Key West cruise vacations offer adventure, variety, fun, and relaxation all rolled up into one. The options for a Key West Cruise vacation are plentiful, so visitors to the United Stateâ€™s southernmost city can opt for a big ship cruise to the city and island or they can opt for an air vacation and book a series of local cruises aboard a small ship or luxury yacht once you get there. The options for a Key West Cruise vacation are plentiful!
Key West encompasses the island of Key West (also a city), Stock Island, Sigsbee Park, Fleming Key, and Sunset Key. While Fleming Key and Sigsbee Park are not open to the pubic (they are part of Naval Air Station Key West NAS), the other areas of Key West are readily available for exploration by land, air or sea.
The Port of Key West has been welcoming cruise ships and Key West cruise vacationers since 1969. The portâ€™s first regularly scheduled cruise ship was the Sunward, which called on Key West once a month. Between 1969 and 1984 the Port of Key West received 266 port calls and by 1999 415 cruise ships called on the Port of Key West, bringing roughly 597,009 passengers to Kew West. Today, the Port of Key West welcomes more than 830,000 passengers annually and it houses three docking facilities including Mallory Square Dock, the privately owned Pier B, and Navy Mole.
Disney Cruise Line, Carnival Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean International, Holland America Line, Celebrity Cruises, and Costa Cruises are just a few of the most popular cruise lines visiting the Port of Key West regularly. Disney Cruise Line offers several Key West cruise vacations including the 7-night Western Caribbean Cruise aboard Disney Magic and Carnival Cruise Line offers a fun-filled 4-day Western Caribbean cruise from Miami aboard Carnival Fascination. Passengers can also book an exciting Key West Cruise vacation aboard Royal Caribbeanâ€™s Enchantment of the Seas or Majesty of the Seas. Itâ€™s up to you!
It doesnâ€™t matter if you decide to visit Key West by air or by sea, you can always opt for a small ship cruise once you get there. Bareboat Cruises offer a wide variety of Key West cruises aboard a luxury yacht, while Key West Sunset Cruises features a choice of historic tall ships, catamaran booze cruises or private sunset charters for exploration, romance, cocktail parties, and more. Passengers can also opt for one of Key Westâ€™s numerous dive boats for a variety of diving and snorkeling adventures. Key West dive boats also offer night dives for individuals interested in observing the reef at night.
An added benefit to Key West Cruise vacations is that you can find a cruise to suit your taste and budget just about any time of the year. Key West is a year round vacation destination with a packed cruise calendar each month. To check out cruise schedules for any time of the year, visit the official City of Key West website. The site features information about The Port of Key West and a detailed cruise calendar.
Port of Key West
The Key West Historic Seaport
Key West Bight
100 Grinnell Street
Key West, Florida 33040