Miami cruises
Miami cruises

Miami cruises. Miami cruise terminal

There are few places in the U.S. and all over the world with so busy cruise ports like Miami. Thanks to the comfortable climate, warm weather and wide sandy beaches Miami attracts millions of visitors, including cruise ship passengers. In total 10 million tourists visit Miami every year. Cruise port in Miami makes a significant contribution to the international cruise traffic. Miami is a starting point for every seventh passenger cruise in the world.

The full name of Miami port is Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami. The port was named after the famous U.S. congressman from Florida Dante B. Fascell.

Cruise Port of Miami is located in the Biscayne Bay, on the island of Dodge. The highway 886 is connects it with the center of Miami, which is also known as Port Boulevard. Port terminals annually serve over 4 million passengers.

Miami is called the "cruise capital of the world". Here moor the largest cruise liners of the leading cruise companies, including Carnival and Royal Caribbean.

Image of Miami cruise port was shaken after Florida cruise port Port Everglades, which was chosen to house the two largest liners on the planet: Oasis of the Seas and the Allure of the Seas.

Miami is both cruise and cargo port.

Cruise Port of Miami was upgraded in the late 1990s. In 1997 began a large-scale reconstruction, that resulted in creation of new passenger terminals and enhancing of cruise infrastructure. The cost of reconstruction was amounted at 250 million dollars. One of the main features of the port's infrastructure was a system of road junctions. In the near future it will be improved by launching new tunnel connecting the port and the city.

Miami cruise port is always being modernized but, however, does not prevent to receive seven giant cruise liners at one time as there are seven cruise terminals at the Port of Miami. To date the most modern port cruise terminals are D and E. They have separate rooms for VIP-persons, as well as unusual for cruise ports baggage conveyors, which can be found mostly in airports.

In the cruise port of Miami today you can book dozens of different cruises: from short 3-day cruises to 11-day or more cruises.

Headquarters of many cruise companies, including such world leaders as Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean International and others, are located in the port..

There are no problems with parking in the Port of Miami. Parking is connected with the terminals by shuttle buses. Parking fees are $20 per day or $7 for a short stop. 

Often, free street concerts are held in the side streets - usually reggae or jazz music. The city has numerous high-rise buildings, hotel complexes, areas with palm trees, shopping centres, cultural and recreational facilities. Sights include: the Southeast Financial Center - the tallest building in Florida at 55 storeys high; Dade Country Courthouse; Metro Dade Cultural, a cultural centre that houses Miami Dade Main Library; the Centre for Fine Arts and the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. 

Allure of the Seas
Carnival Magic
Symphony of the Seas
Carnival Glory
Carnival Horizon
Celebrity Equinox
Mariner of the Seas
Norwegian Sky
Carnival Victory
Carnival Sensation
Carnival Victory
Mariner of the Seas


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