Episode 75 – Cruising through the Florida Ports

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What’s up this week?

Cruise Ports in Florida are a very different type of travel than we normally talk about. We have 6 main ports in Florida. Grab your passport and travel around the different cruise ports of Florida.

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Port Canaveral, located on the East Coast, is the third largest and voted to best cruise home port in 2021. Carnival just put a new terminal in this port. You will find Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian as a few of the large lines. Disney will shuttle you right to the port. There will soon be a train for transport.

Tampa Bay does not have mega ships but you can find a lot of great cruise lines and ships like Carnival and Norwegian. It is the kind of city to make a little stay before or after.

Miami is the cruise capital of the world. Nothing beats sailing out of there at night. Be very cautious of parking and traffic, as well as off-site parking. Miami is a big city. You will find all the major ships here. There are 55 Cruise ships from 22 cruise lines.

Ft. Lauderdale is very close to Miami but is a different port than Miami.

Jacksonville actually does have cruise lines that sail out. You will definitely find the major cruise lines with multiple ships each. A relaxed cruise port, you will likely have an easy time at this port.

Port of Palm Beach between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. You will find the Margaritaville at Sea and the Bahama Paradise. They are smaller ships but they still offer a fun weekend getaway. Mostly Bahamas bound.

Florida Product of the Week

Key West First Legal Rum Distillery is Key West’s first legal rum distillery since Prohibition – award winning Key West rums are aged in Salt Cured Barrels using locally and naturally-sourced authentic food flavors–Key Lime, Coconut, Madagascar Vanilla crème brûlée–and Florida demerara sugar (never molasses) to produce a rum with flavor depths and aromatic heights worthy of the distinction.  

Homeschool moment of the week

You still have to go through customs when coming back from an international cruise!

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