Miami is known to be the "Cruise capital of the world" due to its proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America. Actually more than 5 million cruise passengers travel through the Miami cruise port every year - more than any other port in the world. Miami port is only 8 miles east of Miami International Airport and a driving distance to Miami Beach. This makes the port a suitable launching pad for travelers stopping by for transit to or from cruise or those planning an extended trip.
Miami was started as a small community of citrus farmers. With the extension of the railway, many people flocked to the settlement due to its beautiful climate and coastal position. As a result, the town experienced tremendous growth.
During the early part of the 20th century, hotel magnates saw potentials of the Atlantic Ocean beaches of Miami Beach and started constructing the iconic Art Deco hotels found in South Beach.
Cruise Miami, a beautiful Caribbean paradise of fun and sun.
Miami is one of the most popular destinations in the world. The city benefits from a beautiful tropical climate and you can enjoy a sunshine bath throughout the year. Miami cruises take you to the city's beautiful beaches which are the most famous sunbathing spots in the world. The neighboring island of Key Biscayne draws thousands of visitors from every corner of the globe who come to study the surrounding barrier reef and unique underwater archaeological trail. Miami isn't just beaches and sunshine though; it's a city teeming with diverse culture, charm and excitement. The Little Havana district - also identified as the Latin Quarter - and Downtown Miami are prime examples of the city's vast range of cultures. Little Havana is a Spanish-speaking neighborhood with charming palm lined streets and bursting with traditional Latin American restaurants and stores. In contrast, Downtown Miami gives a totally different experience. You can find the best museums, parks, shops and theatres. Modern skyscrapers dominate the skyline of this busy commercial district.
Nowadays, Miami is an international hub for business, entertainment, tourism and culture. Miami cruise port is huge recording over 5 million passengers every year. This is the reason Miami is regarded as the Cruise Capital of the World. The port is home to several major cruise lines. Cruises out of Miami take you to the beautiful Caribbean or sometimes beyond. Bahamas is the main destination for many passengers. Currently the number of cruises from Miami on offer per year is more than seven hundred and fifty and still expanding.
Miami hosts many of the best known cruise lines in the world, such as Carnival Cruise Lines, Azamara Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, and Oceania Cruises.
3 Night Bahamas
Ports: Miami, Florida; Key West, Florida; Miami, Florida
14 Night Transatlantic
Ports: Miami, Florida; Funchal, Madeira; Vigo; Zeebrugge (Bruges), Belgium; Amsterdam