As “Europe’s Leading Cruise Line” seven years in a row and “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the third consecutive year, Norwegian Cruise Line® can take you to amazing destinations all over the world: George Town (Grand Cayman), Honduras, Bermuda, Jamaica, Reykjavik, Ushuaia, Santorini, Komodo, or Alaska — just take your pick.







This post is proudly produced in partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line.

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Alaska's Inside Passage

To cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage is to experience a part of the world like nowhere else on Earth—this is an icy land of fjords and bays and 15,000 miles of shoreline where bald eagles soar and bears roam, where puffins swoop and sea otters and orcas splash under the midnight sun. Truly, this is the Last Frontier. And it’s incredible.
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Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s second biggest city, Puerto Limón, throws a massive party every September. Get here for Carnaval and you’ll be partying with the locals for seven days straight. Regardless of when you arrive, pay close attention when you dock—many Norwegian guests have spotted sloths hanging out in the trees right in port! In fact, Limón’s right on the edge of incredible natural areas, with the region’s rainforests representing some of the most diverse biospheres on Earth.
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Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Dock at the Cayman capital of George Town and you’ll get to stroll crushed coral sand at the world-class Seven Mile Beach, go scuba diving among Caribbean shipwrecks, check out the local rum distilleries, and, of course, meet the local swimmers at Stingray City. Rays may be related to sharks, but they’re as friendly as it gets. We swear!
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Bali, Indonesia

There are reasons why 4 million holidaymakers head to the island of Bali each year—the world-class surfing and dive hangouts, the sunny, palm-fringed beaches...and then there’s the people. Head to the town of Ubud, made famous in Eat, Pray, Love, to pop a flower in your hair, watch a traditional dance show or two, hang out with local Balinese artists, and sip an organic coffee produced right on the island. The best bit? Ubud’s only about an hour north of the port of Benoa, where Norwegian Cruise Line docks.
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Sydney, Australia

Watching the boats go by at Sydney Harbour (your base of operations when Norwegian docks in this Australian metropolis), surfing on Bondi Beach…Sydney’s got it all, and that’s just the natural icons. It's also home to some of the most spectacular manmade structures on the planet—we’re looking at you, Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Did you know you can climb the latter? Once you’re done gaping slack-jawed at the skyline from up high, check out Sydney’s restaurant scene—in a city where more than 250 different languages are spoken, you know the food’s going to be “ripper” (that’s Aussie slang for “really great.” You’re welcome).
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Kauai, Hawaii

The northwesternmost of Hawaii’s main islands, Kauai’s diverse topography has been shaped by six million years of erosion. As the oldest major island in Hawaii, Kauai also has more miles of sandy coastline than any of the other islands. You know what that means: incredible surfing, swimming, and snorkeling. Of course, you needn't limit yourself to Kauai—Norwegian has the only cruise sailing to all 4 Hawaiian islands in 7 days year-round!
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Hanoi, Vietnam

With Norwegian, you can cruise to Hanoi—it’s been the Vietnamese capital for over a thousand years. Once you’ve had your fill of pho and historic temples, head 90 miles west to Ha Long Bay (literally "descending dragon bay"), an otherworldly UNESCO World Heritage Site that looks straight out of a poem with its mystic limestone karsts and isles.
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Inverness and the Scottish Highlands

Inverness is the place to stroll pretty Victorian streets, buy local single malts, say hi to some bagpipers, then go monster hunting at nearby Loch Ness. For a proper Highland adventure, a classic walk that starts from Inverness is the Great Glen Way. The route stretches from coast to coast, covering 72 miles across the Highlands to the west coast town of Fort William—near Ben Nevis, which, at 1,344 meters, is the tallest peak in the country.
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Muscat, Oman

An important trading port since as early as the 1st century, Muscat’s a city that’s been ruled at different points by the Persians, Portuguese, and Ottoman Empires. And there’s the architecture to prove it—old Portuguese forts and colorful mosques to visit; historic ports and ancient souqs to explore. Then there’s the food. Order some lamb kebabs or lobster curry and you won’t want to leave.
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Reykjavik, Iceland

With Norwegian, you'll dock at Skarfabakki port in the hip capital of Reykjavik. One of the cleanest, greenest, and safest cities in the world, Reykjavik’s downtown core centers around Laugavegur shopping street, where there are enough cafes, boutiques, and galleries to keep you entertained for days. Photo: Bjørn Giesenbauer

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Santorini, Greece

Dock at Santorini Port and find yourself on one of the most picturesque of the Greek islands. Here’s what you need to do once you’ve splashed in the sea, sunbathed on a multicolored beach, and eaten all the feta: Head to the whitewashed town of Thira early evening, and get ready to watch an incredible sunset that sees a million shades of gold and pink erupt in the sky over the sea and cliffs.
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Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Taiwan’s port city of Kaohsiung is an industrial hub that's undergone a total metamorphosis into a green city where you can hang out in cool riverside parks, cafes, galleries, and museums. There's also a ton of historic sites in the older districts of Cijin Island, Yancheng, and Zuoying. Want to shop? Just head to Dream Mall—it’s not only Taiwan’s largest shopping mall, it’s the largest in East Asia.
Photo: Michał Moroz

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Ushuaia, Argentina

Ushuaia has served as everything from a missionary base to a penal colony and a naval base; today it’s a gateway to Tierra del Fuego National Park, where you can go skiing, sailing, hiking, even scuba diving. Arguably the world’s southernmost city, in summertime you’ll see vessels bound for Antarctica calling in to port. Yep, you really are that far south.
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Bergen, Norway

Dock at Bontelabo and say “Hei” to Norway! Surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords on the country’s west coast, Bergen’s centerpiece is the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bryggen, a colorful series of 62 Hanseatic commercial buildings lining the eastern side of the fjord coming into the city. The local music scene also deserves attention, and if you can find time to explore the nearby hills, you won't regret it.
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Colombo, Sri Lanka

Positioned near the Indian Ocean’s major sea lanes, Colombo has been known to traders for two thousand years. Hop off your ship at Port Colombo and you’ll get to see the best of the Sri Lankan capital—Buddhist shrines, colonial churches, Hindu temples. Fit in time to check out the lively Pettah bazaar district and devour spicy samosas and creamy dhal, and you’ll be doing just fine.
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Lima, Peru

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with a population of nearly 10 million, Lima is the third-largest city in the Americas. From the port city of Callao, head to Lima Centro to check out the city’s colonial heart. Then jump on a plane for the short flight to Machu Picchu, one of the world's most incredible sites.
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Istanbul, Turkey

Straddling the Bosporus Strait between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara, Istanbul’s one of the fastest-growing metropolitan economies on Earth. First up on any bucket list for the city should be the the Hagia Sophia (pictured) and Blue Mosque…then there’s the Grand Bazaar, the Basilica Cistern, Topkapi Palace, Galata Tower...we could go on...and on...
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