Port of Miami formally Dante B. Fascell, is a major port located in Biscayne Bay in Miami, Florida. It is the largest passenger port in the world and one of the largest cargo ports in United States. It is connected to the Downtown Miami by Boulevard, with a  causeway over the Intracoastal Waterway and to the neighboring Watson Island through the PortMiami tunnel. The harbor is located on Dodge Island, which is a combination of three historic islands (Dodge, Lummus and Sam’s Islands) that have since been merged. The name was obtained at the 19th Congress in Florida

On August 3, 2014, the Miami Harbor Tunnel was opened. The tunnel is a submarine (below Biscayne Bay), 1,300 meters long and composed of 2 parallel pipes (1 in each direction). Connect MacArthur Causeway (Watson Island) to Dodge Island by removing major cruise-related traffic jams from downtown Miami.

PortMiami Cruise Port, with Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale), is the main port of exit / exit of the United States for cruises in the Caribbean. The seaports and their airports are relatively close to each other. The PortMiama area covers 518 hectares (0.8 ml2 / 2.1 km2). The city has the largest number of head offices in the world, including Carnival, RCI Royal Caribbean International, NCL-Norwegian, Celebrity and Oceania.

PortMiami is the busiest cruise port in the world and is home to many of the world's largest cruise lines. From left to right: Europe Hapag-Lloyd, Norwegian Sky, Oceania Nautica, Carnival Carnage, Carnival Images, Carnival Freedom, Royal Liberty of the Caribbean Sea, MV Explorer

The port of Miami is one of the largest cruise centers with seven major terminals and dozens of boats from all major cruises. The number consists of three connected islands connecting the mainland by the bridge of the Boulevard Port. It is important to know which terminal will use your cruise or you can try to leave your luggage on the wrong side!

PortMiami is titled "World Cruise Capital" and the busiest cruise / passenger port in the world. PortMiami accomodates the operation of such important circular lines as Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian Cruise Line. It is home to the Symphony of the Seas, the largest ship in the world. The following vessels are currently in Miami: Carnival, Carnival Glory, Carnival Victory, Carnival Splendor, Sea Cruiser, Sea Navigator, Norwegian Flight, Norwegian Sky, Disney Magic.

PortMiami is the leading partner of the local economies of South Florida and the state economies. More than four million cruise passengers cross the port, 7.4 million tonnes of cargo and more than one million twenty-foot units (TEUs) (FP 2004/2005) of intermodal container traffic passing through the port every year. This combination of cruises and freight generates about 176,000 jobs and has an economic impact in Miami-Dade County with more than $ 17 billion, including $ 14 billion generated by freight traffic.

The port currently has eight passenger terminals, six port cranes, seven roll-on-roll-offs, four cold storage depots, one large freight warehouse and nine container handling cranes. Cruises and cargo, including handling and support equipment.

World's largest cruise ports

Based on 2016 passenger traffic numbers reported by CLIA, Miami cruise port was ranked world's largest (4,898 million pax). Follows the list of world's busiest cruise ports with annual shipping traffic over 1 million passengers.

  • 1.Miami FL (4,898 million)
  • 2.Port Everglades Fort Lauderdale FL (3,890 million)
  • 3.Port Canaveral Fl (3,686 million)
  • 4.Cozumel Mexico (3,637 million)
  • 5.Shanghai China (2,847 million)
  • 6.Barcelona Spain (2,683 million)
  • 7.Civitavecchia-Rome Italy (2,340 million)
  • 8.Nassau Bahamas (2,035 million)
  • 9.Canary Islands Spain (combined 1,981 million)
  • 10. Balearic Islands Spain (combined 1,957 million)
  • 11. USVI (combined 1,777 million)
  • 12. Galveston TX (1,730 million)
  • 13. Grand Cayman Island (1,712 million)
  • 14. Southampton UK (1,7 million)
  • 15. St Maarten Island (1,669 million)
  • 16. Jamaica (combined 1,655 million)
  • 17. Venice Italy (1,606 million)
  • 18. Marseille France (1,597 million)
  • 19. Sydney Australia (1,309 million)
  • 20. Naples Italy (1,306 million)
  • 21. New Orleans NOLA (1,070 million) - excluding USA river cruise passengers.

Needing a Private ir shared shuttle to/from Port  of Miami?

Please follow the links given below:

Private Shuttle Miami Airport, Fort Lauderdale Airport, Port of Miami:


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