San Diego was ranked one of the top five 2016 cruise destinations in the United States and Canada by Cruise Critic, the world’s leadubg cruise review website.

The ranking is based on consumer ratings submitted with reviews on the website, a TripAdvisor brand, from Aug. 1, 2015 to July 31, 2016.

“Best city ever! And everything you would ever need or want is within walking distance to the ship. No touristy feel at all once you leave the dock,” according to one review.

San Diego ranked fourth among the top five:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Bar Harbor, Maine
  3. Key West, Florida
  4. San Diego
  5. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

“Being named one of the top five cruise destinations in the U.S. and Canada is a tremendous honor and the Port of San Diego appreciates Cruise Critic and its online community for including us in this awards program,” said Marshall Merrifield, chairman of the board of San Diego port commissioners. “The San Diego region welcomes travelers from all over the world to enjoy the beauty of San Diego’s coastline and our sun-drenched outdoor lifestyle.”

The port’s cruise season kicked off on Aug. 26. Currently there are 90 cruise calls scheduled for the 2016-2017 season — a 30 percent increase over last year’s number.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.