One of the best ways to visit multiple countries and destinations during one vacation is on a cruise. All you have to do is step aboard your ship, settle into your luxuriously appointed stateroom, and unpack once.
You don’t have to worry about missing trains, hopping on multiple flights, or booking travel to and from the airport in each place you visit. On a multi-country cruise, you’re whisked away to some of the world’s most unforgettable destinations while you indulge in world-class dining, thrilling entertainment, and exciting onboard activities.
Here are some of the best multi-destination cruises around the world.
1: Italy, France & Spain Cruise
On this multi-country cruise itinerary in the Mediterranean, start off your journey in Rome and spend the day visiting ancient ruins like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum. Then stop in Portofino, a small seaside village lined with pastel-colored buildings that make the ideal setting for a memorable vacation photo.
In France, you’ll dock in Cannes, a chic beach town in the French Riviera known for its glitzy film festival and world-class shopping scene. Explore Corsica, a sophisticated island in the Mediterranean with golden sand beaches, palm trees, and delicious seafood.
In the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona, you’ll marvel at its unique architecture and enjoy endless rounds of tapas. On the sun-soaked island of Mallorca, discover a paradise filled with hidden beaches, Gothic architecture, and scenic hillside towns.
3: Israel & the Mediterranean Cruise
Tour fascinating cities in Israel, Turkey, Greece, and more on a 12-night multi-country cruise. You’ll visit seven different ports and spend four full days at sea. Depart from Rome, the Eternal City, and see masterpieces like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel and magnificent ruins such as the Colosseum.
In the port town of Limassol in Cyprus, stroll along its picturesque harbor, sample local wine, and tour the picturesque countryside around the city. Next, arrive in Haifa, where you’ll walk around the famous Baha’i Gardens atop Mount Carmel.
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You’ll spend two days in Jerusalem, one of the world’s oldest and holiest cities, where you can visit religious landmarks like the Western Wall and the Dome of the Rock.
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The second half of your cruise will be full of opportunities to visit ancient sites, starting in Ephesus, where a buried Greek city that dates back to 600 BC continues to be uncovered. From there you’ll sail to Athens, home of the Acropolis, where you’ll marvel at the magnificent columns of the Parthenon that are still standing thousands of years after its construction.
While in Olympia, enjoy exploring the site of the first Olympic Games and a number of other athletic and mythological monuments from ancient history.
4: Southern Caribbean Cruise
Begin a glorious 7-day Caribbean cruise that embarks from San Juan, Puerto Rico and sails to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao, also known as the “ABC Islands,” with a port of call at the dual-nation islands of St. Kitts and Nevis. When docked in Basseterre, the island’s capital, explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Brimstone Hill Fortress National Park, or relax on a lava-laced black-sand beach along Pump Bay.
During this multi-country cruise itinerary, you’ll spend a day in Aruba working on your tan and swimming in sapphire blue Caribbean waters. Snorkel or dive to see the island’s coral reefs, multihued tropical fish, and sunken shipwrecks, then enjoy the French-inspired Caribbean cuisine at restaurants and bars close to the beach.
In Curaçao, swim with sweet-natured dolphins, visit Hato Caves, and stop by the Old Market for a taste of island specialties cooked in open kitchens. Bonaire is famous for diving and snorkeling, flamingos, and for having the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean.
5: Argentina, Uruguay & Brazil Cruise
Make your way through South America on a 9-night multi-country cruise that visits destinations in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay. This open-jaw itinerary stops in seven different ports and spends two days at sea, giving you plenty of time to enjoy all of the amenities and venues available on board.
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Depart from the romantic city of Buenos Aires, where you can sample their famous local red wine and steak, or sign up for a sultry tango lesson with your loved one. During your day in Montevideo, go surfing at one of its popular beaches or head off to Uruguay’s wine country and spend an afternoon tasting local varieties.
Go shopping in Punta del Este, where there’s a number of hip boutiques and shops, or unwind on one of this resort town’s golden sand beaches.
You’ll get to explore three different cities when you cruise to Brazil. In the bustling metropolis of Sao Paulo, make your way through the city’s five-star cuisine. The scenery is vastly different in Ilhabela, a gorgeous island with volcanoes, lush jungles, and towering waterfalls. While in Buzios, embrace the carefree atmosphere of this tropical beach town, where you can indulge in fresh seafood or take a surfing lesson.
6: Key West, Belize & Grand Cayman Cruise
Escape on a tropical vacation on a 7-night multi-destination cruise to Key West, Belize, and Grand Cayman. Paired with two days at sea, this weeklong sailing is full of white sand beaches, warm Caribbean waters, and delicious seafood.
Departing from Fort Lauderdale, this cruise first stops in Key West, where you’ll easily fall for this seaside town’s quirky ambiance. Snorkel along its colorful coral reefs and taste the iconic key lime pie for dessert.
In Belize, dive into the stunning Belize Barrier Reef, the second largest in the world. During your day in Cozumel, relax under the sun on idyllic beaches like El Cielo, which translates to “heaven.” While in Grand Cayman, spend the day swimming with dolphins and stingrays.
7: South Pacific Cruise
Sail off to the remote islands of the South Pacific on an 11-night cruise that departs from Sydney. Combining four days at sea with seven port days, this comprehensive cruise is an exotic escape full of white sand beaches, turquoise oceans, and lush jungles.
Stop in Lifou, a port town on Loyalty Island, where you’ll enjoy cliff-top views and secluded beaches. In Vanuatu, discover Vilu, a tropical destination filled with waterfalls, jungles, and blue lagoons. On Mystery Island, explore an uninhabited paradise that will make you feel like you have an island all to yourself.
Visit ports in New Caledonia, including Maré, the French city of Noumea, and the Isle of Pines, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you’ll find pristine shores and a preserved natural habitat with sea turtles, extensive coral reefs, and colorful schools of fish.
8: Southeast Asia Cruise
Multi-country cruises in Southeast Asia sail from Singapore to Vietnam and Thailand. Start your journey with an overnight in Singapore. Experience the old and new side of the city in Kampong Glam, and marvel at the beauty of Marina Bay Sands. Visit the Cloud Forest and futuristic trees at Gardens by the Bay, or stroll through the fragrant Singapore Botanic Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Tour Vietnam’s most popular destinations, like Danang, Hanoi and Halong Bay, and Ho Chi Minh City. Delve into the country’s Asian roots and French influences. An overnight stay in Hanoi is the perfect opportunity to explore Vietnam’s rich culture, including the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, once the center of ancient Hanoi and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Take advantage of an overnight in Bangkok and see the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, experience the city’s nightlife, and visit the floating market.
9: Panama Canal Cruise
On a multi-destination cruise to the Panama Canal, you’ll sail from either Florida or California. Enjoy multiple days at sea and luxuriate in the amenities and activities available on board your ship before the long-anticipated cruise through the engineering marvel that is the Panama Canal.
Explore Cartagena’s stunning Old Town and lounge on a private island in Colón. In Puntarenas, Costa Rica’s tropical forests, wide beaches, exotic birds, and native wildlife await. While in port in Puerto Quetzal, visit Lake Atitlán and marvel at the surrounding volcanoes and rich Mayan history. It’s all about sun and fun on the best beaches in Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas, two popular resort towns on the Mexican Riviera.
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