Category Archives: Cruise Ports

Cruise Ships to Curacao

Many longer Caribbean cruises – 8 days or more – make it as far south as the “ABC Islands” of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Curacao is the largest of those islands, sitting 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela. Cruises to Curacao make port in the town of Willemstad, which is known for its pastel-colored colonial-style architecture.

  1. Adventure of the Seas – from San Juan, Puerto Rico
  2. Caribbean Princess – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  3. Carnival Vista – from Miami, Florida
  4. Royal Princess – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  5. Navigator of the Seas – from Miami, Florida
  6. Celebrity Eclipse – from Miami, Florida
  7. Zuiderdam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  8. Carnival Conquest – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  9. Koningsdam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  10. Oosterdam – from Tampa, Florida
  11. Carnival Splendor – from Miami, Florida
  12. Crown Princess – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  13. Celebrity Equinox – from Miami, Florida
  14. Queen Elizabeth – from New York, New York
  15. Serenade of the Seas – from Boston, Massachusetts

Cruise Ships to Key West

Key West is the southernmost town in Florida, known for some pretty wild partying and access to incredible coral reefs. It’s a popular stop on cruises to the Caribbean that originate in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Tampa and Galveston. Royal Caribbean’s Enchantment of the Seas and Carnival Victory currently make weekly trips to Key West from Miami.

  1. Enchantment of the Seas – from Miami, Florida
  2. Carnival Victory – from Miami, Florida
  3. Carnival Sensation – from Miami, Florida
  4. Celebrity Equinox – from Miami, Florida
  5. Eurodam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  6. Nieuw Amsterdam – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  7. Brilliance of the Seas – from Tampa, Florida
  8. Oosterdam – from Tampa, Florida
  9. Disney Magic – from Miami, Florida
  10. Rhapsody of the Seas – from Tampa, Florida
  11. Disney Wonder – from Galveston, Texas
  12. Carnival Freedom – from Galveston, Texas
  13. Carnival Breeze – from Galveston, Texas
  14. Seven Seas Mariner – from Miami, Florida
  15. Celebrity Silhouette – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

Cruise Ships to Hubbard Glacier

Hubbard Glacier is a popular and spectacular stop on cruises to Alaska. It stretches over 75 miles from Yukon, Canada to Disappointment Bay in Alaska. It’s the kind of thing you expect to see on a cruise to Alaska, hardly a disappointment.

  1. Celebrity Infinity – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  2. Silver Shadow – from Vancouver (Ballantyne Pier), Canada
  3. Radiance of the Seas – from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
  4. Celebrity Millennium – from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
  5. Norwegian Sun – from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
  6. Seven Seas Mariner – from Seward (Anchorage), Alaska
  7. Amsterdam – from Seattle, Washington
  8. Star Princess – from Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
  9. Island Princess – from Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
  10. Coral Princess – from Whittier (Anchorage), Alaska
  11. Regatta – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  12. Crystal Serenity – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  13. Celebrity Solstice – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  14. Seven Seas Navigator – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia
  15. Disney Wonder – from Vancouver (Canada Place), British Columbia

Cruise Ships to Manaus

A cruise visit to Manaus, Brazil is about as far as you can get – figuratively – from a day cruising the middle of an ocean. And it’s literally 750 miles upriver from the Atlantic. Manaus is the largest city on the Amazon River.

  1. Queen Victoria – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  2. Seven Seas Mariner – from Miami, Florida
  3. Regatta – from Miami, Florida
  4. Silver Spirit – from Bridgetown, Barbados
  5. Veendam – from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  6. Seabourn Quest – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  7. Prinsendam – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  8. Crystal Serenity – from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  9. Seven Seas Navigator – from Miami, Florida
  10. Insignia – from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  11. Viking Sea – from San Juan, Puerto Rico

Cruise Ships to Tierra del Fuego

A visit to the islands of Tierra del Fuego is just one piece of the amazing South American fjord-viewing cruises that travel around the southern end of Cape Horn. These cruises are usually two weeks long and most frequently sail from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Valparaiso, Chile – or from Valparaiso to Buenos Aires. Some also visit Antarctica!

  1. Zaandam – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  2. Celebrity Infinity – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  3. Emerald Princess – from Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
  4. Seabourn Quest – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  5. Norwegian Sun – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  6. Crown Princess – from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
  7. Marina – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  8. Seven Seas Mariner – from Callao (Lima), Peru
  9. Silver Spirit – from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile
  10. Regatta – from Buenos Aires, Argentina
  11. Crystal Serenity – from Valparaiso (Santiago), Chile

Cruise Ships to Fiji

Most of the cruises to Fiji begin in Australia or Tahiti. But you’ll also find the occasional long distance cruise that begins as far away as Hawaii or Los Angeles.

  1. Noordam – from Sydney, Australia
  2. Voyager of the Seas – from Sydney, Australia
  3. Explorer of the Seas – from Sydney, Australia
  4. Sirena – from Papeete, Tahiti
  5. Paul Gauguin – from Lautoka, Viti Levu, Fiji
  6. Seven Seas Navigator – from San Pedro (Los Angeles), California
  7. Celebrity Solstice – from Sydney, Australia
  8. Radiance of the Seas – from Sydney, Australia
  9. Legend of the Seas – from Brisbane, Australia
  10. Crystal Symphony – from Papeete, Tahiti
  11. Dawn Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  12. Norwegian Jewel – from Papeete, Tahiti
  13. Insignia – from Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii
  14. Emerald Princess – from Sydney, Australia
  15. Diamond Princess – from Sydney, Australia

Cruise Ships to Monte Carlo

It’s not exactly surprising that Monte Carlo is a popular port-of-call for Mediterranean cruises. You’ll frequently find cruise ships traveling eastward that begin in Barcelona and westward out of Civitavecchia (near Rome) in Monaco’s harbor.

  1. Oosterdam – from Barcelona, Spain
  2. Riviera – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  3. Westerdam – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  4. Viking Sea – from Barcelona, Spain
  5. Seabourn Odyssey – from Bridgetown, Barbados
  6. Marina – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  7. Seven Seas Voyager – from Barcelona, Spain
  8. Silver Spirit – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  9. Sirena – from Venice, Italy
  10. Azamara Quest – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  11. Star Pride – from Barcelona, Spain
  12. Viking Star – from Barcelona, Spain
  13. Wind Surf – from Barcelona, Spain
  14. Star Breeze – from Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy
  15. Norwegian Spirit – from Barcelona, Spain

Cruise Ships to Nassau

Nassau is the most popular cruise stop in the Bahamas. Located less than 200 miles from the coast of Florida, it’s on the itinerary of most cruises from Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral and Jacksonville.

  1. Carnival Valor – from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
  2. Majesty of the Seas – from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
  3. Norwegian Sky – from Miami, Florida
  4. Enchantment of the Seas – from Miami, Florida
  5. Disney Dream – from Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
  6. Carnival Elation – from Jacksonville, Florida
  7. Carnival Ecstasy – from Charleston, South Carolina
  8. Carnival Victory – from Miami, Florida
  9. Norwegian Escape – from Miami, Florida
  10. MSC Divina – from Miami, Florida
  11. Allure of the Seas – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
  12. Norwegian Breakaway – from New York, New York
  13. Carnival Pride – from Baltimore, Maryland
  14. Carnival Sensation – from Miami, Florida
  15. Carnival Conquest – from Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

Unusual Cruise Departure Port: Charlotte Amalie

There are hundreds of cruises every year from major ports like Barcelona and Miami, but maybe you’d like to try something that begins from an unusual departure point – like Charlotte Amalie.  Charlotte Amalie is on St. Thomas and is the largest city and capital of the the US Virgin Islands.  The city is located on a well-protected harbor called Long Bay that provides easy access to the islands of the eastern Caribbean.

Seabourn Cruise Line has scheduled some 7-night eastern Caribbean cruises from Charlotte Amalie for February and March of 2014 and 2015.  The cruises include visits to St. Martin, Antigua, St. Kitts, Guadeloupe and the British Virgin Islands.  Seabourn Pride will be making the cruises in 2014, replaced by Seabourn Legend in 2015.

There are also one-way cruises into and out of Charlotte Amalie before and after the “mini cruise season” there.  The inbound “repositioning cruise” begins in Oranjestad, Aruba and is a 7-night tour of the southern Caribbean.  The outbound cruise is a bit more extensive – a 13-night voyage from Charlotte Amalie to Barcelona.