Getting Away By Sea (Cruises)

By James | Last updated December 8, 2023

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You are unlikely to arrive on holiday in Florida by sea but you might like to consider taking a Caribbean cruise from one of Florida’s five main cruise ports.

Why not extend your holiday by a few days and consider a cruise from Florida around the Caribbean and Mexico aboard a luxury cruise liner.

The Caribbean cruise market is weak at the moment and you can pick up a bargain short 3 or 4 day cruise from as little as $250 per person. Despite the downturn in bookings, the cruise line companies continue to build bigger and better cruise ships all the time.

There are a number of cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Disney, Princess, Royal Caribbean, Holland America and Norwegian which operate out of Florida’s main sea ports at Jacksonville, Port Canaveral, Miami-Dade and Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) on the east coast and from Tampa on the west coast.

The Florida cruise lines offer a choice of destinations (for three nights or more) including:

  • Key West, Florida
  • Freeport, Grand Bahama
  • Nassau and Cococay, Bahamas
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
  • Labadee, Hispaniola
  • Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • George Town, Grand Cayman
  • Belize City, Belize
  • Costa Maya, Mexico
  • Cozumel, Mexico

Florida cruises cater for all ages and all interests from fantasy adventures (like Disney who even have their own private island of Castaway Cay) to out and out relaxation to serious gambling on a Florida casino cruise. You can even go on a one day Florida day cruise from Fort Lauderdale to Grand Bahama Island and back.