Ports of Call

These nine port cities on the water attract thousands of visitors annually with their nautical charm, natural beauty and abundant attractions.


Ports of Call: Athens, Greece

Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating to 3000 B.C., and has been continuously inhabited for at least 3,000 years.

Ports of Call: Stockholm, Sweden

With its crystal-clear waters, green spaces and impressive architecture, Stockholm might just be one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

Ports of Call: Venice, Italy

Venice's ancient waterways, astonishing architecture and historic charm make it a port city not to be missed.

Ports of Call: Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, a great city on the water, is known for its sky-scraping architecture, eclectic neighborhoods, midwestern hospitality and formidable winters.

Ports of Call: Miami, Florida

Considered the gateway to Latin and Central America, Miami, Florida is a vibrant and colorful city known for bikinis, beaches and beautiful people.

Ports of Call: Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver has grown into a culturally diverse metropolis, and its Pacific waterfront and myriad attractions lure hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Ports of Call: Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town is a small city with cultural influences from all over, creating one of the most cosmopolitan places in the world.

Ports of Call: Hong Kong, China

Offering sophistication, culture, the arts and the natural beauty of parks, beaches and one of the world's most dramatic harbors, Hong Kong is the world's city.

Ports of Call: Sydney, Australia

With world-class shopping and dining, beach and harbor activities, and easy day trips, Sydney and its grand waterfront leave little for any traveler to desire.

9 Iconic Ports of Call

We're highlighting nine cities on the water that have leveraged their more industrial pasts to flourish into world-renowned waterfront destinations.