South Florida is home to a number of breathtaking cruise lines that set sail to unexplainable gorgeous places in the world. Ft. Lauderdale, about 40 miles north of Miami is the busiest cruise port in the world.
Having a local cruise saves a ton of time and of course your coins because it eliminated the need for locals to fly to their departure port. The idea of bringing ships to you instead of you going to the ships came about after the horrific 9/11 attack. People became afraid to fly due to the tragedy and as a result cruise lines decided it would be best to send the ships to the cruisers. After all it’s all about the safety of the cruisers…right?! So with the world in the palm of your hands, follow me on this little adventure as I share with you some of the best local cruises here in South Florida.
Celebrity X Cruises
Celebrity X Cruises founded in 1988 by Greece based Chandris Group. However, by 1997 the cruise line merged with what is now known as Royal Caribbean Ltd. the essence of vacationing Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. This cruise offers top of the line contemporary luxury at its finest along with architecturally designed spaces to stain your memory forever. From the dining experience, suite statement rooms, spas and gyms to the warmth of the employees, Celebrity X Cruises exudes a way of vacationing like no other. The Celebrity Ships can boldly be identified by the signature "Χ" that is displayed on the funnel of the ships is the Greek letter chi, for "Chandris". The cruise line offers luxury vacations and immersive cruise tour experiences visiting all of seven continents.
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This premium luxury line Seven Seas Cruises, formerly known as Radisson Seven Seas Cruises offers small passenger capacities for cruisers and visits over 300 ports around the world. Regent offers affordable pre and post bookable adventures both at land and shore. This cruise line is the epitome of guest centeredness with personalized services such as jaw dropping land tours, shore adventures and mind blowing itineraries to suit cruisers’ needs.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line began back in 1966 a now 50 year historic cruise line known for breaking boundaries in the cruising industry. The cruise line company specializes in Freestyle Cruising ships, offering guest the freedom of relaxing at their own comfort with no set rules. After all that’s the very essence of relaxing. Just about 8% of the cruise market is controlled by the Norwegian Cruise Line. They offer contemporary resort style vacationing infused with the iconic history of the cruise line.
Set sail on the one of 24 Carnival Cruise Line ships created amid island adventures. Carnival Cruise offers world class trips, ranging from three days to eighteen days to places such as the Caribbean, Fiji Island, Tahiti and Hawaii just to name a few.
Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Bahamas Cruise Line offers a two night celebration to the beautiful Bahamas. This cruise line sets sail every day and as a result offers cruisers the flexibility of sailing away regardless of how their schedule is set up. Some features aboard the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line include endless dining, entertainment, spa and beauty treatments, casino games and Bahamas excursion just to name a few.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line is a family centered cruise line that offers fun and relaxation for everyone from the kids to the adults. Guests aboard the Disney Cruise are showered with the finest services and warm hospitality from staff and other attendants. With contemporary designs, family centered atmosphere and dining experiences much like the cuisine, a cut above the rest when it comes to the Disney Cruise Line.