Eighteen Cruise Destinations You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong This Whole Time

Eighteen Cruise Destinations You’ve Been Pronouncing Wrong This Whole Time

Be warned: this may be one of the most controversial pieces on cruising you’ve ever read…

Everyone pronounces place names differently and 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 various 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 as you can see from our guide below so if you’ve ever looked at an itinerary online and wondered “how do I pronounce that?” then everything you need to know is below…


1- Tijuana, Mexico



2- Flam, Norway



3- Melbourne, Australia



4- Brisbane, Australia



5- Dubai



6- Reykjavik, Iceland



7- Versailles, France



8- Budapest, Hungary



9- Phuket, Thailand



10- Cagliari, Italy



11- Manaus, Brazil

Manaus, Brazil


12- Stavanger, Norway



13- Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia


14- Bilbao, Spain



15- Curacao



16- New Orleans, US.A

New Orleans - cruise destinations


17- Papeete, French Polynesia

Papeete - cruise destinations


18- 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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