PortMiami is home to 13 cruise lines and some of the world’s most exciting and modern cruise vessels. The 2013 cruise season marked the greatest fleet expansion ever for PortMiami in a single season, including the arrival of two new cruise brands – Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Disney Cruise Line – and three new build ships: the Carnival Breeze, Celebrity Reflection and the Oceania Riviera.
The expansion continues during the 2014 cruise season as PortMiami welcomes the Italian brand MSC Cruises and the MSC Divina. Additionally, Norwegian Cruise Line’s new build ship, the Norwegian Getaway, arrived this winter.
The Divina made quite an entrance to PortMiami, escorted down Government Cut by metallic red and white Fiat 500s. The ship marks MSC’s entrance into the Miami market and she will homeport year round in Miami, sailing three- to seven-day itineraries throughout the Caribbean.
Norwegian’s Getaway, pegged as Miami’s Ultimate Ship, will also homeport here year round. The ship, featuring Miami-themed bars, restaurants and artwork throughout, will be sailing seven-day itineraries to the Eastern Caribbean.
Last year, PortMiami welcomed more than 4 million cruise passengers and the Port is anticipating a surge in cruise traffic as 2014 promises to be yet another banner year. Miami remains the Cruise Capital of the World and continues to be the departure destination of choice for cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Mexico and other exciting destinations.
Seven cruise terminals, some of the most modern in the world, are designed to quickly move passengers from land to sea. Drive-in passengers can opt for convenient on-port parking with special arrangements for travelers with disabilities. For those arriving by taxi, shuttle bus or limousine, drop off is directly in front of each terminal and entryways are designed for a quick and easy check-in and boarding process.
From: PortMiami Cruise Facts