Eighteen Cruise Destinations You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong

August 17, 2015

Be warned! This may be one of the most controversial articles we’ve ever written!

Everyone pronounces place names differently. With so many different ports you can cruise to and so many regional accents and dialects around the world, we suppose it’s only natural arguments on pronunciation may arise.  It can depend on a myriad of factors, from where you are to where you grew up to who you’re speaking with, then you need to factor in how the locals will pronounce it as well (after all they should know best!)

There is however, normally a definitive ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ way to pronounce most places (see what we meant about controversial?) as you can see from our guide below.

If you’ve ever looked at an itinerary online and wondered “how do I pronounce that?” then read on…

 

Tijuana, Mexico

Tijuana

 

Flam, Norway

Flamm

 

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne

 

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane

 

Dubai

Dubai

 

Reykjavik, Iceland

Reykjavik

 

Versailles, France

Versailles

 

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest

 

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket

 

Cagliari, Italy

Cagliari

 

Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, Brazil

 

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger

 

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

 

Bilbao, Spain

Bilbao

 

Curacao

Curacao

 

New Orleans, US.A

New Orleans - cruise destinations

 

Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete - cruise destinations

 

Arrecife, Canary Islands

Arrecife - cruise destinations

 

Have you been pronouncing all the above correctly?

Do you agree with us or do you have your own pronunciation for these places?

Is there any pronunciations that drive you wild?

Let us know in the comments below…

 

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