Port is the place where in fact starts any cruise. Port is the main component of cruise travels. After all, if do not take into account the back of dolphins and the beauty of the coasts, stopping in ports is the main exciting event for participants of the cruise.
Ports are small enclaves of real romance, which still has original aura, an aura of adventure. Of course, modern technology and fashion for irony can destroy any more or less open perception. However, ports with their orderly confusion, slang and architecture yet can confront these "illnesses".
Today, cruise ports may play different role for each tourist. Thus, for the Germans it will be important to explore the sights and learn the history of the place. The British and Americans would prefer quality hotel. As for the tourists from Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, here every tourist is different. Someone may even not leave the ship and someone can irritate the guide with questions to get additional knowledge.
In the world there are hundreds of ports. There are legendary, ordinary, fishing and metropolis ports. The variety of cruise ports is as great as the variety of cruise ships. And large ports often offer separate private terminals for cruise ships. In some cases these terminals are not designed for any particular cruise company, but some have separate terminals for major cruise corporations, such as, Royal Carribean or NCL.
Size does matter. The larger vessel is - the greater the port must be. Cruise ships designed for 2.500 or more passengers cannot afford to visit all ports on the route. In one case the water depth will not allow, in another - port’s facilities. So, to this day there is a simple rule: "The smaller the boat is - the more ports it stops in".
In this rubric portal cruise-profi.com introduces the ports of the world, where you can start your cruise and also offers the possibility of online booking a cruise on a particular cruise ship in a particular port.
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