The Port of Miami is known by many as the “Cruise Capital of the World.” The largest cruise terminal in Florida, the port welcomed over 3 million cruise passengers in the fiscal year 2005. Currently, eight cruise lines sail from the Port of Miami, including Windjammer Barefoot Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Oceania Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Crystal Cruises, Costa Cruises, Celebrity Cruises and Carnival Cruise Lines. Cruises from the Port of Miami range from 3 to 11 days and visit a variety of ports, including the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Latin America and even the Far East and Europe. As the popularity of cruise vacations expands, so does the Port of Miami. To maintain its status as a state-of-the-art facility, the Port of Miami is constantly introducing innovative improvements to its facility.
Parking is offered in front of the individual cruise terminals; daily long-term and short-term rates apply. Parking in these areas is first come first serve; reservations are not required. For a flat fee, several taxi services also provide transportation between Miami International Airport and the Port of Miami. Additionally, rental car agencies provide shuttle service from the Port of Miami to their business locations.
Several hotels are located near the Port of Miami. Continental Downtown Bayside Hotel, Courtyard By Marriott Miami Downtown, Hyatt Regency Miami and Sheraton Miami Biscayne Bay stand within one mile of the Port of Miami. Additionally, JW Marriott Hotel Miami, Conrad Miami, New Clinton Hotel & Spa and The Hotel of South Beach offer upscale accommodations within 3 miles of the Port of Miami. The port is located approximately 8 miles from Miami International Airport.