3. QE2, Dubai.
During its sailing career, the QE2 or Queen Elizabeth 2 was popular among the celebrity crowds. The celebrated ship may have been built in England, but now it’s permanently docked in Dubai’s Mina Rashid, a man-made commercial port. Building on its legacy as a former cruise ship, the QE2 offers myriad dining and entertainment options. It’s a good choice for tentative cruise-goers, wary of how they’d handle a true sea voyage.