Words by Roderick Eime
Hanavave, Marquesas, French Polynesia
An impossibly remote enclave favoured by poets, pirates and stowaways, these secluded islands boast many spectacular anchorages. None, however, are surpassed by the tiny village of Hanavave on the island of Fatu Hiva.
San Francisco, California, USA
Spanned by the grand Golden Gate Bridge, this historic port tells an important story in the history of the great nation of the USA. A must-visit for any visitor to California.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
One of the world’s great cities, this cosmopolitan powerhouse of 2.5 million delivers on so many levels. Get your fill of art, gastronomy, history and scenic wonder all in one place.
Port Hercules, Monte Carlo, Monaco
The playground of princes and pretenders, this ancestral principality oozes opulence like nowhere else. With casinos, palaces and a true Formula One lifestyle, it sets a pace for the rich and famous.
Simpson Harbour, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
Against the often-thundering backdrop of erupting Mt Tavurvur, this historically rich, otherwise idyllic bay was once the jewel of New Britain, but still evokes awe and majesty in abundance. Should be seen at least once!
Port Jackson, Sydney, Australia
A firm favourite with cruise lovers the world over and presided over by the twin super structures, the Harbour Bridge and Opera House. An epic arrival by ship makes Sydney formidable.