Caribbean Cruises
From Florida

There are more Caribbean cruises from Florida than from any other state in the United States or from any other cruise departure port elsewhere.

You may even call Florida the "hot-spot" for Caribbean cruise departures.

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Reasons For Many Caribbean
Cruises From Florida

Unlike any other state, Florida holds many advantages which have resulted in the majority of Caribbean cruises from the US's most south-eastern state.

A. Florida's Proximity to the Caribbean - The most obvious reason is that Florida is the closest state to the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

While one may have to fly from far to board a Caribbean cruise from Florida, once there you are not far from the islands most visited by Caribbean cruise lines. 

B. Florida's Geographical Layout - Have you noticed? Florida is almost completely surrounded by water. Consequently, the state is a prime location for several Caribbean cruise ports and therefore many cruise sailings.

There are five major cruise ports offering Caribbean cruises from Florida. These Caribbean cruise ports are:

1. Jacksonville Cruise Terminal in the northeast;

2. Port Canaveral in the east;

3. Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale) in the southeast;

4. Miami Cruise Port in the south; and,

5. Tampa Cruise Terminal in the southwest.

All five florida cruise terminals together spit out 100's ofCaribbean cruises from the "Sunshine State" each year.

C. Florida's Infrastructure - The state is highly developed with 100's of miles of highway roads and many frequently flown international airports.

The large number of airports, conveniently located near to cruise ports, provide for easy access and therefore many Caribbean cruises from Florida.

D. Prevalence of Family Attractions - Florida may be dubbed as one of the major "family-attraction spots" in the world.

As a result of the large number of family-friendly attractions in Florida, many people travel to the state not just to board a Caribbean cruise, but also to enjoy the attractions before or after a cruise. 

Attractions in Florida include

*Walt Disney World

*Universal Studios

*Kennedy Space Center

*Busch Gardens

*The Holy Land Experience

*Wet 'n Wild

*Sea World

With so many attractions in the Sunshine State, can you see why thousands book Caribbean cruises from Florida?

My family at Disney's Magic Kingdom

Caribbean Cruise Lines
Sailing From Florida

Florida is such a magnet for Caribbean cruise sailings that all the major cruise lines have departures from the state. 

Caribbean cruise lines sailing from Florida include: Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.

Additionally, the world's biggest cruise ships sail from ports in Florida.

Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas sail out of Fort Lauderdale; Disney Dream sails out of Port Canaveral; Carnival Breeze sails from Miami; and the Norwegian Epic sails from Miami.

Let us now look at some cruise itineraries from Florida ports to the Caribbean.

Disney Ship in Port Canaveral

Sample Of Caribbean
Cruises From Florida

Florida Ports

Cruise Lines




Carnival is currently the only cruise line sailing from Jacksonville.

It offers 4-day and 5-day cruises to the Bahamas.

Port Canaveral

1. Carnival

2. Disney

3. Norwegian

4. Royal Caribbean

1. Carnival offers short cruises to the Bahamas and longer cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean, with sailings to the Southern Caribbean.

2. Disney offers short cruises to the Bahamas and longer cruises to the Caribbean.

3. Norwegian offers long cruises (7-days plus) to the Caribbean.

4. Royal Caribbean offers short cruises to the Bahamas.

Ft. Lauderdale

1. Carnival

2. Celebrity

3. Holland America

4. Princess Cruises

5. Royal Caribbean

1. Carnival offers longer cruises to the Caribbean.

2. Celebrity offers long and short cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean.

3. Holland America offers long cruises to the Caribbean.

4. Princess offers longer cruises to the Caribbean.

5. Royal Caribbean offers longer cruises to the Caribbean.


1. Carnival

2. Celebrity

3. Costa Cruises

4. MSC Cruises

5. Norwegian

6. Royal Caribbean

1. Short and long cruises to the Bahamas and Caribbean

2. Long cruises to the Caribbean

3. Long cruises to the Caribbean

4. Long cruises to the Caribbean

5. Short sailings to the Bahamas and long cruises to the Caribbean

6. Short Bahamas cruises


1. Carnival

2. Holland America

3. Norwegian

4. Royal Caribbean

1. Short and long Caribbean sailings

2. Longer Caribbean itineraries

3. Longer Caribbean itineraries

4. Short and long Caribbean sailings

Booking Caribbean
Cruises From Florida

Now that you have an idea which cruises are available from the various Florida cruise ports, you also need to know how easy it is to book Caribbean cruises from Florida.

You have several options from which to choose:

1. Call your Travel Professional to book your cruise.

2. Use the Search Box below to find and book your cruise.

3. Visit our website, (Petes Travel Center) and book it there.

4. Call the respective cruise line to book.

Go ahead and search for your cruise below...

I have given you a sampling of the cruise sailings from Florida to the Caribbean. There are others - some shorter and others longer.

But whatever kind of cruise ship vacation you seek for your family, you will find many exciting Caribbean cruises from Florida - the Sunshine State! 

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