Port of Miami: Cruise Capital of the World (Beacon Hotel South Beach)
Miami is the Magic City where the parties never end, and there are places to go and things to do that fit your interests no matter how arcane. This is mysterious Miami...
Miami Beach, Florida (PRUnderground) May 24th, 2016
A Pre-cruise Bonus for Port Miami Travelers
Port of Miami – Miami is the Magic City where the parties never end, and there are places to go and things to do that fit your interests no matter how arcane. This is mysterious Miami where the world converges to shop, to dine and to dance. South Florida’s main attraction is also a portal to other nations with Port Miami dubbed as the Cruise Capital of the World.
Port of Miami: Cruise Capital of the World
With pleasant weather most of the year and the infrastructure to support massive cruise traffic, the Port of Miami processed the highest number of passengers among all ports in the world. Officially referred to as PortMiami, this cruise hub handled 4.9 million passengers in 2015 alone. On a statewide basis, Florida estimates cruise traffic to jump to 21.6 million by 2026 with PortMiami taking the lions share.
Even as cruising became a mainstream form of leisure travel, a number of the popular ports of call have seen a decline in traffic as operators realigned their schedules to include new destinations. However, PortMiami remains exceptionally stable in this changing market, welcoming new-build ships, including the Norwegian Escape from Norwegian Cruise Lines. In the winter of 2016, expect the launch of Carnival Vista, which is Carnival Cruise Line’s largest vessel for now. A year later, PortMiami welcomes MSC Seaside from MSC Cruises, which plans to homeport at this hub year-round starting in the winter of 2017. Royal Caribbean is bringing the Enchantment of the Seas and the Navigator of the Seas to Port Miami in 2017.
PortMiami has a stellar cast of cruise brands with berths for more than 40 ships at its facilities, which are among the most modern today. Passenger boarding and departure processing is streamlined with special accommodations for travelers with disabilities and special requirements. A number of hotels cluster close to the Port of Miami, ensuring accommodations for cruise-bound travelers.
Making the Most of your Pre-cruise Downtime
If you’re here to join one of several cruises departing from PortMiami, there’s no excuse not to make time for Miami Beach or the South Beach district. These places are iconic in that they represent the laid-back approach to leisure made famous by celebrities and jet-setters for whom South Florida is a preferred playground.
Whether you want to experience the city like a local or join the throngs of tourists exploring the street festivals and hobnobbing with A-listers, the Beacon South Beach Hotel offers a pre-packaged mini-vacation to make your pre-cruise experience even more exciting.
Beacon South Beach Hotel is located in the heart of the famed Art DecoDistrict, definitely a must-explore if you are ever in the area. This historic district is always bustling with impromptu street and beach parties amid the pastel backdrop of carefully preserved architectural structures. Not that you will be wanting for entertainment on your scheduled cruise, but Miami Beach is just a few steps from this boutique hotel. Enjoy it from your ocean view suite or venture onto the expanse of sugar sand that has put this part of South Beach on the map.
Complimentary breakfast is part of the package as is drop-off service at PortMiami. The latter is complimentary for the first two guests in a group. Being in the heart of South Beach means you can walk to any of the tony shops for a last minute purchase of one-of-a-kind swimwear and swim accessories. Dining is a gastronomic adventure when you choose to stay in the heart of South Beach; the world’s flavors are represented in some of the best restaurants, most of which are within walking distance from your hotel.
Places to Go, People to See
There is more to South Florida than the beaches, beautiful sunsets and the rich mélange of cross-cultural interaction. Staying close to the Port of Miami when you are in town for a cruise is a good strategy to maximize your vacation dollars. It gives you the chance to explore a bit of the city’s secret and not-so secret haunts. Spend your pre-cruise or post-cruise free time mingling with the locals and intrepid visitors to experience first-hand the true allure of the Magic City.
About Beacon Hotel
The Beacon Hotel is a gem among boutique South Beach hotels in Miami. Besides its premium location right in the center of Ocean Drive, and beautifully remodeled rooms and lobby, the Beacon gives you South Beach how it is meant to be experienced. Here, you have direct access to seven miles of sand and surf, unrivaled nightlife, premier shopping and dining. Enjoy infinite views of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and historical sherbet-colored Art Deco architecture on the other. Be it honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic beach getaway, this historical oceanfront boutique hotel is a haven for a perfect romantic vacation. Beacon Hotel offers complimentary breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary beach towels and beach chairs in the room.