Miami Cruise

Hip art galleries and trendy restaurants
The Design District
Take a stroll on Miami Beach

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Miami/Florida

Long beaches and glamour

MSC Cruises shore excursions can be a clever option to see Miami. It’s a city of wildly diverse districts, jigsawed into a vast urban corridor from two technically separate cities: mainland Miami and the huge sand bar known as Miami Beach.

If you’re sticking to the most popular areas in Miami Beach and downtown, though, you can zip around easily by bus and on foot. During an MSC cruise in the Caribbean most people spend their time in South Beach, a fairly small area at the southern end of the sand bar, where you’ll find many of Florida’s leading art galleries, trendsetting restaurants, and much of its boisterous club scene. 


Heading north, Central Miami Beach was where 1950s screen stars had fun in the sun and helped cement Miami’s international reputation as a glamorous holiday spot. Surprisingly few tourists venture beyond Miami Beach, and so miss out on some of the most enticing parts of the city. 


Tucked away in the Miami-Dade Cultural Center are the city’s excellent history and art museums, while Bayside Marketplace is the staging post for boat tours of Miami’s most exclusive offshore keys. To the north sits the city’s buzziest neighbourhood, the strip of land along and around Biscayne Boulevard, known as the Biscayne Corridor; it includes the dazzling Performing Arts Center, the art galleries and showrooms of Wynwood and the Design District, and even the grubby but thrilling immigrant neighbourhood known as Little Haiti


The first of Miami’s Cubans settled southwest of downtown, just across the Miami River, in Little Havana. This is still one of the most intriguing parts of the city, rich with Latin American looks and sounds, though it’s less solidly Cuban than it used to be.

Must see places in Miami

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  • GRAND TOUR: EVERGLADES & BEST OF
    MIAMI - ENDS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    CITY TOUR
    • Snack included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Duration
      7:30 h

    • Adults£72Price per person

    • Children£52Price per person

    MIA09D

    This excursion provides a unique way to see what South Florida is all about, a unique mix of art, architecture, people and culture from everywhere and beautiful beaches and wild nature. Great photo opportunities and lots of free time to discover and enjoy a very special place! On this combined Everglades and Miami tour you will discover the many facets of this area. Travel into the wild nature of the Everglades on an airboat, spot the local wildlife and assist to a live alligator show. Back to “civilization” you will discover and cruise through many vibrant areas like Little Havana, the Art Deco District and colorful Wynwood. You will have free time for lunch and shop. Please Note: Food is not included in the tour price; time will be given during the tour though to have lunch at your own expenses. This tour ends at Miami port for transit guests and at Miami airport for guests who are disembarking and booked on flights leaving from MIA Airport after 7.30pm. The duration of the tour also includes the time for transfer to the airport. To book this tour, please use code MIA09T if you will be in transit in Miami or code MIA09D if you will be disembarking in Miami.
  • Grand Tour: Everglades & Best of
    Miami - For In Transit

    CITY TOUR
    • Snack included

    • Limited seats

    • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

      Difficulty Level
      Easy

    • Duration
      7:30 h

    • Adults£72Price per person

    • Children£52Price per person

    MIA09T

    Grand Tour: Everglades & Best of Miami - For In Transit
  • MIAMI CITY TOUR - ENDS AT MIAMI
    INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

    CITY TOUR
      • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

        Difficulty Level
        Easy

      • Duration
        5 h

      • Adults£42Price per person

      • Children£32Price per person

      MIA02

      Seize this opportunity to add a final flourish to your cruise by paying the city of Miami, the symbol of Florida, a visit. From the comfort of a modern coach, you’ll be able to soak up the scenery as you pass Miami Beach, travel through the beautiful Art Deco district and take in the city’s main neighbourhoods and streets. Time permitting, you’ll also be able to do some shopping at the Bayside Marketplace – a large entertainment and retail complex once heavily featured on the TV series, Miami Vice – before the tour draws to a close with your transfer to Miami International Airport. Please note: the tour is intended only for guests disembarking in Miami who are booked on a flight departing from Miami International Airport after 16:45 hours/4:00 pm.
    • MINI CITY TOUR MIAMI AND DOLPHIN MALL -
      ENDS AT MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

      CITY TOUR
        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          5 h

        • Adults£45Price per person

        • Children£32Price per person

        MIA03

        Add a final treat to the last day of your cruise by making a date with the vibrant city of Miami on this coach-based sightseeing tour, which ends with your transfer to Miami International Airport. Apart from a chance to enjoy views of the splendid Miami Beach and a whistle-stop round-up of city sights, you’ll also get to enjoy some retail therapy at one of Miami’s largest shopping centres: the Dolphin Mall. With more than 240 retail outlets divided into three distinct zones – Playa, Ramblas and Moda – this is the perfect spot to pick up a souvenir. Please note: the tour is intended only for guests disembarking in Miami who are booked on a flight departing from Miami International Airport after 16:45 hours/4:00 pm.
      • EVERGLADES TOUR - ENDS AT MIAMI
        INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          4 h

        • Adults£52Price per person

        • Children£39Price per person

        MIA01D

        Round off your cruise experience with a trip to one of the world’s most primal wetland areas, which occupies a sizeable portion of southern Florida and gives an impression of how the state would have looked many millennia ago: the Everglades. After boarding an airboat, you’ll embark on a thrilling ride that not only offers numerous photo opportunities, but will also give you a chance to do a bit of wildlife spotting on the way. At the end of your trip, you’ll have time to browse the gift shop before you are transferred to Miami International Airport to end the tour. Please note: this tour is intended for guests disembarking from Miami who are booked on a flight from Miami International Airport after 16:00 hours/4:00 pm.. Guests using a wheelchair who wish to participate are required requested to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk 48 hours prior to the tour. Guests disembarking in Miami who wish to book and prepay the tour are required requested to use code MIA01D.
      • EVERGLADES TOUR - FOR GUESTS IN TRANSIT

        NATURAL WONDERS
        • Limited seats

        • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

          Difficulty Level
          Easy

        • Duration
          4 h

        • Adults£52Price per person

        • Children£39Price per person

        MIA01T

        A peek at a part of Florida that has remained largely unchanged for several millennia ago is on the itinerary of this outing, which will see you board an airboat and roam the vast wetland area known as the Everglades that covers the southern portion of the US state. Great photo opportunities abound as you make your way through the primeval mangroves and keeping your eyes peeled may well yield fascinating wildlife sightings. You’ll also have time to browse in the gift shop before you are returned to the cruise terminal and your ship. Please note: guests using a wheelchair who wish to participate are required to contact the Shore Excursions’ Desk 48 hours prior to the tour. Guests in transit in Miami who wish to book and prepay the tour are required to use code MIA01T.
      • HOP ON HOP OFF MIAMI CITY TOUR - FOR
        DISEMBARKING GUESTS

        SCENIC ROUTE
          • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

            Difficulty Level
            Easy

          • Duration
            3 h

          • Adults£49Price per person

          • Children£32Price per person

          MIA05

          If you’re disembarking in Miami, why not spend a few hours soaking up the city’s inimitable Art Deco charm on a tour that lets you decide what you want to see from the comfort of an open-topped hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus? A short drive from the cruise terminal will take you to Miami’s Big Bus Central Station, from where you can then enjoy one of three possible bus routes: the Beach Loop, the City Loop or the Uptown Loop, each of which lasts between 60 and 90 minutes from start to finish. You’ll be free to hop off and on again at any one of the 33 20 stops along each route, with buses running at intervals of about 15 to 30 minutes on the Beach Loop, and 60 minutes on the City and Uptown Loop. about 30-minute intervals on the City Loop and about 45-minute intervals on the Uptown Loop. All routes end at the Big Bus Central Station at the Bayside Marketplace. Return whenever you like to suit your flight schedule and catch the shuttle to your respective airport, with some lovely memories to take with you as you fly home. Please note: this tour is available (1) for guests booked on flights departing from Miami International Airport after 2 pm to destinations within the USA or after 3 pm to international destinations, (2) for guests booked on flights departing from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport after 2.30 pm to destinations within the USA or after 3.30 pm to international destinations and (3) for guests with a reservation at a local hotel for an extended stay. Upon completion of the tour, shuttle buses from the Bayside Marketplace to Miami International Airport depart every hour between 11:45 am and 4:45 pm. Shuttle buses to Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport depart from the Bayside Marketplace at 12:00 noon and 2.00 pm. For guests booked into a local hotel for an extended stay, a taxi service is available at additional expense. Luggage can be picked up at Central Station at any time between 10:30 am and 4:45 pm.
        • HOP ON HOP OFF MIAMI CITY TOUR - FOR IN
          TRANSIT GUESTS

          SCENIC ROUTE
            • May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing

              Difficulty Level
              Easy

            • Duration
              2 h

            • Adults£39Price per person

            • Children£29Price per person

            MIA04

            Make every moment of your holiday count – even when you’re in transit – on a tour that offers you a chance to explore Miami at your leisure. via one of With a choice of three possible routes you will have and with the greatest possible freedom of movement. Your first stop after leaving the pier will be Miami’s Big Bus Central Station, from where you can then take either the Beach Loop, City Loop or Uptown Loop on the open-topped hop-on/hop-off double-decker bus. During the 90-minute loops (Beach Loop, City Loop and Uptown Loop), you’ll be able to get on and off at any of the 33 20 stops to do your own thing. With buses running at approx. 15-30-minute intervals on the Beach Loop and 60 minutes on the City Loop and Uptown Loop , at about 30-minute intervals on the City Loop, and about 45-minute intervals on the Uptown Loop, you’ll remain free to plan your outing to suit your personal schedule, returning to the cruise terminal at your own discretion. The 90 60-minute Uptown Loop highlights the historical Overtown area as well as Wynwood, Midtown, the Design District and more! Each of the available bus routes start and end at Miami’s Big Bus Central Station at the Bayside Marketplace, from where a shuttle bus will then return you to the ship. Please note: this tour is only available for guests who are in transit in the port of Miami. Return transport to the cruise terminal will be via shuttle bus.

          The excursions in the programme above are intended to provide MSC Cruises guests with an idea of the different tours which can be arranged in each port of call; this programme is merely a guide and confirmation of each excursion and its description and prices will be made during your cruise. 
          Shore excursions programmes and itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour.
           
          Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, it is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The guides are guaranteed in English. Only for South America cruises, the guides are guaranteed in Brazilian Portuguese. Narration in other languages depends on the availability of guides. Please note that the final language of the tour will be confirmed on board during the cruise.

          Reach the port

          Port of Miami

          This section contains information on how to reach the port.

          Cruise Terminal:

          1015 North America Way
          Miami, FL 33132

          Reach the port by

          • Car

            Port Miami is known worldwide as the “Cruise Capital of the World” and is in close proximity to Fort Lauderdale (23 miles north), West Palm Beach (71 miles north) and Orlando (238 miles north).

             • If using a GPS device, enter 1015 N. America Way, Miami, Florida 33132 as the address of your destination. Once at the Port's bridge, turn off your GPS, stay in the left lane and follow the signs to your designated terminal. 

            • If you are traveling from the north on I-95 South, take exit 3B to Bayside. Head south to Northeast 5th Street and turn left. Fifth Street will lead onto the Port Miami Bridge. Continue over the bridge and follow the signs to your designated terminal.

            • If you are traveling from the south, take I-95 North and exit at Northwest 2nd Street. Head straight on to NW 5th Street and turn right. Fifth Street will lead onto the Port Miami Bridge. Continue over the bridge and follow the signs to your designated terminal
            Car
          • Plane

            Miami International Airport (MIA): 8 miles / 13 km to Port Miami

            Fort Lauderdale - Hollywood International Airport (FLL): 26 miles / 42 km to Port Miami

            PUBLIC SERVICES: Taxis are easily available from each airport.
            Plane

          USA

          The land of opportunity
          The land of opportunity

          The undeniable protagonists of the Caribbean Islands are their crystal-clear waters.

          Undertaking a voyage to the USA, which includes these magnificent, uncontaminated locations, is a unique experience. Miami, the Bahamas, the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are the stops of this excellent MSC cruise. You embark in Miami, Florida. A large, multicultural metropolis that has seen a lot of Latin influence over the centuries, its most photographed and visited location is South Beach. Fashionable locales, elegant boutiques, characteristic cafés and historical buildings: here, the past, the present and the future blend in an unmistakable mix of rhythms and frenzy. In the Caribbean Sea, Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the US Virgin Islands, is an enchanting location of luxuriously green hills, small pure-white dwellings, a sea rich in colourful fish and breath-taking sunsets, similar to the Bahamas, an island chain consisting of about 700 islands of pink sand surrounded by transparent waters north of Cuba.

          San Juan, the populous capital of Puerto Rico, on the other hand, will enchant you with its skyscrapers and its old city encircled by magnificent buildings constructed during the colonial period.