Florida gets a bad rap in the press. Every day it seems a new story of bizarre behavior, wild animal encounters, and other oddness comes out of the Sunshine State. We’re pretty sure the other states are just jealous of the climate and the beaches. Florida is a great state. It’s warmer than New York, humbler than Texas, has more water than California, and Hollywood wishes it was as entertainingly weird. Cruising is already something special, but when you cruise out of Florida, it becomes even more of a treat.
Here are five reasons why cruisers #LoveFL:
1. The Biggest Cruise Market in the Whole Wide World
The Caribbean, and really Miami, is where modern cruising got its start. Although Asia and Australia are expected to grow, the Caribbean is still the number one cruise market in the world by volume of ships and numbers of people. Most of those ships and people sail out of Florida. The world’s three busiest cruise ports are the Port of Miami, Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale)