Number of Passengers: 1.4 million
Some say giant cruise ships entering the Grand Canal have removed a bit of the charm from Venice. The Italian city, which received 32,000 cruise-ship passengers daily between April to October this year, is even making changes to limit the number of ships coming in.
By 2020, Venice hopes to reroute a third of the cruise excursions booked for its shores, in the hopes of removing the city from lists like this of the busiest cruise ports.
Perhaps it won't always be busy as a cruise port, but Venice — home to St. Mark's Square, the canals and the Bridge of Sighs — will always top bucket lists, and understandably so.