Aerial view of the streets and coral reefs of Koror (Photo: Norimoto/
Palau (Photo: Norimoto/

Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Cruise Critic Contributor

Port of Palau

Located in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean, Palau is a group of more than 500 islands including Koror, which is the region's commercial center and former capital. Due in part to its remote location, Palau is an absolutely pristine destination offering many opportunities for cruisers to enjoy its natural attractions and explore the culture of its native people.

From diving in the Outer Reef and fishing on the Rock Islands to taking a unique white sediment mud bath at the "Milky Way," there are countless options for visitors to enjoy an authentic and enriching experience in Palau. Wildlife lovers can even arrange excursions to see sharks, crocodiles, various bird species and many other native animals.

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About Palau


The native flora and fauna of Palau is well-preserved and absolutely breathtaking


Not many cruise lines call at this remote port

Bottom Line

Stunning Palau is a dream destination for cruisers who love nature and scenic surroundings

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