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ASIA EUROP NORTH AMERICA םוי AFRICA SOUTH AMERICA AUST 10 A %24 Petersburg, Alaska Petersburg got its start in the 1890s as a cannery on an island along Alaska's Inside Passage and it's still an uncrowded frontier outport. There's a fleet of charter salmon fishing boats and guides for bear watching. Trujillo, Honduras The new "Banana Coast" cruise port opening this year features a shopping centre and marina, but more important attractions are the colonial city and beaches, the jungle environment and banana planfations. Qaqortoq, Greenland The pristine air alone is an attraction of this Thule community of about 3,000 in South Greenland. It's an experience in Inuit culture, with arts and crafts, fishing, hiking, dogsled- ding, kayaking and whale wafching. Itajai, Brazil The busy container port isn't likely to be a crowd-pleaser, but the town originally colonized by the Portuguese in the 160os features historic buildings, a large shopping centre, and plenty of nearby beaches. Lome, Togo In addition to colonial buildings and bustling bazaars, tiny Togo is home to a "fetish market" which sells traditional remedies and voodoo charms and potions for those who would like to freak out customs agents. Who's visiting: InnerSea Discoveries; American Safari Cruises Who's visiting: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Who's visiting: Oceania Cruises Who's visiting: AIDA Cruises, Crystal Cruises Who's visiting: Princess Cruises 10 Mgarr, Malta The fishing town on the east end of the lesser-known Maltese island of Gozo has a 250-year-old fort built by the Knights of St. John. It's quiet and little changed because it has been well off the usual tourist Durres, Albania Here's your chance to see Adriatic beach resorts that for years were heavily guarded enclaves of the country's elite. Albania's second- largest city is a handy jumping-off point for coast and castle tours. Klaipeda, Lithuania This port and resort on the Baltic Sea has been controlled by the Teutonic Knights, the Duchy of Prussia, the Kingdom of Prussia, the Third Reich and the Soviet Union. Buildings date back as early as the 13th century. Xiamen, China One of those amazingly fast-growing but lesser-known megalopolises in China, the city also known as Amoy (population 3.5 million) has bustling street markets and galleries featuring crafts and oil paintings. Kangaroo Island, Australia Most often visited as a day trip from Adelaide, the South Australian island will see cruise ships anchor on its coast for birdwatching, viewing of seal colonies and, of Course, close encounters with kangaroos. routes. Who's visiting: Seabourn Cruise Line Who's visiting: Holland America Line Who's visiting: Crystal Cruises Who's visiting: Azamara Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Silversea Cruises Who's visiting: Holland America Line, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Silversea Cruises MATTHEW BAMBACH/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Cruise Ports

shared by mbambach on Mar 21
Various highlighted cruise ports of interest around the world.


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