Carnival Cruise Lines is headquartered in Miami. Carnival Cruise Lines Miami currently holds the title as the “World’s Most Popular Cruise Line” and it has received numerous awards as well as high rankings throughout its 36-year history. The National Association of Cruise-Oriented Agencies (NACOA) named Carnival Cruise Lines “Cruise Line of the Year” for three years in a row, it earned “best value” honors for six years in a row by the World Cruise & Ocean Liner Society, and Carnival received the “Gold Excellence Award” by American Express Travel Service.
Carnival Cruise Lines Miami has also received nine platinum awards including: Best Family Oriented Line, Best Bang for the Buck, Best Singles Line, Best Entertainment, Best Children’s Program, Best Onboard Activities, Best Disco, Best Casino and Best Tropical Drink in Porthole Cruise Magazine’s “1999 Annual Readers’ Choice Awards,” topping more categories than any other cruise line.
Carnival Cruise Lines “Fun Ship Fleet” features 23 ships that sail to roughly a dozen destinations with dozens of ports of call on the menu. Carnival Cruise Lines Fun Ship Fleet includes: Carnival Conquest, Destiny, Ecstasy, Elation, Fantasy, Fascination, Freedom, Glory, Imagination, Inspiration, Legend, Liberty, Miracle, Paradise, Pride, Sensation, Spirit, Splendor, Triumph, Valor, Carnival Celebration, and Holiday. Carnival Splendor made her debut in Europe in July 2008.
Carnival Fun Ships sail to Alaska (Glacier, Northbound Alaska, Southbound Alaska), Bahamas, Canada/New England, the Caribbean (Eastern, Southern, and Western), Europe, Hawaii, Mexico (Baja Mexico, Mexican Riviera), Panama Canal, South America, and special voyages to Bermuda, and Transatlantic sailings.
Carnival Cruise Lines guests can choose cruise itineraries ranging from two to 10 days or more. Shore excursions run the gamut from swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling to jeep tours, motor coach journeys, rain forest exploration, and more.
Carnival Cruise Lines onboard experience is just as fun and exciting as its excursions and destinations. Onboard, you can gamble at casinos, take golf lessons, swim, go dancing, attend a live show, shop, or spend the day at Carnival Cruise Lines Spa Carnival. Spa Carnival features a health club with state-of-thee-art exercise equipment, a jogging track, and aerobics classes. It also features a steamroom and sauna, full-body massage services, facials, loofah treatments, manicures, pedicures, and hairstyling. All Carnival Cruise Lines Casinos feature slot machines, black jack, poker, roulette, and more.
For more information about Carnival Cruise Lines or to book a cruise visit the official website www.carnival.com. You can also book a cruise through just about any booking search engine such as Expedia.com or Orbitz.com, or you can contact your local cruise travel agent.
If you have already booked a Carnival Cruise from Miami, here’s a bit of information about getting to the Port of Miami and parking fees at Carnival Cruise Lines Port of Miami.
The Port of Miami is located at 1015 N. American Way, Miami, Florida 33132. You can contact the Port of Miami by calling 1.305.347.4800. The Port of Miami is around 8 miles from Miami International Airport. It is also only 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport. Northbound directions, Southbound directions, and directions from I-95 are as follows:
Directions From I-95: Take I-95 north or south to I-395. Follow the directional signs to the Biscayne Boulevard exit. When you get to Biscayne Blvd., make a right. Go to 5th Street which converts to Port Blvd. (Landmark: American Airlines Basketball Arena) Make a left and continue over the Port Bridge. Follow directional signs to designated
Southbound Directions: Take I-95 South to Exit 5A (NW 8th Street). Turn east onto NW 5th Street (turns into NE 5th Street). Follow signs with steamship logo to Biscayne Blvd. Port entrance is at Biscayne Blvd. and NE 5th Street.
Northbound Directions: Take US-1 North to I-95 North. Exit at Biscayne Blvd. Proceed north on Biscayne Blvd. to NE 5th Street. Port entrance is at Biscayne Blvd. and NE 5th Street.
Parking fees at Carnival Cruise Lines Port of Miami and parking for all cruise passengers is $12 per day. Parking for visitors to the port is only $5 per day. Forms of payment include: cash and credit cards (Visa or Master Card only). If you are driving an oversized vehicle, be prepared to pay higher parking fees at Carnival Cruise Lines Port of Miami. Depending on overall dimensions of your vehicle, you will pay no less than $24 per day for parking. Upon arrival at your cruise terminal, you will find postings for established parking rates. The meter starts the day you park your vehicle up until the time you leave. Keep in mind that Parking Garages 5 and 6 are the only garages that accept credit card payments.
The City of Miami welcomes roughly 10 million visitors per year via plane, train, car, and cruise. During fiscal year 2007, 3.75 million cruise passengers passed through the Port of Miami. Besides daily sailings through Carnival Cruises, the Port of Miami also has daily sailings through Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International.