Aerial view of PortMiami and MacArthur Causeway
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It’s no secret that Miami is the cruise capital of the world. PortMiami sees nearly five million passengers annually as they embark on Caribbean cruises aboard the world’s leading cruise lines. PortMiami is home to Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Carnival Cruise Line and many more.
There’s always something new at PortMiami to make passengers’ travel experience more enjoyable. The latest addition is Royal Caribbean’s newly renovated Terminal A, home to the line’s brand new Symphony of the Seas ship. The new LEED-certified terminal can accommodate ships as long as 1,300 feet. It boasts a neutral color palette with clean Miami Modern lines, floor-to-ceiling windows and beautiful sculptural elements like brass ship’s propellers hanging from the ceiling. It’s an unmistakable aspect to Miami’s skyline.
Outro elemento de design atraente na PortMiami é a instalação de arte pública do artista Jim Drain, com sede em Miami, "The Bollard Project". Combinando funcionalidade com expressão artística, ele pintou os bolardos que correm ao longo da calçada da entrada de passageiros em PortMiami em 2014. De forma pensativa Seqüência de cores organizadas, cada bolardo é pintado uma combinação brilhante de cores destinadas a fazer referência a bandeiras marítimas.
In addition to Royal Caribbean’s brand new Symphony of the Seas ship, some of PortMiami’s newest and most exciting ships include Regent Seven Seas’ Explorer, MSC Cruises’ Seaside, Norwegian Escape, Celebrity Cruise’s Equinox and Carnival Horizon.
Forthcoming ships include Norwegian Bliss, which will set sail to Miami from Alaska in winter 2018 for seven-day Eastern Caribbean cruises and MSC Meraviglia, which is slated for completion in fall 2019 as the largest ship ever built by a European-based cruise line, accommodating 5,700 passengers.
Virgin Voyages está programado para sua estréia na PortMiami em 2020, com o primeiro de seus três navios de tamanho médio que atende 2.800 passageiros para uma variedade de cruzeiros do Caribe de sete dias. "Agora temos os parceiros certos para construir uma linha de cruzeiro de classe mundial que redefinirá a experiência de cruzeiro para sempre", afirma Sir Richard Branson, fundador do Virgin Group. "A abordagem da Virgin Cruises atrairá cruzeiros e não cruzeiros, e estamos ansiosos para estar em Miami e oferecer uma experiência para pessoas que querem uma nova maneira de cruzeiro".
Since construction of the PortMiami Tunnel, the port has never been easier to access and navigate. The tunnel directly links the US Interstate Highway System with port facilities, allowing streamlined access for both passengers and container traffic to the port without a single traffic light and free of any tolls.
For passengers arriving to the port by car, secure parking is available at all terminals priced at $22 per day. Short-term parking is available for an $8 flat rate. However, there are many options for accessing the port, including taxis and ride sharing services like Lyft and Uber. Guests can also take advantage of shuttles provided by many area hotels and rental car agencies. This is a great option for guests who are extending their stay in Miami.
If you’re interested in exploring Miami the day of your cruise, there are a handful of luggage storage options. However, PortMiami itself, does not offer luggage storage. Your best bet is to contact your cruise line directly to find out about early baggage check-in. If you choose to explore the city by tour bus, like Big Bus Tours, you can also check your bags with the tour company.
Fique e divirta-se
The port’s central location between Downtown and South Beach position travelers in the perfect place to extend their cruise vacation and discover the best of what Miami has to offer. If you’ve only got a day or a half-day to explore, you can easily visit Museum Park in downtown and swing into either the Perez Art Museum Miami or Frost Science. If shopping is your thing, venture out to the newly opened Brickell City Centre where you’ll find luxury shopping and excellent dining options all in one convenient location. If you’re dying to get a taste of South Beach, take a taxi over the causeway to Ocean Drive and Lincoln Road for sightseeing and window-shopping.
If you choose to extend your stay for a night or two, the city is your oyster. Set up shop at a hotel in South Beach or downtown and set out to discover other exciting neighborhoods like Wynwood, the Design District, Little Havana and Little Haiti. Whether you’re interested in Miami’s arts and culture, restaurant and nightlife scene or you simply want to relax in the sands of the city’s beautiful beaches, you can piece together the Miami vacation of your dreams to make your Caribbean cruise vacation that much more memorable.
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