Miami Cruise Lines
Not only is Miami a great place to visit, but it is Florida's largest cruise port. Five cruise lines offer year round and seasonal cruises from Miami: Azamara Club Cruises, Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Carnival Cruises, NCL, and Celebrity Cruises.
Below is an overview of the cruise lines sailing from Miami, including some quick facts that may help make it easier for you to choose the cruise line that best suits your needs.
Miami Cruise Line Comparison
AZAMARA CLUB CRUISE LINE FROM MIAMI
|Ships in Market: Azamara Journey
Cruise Season: November through April
Itinerary Types: 12 night Caribbean cruise, 16 night Panama Canal Voyage, 13 night Transatlantic cruise
Highlights: Larger than average cabin size; good adult only areas, higher price points bring a more affluent demographic
Drawbacks: Usually more expensive than competing cruise lines
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CARNIVAL CRUISES FROM MIAMI
|Ships in Market: Carnival Glory, Carnival Imagination, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Destiny, Carnival Valor
Cruise Season: Year Round
Itineraries: 3 night Bahamas cruise, 4-7 night Western Caribbean cruises, 5 & 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruises
Highlights: Very good prices, great Western Caribbean itineraries, excellent food, outstanding kids programs, good adult only areas
Drawbacks: Can be very crowded in high-season
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CELEBRITY CRUISES FROM MIAMI
|Ships in Market: Celebrity Constellation, Celebrity Eclipse, Celebrity Millennium
Cruise Season: October through April
Itineraries: 2-4 night Bahama cruises, 4-7 night Western Caribbean cruises, 7-8 night Eastern Caribbean cruise, 13 night Transatlantic cruise, 14 night Canal and South America cruise
Highlights: Outstanding service and dining, good adult only areas
Drawbacks: higher price point
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NCL CRUISES FROM MIAMI
|Ships in Market: Norwegian Dawn, Norwegian Epic, Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Sky, Norwegian Star
Cruise Season: Year Round
Itineraries: 3 & 4 night Bahamas cruises, 5-14 night Western Caribbean cruises, 7-14 night Eastern Caribbean cruises, 14 night Panama Canal cruises, 15 night Transatlantic cruises, 2 night Weekend Getaway cruise, 11 night Southern Caribbean cruise
Highlights: The itineraries tend to include popular ports of call; Great Stirrup Cay, NCL's private island, is featured on many itineraries; NCL's children's program is well-regarded.
Drawbacks: Some complaints that lower-category (cheaper) cabins tend to be small; Freestyle Cruising (dine anywhere, anytime) works well with parties of up to 5 or 6, but, parties of 7+ can find it difficult as many of the tables are not set up for larger groups; Given that NCL is only in the market on a seasonal basis and offers 3, 4 and 7-night itineraries with 1 ship, you must select your vacation date carefully to ensure they have the itinerary you want when you want to cruise.
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES FROM MIAMI
|Ships in Market: Liberty of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas
Cruise Season: Year Round
Itineraries: 3 & 4 night Bahamas cruises, 7 night Western Caribbean cruise, 7 night Eastern Caribbean cruise
Highlights: Good prices; very enjoyable private island (Cococay) which often tips the scale when choosing between the short Bahamas cruises on Carnival vs. Royal Caribbean; Highly regarded Adventure Ocean kid's program, and, as of December 2010, DreamWorks characters (Madagascar, Shrek & Kung Fu Panda movies) are a feature on Royal Caribbean cruises
Drawbacks: Cococay (Royal Caribbean's private island) tends to have long-lines at lunch (plan accordingly).
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Holiday Cruises from Miami
Miami is one of the top cruise ports in the world with almost daily departures year-round. When it comes to planning a cruise over a holiday, Miami is a great departure port. Check-out our holiday cruises from Miami
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Money Saving Advice when Buying a Cruise from Miami
- Best advice we can give: the earlier you book, the better. Prices for early bookers tend to be lower, and, the best cabins out of Miami may sell out early.
- High season for cruises from Miami is "whenever the kids" are out of school. Christmas, Spring Break, Thanksgiving and Summer are when the prices tend to be highest. Lower prices prevail in September (when kids go back to school), right after Thanksgiving, and in January thru February when the kids return to school.
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Cruise Lines Sailing from Miami
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