Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways. Top up your cruise wardrobe at Fort Lauderdale’s chic boutiques. If you are visiting between March and October it’s Sea Turtle Nesting Season and visitors can participate in conservation efforts.
Jump-start your morning in true Miami style with a Cuban cafecito from a ventanita (a streetside shop window). Then climb the historic lighthouse at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park on quiet Key Biscayne before lounging on its secluded sands below. Explore Wynwood’s vibrant art scene. Cruise from Miami to step inside the Renaissance-style Vizcaya estate for a look into Miami’s dazzling past.
Orlando (Port Canaveral) Florida
Snap a photo of the sunrise from the sands of Canaveral National Seashore. Then grab breakfast at a cozy café in Historic Cocoa Village. Speed through the St. John River marshlands on an exhilarating airboat ride. Cruise from Orlando and kayak past giraffes at the Brevard Zoo, or climb to the top of Exploration Tower for panoramic views of the port.
New York, New York (Cape Liberty, NJ)
Whether you’re wandering among priceless works of art at The Met or the MoMa, tucking into a slice of famous New York-style pizza in Little Italy, catching a performance of your favorite musical on Broadway, or enjoying a picnic in scenic Central Park, New York City brims with countless ways to fill your days with wonder. But did you know the Big Apple also serves as a portal to some of the most beautiful vacation destinations in the Caribbean and along the coasts of New England and Canada? Just a quick car ride away you’ll find the bustling port of Cape Liberty, home to some of the most incredible ships in the Royal Caribbean NY cruises fleet.
New Orleans, Louisiana
It’s easy to get lost in the colorful charms of New Orleans. Cruise from New Orleans and grab a sweet beignet and chicory café au lait for breakfast. Then enjoy the quiet side of the French Quarter with a morning stroll through Jackson Square and along historic balcony-clad streets.
Grab a Texas-style breakfast in the historic Strand District. Then explore Galveston’s illustrious history on a scenic stroll past well-preserved Victorian mansions. Cruise from Galveston and dig a little deeper at one of the many local museums, where you’ll discover oil industry exhibits, a restored 1877 tall ship, and historic Texas artifacts.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Your journey begins in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s vibrant capital. You’ll find 500 years of history to delve into here, from ancient fortresses to colorful colonial-era buildings. If you’re traveling to San Juan by plane, arrive at least a day earlier to explore this beautiful city. If you’re arriving the same day, the airport is just a twenty-minute taxi ride to the port.