Cruise Ships Sail Everywhere

    From Caribbean to Australia, there are lots of places to visit

    TORONTO, Jan. 12 /CNW/ - Cruise ships sail to almost every corner of the
globe, and according to Stuart MacDonald, President and CEO of,
there are plenty of great destinations to visit. Here are some of his top


    This is the most popular destination for cruisers. A large number of
cruise ships depart easy-to-get-to ports in Florida and sail to idyllic
islands like Barbados, St. Marten, the Virgin Islands, St. Lucia, Puerto Rico,
Jamaica and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

    Mexican Riviera

    This was the itinerary made famous by TV's original Love Boat, the
Pacific Princess.
    There are several variations, but basically you sail the Pacific Ocean
off the coast of California and Mexico between Los Angeles and Acapulco.

    Panama Canal

    One of the world's great engineering achievements, the Panama Canal is a
fascinating voyage. The typical Canal cruise sails between Miami and Los
Angeles on 10 to 14-day voyages, with calls at a variety of Caribbean or
Pacific coast ports.


    The west coast of Canada and Alaska offers spectacular glaciers, lots of
wildlife and soaring mountains peaks. Most Alaska cruises depart from
Vancouver or Seattle, and offer seven-day return voyages, or seven-day one way
trips to Anchorage, Alaska so that passengers can combine the cruise with a
land trip to the interior.

    New England/Canada

    The beautiful maritime coasts of New England and Canada provide a
gorgeous backdrop for cruises between New York or Boston and Montreal, Canada.


    The magnificent cathedrals, monuments and palaces of Europe await those
who cruise the Mediterranean, Baltic and Black Sea. There are a wide variety
of itineraries ranging from 7 to 14 days, with Rome, Venice, and Barcelona
serving as the most popular departure ports for Med cruises.


    A Pacific paradise with towering volcanoes, lush vegetation and majestic
shorelines, the Hawaiian Islands are one of the most beautiful cruise
destinations in the world. NCL offers seven-day cruises from Honolulu, while a
number of other cruise lines make calls at the islands on 10- to 14-day
cruises from California and Vancouver.

    South America/Amazon

    With lush rain forests, tropical wildlife, and mysterious Indian tribes,
the Amazon River provides cruise passengers with adventure at every turn.
There are also cruises around the continent from Chile to Buenos Aires,
Argentina, and vice-versa.

    Australia/New Zealand

    Cruise ships sail around New Zealand, past the Great Barrier Reef and to
the major ports of Australia. Sydney is also a departure port for cruise ships
repositioning to Asia.

    South Pacific

    Most cruises depart from Tahiti, and include Moorea, Bora Bora and the
other Society Islands of French Polynesia. Some ships also sail to the
Marquesas Islands, one of the most idyllic destinations in the world. Cruises
usually range in length from 7 to 14 days.

    Orient/Southeast Asia

    Passengers get a rare glimpse into the world's oldest civilization during
cruises to Southeast Asia. Ships usually sail on 10- to 14- day voyages from
Hong Kong or Singapore to ports like Canton, Ho Chi Mihn City and Taipei.


    This destination is mainly for nature lovers and adventurers. There's a
lot of wildlife (whales, penguins, seals, albatrosses and petrels) and
incomparable beauty (giant glaciers and towers of ice). Cruises usually take
from 10 to 21 days, and depart from Ushuaia, Argentina.

    About is the web's first combined cruise community, planning and
buying site. Founded in 2008 by web and travel industry innovator Stuart
MacDonald, the site empowers travel consumers to find the cruise they've
always wanted by merging e-commerce with e-community. is also
equipped with toll-free customer service support at 1-877-810-TRIP (8747), as
well as an un-moderated social media community. Visit

For further information:

For further information: Stuart MacDonald at (416) 637-2341, or; or Dave Moorcroft at (416) 727-1858, or

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