The journey from Miami to the Caribbean may be small in distance, but when it comes to scenery and culture, they’re a world apart.
If you’re looking for a Caribbean adventure, then this article could be just the ticket. Below, we’ve picked out six of the best Caribbean cruises that start in Miami, based on price, duration and previous guest reviews.
On and off-board, this 3-night cruise promises an incredible experience for everyone. After boarding in Miami, your first night will be spend on the ship, giving you ample time to explore its vast assortment of entertainment options, including an adults-only retreat, a pizzeria, a movie theatre, a comedy club and a cocktail bar. Be sure to keep back some energy reserves as the next two days will be spent in the Bahamian capital of Nassau on New Providence island, a bustling hive of activity, where you can peruse luxury boutiques, indulge in amazing water sports and plenty more besides. A couple more nights aboard will round off your cruise before you disembark back in Miami.
The islands due south of Florida are some of the most magical in the entire region, and in particular those within the territory of the Western Caribbean. This 5-night cruise will transport you to two of the area’s most beautiful spots – Ochos Rios in Jamaica and George Town in Grand Cayman. First, however, you’ll spend two nights at sea after boarding in Miami, before arriving in Ochos Rios on day 3. A full day of exploring will give you a taste of this delightful port town before moving on to George Town the next morning, where you can enjoy exceptional snorkeling , superb Caribbean cuisine and plenty more. You’ll then spend a couple more nights at sea before returning back to Miami to bring your cruise to a close.
If you have the time for a full week’s cruise, this 7-night trip around the Eastern Caribbean is certainly a popular choice. Your first three nights will be spent at sea after departing from Miami, and on day 4 you’ll enjoy your first stop-off in Charlotte Amalie, the capital and largest city of the U.S. Virgin Islands. After a full day here, you’ll arrive in Tortola in the neighbouring British Virgin Islands early the next morning for another leisurely look around. Mid-afternoon, you’ll return to your ship where you’ll spend another couple of nights at sea before your final port of call, Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas. You’ll spend all day here before beginning the overnight journey back to Miami, where you’ll disembark.
The Southern Caribbean is home to some truly jaw-droppingly beautiful islands and this 9-night cruise will introduce you to some of the finest. Starting in Miami, you’ll spend two nights at sea before arriving on Labadee, a port located on the northern coast of Haiti, for a day of exploration. After a couple more nights, you’ll move on to Willemstad in Curacao, Oranjestad in Aruba and Kralendijk in Bonaire. Three more nights onboard will be enjoyed as your ship makes the leisurely trip back to Miami, where your cruise comes to a close.
Cuba is one of the most popular Caribbean cruise destinations and this 4-night trip invites guests to spend two full days in the famous capital of Havana, soaking up its striking architecture and penchant for vibrant music and cultural. Be sure to reserve some energy for the next leg of your trip, however, which will take you to Great Stirrup Cay, a private island in the Bahamas where you can indulge in some world class water sports, or something more sedate if you prefer. The following day you’ll return to Miami with a bundle of memories to savour for years to come.
There’s no doubting that 14 nights in the Caribbean will deliver a truly immersive experience, enabling you to really get under the skin of the region. Boarding in Miami, you’ll enjoy three nights aboard your splendid ship which is fully equipped for your convenience, comfort and entertainment. Your first stop will be in Kralendijk in Bonaire and the following three days will see further visits to Willemstad in Curacao and Oranjestad in Aruba. Another two nights at sea will break up your cruise before the second round of destinations: Bridgetown in Barbados, Castries in St Lucia, Basseterre in St Kitts and Philipsburg in St Maarten. Three more nights at sea before returning to Miami will bring your cruise to a close.