Tuesday, September 5, 2017

San Diego Wins Cruise Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of San Diego has been named one of the top five cruise destinations in the US and Canada for the second straight year by Cruise Critic as part of the Cruiser’s Choice Awards.

San Diego is ranked fourth on the 2017 list, behind No. 1. Quebec City, Quebec, Canada; No. 2. San Francisco, California; and No. 3. Bar Harbor, Maine. Key West, Florida, takes the fifth spot.

The ranking is based on consumer review ratings for cruises taken in the last year and submitted with CruiseCritic.com.

“We are honored to be voted one of the top five cruise destinations by Cruise Critic’s online community for the second year in a row,” said Robert “Dukie” Valderrama, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “In recent years, we have installed $31 million in improvements to the North Embarcadero, providing our cruise passengers with a beautiful welcome to the Port of San Diego. That, along with all the wonderful attractions San Diego offers, will help attract new cruise business to our port.”

The port’s cruise season launches on September 15, with 83 cruise calls scheduled.