Top 10 Florida Cruises

Various cruises departing from Florida are offered for passengers of all ages.
Various cruises departing from Florida are offered for passengers of all ages. (Image: cruise ship image by Cristina Bernhardsen from

Of all the cruises that depart from locations in Florida for you and your family, there are 10 that stand out as the best cruise ships with the best accommodations and amenities. They cruise to locations ranging from many areas of the Caribbean, the Transatlantic, or the Transcanal/Panama Canal. Don't be overwhelmed by the abundance of options. Instead, explore the different and extraordinary choices available.

Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder Cruise offers a variety of destinations including the Bahamas, Mexico, Alaska, the Pacific, the Caribbean and Los Angeles. The 2,700 passenger ship has a wide variety of activities for children and adults with three-age specific swimming pools. Adults can enjoy wine-tastings and Broadway Style Disney shows while the ship offers teen activities and Walt Disney movies for the children. The cruise departs from Port Canaveral.

Disney Cruise Vacations P.O. Box 10238 Lake Buenva Vista, FL 32830 800-951-3532

Royal Caribben Oasis of the Seas

One of the world's largest and most expensive cruise ships, Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas departs from the home port Fort Lauderdale to different destinations in the Caribbean. This 5,400 passenger cruise ship offers a variety of amenities with four pools and 10 whirlpools. Various sports activities such as sports courts, rock climbing walls, ice skating rinks and surfing lessons are great for the children while the adults can enjoy a casino, night clubs, and spa and fitness facilities. The ship is uniquely designed in seven different neighborhoods that all include activities and entertainment.

Crown & Anchor Society P.O. Box 026052 Miami, FL 33102 800-256-6649

Carnival Glory

Travelers of all ages can enjoy the constant dining and entertainment options with sports activities, a dance club, casino, game room, library, and four dining venues. Other amenities include duty-free shops, four swimming pools and seven whirlpools. This 2,974 passenger ship holds the largest inside staterooms at sea and travels from Miami to several eastern and western Caribbean locations.

Carnival Cruise Lines 3655 NW 87th Ave. Miami, FL 33178 888-227-6482

NCL Norwegian Sun

Norwegian Sun departs from Orlando's Port Canaveral and disembarks in Copenhagen, England. Various shore excursions include Universal Studios Theme Park, Kennedy Space Center, and Airboat Adventure. Various European destinations are included on the 15-day excursion that sales twice a year. Prices are generally reasonable depending on the choice of accommodations. The 1,936 passenger ship offers a fitness center, bars, pools, hot tubs, and activities for all ages.

NCL Norwegian Cruise Line 7665 Corporate Center Drive Miami, FL 33126 866-625-1164

Celebrity Solstice

The Celebrity Solstice offers luxurious amenities with an elegant décor and upscale experience at affordable prices. The ships includes a half-acre lawn club, a hot glass show with a museum, chic dining venues, and theatrical productions. The 2,850-passenger ship presents great accommodations with spacious staterooms and bathrooms. The Solstice departs from Fort Lauderdale and travels to various parts of the eastern and western Caribbean for seven nights.

Celebrity Cruises 800-760-0654

Holland America Eurodam

The Holland America Eurodam, a newly renovated ship, departs from Fort Lauderdale and sails to various locations including the Caribbean and the Transatlantic for an extended period of time. The shop contains 11 passenger decks with many new restaurants and lounges that have many panoramic views. It features new state-of-the-art navigation and safety systems, a digital workshop, culinary arts center, youth facilities, casino and fitness center.

Holland America Line 300 Elliot Ave. West Seattle, WA 98119 877-932-4529

Regent Seven Seas Mariner

The Regent Seven Seas Mariner includes all-inclusive fares with a beverage program, a guest lecture program, four dining venues, a spa and fitness center, sports activities, a pool, two whirlpools and a library. The ship departs from Fort Lauderdale and offers a seven-day western Caribbean tour, a 14-day Transcanal/Panama Canal tour, a 15-day Transatlantic tour, and a 75-day world tour. The Mariner holds only 700 guests and is one of the world's first all-suite, all-balcony ships.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises 1000 Corporate Dr. Suite 500 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334 877-505-5370

Crystal Serenity

This 1,070 passenger ship offers a variety of restaurants, three boutiques, a casino, bars and lounges, a steam and sauna room, a promenade for walking or jogging, and sports activities including a golf driving range and tennis courts. The ship contains an outdoor pool with two Jacuzzis as well as another covered pool. A variety of classes are offered at the fitness center that pertain to your needs and interests ranging from yoga to cardiovascular classes. Crystal's Serenity travels to two destinations from Miami. You can enjoy destinations to either the Eastern Caribbean or the Transcanal/Panama Canal.

Crystal Cruises 2049 Century Park East Suite 1400 Los Angeles, CA 90067 310-785-9300

Cunard Queen Victoria

Cunard Queen Victoria is a 2,000 passenger shop with elegant décor and many divisions to keep you entertained. Various programs and societies such as the Royal Astronomical Society, the Cunard Insights, and the Book Club, allows passengers to connect with others and discuss topics of interest. The ship contains the first private theater boxes at sea, many bars and lounges, a spa and fitness center, and a library. Queen Victoria departs from Fort Lauderdale and offers a Transcanal/Panama Canal tour and a Transatlantic tour.

Azamara Journey

Azamara's Journey offers a 12-day Caribbean and Bahamas cruise once a year that departs from the port of Miami. The 694-passenger ship contains two specialty restaurants, a coffee, piano, martini, and wine bar, daily enrichment programs, a casino, and a spa and wellness center. Many amenities offer all-inclusive fares including meals, beverages, laundry, concierge and bus services. This small and quaint boat will give you an intimate cruise experience that can fulfill any need or interest.

Azamara Club Cruises 1050 Caribbean Way Miami, FL 33132 877-999-9553

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