If You Cruise, You Will Love the Sail Away from Miami, Florida
Do you like to cruise? Are you thinking about taking your first cruise or cruising again after the year off we all shared?
We love to cruise, and we have been on over 60 cruises out of dozens of ports worldwide. Many of these ports are in an industrial area with not much to see. Others are in beautiful locations, but the time between anchors aweigh and land is out of sight can be measured in minutes. But for some, the sail away is long and scenic. And one of the best of those is out of Miami, Florida.
The sail away out of Miami, Florida begins, of course, at the port of Miami. You will want to get up on deck well before sailing for a couple of reasons. First, the view from the dock is breathtaking. Biscayne Bay, the skyline of Miami, and the Macarthur Causeway are all picture-worthy.
Second, the sail up the channel until you finally pass by Miami Beach takes about thirty minutes and passes beautiful scenery and architecture. So, you need to find and reserve the best spot. Forget the pool deck. Get up high, or go out on the lowest open deck. If you have a balcony on the port side of the ship, stay there.
As with most cruises, sail away begins late in the afternoon. How late depends on the destinations and how crowded the port is. The Miami port hosts about a half-dozen cruise ships, and they can’t all leave at the same time. I don’t know if they draw straws or how they determine the order. But, if you sail away late enough in the right season, you can also get some breathtaking skies…