Cruise Critic Names World's Top Cruise Destinations

Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Cay

Cruise Critic has announced the winners of its first-ever Cruisers' Choice Destination Awards, naming the top cruise destinations in the world, based on consumer ratings submitted with reviews on the Cruise Critic website. 

According to a recent survey by Cruise Critic, selecting a cruise destination is the most important part of the planning process for both first-time cruisers (28%) and experienced cruisers (29%).

First-place winners include:


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  • Top-Rated Alaska Port: Glacier Bay
  • Top-Rated Asia & South Pacific Port: Mystery Island
  • Top-Rated Australia & New Zealand Port: Sydney
  • Top-Rated Baltic & Scandinavia Port: St. Petersburg
  • Top-Rated Eastern Caribbean, Bahamas & Bermuda Port: St. Maarten
  • Top-Rated Southern Caribbean Port: Bonaire
  • Top-Rated Western Caribbean & Riviera Maya Port: Cozumel
  • Top-Rated British Isles & Western Europe Port: Amsterdam
  • Top-Rated Eastern Mediterranean Port: Venice
  • Top-Rated European River Port: Paris
  • Top-Rated Western Mediterranean Port: Barcelona
  • Top-Rated Hawaii Port: Kauai
  • Top-Rated Mexican Riviera & South America Port: Puerto Vallarta
  • Top-Rated U.S. & Canada Port: San Francisco
  • Top-Rated Cruise Line Private Island: Castaway Cay
Cruise Critic boasts the world's largest online cruise community, with more than 160,000 cruise reviews, covering approximately 500 cruise ships and over 300 worldwide ports. Awards are based on reviews submitted for cruises taken over the past year. 

For the full list of winners, visit

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