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Paradise Awaits on a Cruise from Florida

Embark on a tropical cruise from Florida, a sun-soaked destination with three departure ports to choose from: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Tampa. Our cruises from Florida offer a wide variety of itineraries to consider, including short jaunts to the Bahamas and lengthy trips that visit multiple islands in the Caribbean. Cruises departing from Florida set sail throughout most of the year, allowing you to plan your next vacation in the winter, spring, summer, or fall. 

Escape the winter chill and head off to an Eastern Caribbean cruise from Fort Lauderdale. Take advantage of a holiday weekend and book a three-night cruise from Miami that stops in Key West and the Bahamas. Explore the visionary spaces aboard Celebrity Apex, our newest ship in our fleet, during a six-night cruise around the Western Caribbean. Or unwind on the pristine beaches of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao during an eleven-night cruise from Tampa. There’s no shortage of heavenly destinations and luxury cruise ships to choose from for your next Caribbean vacation.

Florida Cruise Destinations

Western Caribbean

Unwind on white sand beaches and take a dip in turquoise waters during a cruise around the islands of the Western Caribbean. Swim with stingrays in Grand Cayman. Go snorkeling in pristine coral reefs found in Cozumel. Or spend a family day filled with fun at Costa Maya, a Mexican beach town where there’s a variety of water sports to try, including paddle boarding, fly fishing, and snorkeling.

Eastern Caribbean

Embrace a laid-back lifestyle while on a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean, where you’ll stop in vibrant beach towns and idyllic islands. Enjoy the sights and flavors of San Juan, Puerto Rico, where you can lounge on a beach with a sweet rum punch or make your way through historic forts and castles. Stroll hand in hand with your sweetheart at Magens Bay in St. Thomas, long considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Or go on a scenic hike up a dormant volcano in St. Kitts and Nevis, where you’ll be rewarded with unrivaled views of the ocean below. 

Southern Caribbean

Discover underwater treasures and stunning natural wonders on a Southern Caribbean cruise. Marvel at the towering pitons in St. Lucia—the perfect backdrop for a vacation photo. Dive into the crystal clear waters of Bonaire and paddle your way around one of the top dive sites in the world. Visit pink flamingos in Aruba and don’t leave Curacao without sampling the island’s famous blue liqueur.

The Bahamas

On a cruise to the Bahamas, impossibly white sand and transparent aquamarine waters await. Swim and play with friendly dolphins in their natural habitat. Shop for gifts and other handmade items at Nassau’s popular Straw Market. Spend the day at the Atlantis Resort, where a sprawling water park and various pools will keep every family member entertained for hours. Or forget about all of your worries during a VIP beach day at Blue Lagoon Island, where you won’t have to lift a finger.

Panama Canal

Sail through one of the world’s most impressive feats of engineering during a cruise down the Panama Canal. Experience the thrill of watching the canal’s complex system of locks open and close as you cross from the Atlantic Ocean into the Pacific. Along the way, stop in tropical destinations in the Caribbean and Central and South America, including Puntarenas, Costa Rica, Cabo San Lucas in Mexico, and Cartagena, Colombia.

Transatlantic

Embark on an unforgettable journey from North America to Europe on a spectacular Transatlantic cruise. Unwind during tranquil days at sea, where you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy all of the venues and highlights available onboard. During your transatlantic sailing, you’ll stop in exotic ports like the Azores and Canary Islands, as well as beautiful destinations in the Mediterranean, such as Florence and Provence.

Departure Ports in Florida

Fort Lauderdale

Depart from Fort Lauderdale, the home of one of the world’s largest cruise ports. Spend a few days before your cruise lounging on the warm beaches of Las Olas Boulevard. Take the kids out to the Museum of Science and Discovery for an afternoon of fun and learning. Or squeeze some exercise in at Hugh Taylor Birch State Park, where you can bike, swim, or paddle board around its mangrove forests.

Miami

Sail off on a tropical vacation from Miami, the cruise capital of the world and an exciting destination with warm weather year-round. Stroll through the colorful streets of South Beach and admire its geometric Art Deco buildings. Experience the city’s famous nightlife, where the fun doesn’t end until the sun rises. Savor the traditional Cuban cuisine of Little Havana or go on an art walk around the massive, graffiti-covered walls of Wynwood.

Tampa

The convenient departure port of Tampa Bay is a fantastic city well-worth exploring before embarking on a Caribbean cruise. Make your way through the Y-Bor City district, where you can shop in one of its many cigar shops and sample craft beers at a local brewery. Stop by the Florida Aquarium, where you can pet stingrays and watch dolphins on a catamaran cruise. Or start your vacation early and head to a Gulf Coast beach and dip your toes in sugary-soft sand and crystal clear water.

Florida Cruise Itineraries

Our Florida cruise itineraries are available year round and include everything from quick weekend trips to the Bahamas to dreamy 12-night journeys around the Caribbean. Choose one of the popular 7-day Caribbean cruises, which combine two days at sea with five port stops around this heavenly region. If you’re short on vacation time, plan a four-night escape and enjoy one or two sea days with a visit to ports in Key West, Cozumel, the Bahamas, or Grand Cayman.  Or if you’re looking for a truly unforgettable trip, spoil yourself with a  ten to twelve-night island-hopping cruise, where you’ll discover one tropical paradise after another.

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Why Cruise from Florida with Celebrity Cruises

When you embark on a cruise from Florida with Celebrity, you’ll experience the perfect tropical getaway, both onboard and off. Spend your days in port lounging on pristine white-sand beaches and swimming in crystal clear waters. Find your adventurous side during exciting excursions that include scenic hikes up a volcano, snorkeling dives in vibrant coral reefs, and horseback rides through the jungle. Once you’re back on board, unwind in luxurious surroundings with unparalleled views of the ocean. Savor world-class meals crafted by a Michelin-starred chef and relax in spacious stateroom and suite accommodations. Discover visionary venues, like the Magic Carpet on our Edge-series ships, and the picturesque Lawn Club, a serene space with half an acre of real grass. Wherever you choose to sail, you’ll enjoy a restful and reinvigorating vacation you won’t soon forget.

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Popular Shore Excursions in Florida

Shore excursions in Florida include adventures in national parks and tours around vibrant cities. Our cruises from Florida make it easy for you to visit the state’s landmarks and popular attractions, thanks to shore excursions that combine a tour or activity with a convenient airport drop-off once you’re done.

Everglades Airboat Ride

Head to one of Florida’s top attractions, the Everglades National Park, which is famous for its swampy terrain and local wildlife, particularly the alligators. Go on a boat ride around the area and then visit an alligator farm, where you’ll learn more about these unique reptiles.

Discover Y-Bor City

Go on a guided tour of Tampa Bay and admire the view of Florida’s picturesque Gulf Coast. On the way, you’ll stop by the University of Tampa and the historic Y-Bor City, the Cuban district, where you can stock up on authentic cigars and try out local craft beers.

Miami City Tour

Admire the eclectic architecture and diverse culture of Miami during a tour around the city. Take photos in front of the pastel buildings in the Art Deco Historic District, taste the delicious cuisine of Little Havana, and marvel at the beautiful shores and music-filled bars of South Beach.

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