The Port of Miami is the busiest cruise port in Florida and probably the United States.
Miami is the city of fun and therefore cruisers will find much to do there before sailing to the Caribbean, or after returning from the Caribbean.
Whether you like the beach or nightlife, you will have unforgettable moments in Miami.
The port itself processes millions of cruise passengers each year.
Many of the top Caribbean cruise lines offer itineraries from Miami. Consequently, it will be easy to find the perfect sailing from that port.
See below for a sample of sailings from Miami cruise terminals.
Note: Itineraries are subject to change at anytime by cruise lines.
Carnival currently offers 4-day, 5-day and longer cruises from Miami to the Caribbean.
Celebrity offers 7-day and longer cruises to the Caribbean.
Norwegian offers short and longer cruises to the Bahamas and the Caribbean.
Note: Epic will move to Europe in 2014 and the Escape will replace it.
The Miami International Airport is the closest one to the Port.
The Miami Port Address is: 1015 N America Way, Miami, FL 33132.*
This puts the cruise port just about 8 miles from the airport.
Miami International Airport is a major gateway into the United States. Therefore, whether you are flying from within the U.S. or elsewhere, you will find a major airline that flies into Miami.
Some of the airlines with direct or connecting service into the Miami International Airport are: American Airlines, Continental, Delta Airlines, JetBlue and United Airlines.
(If you are flying to your cruise port, consider getting there overnight to ensure that you do not miss your ship the next day.
Click here to find hotels near the Miami Cruise Port.)
It is very easy to go from the Miami International Airport to the Port of Miami. There are three major options to choose from and each is quite economical.
1. Taxi Service to the Cruise Terminal:
It will cost about $24 per trip (1 - 5 passengers) to get to the port. This may be the cheapest way to get to your cruise terminal from the Miami International Airport.
2. Shuttle Service to the Port:
Shuttle service (generally carrying several passengers) will cost about $14 per person.
For the family, it is better to ride your own taxi and pay the flat fee of about $24. (Price is subject to change.)
For additional information, you may visit the Miami International Airport's website.
3. Your Cruise Line Transfer Service:
Each cruise line offers airport-port transfers. Check with your Travel Agent for transfer costs and compare the rates.
For those who drive to the port, parking will cost you about $20 per day. Therefore, if your cruise is 5 days long, expect to pay $100.
Additionally, it is recommended that you tip the porters who collect your luggage $1 per bag.
When we first sailed out of Miami, we were blessed to have relatives in Fort Lauderdale. We drove down from McDonough, Georgia to Fort Lauderdale and had one of my brothers drive us to the port.
It happened to be a 7-day Caribbean cruise and so we saved a whopping $140! Wow!
If you have relatives or friends in the area, consider leaving your car with them. Your family will save some money on your Caribbean cruise.
Alternatively, you may consider parking away from the port. For our second Miami Caribbean cruise, we parked off base and paid less than $50 for a 5-day cruise.
Search the Internet for parking at the Miami Cruise Port.
I hope that the information above will help you prepare for a fun-filled Caribbean cruise from the Port of Miami.
Go have a memorable time and tell us about it when you return.
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