Vacation destination: Miami before heading for the Bahamas

Miami, the world’s largest cruise port, has for many years been a springboard for ships cruising the Caribbean. Offering a myriad of activities alongside its pristine beaches, the Floridian city already provides a foretaste of stays under the Bahamian sun. Wherever you’re staying, remember to take out international health insurance to cover you in case anything goes wrong!


Through the districts of the Mosaic City

Located in the southern state of Florida, Miami is a veritable mosaic, with one of the world’s largest cruise terminals. You’ll discover long, immaculate beaches like Miami Beach or Key Biscayne, upscale neighborhoods like Coconut Grove, or the more artistic Wynwood, alongside the forest of skyscrapers of Brickell and Miami Center. But first and foremost, Miami is a cosmopolitan city where daily life moves to the rhythm of the lively music of Little Havana, the famous Cuban neighborhood that hosts the world-famous Carnival. Enjoying a pleasantly warm climate tempered year-round by the Gulf Stream, the Floridian city is a popular stopover before embarking on a cruise to the Bahamas.

Miami, a leisure paradise

Miami is an attractive city, full of discoveries, where you can’t get bored. Considered a cultural capital, it boasts several renowned museums, including the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAM). Before setting sail on a cruise from Miami, a visit to the city’s many attractions is sure to delight young and old alike. You can start with the Jungle Island Zoo, a profusion of greenery housing countless avian species, or the Miami Seaquarium, a paradise located on Virginia Key Island that is sure to please marine animal lovers. Gourmets will also be delighted by the delicious seafood dishes served in the restaurants. The metropolis can also be considered a Mecca for shopping and bargains, with a multitude of shopping centers open at Bayside Market Place and The Falls.

The Bahamian Islands

With its pristine beaches and wide range of activities, Miami already offers a taste of what a Bahamas cruise can offer. An exotic destination par excellence located just a stone’s throw from Miami, this archipelago of several hundred islands also offers cruisers long stretches of fine sand and a multitude of attractions, such as Nassau. Formerly a pirate haven and now the archipelago’s capital on New Providence, it has long since become a must on a Bahamas cruise for the myriad leisure activities it offers. Freeport will appeal more to beach and water sports enthusiasts. For those looking for a peaceful vacation in the sun, a cruise through Great Stirrup Cay is just the ticket.

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