It comes as no surprise that Greece, with all its stunning islands, has been named the number one cruise destination in the world at the cruise industry's Wave Awards: The U.K.-based awards recognise the best of the cruise industry, from the ultimate locations to the best operators, and winners are decided by a combination of industry judges and public vote. The judges named Greece as the best destination, both as a port and a country for 2019. Greece has more than 2,000 islands, with each one offering its own beauty and attractions, and the country's great climate also makes cruising ideal for most of the year. Wave Awards representatives highlighted the gorgeous seascapes and many cruise options, including smaller ships that visit quieter islands, as a major benefit. In the public vote, Greece came in second, just behind Barbados and Jamaica came in third.