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American Cruise Ports

Many Americans live within driving distance of a cruise port.

East Coast Cruise Ports

Boston: The northernmost cruise port on the east coast. Cruises depart from Boston to Bermuda and Canada.

New York: Ships depart year-round from New York to the Caribbean, Bermuda and England. The terminal in Brooklyn is the home of Princess and Cunard lines. Nearby Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey offers cruises from a port that overlooks the Statue of Liberty.

Baltimore: Cruise from Baltimore to Bermuda, the Caribbean and the Chesapeake Bay. Choose a large ship or a small ship for completely different experiences.

Norfolk: Sail from Norfolk Virginia to the Bahamas or Bermuda. Carnival cruise line sails from a convenient and attractive port for people in the mid-Atlantic region.

Jacksonville: Cruise from northern Florida on Carnival Cruise Line. Inexpensive 4- and 5-day cruises depart for the Bahamas all year round.

Port Canaveral: the closest to Orlando, and is the home port of the Disney Cruise Line. Take your whole family on a cruise to the Bahamas or the Caribbean.

Port Everglades: Fort Lauderdale's super busy port. Two million passengers a year depart from Port Everglades for the Caribbean or the Panama Canal.

Miami: the most popular departure port of all. More ships sail from Miami than from any other port.

Gulf Coast Cruise Ports

Tampa: Most cruises go to Mexico and the Cayman Islands. Easy to get to and there is plenty to do in the city.

New Orleans: Three cruise lines offer Caribbean cruises from the Big Easy.

Mobile: There are cruises from Alabama.

West Coast Cruise Ports

San Diego: Sail to Hawaii, Mexico, South America, or Australia. Several cruise lines serve this port.

Los Angeles: known for frequent short cruises to Baja. Also popular cruises to Hawaii and along the Pacific Coast.

San Francisco: leave from here for Alaska, Mexico or Hawaii.

Seattle: The Northwest's leading cruise port. Many voyages to Alaska in the summer.

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