Miami cruise deals
Glamorous, golden Miami is an amazing place. With its high-rises and eateries, glitzy bars and grungy clubs, parties and events, this city in southern Florida sparks the imagination of visitors from all over the world. It's a fantastic spot to find a party, to see and be seen, but Miami has a sensitive side too. You'll find some amazing culture, art and history in neighbourhoods like Little Havana, the Design District, Little Haiti, and MiMo. Expect a lot of Latin-American flair and plenty of tropical warmth!
Of course, you can't help but mention the beach when speaking of Miami - the city and the sand are inextricably intertwined. Miami Beach is technically its own municipality, but it's forgivable to consider it part and parcel of the bigger city. Located on a barrier island, it's home to beach resorts, spring break parties and endless fun in the sun. A cruise departing Miami is just an extension of that holiday feeling!
Cruise lines and destinations from Miami
Port Miami is one of the world's busiest cruise ports, so it's no wonder that there is such a huge variety of cruises leaving there year-round. Royal Caribbean has a huge presence there, and there are plenty more lines which count Miami among their departure ports - Princess, Celebrity, P&O Cruises and Carnival Cruises to mention a few.
There are plenty of cheap cruises from Miami to the Bahamas, and these are great for a quick getaway - but you can head further afield than that should you so choose. The Western, Eastern and Southern Caribbean ports are all on offer with cruises out of Miami. Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbados are common stops for a Miami cruise itinerary, along with the occasional trip across to Mexico. Princess even offers a circumnavigation of South America as a round-trip from Miami.
Miami cruise port
Located on Dodge Island to the south of Miami Beach, PortMiami is a hub of cruise transport - and an impressive sight when there are a lot of ships docked! It is the global headquarters for five leading cruise lines and just across a causeway from downtown Miami.
The terminals are easy to get to by car or taxi (5-10 minutes drive from the CBD) but many lines will offer shuttles to and from Miami International Airport. Parking is available at $20 per night at all terminals. There is a metromover station at Freedom Tower, one and a half miles away, and the Miami Trolley's Coral Way Route stops right at the port. There are seven cruise terminals within the port complex, so read your tickets carefully to ensure you find the right one whether your cruise be coming to Miami or departing from it. They are modern and efficient, quickly processing passengers for even the biggest of ships and offering comfortable seating, restrooms and all other necessary facilities.