Ports of Call
Explore our ports of call, where you can walk, shop, and dine in paradise!
Welcome to the official Cruise Capital of the World, a world-class city with a world-class beach. Before your cruise from Miami, stay and play. Within view of Miami cruises, colorful characters from macaws to monkeys greet you at Jungle Island, with pink flamingos, white cockatoos, and green parrots. In Miami Beach, iconic Lummus Park frames the Art Deco hotels, fashion models, and fancy cars. From South Pointe Park, watch the ships glide out to sea. On Lincoln Road, you could spend three months eating at a different restaurant every day. Up the coast at Bal Harbour Shops, designer boutiques challenge fashionistas, who shop till they drop at Haulover Park Beach.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
The capital of the Dutch side of St. Maarten is the town of Philipsburg, though St. Maarten is an island with two distinct sides. To the north is the French side, whose capital is Marigot, while Philipsburg sits on the southern part of the island. When exploring on cruises that go to St. Maarten, it’s important to visit both sides to understand their customs and heritage.
On an Eastern Caribbean cruise, you’ll quickly be charmed by all sides of the island. Of course, this Caribbean island is best known for its beaches, like Maho Beach or Great Bay Beach, one of the area’s best snorkeling spots. Sample local seafood or rum during your time in port, which have become symbols of St. Maarten life. There’s just enough to fill the day here, especially if you hop between the French and Dutch beaches.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
A cruise to St. Thomas will take you to the largest island of the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) and one of the most popular in the Caribbean. On this island paradise, you’ll be met by excellent duty-free shopping and exquisite beaches often considered to be some of the most beautiful in the world. While in port on an Eastern Caribbean cruise, you can explore the capital city of Charlotte Amalie, located close to the port, or escape the hustle and bustle of St. Thomas and find some tranquil activities on the smallest USVI, St. John.