Florida is a top cruise destination due to its relative proximity to the islands and nations of the Caribbean Sea. Whether you're traveling to the Bahamas, Cuba, Cozumel, or somewhere else altogether, you can usually find a whole range of excellent cruises heading there from one of the many ports of the Sunshine State.
The Port of Miami, officially known as PortMiami and formerly known as Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami, is one of the top Florida ports and offers routes all around the Caribbean Sea with major cruise lines like Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian. See below for detailed overviews of a few of the best cruises from Miami and start planning your next cruise today.
- Carnival - 4 Night Western Caribbean - Carnival Victory
The '4 Night Western Caribbean' cruise, offered by one of the world’s leading cruise lines, Carnival, is a great option for people in need of a short but magical cruise from Miami. It may only last for four days and nights, but you’ll have the opportunity to see and do a lot of different things during that period, and the prices are great too, with simple interior rooms priced at less than $90.
For this Miami cruise, you’ll be traveling on the Carnival Victory. One of the larger ships in the Carnival fleet, the Victory features an amazing array of on-board features, amenities, and services to ensure you have a wonderful time. If you can think of it, there’s a good chance that this ship will have it, with some of the highlights including a sushi bar, a casino, a mini golf course, lots of children’s play areas, and more.
After setting off from Miami, this cruise actually makes its first stop a little further down the coast of the Sunshine State in Key West. There, you can visit the iconic ‘southernmost marker’, which represents the southernmost point in the contiguous United States, and visit the local cafes and bars before setting off once more for the island of Cozumel, where some wonderful scuba diving, snorkeling, sunbathing, and more will await you.
- Norwegian Cruise Line - 7 Night Western Caribbean - Norwegian Jade
If you’re looking for something a little longer and want to stop off at multiple locations over the course of your cruise adventure, the ‘7 Night Western Caribbean’ cruise from Norwegian Cruise Line is a great option to choose. Offering a full week of fun an excitement at some really great prices, this cruise can be a lot of fun for everyone, including young couples looking for a romantic getaway, families in search of adventure, and groups of friends hoping to spend some quality time together.
This cruise takes place on board the Norwegian Jade, a huge and fully equipped cruise ship with a lot of amenities and features for all passengers to enjoy. The crew are exceptionally friendly on board this Norwegian ship, and there are lots of really highly rated restaurants and eateries on board, as well as bars, clubs, a casino, swimming pools, play areas for children, sports courts, and much more. No matter what you need, you’ll find it aboard the Norwegian Jade.
After leaving Miami, this cruise makes four different stops in total over the course of its week-long journey. The first port of call is Harvest Caye in beautiful Belize. Next, you’ll journey onwards to the soft sands and warm waters of Costa Maya in Mexico, before heading over to Great Stirrup Cay, which is a private island exclusively available to Norwegian Cruise Line passengers. The final stop is back in Florida at Key West, where you can sample some of the local Key Lime Pie and check out the local cafes and attractions.
- Disney Cruise Line - 6 Night Western Caribbean - Disney Magic
Florida is well-known for being the home of Walt Disney World, so why not hop on board this '6 Night Western Caribbean' from Disney Cruise Line and experience all the magic of the Disney parks out at sea? If the names Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, Anna, Elsa, Buzz, and Woody mean a lot to you, you'll love this cruise, with Disney characters on board, Disney theming all throughout the ship, unique Disney souvenirs and merchandise available to buy on board, and much more, making this Miami cruise one of the best family options.
This cruise takes place on board the aptly named Disney Magic. A truly magical ship in every sense of the word, the Disney Magic is one of the very best examples of what the Disney Cruise Line has to offer. You'll find live entertainment, fireworks shows, kids' clubs, water slides, swimming pools, fine dining establishments, casual buffets, special events like 'Marvel Day at Sea', and lots of unique, Disney exclusive areas like the Animator's Palate restaurant and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique.
This cruise leaves from Miami and makes a total of three stops before heading home. The first stop is the beautiful city of George Town on Grand Cayman Island, where you can bask on beaches and enjoy some wonderful island culture all around you. From there, you'll head over to the soft sands of Cozumel, before stopping off at Castaway Cay, which is actually a Disney-exclusive island which features a whole lot of wilderness and shoreline to explore, private cabins to check out, and even super snorkeling spots with Mickey and Minnie statues hidden beneath the waves.