Cruises Cruise Lines Discover a New Way to Travel Sponsored by What's this This content was produced by Signal Labs, TripSavvy's in-house branded content team, in collaboration with Princess Cruises. Updated 09/25/19 Launch Map Share Pin Email Cruising is a unique and memorable way to travel. Unpack once and experience the best of the region you are visiting in one cruise vacation. There is nothing easier than simply waking up in the morning in the world's most exciting destinations. Wherever there’s an ocean, Princess can take you there. 01 of 52 Travel Port Guide: New York City See Destination Guide David Henderson/Getty Images NEW YORK – There’s no place quite like New York City, and this bustling metropolis is a convenient departure port for East Coast cruisers headed to Canada or New England. Here, travelers have easy access to the best of everything, from shopping in Soho to restaurant-hopping uptown, and the easy-to-navigate transportation system helps you see it all! 02 of 52 Travel Port Guide: Panama City See Destination Guide Princess Cruises PANAMA CITY – People visit the Panama Canal from all across the globe to gaze at the engineering marvel connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Sailing through the canal’s storied locks is a “bucket list” item for many travelers, and Panama City is the perfect port for the eco-tourist and urban shopper alike. 03 of 52 Travel Port Guide: Hong Kong See Destination Guide Princess Cruises HONG KONG – Escape to the exotic, urban jungle of Hong Kong for a truly unique port experience. Visitors can immerse themselves in local culture by touring temples, exploring the lively markets and sampling some dim sum and more adventurous culinary offerings, if they dare. 04 of 52 Travel Port Guide: St. Lucia See Destination Guide Princess Cruises ST. LUCIA – For travelers wanting to be on “island time” there is no better port than the Caribbean island of St. Lucia. Whether you’re ziplining through a rainforest past active volcanoes, or sipping a cocktail beach-side beneath the majestic Piton mountains, there is something for everyone at this gorgeous destination. Continue to 5 of 52 below. 05 of 52 Travel Port Guide: Hilo See Destination Guide Princess Cruises HILO – Hawaii’s Big Island city of Hilo is a tropical paradise offering unique shopping experiences and some of the freshest seafood and produce on the planet. This seaside city is a welcoming home-base for travelers set out to explore its nearby lush gardens and natural wonders such as the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 06 of 52 Travel Fiordland, New Zealand See Destination Guide Princess Cruises FIORDLAND – Fiordland New Zealand is known for it’s breathtaking natural beauty, making this UNESCO World Heritage Area the perfect destination for scenic cruising. Visitors can take in the magnificent scenery as they relax on-board, sailing past the dramatic cliffs, towering waterfalls, and diverse wildlife. 07 of 52 Discover Museum of Modern Art See Destination Guide Getty Images NEW YORK – Immerse yourself in some of the world’s best art with a private tour of the MoMA. A guide will provide expert insight on the museum’s collections and stand-out pieces, followed by some time to explore on your own if desired. Keep an eye out for famous works by Van Gogh, Picasso, Warhol and more. 08 of 52 Discover Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty See Destination Guide Tetra Images/Getty Images NEW YORK – Board the ferry to Liberty Island to explore this iconic American landmark. Then, make the quick hop over to Ellis Island to tour the gateway that over 12 million Americans passed through. Get your cameras out on-board, as the ferry offers some of the best views of downtown Manhattan. Continue to 9 of 52 below. 09 of 52 Discover 9/11 Memorial See Destination Guide Matthew T. Carroll/Getty Images NEW YORK – Embark on a historic walking tour of Manhattan’s Financial District where you’ll visit landmarks such as Wall Street and its Charging Bull. Then, make your way past Trinity Church to the 9/11 Memorial and its two breathtaking waterfalls. 10 of 52 Discover Hop On, Hop Off Bus Tour See Destination Guide Maremagnum/Getty Images NEW YORK – Soar through New York’s streets above the hustle and bustle on an open-air double decker bus! Hop on or off at your convenience at any stop that strikes your fancy such as Central Park or the Brooklyn Bridge. 11 of 52 Dine Chinatown for Dim Sum See Destination Guide Lars Ruecker/Getty Images NEW YORK – You don’t have to venture to Asia to sample world-class Dim Sum, Manhattan’s Chinatown offers some of the best! Stroll through the winding downtown streets where you can shop for exotic spices and teas, and then pop into a Dim Sum parlor for a meal of savory bite-sized treats. 12 of 52 Dine Del Posto See Destination Guide Amy Neunsinger/Getty Images NEW YORK – If you want to treat yourself to a fancy dining experience, Mario Batali’s stunning restaurant Del Posto is an excellent option! Expect updated versions of classic Italian dishes and an extensive wine list to come together in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District for a truly unforgettable evening. Continue to 13 of 52 below. 13 of 52 Dine Grimaldi’s Pizza See Destination Guide m01229/CC/Flickr NEW YORK – If New York City had a signature dish, portable and delicious pizza would be it. You can’t go wrong with any slice within the five boroughs, but walk across the iconic Brooklyn Bridge to Grimaldi’s and you’ll see why the legendary brick-oven pie on the other side is worth the trek. 14 of 52 Dine Gotham West Market See Destination Guide Keith Levit/Getty Images NEW YORK – Conveniently located close to port, Gotham West Market has something for everyone. Whether you’re craving authentic Mexcan or a healthy salad, you’re options are seemingly endless at this New York-style food hall. 15 of 52 Dine Best Bagel and Coffee See Destination Guide Lisa Romerein/Getty Images NEW YORK – Some say it’s the water, but whatever the reason, New York City is known for its delicious bagels. Stopping by Best Bagel and Coffee for exactly that (don’t forget to add lox for an authentic NYC culinary experience!) is the perfect way to fuel up for a busy day of sightseeing. 16 of 52 Shop The Strand Bookstore See Destination Guide Getty Images NEW YORK – Bookworms, rejoice! The Strand bookstore is a storied New York City institution. Whether you’re looking for the newest page turner to dive into once back on board or a rare first-edition, The Strand has something for everyone. Looking for something extra-special? Call ahead, The Strand can special order on your behalf so you can have your hard-to-find book waiting for you in-store upon your arrival. Continue to 17 of 52 below. 17 of 52 Shop Chelsea Market See Destination Guide Barry Winiker/Getty Images NEW YORK – Occupying a full city block in Manhattan’s trendy Meatpacking District, Chelsea Market is a foodie’s dream come true! Sample delectable bites as you navigate this massive food hall, whose culinary offerings range from Mexican, to Middle Eastern, to the best sandwich you may ever have. Opportunities for a fantastic NYC souvenir abound here as the market’s multitude of shops sell an array of cooking gadgets, exotic spices, unique oils, and colorful sweets. 18 of 52 Shop Madison Avenue See Destination Guide fotog/Getty Images NEW YORK – Known the world over as the epitome of New York City shopping, the luxury storefronts lining Madison Avenue exude Upper East Side glam. After refueling at one of the area’s adorable cafes, walk over to Central Park which is just a few steps away. 19 of 52 Discover Walking Tour of Old Panama See Destination Guide Patricia Hamilton/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Tour the stunning ruins of Panama Viejo, otherwise known as “Old Panama,” by foot for an up-close look at the historic architecture dating back to 1518. 20 of 52 Discover Visit to the Indigenous Embera Village See Destination Guide Danny Lehman/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Immerse yourself in traditional culture during an afternoon visit at the indigenous Embera Village. Upon arrival via handmade canoes, you will be greeted by the tribal chief who will escort you through the village as you watch locals perform time-honored song and dance. Be sure to pick up a handwoven Embera basket as a souvenier! Continue to 21 of 52 below. 21 of 52 Discover BioMuseo Tour See Destination Guide Dan Herrick/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Visiting the BioMuseo is a perfect excursion for adults and children alike! The museum’s exhibits are perfect for those wishing to learn more about biodiversity, the rainforest, and the history of Panama’s landscape. An added bonus, BioMuseo’s colorful exterior designed by architect Frank Gehry is a stunning work of art all on its own! 22 of 52 Discover Soberania National Park See Destination Guide Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – An eco-tourist’s dream, tour the Soberania National Park and learn about the rainforests’ crucial part in our global ecosystem. Spot rainforest wildlife such as howler monkey and parrots as well as exotic flora from the aerial tram, and then stop by the lush orchid garden and butterfly exhibits. 23 of 52 Discover Tour of The Gatun Locks See Destination Guide Dennis Macdonald/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – For travelers interested in the Canal’s inner workings, the Gatun Locks Tour provides an up-close, comprehensive overview on how the locks system works. 24 of 52 Dine Panama City Fish Market See Destination Guide John Coletti/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – For the freshest seafood around, go directly to the source! The Panama City Fish Market is where local fisherman dock with their daily catch. Stroll through the lively stands and be sure to stop at the small food-trucks for a sampling of ceviche and shrimp. Continue to 25 of 52 below. 25 of 52 Dine Tantalo Kitchen See Destination Guide Christer Fredriksson/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – For a truly memorable dining experience, head to Tantalo Kitchen. Perched on a rooftop in Casco Viejo, you can’t go wrong with fresh seafood and grilled meat served with local veggies at this latin-fusion culinary destination. 26 of 52 Dine Fuerte Amador Resort and Marina See Destination Guide Jane Sweeney/robertharding/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Whether you’re craving a fancy cocktail or fresh lobster, you’ll have your pick of fantastic restaurants to choose from in this seaside port. 27 of 52 Dine Casa Sucre Coffeehouse See Destination Guide Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Located in beautiful Casa Viejo, this coffeehouse is the perfect venue to get your daily caffeine fix and try out a breakfast tamale. Added bonus: free WiFi should you want to check your email. 28 of 52 Shop Via España See Destination Guide Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Shop amongst the locals in this lively retail district whose streets are lined with shops and restaurants. This is the perfect place to pick up anything from electronics to jewelry to a Panama hat, of course! Continue to 29 of 52 below. 29 of 52 Shop Flamenco Shopping Plaza See Destination Guide Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Close to port, this outdoor plaza is a go-to destination for duty free items such as perfume and alcohol. A great souvenir to pick up here is Panama’s popular rum Ron Abuelo. 30 of 52 Shop Avenida Central See Destination Guide Florentina Georgescu Photography/Getty Images PANAMA CITY – Perfect for bargain shoppers, this scenic shopping strip is where the locals go when they’re in search of a good discount. 31 of 52 Discover Victoria Peak & Tram See Destination Guide Getty Images HONG KONG – The summit of Victoria Peak offers the most stunning view of Hong Kong’s city and island. Steel skyscrapers tower out from between the trees as your tram makes its way to the top. Aim to reach the peak by sunset for a can’t-miss photo opportunity. 32 of 52 Discover Lantau Island See Destination Guide artherng/Getty Images HONG KONG – A great option for travelers who have already been to Hong Kong, a full-day boat tour to Lantau Island offers a more traditional look at the local culture. Stroll through the grounds of the Po Lin Monastery to get a glimpse of the massive Tian Tan Buddha, then head over to the Tai O fishing village for lunch. Continue to 33 of 52 below. 33 of 52 Discover Macau Excursion See Destination Guide Bernard Roussel/Getty Images HONG KONG – Board a high-speed ferry and head over to the most densely populated region in the world. There is no shortage of culture among the hustle and bustle of Macau, where travelers can explore a variety of Cathedrals, temples, and museums. The excursion culminates with a scenic lunch 60 stories up in Macau Tower. 34 of 52 Dine Jenny Bakery See Destination Guide VU PHAM VAN/Getty Images HONG KONG – Famous the world over for their butter cookie, Jenny Bakery is Hong Kong’s premier destination for anyone with a sweet tooth. Get there early for a head start on your morning pastry and prepare to brave long lines. 35 of 52 Shop Ladies Market See Destination Guide Getty Images HONG KONG – If you crave designer pieces but are minding a budget, Ladies Market provides a wide variety of inspired options at a more affordable price point. 36 of 52 Shop Harbor City Mall See Destination Guide Dan Herrick/Getty Images HONG KONG – For a more traditional shopping experience, travelers don’t have to venture far from port to reach the largest shopping mall in Hong Kong. Take your pick from over 700 stores at this premier Asian shopping destination. Continue to 37 of 52 below. 37 of 52 Shop Temple Street Night Market See Destination Guide Getty Images HONG KONG – Travelers can immerse themselves in local nightlife at the Temple Street Night Market. This vibrant market offers excellent people watching as you shop for that perfect souvenir. 38 of 52 Discover Sulphur Springs Scenic Tour See Destination Guide Patricia Hamilton/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – For a truly unique travel excursion, head over to the “world’s only drive-in volcano” to explore the bubbling Sulphur Spring. Bathe in the warm water and volcanic mud if you’re feeling brave! 39 of 52 Discover Snorkeling at St. Lucia Marine Park See Destination Guide Yadid Levy/robertharding/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – Let a catamaran to whisk you across the stunning Marigot Bay for some world-class snorkeling in St. Lucia Marine Park. The scenery beneath the water’s surface is equally breathtaking, as sea turtles, lobsters, and a wide variety of colorful tropical fish can be found among the coral reefs. 40 of 52 Discover Zip Line at Tree Top Adventure Park See Destination Guide Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – Calling all adrenaline junkies! Get your fix for adventure by gliding effortlessly through the rainforest canopy on a zip line at the Tree Top Adventure Park. Continue to 41 of 52 below. 41 of 52 Discover Soufriere Coastal Cruise and Marigot Bay See Destination Guide Marc Guitard/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – Take in the awe-inspiring Piton mountains from the water as you cruise up the Soufriere Coast on a majestic catamaran, keeping an eye out for dolphins along the way. After a quick swim at a black sand beach, this scenic excursion culminates with on-board cocktails and dancing in the stunning Marigot Bay. 42 of 52 Dine Pink Plantation House See Destination Guide Getty Images ST. LUCIA – For a dose of local flavor, head to the Pink Plantation House. Be sure to grab a table on the porch to take advantage of the beautiful views as you sample traditional island dishes such as conch fritters and lionfish. 43 of 52 Dine The Coal Pot See Destination Guide Komkai Sathornsuntikun/EyeEm/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – Though it’s close in proximity to port, travelers will feel miles away at The Coal Pot waterfront restaurant. Take in the peaceful views as you relax during your meal, and be sure to try local fish and the Lucian crab bake which are as fresh as it gets! 44 of 52 Shop Castries Market See Destination Guide Marcello Coiana/EyeEm/Getty Images ST. LUCIA – Explore this lively street market as you shop among the locals for spices and artisanal crafts. Be sure to pick up a Madras print as this national fabric of St. Lucia makes for a great souvenir! Continue to 45 of 52 below. 45 of 52 Discover Hawaii Volcanoes National Park See Destination Guide Getty Images HILO – Hawaii is known for its volcanic activity, and the Big Island’s National Park doesn’t disappoint when it comes to witnessing seismic activity and scenic vantage points. Cruise along the famous Crater Rim Drive, stroll through the Thurston Lava Tube and take in the spectacular panoramic views from the Thomas A. Jagger Museum. 46 of 52 Discover Mauna Kea Volcano Excursion See Destination Guide Riger/Getty Images HILO – For an off-road adventure that’s sure to get your adrenaline pumping, ride a four-wheeler up the Mauna Kea volcano. Be sure to bring your camera for when you pause to take in the stunning vistas, and swing by the Keck Observatory to take a peek at some of the most powerful telescopes in the world. 47 of 52 Discover Imiloa Astronomy Center See Destination Guide Michael Runkel / robertharding HILO – Hawaiian culture closely follows the stars, and the Imiloa Astronomy Center’s planetarium offers an up-close look at the cosmos as well as a lesson on their place in Hawaii’s history and lore. 48 of 52 Discover Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens See Destination Guide Getty Images HILO – Relax as you stroll through winding trails overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Hawaii’s Tropical Botanical Gardens. With over 2,000 species of tropical plants to identify and hidden waterfalls to find, flora-enthusiasts will find no better way to pass an afternoon. Continue to 49 of 52 below. 49 of 52 Discover Liliuokalani Park and Gardens See Destination Guide Getty Images HILO – The Liliuokalani Park and Gardens’ Edo-style Japanese park offers a zen-like approach to exploring Hawaii’s the seemingly endless floral varieties. Stoll through 30 acres of tropical gardens, pausing at Koi ponds and the on-site teahouse for refreshments. 50 of 52 Dine Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Factory See Destination Guide John Elk/Getty Images HILO – The Hawaiian islands are known for their Macadamia nuts, and a visit to Muana Loa Macadamia Nut Factory brings you straight to the source. Learn how these tasty nuts are processed, and be sure to pick up some delicious treats to bring back to port with you. 51 of 52 Dine Hilo Farmers Market See Destination Guide Getty Images HILO – The Hilo Farmers Market is a local go-to for everything from just-picked fruit, local produce such as taro, Kona coffee, and of course fresh seafood. Be sure to try poke, a delectable marinated raw fish dish similar to ceviche. 52 of 52 Shop Sig Zane Designs See Destination Guide Sheldon Levis/Getty Images HILO – The perfect souvenir from a trip to Hawaii? An authentic Hawaiian shirt of course! These colorful and silky toppers will are a warm weather classic, and Sig Zane makes some of the most original designs available. 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