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  • May
  • 2013

Florida Gives You The Most Cruise Port Choices

A peninsula state like Florida means the ocean is accessible from anywhere, and that means there are lots of ports to cruise from. If you live in Florida, you are fortunate indeed.

Florida has more ports from which to cruise than any other state.  In fact, there are five — Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Tampa and Port Canaveral.  And with Miami being recognized as “The Cruising Capital of the World” your options are extensive.

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Below we’ve listed all the cruise ship ports in Florida and helpful links including the cruises to the Bahamas or Caribbean destinations.

OK, here’s the rundown on the five ports in Florida…

PORT OF MIAMI
If you’re sailing out of Miami, you can fly into either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. The closest airport to the Port of Miami is the Miami International Airport which is just a 17-minute drive away. From Ft. Lauderdale expect about a 40-minute drive. We can reserve your shuttle from either airport and include it in your cruise package.

For directions using your GPS or map app enter the following address:

Port of Miami
635 Australia Way
Miami, FL 33132

Here are some of the cruises you can book from the Port of Miami:

Cruises to the Bahamas
Cruises to the Western Caribbean
Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
Cruises to the Caribbean

PORT EVERGLADES/FT. LAUDERDALE
Check out the newly renovated cruise terminals. You’ll be able to get on and off the ship faster and easier with the modern passenger facilities. If you’re sailing out of Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale, you can fly into either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. From the Ft. Lauderdale International Airport you can expect about an 11-minute drive and shuttles can be reserved with your cruise package. If you would prefer to fly into the Miami International Airport it is about a 40 minute drive away. Again, we can arrange the transfers for you.  Check out the Port Everglades Cruise Guide.

For directions using your GPS or map app enter the following address:

Port Everglades
1850 Eller Drive
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Here are some of the cruises you can book from the Port Everglades/Ft. Lauderdale:
 
Cruises to the Bahamas (starting 2014)
Cruises to the Western Caribbean
Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
Cruises to the Caribbean

PORT OF JACKSONVILLE
If you’re sailing out of Jacksonville, you can fly into Jacksonville International Airport. It’s only a 15-minute drive or shuttle ride from the airport to the cruise port.

For directions using your GPS or map app enter the following address:

Port of Jacksonville
9810 August Drive
Jacksonville, FL 32226

Parking Information

Here are some of the cruises that depart  from the Port of Jacksonville:
 
Cruises to the Bahamas

PORT OF TAMPA
If you’re sailing out of Port of Tampa, you can fly into Tampa International Airport. From Tampa airport expect about an 18-minute drive to the terminal. We can reserve your shuttle with your cruise package, but if you prefer, taxis are also available. If you’re driving and cutting it close on the time, you will love the valet drop-off.

For directions using your GPS or map app enter the following address:

Port of Tampa
Cruise Parking Garage
810 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Valet Drop-off

Cruise Terminal 2 (Carnival Cruise Line)
651 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Cruise Terminal 3 (Royal Caribbean & Norwegian Cruise Line)
815 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602

Cruise Terminal 6 (Holland America Cruise Line)
1331 McKay Street
Tampa, FL 33602

More information about valet parking, long-term parking and prices

Here are cruises you can book from the Port of Tampa: 
 
Cruises to the Western Caribbean
Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
Cruises to the Caribbean

PORT CANAVERAL
If you’re sailing out of Port Canaveral, you can fly into Orlando International, Melbourne International, or Space Coast Regional airports. The closest airport to Port Canaveral is the Melbourne International which is a 40-minute drive away. The Orlando International is a 45-minute drive.  The Space Coast Regional is only 20 minutes away, but it only accommodates small commercial jets.

Port Canaveral is the closest port to Orlando, home to Disney World and Epcot Center. We often help our clients book an extended vacation in one of the parks before or after their cruise.

For directions using your GPS or map app enter the following address:

Port Canaveral
Cruise Terminal 3
220 Christopher Columbus Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

Cruise Terminal 4
240 Christopher Columbus Drive
Cape Canaveral, FL 32920

More information on parking at Port Canaveral

Cruises that leave from the Port Canaveral are listed below: 
 
Cruises to the Bahamas
Cruises to the Western Caribbean
Cruises to the Eastern Caribbean
Cruises to the Southern Caribbean
Cruises to the Caribbean

To plan your vacation with the least amount of stress, we can help you reserve your air, hotel, shuttle transfers and excursions. It does not cost you more. It is a service we provide our clients and we can get the same prices, often better, that you could if you spent HOURS researching yourself. We specialize in cruises here which means we know the best hotels to stay at before or after your cruise, and we know the best ways to get to the port and at what time. Booking a cruise is an investment of not only your money but your time as well—why take any chances on the little details?

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Wherever your travels take you, let one of our experts at CruiseExperts.com help you plan your next cruise out of Florida. We are accredited by the Cruise Line International Association, and most of our agents have traveled to the destinations we offer. Contact us anytime by calling 1-888-804-CRUIse (2784) or visiting our website, www.CruiseExperts.com.

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