Guides on the Web

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Below are more resources that I use to find information about cruise ports.

  • Toms Port Guides – as a hobby Tom Sheridan writes port guides. He has done a great job capturing the details that cruise visitors need to know.
  • WhatsInPort – a down-and-dirty list of 1200 port of call click here. 
  • CruisePortWiki, which offers guides to major cruise ports around the world. They feature concise travel guides targeted towards cruise ship passengers.

Massive List of Cruise Ports from Around the World

It’s faster to find ports of call when the list is ordered by cruise region and port name. That is why I have put together the following list. The links take you to places I have written about.

Alaska

  • Icy Strait
  • Juneau
  • Ketchikan
  • San Francisco, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Seward
  • Sitka
  • Skagway
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Victoria, BC
  • Whittier (Anchorage)

Australia

  • Airlie Beach
  • Adelaide
  • Albany
  • Brisbane
  • Broome
  • Bunbury
  • Burnie
  • Cairns
  • Darwin
  • Exmouth
  • Fremantle (Perth)
  • Hobart
  • Melbourne
  • Newcastle
  • Port Douglas
  • Sydney

 

Asia

  • Bali (Benoa), Indonesia
  • Beijing, China
  • Busan, South Korea
  • Chennai,India
  • Cochin, India
  • Dalian, China
  • Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
  • Hiroshima, Japan
  • Hong Kong
  • Kagoshima, Japan
  • Keelung (Taipei), Taiwan
  • Ko Samui, Thailand
  • Langkawi, Malaysia
  • Laem Chabang (Bangkok), Thailand
  • Mumbai, India
  • Nagasaki, Japan
  • Osaka, Japan
  • Nha Trang, Vietnam
  • Phu My (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
  • Phuket, Thailand
  • Port Klang (Kuala Lumpur), Malaysia
  • Qingdao, China
  • Shanghai, China
  • Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Sihanoukville, Cambodia
  • Singapore
  • Tianjin, China
  • Tokyo (Yokohama), Japan
  • Vladivostok, Russia
  • Xian, China

Britain and Ireland

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Cobh (Cork), Ireland
  • Dover (London), England
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland
  • Invergordon, Scotland
  • Liverpool, England
  • South Queensferry/Leith (Edinburgh), Scotland
  • Southampton, England
  • St Peter Port, Guernsey

 

Caribbean

  • Aruba
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Curacao
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Grand Turk, Turks and Caicos
  • Miami
  • Nassau, Bahamas
  • Princess Cays, Bahamas
  • Roatan, Honduras
  • St Thomas, USVI
  • St Maarten

 

Europe – Baltic, Northern & North Atlantic

  • Aarhus, Denmark
  • Akureyri, Iceland
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Gdynia, Poland
  • Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Hamburg, Germany
  • Helsinki, Finland
  • Helsingborg, Sweden
  • Le Havre (Paris), France
  • Nuuk, Greenland
  • Ponta Delgada, Azores
  • Riga,Latvia
  • Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • St Petersburg, Russia
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Tallinn, Estonia
  • Torshavn, Faroe Islands
  • Vigo, Spain
  • Visby, Sweden
  • Warnemunde (Berlin), Germany
  • Zeebrugge, Belgium

Europe – Mediterranean

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Cadiz (Seville), Spain
  • Cannes, France
  • Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  • Corfu, Greece
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Genoa, Italy
  • Gibraltar
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Katakolon (Olympia), Greece
  • Koper, Slovenia
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Livorno (Pisa, Florence), Italy
  • Marseille, France
  • Messina, Italy
  • Monaco
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Naples, Italy
  • Piraeus (Athens), Greece
  • Rhodes, Greece
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Split, Croatia
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Venice, Italy

 

Hawaii

  • Hilo
  • Honolulu
  • Kauai (Nawiliwili)
  • Kona
  • Lahaina

 

Mexico & Central America

  • Acapulco, Mexico
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Cartagena, Columbia
  • Colon, Panama
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Ensenada, Mexico
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Manzanillo, Mexico
  • Mazatlan, Mexico
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Quepos, Costa Rica
  • San Diego, California
  • San Juan Del Sur, Nicarauga
  • Santa Marta, Columbia
  • Zihuatanejo,Mexico

Middle East & Africa

  • Alexandria, Egypt
  • Aqaba, Jordan
  • Ashdod (Jerusaleum), Israel
  • Casablanca, Morocco
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Port Said, Egypt
  • Safaga (Luxor), Egypt
  • Salalah, Oman
  • Tunis, Tunisia

 

New England and Eastern Canada

  • Bar Harbor, Maine
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Charlottetown, PEI
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • New York, New York
  • Newport, Rhode Island
  • Quebec City, Quebec
  • Saguenay, Quebec
  • Saint John, New Brunswick
  • Sydney, Nova Scotia

 

New Zealand

  • Auckland
  • Bay of Islands
  • Gisborne
  • Lyttleton (Christchurch)
  • Napier
  • Port Chalmers (Dunedin)
  • Tauranga
  • Wellington

 

Norway

  • Alesund
  • Bergen
  • Flam
  • Geiranger
  • Hellesylt
  • Honningsvag (North Cape)
  • Kristiansand
  • Oslo
  • Stavanger
  • Trondheim
  • Tromso

 

South Pacific

  • Apia, Samoa
  • Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  • Dravuni Island, Fiji
  • Guam
  • Lifou, New Caledonia
  • Moorea, French Polynesia
  • Noumea, New Caledonia
  • Nuku’Alofa, Tonga
  • Pago Pago, American Samoa
  • Papeete, French Polnesia
  • Port Denarau, Fiji
  • Port Vila, Vanuatu
  • Suva, Fiji
  • Vava’u, Tonga
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