Experts believe the region offers a combination of attractions found nowhere else in the world.
The latest cruise ships news from the north and north-east
At 290 metres long, Costa Favolosa will be the largest cruise ship yet to dock in Port of Aberdeen.
There are 50 confirmed cruise ship visits on Port of Aberdeen's 2024 schedule.
Moray's biggest port has key strengths the Greek holiday destination doesn't have.
The Press and Journal has analysed the numbers to see what is possible at Moray's biggest port.
The Highland port will also welcome five cruise ships, including the Queen Anne, for the first time.