Well Known Ports
Which are the best well-known ports to visit? Port cities offer a unique experience for travelers. They are great hubs of activity with cargo ships and cruise ships, nearby restaurants and commerce. Get a taste of the nation they are located in while enjoying a very cosmopolitan atmosphere. The following well-known ports are worth checking out on your travels around the world.
- Port of Rotterdam The city of Rotterdam is well-known for its port, which is the largest one in Europe. Approximately 430 million tons of goods move in and out of Europe through Rotterdam. Visiting the port itself makes an interesting day trip whether you want to check out some of the largest ships in the world, visit the Port Museum or bike ride along the water.
- Port of Venice Located on top of the Adriatic Sea, the Venice port is renowned as both a point of entry for container ships moving between Asia and Europe but also for cruise ships in the Mediterranean. Each year more then two million passengers visit this well-known port and the remarkable city that it acts as a gateway to. The Port of Venice is a green port, making efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to protect the water and land.
- Port Stanley Located in Ontario on Lake Erie, Port Stanley is an idyllic travel destination for those seeking a more relaxing port city. Check out the boats, take a scenic train ride, enjoy the water and try one of the local restaurants. There won't be as many people at Port Stanley, but this lake port offers more for tourists, combining history, water activities and a quieter port character.
- Port of Kobe Japan's Kobe Port is well-known for its very modern atmosphere. The harbor area is stunning with grand cruise ships, behemoth cargo ships and the nearby skyscrapers of Kobe, Japan. Check out the Port Tower and Maritime Museum or stroll into the city to try world-renowned Kobe beef and Japanese sake. Be sure to do a little shopping as this port city is the world's largest pearl distribution center.
- Port of Miami This south Florida port is an impressive display of crystal blue waters, cruise ships and endless containers coming in and out of the port. Miami offers dozens of attractions for travelers, before or after a cruise. After checking out the port, go sailing, visit the beaches and finish the evening visiting one of the city's restaurants or investigate the very active Miami nightlife. This renowned port is in the process of expanding to make room for larger vessels with the Miami Dredge Project.