Cruise Tips / 5 Instagrammable USA Ports of Call – Part 2

Here are ShipsAhoy's 5 Instagrammable USA Ports of Call – Part 2!

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By: Ilona Kauremszky

Whether on board or on land, cruise passengers can hit their Instagram feeds sharing their best travel experience pix.

We take a look at the Instagrammable ports of call in this 4-part series. Here are our #ShipsAhoy #Insta favourites across America – Part 2.

Do you have more favourites to add to our list?

1. New York City

Next time you take a bite out of the Big Apple be sure it includes a jaw-dropping skyline view. Taima Ramsey, Founder and Editor at Poor In A Private Plane likes to head to the Lower West Side about a mile away from the ship docks to get this cool Insta pic.

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2. Juneau, Alaska


In this secluded remote part of Southeast Alaska nature is picture-perfect. To boot, the new cruise ship dock is right in the middle of downtown with a great view of the bay. We love the quirky sculptures lining the wharf. One minute it’s a bird silhouette, the next minute it’s a whale tail. Quirky sculptures like the capital itself but Insta-sweet at the same time.

3. San Francisco, California

You don’t need much more drama than this – the Insta-views at this cruise terminal affords a superb island view of the infamous Alcatraz as well as the iconic Golden Gate Bridge.

Once you see the signature international orange sparkle in the horizon you will instantly know why the bridge has starred in so many films. “The Golden Gate Bridge is easily the most recognizable bridge in the world,” says Laurie Armstrong Gossy with the San Francisco Travel Association describing the noteworthy landmark.

It’s an Insta-pic sensation!

4. Catalina Island, California

Click on the hashtag #CatalinaIsland to be inspired. Now it’ll get your Instagram juices flowing. This island in California is a popular port of call. Instagrammers are intrigued by the natural beauty but the other sweet find is the quaint village of Avalon. “You’ll often spot pix taken by the Catalina Casino, the island’s iconic landmark,” offers Sherri Cline with the Catalina Island Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau.

Meanwhile the heavenly perch seen in this Insta-shot is from the remote windward side of the island accessible by a variety of local tours.

5. Vancouver, Washington

Next to a brand new waterfront development in Vancouver, Washington along the Columbia River, there’s a direct view of the Grant Street Pier. It’s home to The American Empress when she arrives to port. “It’s quickly become the most Instagrammable spot in the city,” laughs Erica Thompson, Communications Manager with Visit Vancouver USA as she describes this pier specifically designed by renowned artist Larry Kirkland.

The Insta-hit pier evokes the billow of a passing sailboat – see for yourself and let us know!

Ilona Kauremszky
Travel Writer
Ilona Kauremszky is an award-winning travel writer and former syndicated weekly travel columnist who regularly pens stories for trade, consumer and digital platforms. For ShipsAhoy.com, the bonafide cruise enthusiast interviews cruise influencers, reports trends and spotlights the latest in cruise news.

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