If you are looking for a Caribbean cruise from Florida, you are in lots of luck.
Florida is the state for the origin of most Caribbean cruises.
Unlike any other state in the Union, there are more all-inclusive Caribbean cruises from Florida all year-round, with all of the top cruise lines, and several cruise ports.
Florida offers five ports with cruises to the Caribbean: Jacksonville, Port Canaveral (near Orlando), Port Everglades (Ft. Lauderdale), Miami and Tampa Cruise Port. From these five cruise ports, you can find long and short cruises – 3-days, 6-days, 14-days and longer.
Inclusive cruises from Florida will get you to the eastern, western and southern Caribbean. You will also find many sailings to the Bahamas. (There are also sailings to the Panama Canal and South America.)
Wondering which cruise lines sail from Florida? All the big names do – Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America, MSC, Norwegian Cruise Line, Princess Cruises and Royal Caribbean International.
While all the big names in cruising sail from Florida, all of them do not sail from all the ports. Currently, I believe that Carnival is the only cruise line sailing from all five Florida cruise ports.
How do you get to the ports? You can choose to travel by train, bus, car – if not coming from far – or fly. The cruise ports that are closest to their cities’ respective airports are Port Everglades and Miami. Port Canaveral is the farthest from the main airport in Orlando, but you can fly into the Melbourne International Airport.
All the cruise ports have parking space, the most expensive of which will be at the Port of Miami.
Are you ready to enjoy an all-inclusive Caribbean cruise from Florida? There is nothing to stop you.
Go have fun!