Cruise ships beckon people to them, because of the exclusivity of the port calls they make. Across the world, there are many locations which are completely out-of-the world. The most exotic the destinations offered by a cruise ship, the more is its reachability to interested cruisers.
A compilation of 10 of the most alluring, tempting and best cruise ships in terms of the shore excursions offered has been made. The top rated cruise ships have been rated by cruisers who found the shore destinations extremely enjoying and are listed in a descending order of chronology.
10. Voyager of the Seas
A voyager class vessel, the Voyager of the Seas stands at the 10th spot for best cruise excursions. Some of the exotic destinations of the cruise ship include Cozumel in Mexico, Cartagena in Spain, Dubrovnik in Croatia, Rhodes in Greece and Nassau in the Bahamas along with the fanfare of the Caribbean fest in Falmouth, Jamaica.
9. Carnival Liberty
The Carnival Liberty offers a carnival fest of places as shore destinations. Ranking ninth in the list of luxury cruise ships, the Carnival Liberty explores Belize, Mahogany Bay in the Isla Roatan (Roatan Island) and the Cayman Island featuring the Grand Cayman.
8. Carnival Conquest
Featuring the Conquest Class of the Carnival cruise line, the Carnival Conquest allows its cruisers to attempt a visual conquest of places like Montego Bay and Ocho Rios in Jamaica, Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas, Progreso Yucatan in Mexico and Key West in Florida. The ship comes eighth in the standings in the list for luxury cruises.
7. Carnival Valor
Carnival Valor’s exclusive shore destination points include the Grand Turk, Antigua and St. Thomas, Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, Tortola in the British Virgin Islands and San Juan in Puerto Rico. All these exotic locations have allowed the Valor to be rated as the seventh top cruise ship for shore destinations.
6. Serenade of the Seas
Featuring in the Radiance Class fleet of the Royal Caribbean International, Serenade of the Seas ranks sixth in the list for top rated cruise ships for shore trips. Providing a galore of fun and excitement in the Caribbean – Barbados, Charlotte Amalie amongst the others, the destination array of the ship also includes locations like Alaska featuring Juneau and Denali National Park, Hawaii, Egypt featuring Alexandria, Greece featuring Mykonos and Santorini, Spain featuring Malaga and Cadiz and the Panama Canal.
5. Sapphire Princess
Operated by Princess Cruises, the Sapphire Princess rates fifth in the ratings for the best cruise excursions by cruise ships. The Sapphire Princess explores the majestic Alaska, allows passengers to enrapture their senses with the exotic Tahiti, Hawaii and South Pacific and finishes its offering of shore destinations with a Mexican fanfare.
4. Carnival Miracle
The Carnival Miracle’s shore excursions range to places like Port Canaveral in USA, St. Kitts and St. Lucia in the West Indies, St. Maarten and the Bermudian King’s Wharf. The Carnival Miracle is rated as the fourth most top rated cruise vessel.
3. Carnival Legend
Costa Maya in Mexico along with Belize and the Grand Cayman adds to the list of the unique destinations offered by the Carnival Legend making it the third rated ship in the list of luxury cruises.
2. Carnival Inspiration
Ports like the Ensenada in Mexico and Catalina Island in USA make the Carnival cruise line’s Fantasy Class Fleet the second most highly valued cruise ship for shore excursions. Other shore destinations offered by the ship include the Cozumel and the Cayman Islands.
1. Carnival Victory
Port destinations for the Carnival Victory, a Triumph class vessel of the Carnival cruise line, include Barbados, Dominica, St. Kitts, St. Lucia and St. Maarten making the Victory the highly rated cruise ship amongst the other featured best cruise ships.
The best cruise ships are those that offer cruisers an opportunity to learn more about the people, culture and the land where the cruise vessel is halting. The destinations mentioned above, all offer that exclusive experience of learning which cannot be offered in any of the books. The people having had this opportunity to sample a slice of the world across can reciprocate by helping to rate luxury cruise ships for providing not just luxury cruises but also memorable shore excursions.
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