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Cruises from Florida in 2018-2019

Discover the best cruises departing from the sunny state of Florida this cruise season.

Most cruises from Florida run from December to April. This is high season for cruising as well as time of year less prone to hurricanes, so there's a greater of smooth sailing throughout your cruise.

We perused a wide range of cruises that set out from Florida and selected our top picks to help make your choice easier.



Our picks: Top cruises return cruises from Florida

An Enriching Voyage across the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean

An Enriching Voyage across the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 11-night cruise on Serenade of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Willemstad/Curaçao, Oranjestad/Aruba, Kralendijk/Bonaire, Castries and St. John's
  • Departs on December 2018

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Discover Pristine Jewels of the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean

Discover Pristine Jewels of the Caribbean with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7-night cruise on Allure of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Nassau, Cozumel, Roatán and Costa Maya
  • Departures from June - October 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to the The Bahamas

Eastern Caribbean sightseeing with Royal Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean sightseeing with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7-night cruise on Harmony of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Nassau, Charlotte Amalie and Philipsburg, St. Maarten
  • Departures in May 2018 - October 2018

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Eastern Caribbean Voyage with Royal Caribbean

Eastern Caribbean Voyage with Royal Caribbean from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7-night cruise on Harmony of the Seas
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Nassau, Charlotte Amalie and Basseterre
  • Departures in May 2018 - October 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to Havana

Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line

Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10-night cruise on ms Veendam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Half Moon Cay, George Town, Cienfuegos, Havana and Cozumel
  • Departs on November 2018

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Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line

Caribbean cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 7-night cruise on ms Veendam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Costa Maya, Belize City, Cozumel and Havana
  • Departs on February 2018

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to Egypt

World of Wonder cruise with Oceania Cruises

World of Wonder cruise with Oceania Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 178-night cruise on Insignia
  • Roundtrip cruise from Miami
  • Calls in at Cuba, Costa Rica, Mexico, California, Hawaii and more
  • Departs on January 2019

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Grand World Voyage with Holland America Line

Grand World Voyage with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 113-night cruise on ms Amsterdam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Colombia, Panama, Peru, French Polynesia and more
  • Departs on January 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to England

Trade Winds Transatlantic cruise with Celebrity Cruises

Trade Winds Transatlantic cruise with Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 13-night cruise on Celebrity Silhouette
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
  • Calls in at Nassau, Kings Wharf and Lisbon
  • Departures in April 2018 - April 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to St Thomas

South America cruise with Princess Cruises

South America cruise with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 55-night cruise on Royal Princess
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Los Angeles
  • Calls in at St. Thomas, Antigua, Fortaleza and more
  • Departs on January 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to South America

Grand South America and Antarctic Exploration with Holland America Line

Grand South America and Antarctic Exploration with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 45-night cruise on ms Prinsendam
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Buenos Aires
  • Calls in at Colombia, Panama, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Antarctica and more
  • Departs on January 2019

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Amazon Explorer from Ft Lauderdale with Holland America Line

Amazon Explorer from Ft Lauderdale with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 30-night cruise on ms Prinsendam
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at Virgin Islands, Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago and more
  • Departs on November 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to Italy

Fort Lauderdale to Rome cruise with Holland America Line

Fort Lauderdale to Rome cruise with Holland America Line from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on ms Veendam
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Civitavecchia
  • Calls in at Ponta Delgada, Málaga and Cartagena
  • Departs on April 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to New York

Fort Lauderdale to Dover Expedition with Princess Cruises

Fort Lauderdale to Dover Expedition with Princess Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night on Pacific Princess
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Dover
  • Calls in at New York, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Reykjavik, Isafjördur, Akureyri, Scrabster and Dundee
  • Departs on May 2018

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Northern Atlantic cruise with Cunard

Northern Atlantic cruise with Cunard from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 18-night cruise on Queen Elizabeth
  • From Fort Lauderdale to Southampton
  • Calls in at New York, St. John's, Newfoundland, Isafjördur, Reykjavik and Greenock (Glasgow)
  • Departs on July 2019

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Caribbean cruise with Crystal Cruises

Caribbean cruise with Crystal Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 14-night cruise on Crystal Serenity
  • From Fort Lauderdale to New York
  • Calls in at Key West, Willemstad/Curaçao, Bridgetown, St. John's, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas and South Carolina
  • Departs on April 2019

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Our picks: Top cruises from Florida to New Orleans

Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises

Caribbean cruise with Celebrity Cruises from CruiseAway

Highlights:

  • 10-night cruise on Celebrity Reflection
  • Roundtrip cruise from Fort Lauderdale
  • Calls in at New Orleans, George Town and Cozumel
  • Departures in February 2018 - March 2019

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Where do cruises leaving Florida depart from?

There are six cities in Florida that cruises depart from: Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Port Canaveral (Orlando), Tampa, and Jacksonville.

Most cruises depart from Fort Lauderdale followed by Miami, Port Canaveral and Tampa.

Jacksonville services only a handful of short-distance, small cruises.

Cruises from Fort Lauderdale depart from Port Everglades, which is ranked among the best cruise ports in the world. The port is easily accessible from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport by the Line 300 bus which takes 15 minutes, or by taxi, shuttle or Uber in 5–10 minutes.


Airport to cruise terminal transfers

Both private and shared shuttles transfer passengers from the airport direct to the port. These are an affordable and stress-free option that you can book online prior to your arrival. Prices start from $20 for a shared transfer. These can be booked through Viator.


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Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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