I look at these beautiful pictures that Capt JT and Mermaid post, and I just sigh! These are the most beautiful, inviting places I could imagine.
I have a special fondness for St Maarten, because of how much fun we had there during our Grand cruise. I had cruised with several family members (my Italian-American family tends to travel in a 'pack'). We didn't schedule any excursions for St Maarten. A group of us walked around the marketplace, had a few frozen thingees, and got silly. It was a really fun day that I will always remember.
This same group - plus a few more recruits - will be sailing the Voyager in December, and I can't WAIT for the ports on that itinerary. Looking forward to meeting Captain Marvin and Peat Taylor.
I'd have to say that Georgetown, Grand Cayman is my favorite port. It's so clean and well-kept. The people are proud of their country and are friendly. They want to show their island to you. The snorkeling is great, the water is beautiful and the shopping was the best that we found in the Western Caribbean.
Ahhhhhhh.....Venice - the most beautiful sight I've ever seen from a cruise ship is that of Venice from the upper deck as we sailed out of the canal in the late afternoon with the sun shining on the water and the buildings. Absolutely worth the price of the cruise alone!
And Florence - My lasting impression of Florence was forever formed when while on a walking tour we walked out of the shadows and into the breathtaking view of the splendid Cathedral of Santa Maria Del Fiore - with the sun shining on this huge structure completely done in white, pink and green marble from the surrounding regions of Italy, the view was simply too much beauty to behold!