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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

12- Stavanger, Norway

13- Cartagena, Colombia

14- Bilbao, Spain

15- Curacao

16- New Orleans, USA

17- Papeete, French Polynesia

18- Arrecife, Canary Islands

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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