One of the first decisions you must make before planning your cruise, is deciding the departure port. There are often multiple ports to choose from if you're sailing from a US, Canada, or any other country. Pick a departure port that is worth exploring a few days before or after your cruise to extend your vacation.
Cruise lines and Destinations are only two factors to consider when planning your cruise. Your choice of departure port greatly influences your vacation. You can choose to start your cruise from any country depending on your ultimate destination. Here is an overview of ports worldwide if you know where you want to depart from. You can also find the best cruises departing directly from here for even easier planning. To make it easier for you, we have rounded up every major departure port and some tips and recommendations.