The Port of Miami also known as PortMiami is the largest and most important cruise ship terminal in the world. It employs nearly 200,000 people and contributes nearly $20 billion dollars to Miami’s economy. It is located near downtown Miami and more importantly close to the corporate headquarters of Royal Caribbean, Celebrity (which are both at the Port of Miami) and Carnival and Norwegian, Regents Seven Seas and Oceania (all located just down the street in Doral) and the United States Federal Courthouse where these cruise lines all require injured passengers to file their claims against them.
Last year alone, nearly 5 million cruise ship passengers embarked on a cruise to or from the Port of Miami. Which is why it is currently the home port to many of the world’s most exciting cruise ships: Carnival Breeze, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Glory, Carnival Victory, Majesty of the Seas, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Escape, and Norwegian Sky. The majority of cruises leaving from the Port of Miami go to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and Mexico among other destinations.
To accommodate the tens of thousands of cruise ship passengers that sail to and from PortMiami- the port has some of the world’s most modern and sophisticated cruise ship passenger terminals. Many of which will rival those found at major international airports in terms of passenger comfort and convenience.
PortMiami has serious competition to stay the World’s number one cruise terminal with Port Everglades which is only a 30-minute drive to the North in Fort Lauderdale. Port Everglades had nearly 4 million passengers last year and his home to two of the world’s largest ships, the RCCL’s Oasis of the Seas and Harmony of the Seas.
Either port offers passengers and their families plenty to do and see when in Florida, including our world-famous beaches, the Everglades and of course the amazing Florida Keys. So when planning your next cruise be sure that leaves from South Florida be sure to spend an extra day or two before or after your cruise to enjoy Miami and all that it has to offer.
Hiring a Miami Cruise Ship Injury Lawyer
Our Miami personal injury law firm is among the most experienced cruise accident attorneys in Southern Florida. Our firm has handled cruise accident cases against the largest cruise lines with success for our injured clients. You can discuss your cruise injury with one of our knowledgeable attorneys by calling 1-866-597-4529 or 305-441-0440. Alternatively, reach us by email at [email protected] or even via SKYPE.