The vibrant city of Miami is known for many things, from its colourful annual carnival to the vast Miami Zoo, but one reason why thousands flock to Miami each year is for the huge cruise port. Found in the south of the city, Port of Miami is connected to the Downtown area through a huge causeway and is often known as the Cruise Capital of the World. This is because of the sheer size of the port, which is able to accommodate the world’s largest cruise ships, and also the huge number of people passing through here daily. Taking a cruise from Miami allows you to enjoy some time in this exciting city before or after you set sail, and here are some of the amazing cruises you’ll be able to take.
Allure of the Seas
One of the world’s largest cruise ships, stepping on-board the Allure of the Seas is a once in a lifetime experience. Even experienced cruisers will be amazed at the sheer amount of space on offer, with the shipping measuring a whopping 1,187 ft. At the heart of the ship is a huge indoor and outdoor park, which connects to the main pool and solarium so you can soak up the sunshine. The aquatheatre puts on amazing, water-themed entertainment on a nightly basis, and there’s a large mall full of upmarket stores. Kids will love the flowrider, where they can learn to surf, and the colourful youth zone full of activities, while parents will enjoy the champagne bar, casino, and wide range of dining options.
This Royal Caribbean ship offers many different itineraries for the East and West Caribbean, with most cruises on the ship running for about 7-nights. However, there are also some shorter sailings which can be combined into a cruise and stay package, giving you the flexibility to also spend some time on land.
Carnival Vista is the largest ship in the Carnival Cruises fleet, and offers cruises from Miami, with various itineraries in the Caribbean. The Southern Caribbean cruise is especially popular, offering stops in Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk, among others.
Carnival Vista is an impressive, well-equipped ship that’s bright, colourful and spacious. It’s the first ship in the world to have an IMAX cinema on board, as well as several pools, a huge choice of restaurants, and indoor and outdoor bars. Around the perimeter of the ship is the unique Skyride which allows you to pedal around a monorail, and look out to sea or wave at your fellow passengers as they sunbathe.
Enchantment of The Seas
Enchantment of The Seas offers mostly shorter length cruises (3-4 nights) to destinations such as Key West, Nassau, and Coco Cay. The entertainment and activities on-board the ship are diverse, and there’s something for everyone, from family groups to couples and older travellers. There are family activities aimed at multigenerational groups, so you can relax and spend time together, and at night you can enjoy the lively clubs, or relax with a drink and some world class entertainment. Because the cruises are shorter, it’s the perfect cruise to combine with a city break in Miami, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Miami is a convenient departure point for cruises as there are direct flights from the UK, and it’s so easy to get to the port via bus, taxi, or car. With many different cruises available including short, affordable cruises and long, luxury breaks, there’s something to suit all budgets. To book cruises from Miami, simply call 020 7084 7471.