Miami, the city on the southern tip of Florida, is also the second largest metropolis of the Sunshine States in the US and is often called on a North America cruise. On sunny days, which are frequent here, it attracts many tourists to the famous beach Miami Beach with its almost white fine sand. Along the street there are pastel-coloured rows of houses from the Art Deco period. Take a leisurely walk to capture this photo opportunity, as the backdrop of the turquoise-blue sea makes it seem like the perfect postcard setting - great for a snapshot or souvenir photo before cruising off Miami!
To get acquainted with the cultural features of the city, treat yourself to a trip before or after your Miami cruise to the little Havana neighborhood with its Cuban flair. The small bars and pubs not only offer Cuban cigars and fruits, but also the special lifestyle of Cuba in the middle of the city. Explore downtown and discover the tallest building in town, the 240-meter Four Seasons Tower.
250 days World Cruise CruiseSeptember 30th, 2021 to June 7th, 2022
Nights: 250 days
Itinerary: Hamburg, At Sea, Antwerp, At Sea, Saint-Malo, At Sea, Leixões, Lisbon, Càdiz, Malaga, At Sea, Valencia, Tarragona, Ibiza, Palma de Majorca, At Sea, Marseilles, Cannes, Monte Carlo, Portovenere, Portoferraio, Civitavecchia, At Sea, Valletta, Syracuse, Palermo, At Sea, Palma de Majorca, Tarragona, At Sea, Malaga, Gibraltar, Guadalquivir, Sevilla, Guadalquivir, Portimão, Casablanca, At Sea, Funchal, Porto Santo Island, Sta. Cruz, San Sebastian, Sta. Cruz, At Sea, Porto Novo, Praia, At Sea, Dakar, Banjul, Kunta Kinteh Island, At Sea, Jamestown, At Sea, Walvis Bay, At Sea, Cape Town, At Sea, Port Elizabeth, Durban, Richard's Bay, Maputo, Ilha dos Portugueses, At Sea, Port d'Ehoala, At Sea, Le Port, Port Louis, Le Port, At Sea, Ambodifototra, Nosy Nanto, At Sea, Mamoutzou, At Sea, Desroches, Silhouette, Curieuse Island, La Digue, Victoria, Praslin, At Sea, Süd-Male-Atoll, Male, At Sea, Havelock Island, At Sea, Yangon, At Sea, Mergui Archipelago, Porto Malai, Port Klang, Singapore, At Sea, Semarang, At Sea, Celukan Bawang, Benoa, At Sea, Broome, At Sea, Exmouth, At Sea, Geraldton, Fremantle, Busselton, Albany, Esperance, At Sea, Penneshaw, Adelaide, At Sea, Portland, Melbourne, Burnie, Port Arthur, Hobart, At Sea, Milford Sound, Oban, Port Chalmers, Timaru, Akaroa, Lyttelton, Picton, Kaiteriteri, Nelson, Wellington, Napier, White Island, Mount Maunganui, Auckland, Bay of Islands, At Sea, Mystery Island, Vanuatu, At Sea, Port Denarau, Dravuni Island, Taveuni, Fulanga Island, Neiafu, Nuku'alofa, Date Line, Rarotonga, Aitutaki, At Sea, Bora Bora, Tahaa, Moorea, Papeete, Moorea, Raiatea, Huahine, Rangiroa, At Sea, Taiohae, Tahuata, Atuona, At Sea, Cabo San Lucas, At Sea, Acapulco, At Sea, Puerto Quetzal, Acajutla, San Juan del Sur, Puntarenas, At Sea, Panama City, Panama Canal, El Porvenir, At Sea, Puerto Cortez, Belize, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel, At Sea, Bimini, Miami, At Sea, Grand Turk, At Sea, Hamilton, At Sea, Horta, Praia da Victoria, Ponta Delgada, At Sea, Funchal, Porto Santo Island, Sta. Cruz, San Sebastian, Arrecife, At Sea, Casablanca, Portimão, Lisbon, Leixões, At Sea, Gijon, Bilbao, St. Jean de Luz, Bordeaux, La Pallice, Le Palais, At Sea, Honfleur, Antwerp, Kiel Canal, Kiel
At the Miami Seaquarium you can marvel at dolphins, whales and many other impressive aquatic animals. If you are an animal lover, you should not miss the Miami Metro Zoo. There are even safari tours offered by the zoo - what a fantastic way to appreciate the animals on offer.
If you have booked a rental car, drive to the Everglades, which begins in northern Miami . On a guided tour you can see, amongst other things, the only wild flamingos or discover alligators, turtles and many other water-loving animals that you rarely meet.
From Miami to the Caribbean
Many islands lie in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida. These holiday paradises are also usually destinations of the Caribbean cruises that start in Miami. For example, you can reach the Caribbean islands of Jamaica or St. Maarten on your cruise. Also Cuba cruises and Bahamas cruises are on the program. Treat yourself to a break on the fine sandy, palm-fringed beaches with a cocktail on the islands.
In Cuba's capital Havana, there are still many architectural references to the Spanish colonial rule on the island. The Castillo de la Real Fuerza houses a maritime museum set in the impressive fortress. For shore excursions, it is best to join a guided tour, as there are some corners in the city and on the island you should avoid, and the tour guides know exactly where to take you to see the sights. --> Havana Cruises
After your ship has moored in Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, a short drive over a harbour bridge will take you to the neighbouring island of Paradise Island. This beach paradise really lives up to its name. Lie comfortably on the beach and enjoy the clear sea water and the pleasant light wind. Off the coast of New Providence, on which Nassau lies, you will find a snorkeling paradise with beautiful coral reefs. --> Nassau cruises
In St. Maarten, your cruise from Miami awaits you with a spectacular experience, as the international airport is located near the beach. Sit and enjoy a cold drink, and you may see a passenger plane suddenly appears above you, approaching you as if it were landing directly on your head. However, you should not let yourself be led here to the reckless actions of many visitors, to face the direct pull of the aircraft as this could be very dangerous.
If your ship isn’t heading straight for the Caribbean islands, but driving through the Gulf of Mexico, you can cruise to the music-embossed city of New Orleans on your cruise from Miami, for example. Take a trip down the Mississippi to discover the city from the waterway. If you visit the French Quarter, which dates back to the French colonial era, you can visit the Louis Armstrong Park, which commemorates the city's most famous son.
Throughout the year, cruise ships depart from Miami on Mexican cruises. Visit the famous Mayan buildings or the island of Cozumel. In Chankanaab Ecopark there is a lagoon with underwater caves where dolphins, manatees and sea turtles live.
Many cruise routes also lead to the Dominican Republic, where in addition to the typical beaches you will also find a variety of golf courses. In the capital, Santo Domingo, it is worth visiting the gothic Catedral Primada de America, located in the Spanish colonial zone of Zona.
Arrival at Miami cruise terminal and parking facilities
Miami is the largest cruise port in the world, accommodating a total of 7 terminals. Be sure to check your travel documents for terminal information. Getting to the port is often by car via the expressway, the MacArthur Causeway. The tunnel linking downtown Miami with the man-made Dodge Island is a second option for reaching the cruise port by car. The Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami offers plenty of space for the cars of cruise travellers, with a total of three parking garages. From the airport or city centre, the cruise terminal can also be reached by shuttle bus or public transport.