You’ve done it—you’ve survived a long winter! Now it’s finally time for Spring Break and you’re determined to enjoy some sunshine. Where are you headed? A cruise is always a great option for a warm weather getaway. If you live on the East Coast, you’re in luck. Cruises are sailing regularly out of Miami, Florida, and there are plenty of destinations to choose from.
Royal Caribbean International (RCI)
Several cruise lines sail from Miami, but RCI is the most popular. Royal Caribbean International was founded in 1968 and is based in Miami, Florida. Based on revenue, RCI is the largest cruise line and comes in second when it comes to passenger count. Currently, the cruise line boasts a fleet of twenty-eight ships.
Cruising from Miami, you can choose to sail for a weekend or take an extended trip. The weekend option is great for those who are looking to take a quick trip without sacrificing vacation days at work. Where can you go?
The Western Caribbean adventure takes you from Miami to a variety of places, Mexico being one of the most popular destinations. Set sail from Miami aboard the Symphony of the Seas. Enjoy great food and entertainment aboard the ship as you make your way to beautiful Cozumel, Mexico. Aboard the ship, you can choose from a variety of activities from water slides and splash pads for the kids to entertaining shows fit for the entire family. Dine at one of the restaurants on board or sip a cocktail at the bar.
Once you arrive, you’ll have the full day to explore. Sign up for a snorkeling adventure or explore Mayan ruins. Be sure to sample some local cuisine and shop the markets. You can book a swim with the dolphins or simply relax on one of the many beaches. The possibilities are endless!
A seven night Eastern Caribbean cruise will take you to several destinations such as the Dominican Republic, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, and the Bahamas. There’s plenty of fun in the sun to be had. Aboard the ship you’ll have lots of water activities to choose from to keep you entertained until you arrive at your first port. Thrill seekers can experience bungee jumping or climb the rock wall.
Each port will give you a different experience. In the Dominican Republic, explore one of the many hiking trails or take a cable car ride to the top of Monte Isabel de Torres. Venture to historic landmarks like Blackbeard’s Castle in St. Thomas. The rainforests in San Juan are a sight to behold. You’ll also get a day at CocoCay in the Bahamas to end your trip. Spend the day testing the largest water slide in North America or keep it tame and splash around in the wave pool with the kids.
These are just a couple of the most popular destinations from Miami, Florida. Whether you’re into hiking, history, shopping, or food, there’s a perfect trip for everyone. You’ll find adventure waiting around every corner along with fabulous beaches and once in a lifetime excursions. Pack your bags and get ready to do—any cruise from Miami is a trip to remember.