1 6 0 FEATURE Enduring appeal What makes a cruise destination special? CFR navigates a journey around some of the outstanding ports around the world to discover the attributes that continue to delight passengers call after call Cagliari, Italy A coastline adorned with ancient granites, fragrant mastic and golden gorse surrounds Sardinia, the oldest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Cagliari Cruise Port is the gateway to its wild south. Its position in the centre of the Western Mediterranean is ideal for itinerary planners, as are its large docks capable of safely accommodating the newest large ships. The modern transport network allows visitors to access a wide range of local activities that offer both relaxation and thrills. Passengers can leave the ship and stroll through the heart of the city to discover its ancient streets and panoramic terraces, as well as the largest city beach in Europe, the Poetto. Port Canaveral, Florida, USA Port Canaveral is a gateway for cruises to Florida, hosting nearly five million cruise passengers annually at its well- equipped terminals. Cruise guests benefit from easy access, ample parking facilities, and efficient arrivals and departures. Five global cruise lines choose Port Canaveral to homeport some of their largest and most popular ships, which sail three-, four- and seven-night itineraries from the port. Plus, many vessels stop for a day to allow guests to explore one of Orlando’s famous theme parks, visit the nearby NASA Kennedy Space Center, or relax on the uncrowded and pristine Jetty Park Beach. And, as Port Canaveral is the first port to supply LNG fuel to ships in North America, cruise partners can ensure that they keep their environmental impact to a minimum when they call.