Cruise & Ferry Itinerary Planning 2024

114 FEATURED PORTS & DESTINATIONS AMERICAS > Haifa Port, Israel Haifa Port has emerged as one of the most exciting cruise destinations in the post-pandemic era. Haifa experienced a surge in popularity, attracting an influx of approximately 380,000 Israeli passengers and 250,000 tourists either calling at the port or embarking on cruises. Almost 30 different cruise brands have visited the port, with 10 of them choosing Haifa as their homeport. In a major step, Haifa Port is planning to build the first purposebuilt cruise terminal in Israel. The new terminal is poised to elevate Haifa to the next level as a major cruise hub. Port Salalah, Oman Salalah is the capital of southern Oman’s Dhofar governate. The city is known for its banana plantations, Arabian Sea beaches and waters teeming with life. The Khareef, an annual monsoon, transforms the desert terrain into a lush, green landscape and creates seasonal waterfalls that attract almost 800,000 visitors every year. Salalah is an Arab Gulf regional gateway port and transhipment hub, with over 4.3 million containers handled annually and receiving around 35,000 cruise passengers every year. Atlantic Canada Cruise Association Discover someplace unique in North America. Atlantic Canada is made up of four captivating, coastal provinces, each with stunning port cities and towns that have a flavour of their own. From vibrant landscapes with wide-open spaces to colourful and historic urban cores, Atlantic Canada is known for its diverse geography, world-class culinary experiences and hospitable nature. Cruise passengers can stroll seaside cities, walk on the ocean floor, explore lighthouses or join an authentic kitchen party while visiting one of the many ports. Great Lakes St. Lawrence, Canada and USA The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System stretches over 2,000 miles inland between the USA and Canada, connecting the Gulf of St. Lawrence with Duluth in Minnesota, on Lake Superior. There are 30 ports currently handling cruise ships along the waters of the St. Lawrence Seaway and all five Great Lakes. This destination is increasingly becoming popular for small, luxury size cruise ships, with nine calling in 2022 and 11 expected in 2023. Cruise ships sail the Great Lakes between April and October.