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Miami USA Cruise Port

Location:

The Port of Miami, also called Cruise Capital of the World. Home to 12 cruise lines and the largest year-round cruise fleet in the world, the port accommodates more than 4 million passengers a year. 7 air-conditioned terminals are decorated with dramatic public art. There’s duty-free shopping and limousine service. You can get taxis at all the terminals, and car-rental agencies are present.

Taxicabs are available at all airport terminals. The flat rate fare between Miami International Airport and the Cruise Port of Miami is $27.00. SuperShuttle vans also will bring you to the port. Rates are about $16 per person roundtrip for the first rider and only $10 for each additional rider. . An Uber/Lyft fare from the Miami airport to the Port of Miami would run approximately $16.

For GPS: 1015 N America Way Miami, Fl 33132. Parking your car at the port is $20 a day.

Bayside Marketplace is within walking distance from the terminal. Everything else is too far to walk to.

Hotels near the Cruise Terminal

Many hotels near the airport offer Cruise & Park deals.

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Printable map to take along.

Cruise calendar for this port.

Check here for festivals and events in Miami when you are in port.

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Monthly Climate Averages for Miami USA

 

Sightseeing:

Although favored by climate and geography, Miami remained a remote tropical village of frame houses until Henry Flagler installed his East Coast Railway there in 1896 and turned his hand to community development. In fact, the fabulous city of Miami Beach was created out of a mangrove swamp!
Sprawling across 2,054 square miles of land, Miami is a huge and cosmopolitan city. Attracted by year-round warmth and sunshine, thousands of visitors pour into the area with the hope of capturing a little sun and relaxation.

Greater Miami's list of attractions is long and varied, the city really does have something for everyone! Some of the more popular attractions are Viscaya Museum and Gardens, Little Havana, Museum of Science and Space Transit Planetarium, and the Miami Metro Zoo. Biscayne Boulevard is a prime spot for shopping. It features the Bayside Marketplace- a shopping experience in the Tropical style. Shopping is also excellent at the Cocowalk shopping and entertainment complex.

A trip into Everglades National Park is a unique sightseeing experience. Multiple boardwalks lead out over the watery area and signs and displays identify and describe the flora and fauna that you may encounter. At Flamingo there are sightseeing boat trips, and naturalists who conduct nature walks along the shore.

World-famous South Beach, located on the southernmost part of Miami Beach, attracts a colorful mix of visitors to its Art Deco surroundings. Celebrities, artists, and International super models have all been found to frequent the trendy boutiques, restaurants and art galleries which make up South Beach.

Miami offers a grand array of activities geared towards enjoyment! Visitors can experience deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, golf, tennis, scuba diving, and of course, swimming and boating. Miami has all the ingredients for one of the best vacations Florida offers.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Use a taxi to go to places you want to visit or rent a car, however this is not the most pleasant city to drive in. Cuban temperament and retirees from the north do not blend well.

Combo Tour - Miami Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off and Biscayne Bay Boat Tour

It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.

Nearby Places:

Shopping and Food:

Bayside Marketplace is within walking distance from the terminal.

Bal Harbour Shops is an upscale open-air shopping mall in Bal Harbour, a wealthy suburb of Miami known internationally for its collection of luxury retail.

Lincoln Road Mall is a pedestrian-only promenade and the epicenter of what’s happening in South Beach. Located between West Avenue and Washington Avenue,l offers unique shopping, sidewalk cafes, bars, galleries, and fine dining. Lincoln Road is also the best people-watching spot on South Beach.

Currency:

The official U.S. currency is the United States dollar (symbol: $). ATM's everywhere.

Major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard are widely used and accepted, even for transactions worth only a few dollars. In fact, in some cases, it may be the only way to make a transaction. Note to overseas visitors: Prices of goods and services always seem lower than they really are, as taxes and gratuities are seldom included.

Most states have a sales tax, ranging from 2.9% to nearly 10% of the retail price; 4-6% is typical. Sales tax is almost never included in posted prices (except for gasoline, and in most states, alcoholic beverages consumed on-premises), but instead will be calculated and added to the total when you pay.

Tipping in America is widely used and expected. While Americans themselves often debate correct levels and exactly who deserves to be tipped, generally accepted standard rates are:

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Communication:

The U.S. has no official language at the federal level, but English is by far the standard for everyday use. Several states have declared their official state language as English. Spanish is also official in the state of New Mexico, where it is widely spoken; French is official in Louisiana and the Hawaiian language is official in Hawaii, but neither approaches the use of English and are official for primarily historical reasons.

All eight cruise terminals offer free Wi-Fi.

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Opening Hours and Holidays:

In major metropolitan areas like New York and Los Angeles, many drugstores and supermarkets are routinely open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, while department stores, shopping centers and most other large retailers are typically open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and often with shorter hours on Sundays - generally 11 a.m. or noon to 5 or 6 p.m. On holidays, the tendency is to remain open (with the exception of the most important holidays like Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day where stores are generally closed)

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