4/28/2023     by Jonathan Hermann

Exciting Cruise Ports are Closer Than You Think

Everyone loves a good cruise vacation — you unpack once and visit multiple countries while enjoying an exciting onboard scene. But not everyone likes the long time it sometimes takes to arrive at the cruise port. Royal Caribbean® provides the ideal solution. With cruise ports all around the country — including New Jersey, Florida, Texas, California and Washington — you can easily drive to kick off an unforgettable cruise on the most innovative ships at sea. Here are some exciting voyages you could embark upon at each port.

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Visit Perfect Day at CocoCay from New Jersey

Cape Liberty, New Jersey

On any cruise departing from Cape Liberty — in full sight of the Statue of Liberty herself — you can enjoy big city thrills before leaving for your cruise vacation. From here, your adventure could go in any direction. North — up to the fishing villages of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island and the historic beauty of Quebec City. East — across the Atlantic to the pink-sand beaches and picture-perfect golf courses of Bermuda. Or south — down to the clear waters of the Bahamas and the epic adventures on Perfect Day at CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s award-winning private destination.

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Relax on the beach in Nassau from Orlando

Port Canaveral, Florida

Situated right outside sunny Orlando, Port Canaveral is near some of the greatest theme parks in the world. But the best ride in town is on Royal Caribbean’s ships. From here, you can conquer the tallest waterslide in North America and snap a shot from up to 450 feet up in a helium balloon on Perfect Day at CocoCay. Or maybe the lively pier, colorful shops and opulent 19th-century homes in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, are calling your name to take an Eastern Caribbean cruise. The Western Caribbean is also a possibility from Port Canaveral, so you can quickly find yourself hiking up waterfalls in Jamaica and temple trekking in Mexico.

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Explore Mayan ruins from Galveston

Galveston, Texas

Adventures just feel bigger when you’re in Galveston, the fun-loving seaside city that offers a unique blend of history, natural beauty and warm southern hospitality. Cruises from here often visit the Western Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. After a short drive to Galveston, you can soon be walking on the powder-soft beaches of Cozumel, exploring the famous Temple of the Masks near Puerto Costa Maya, scouting the only jaguar preserve in the world in Belize City and snorkeling in the world’s second-largest barrier reef in Roatan, Honduras.

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Kayak off the coast of Cabo from Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

The City of Angels is home to endless adventures for cruisers looking for glitz and glamour. Southbound cruises from here hug the aquamarine waters of the Pacific to visit Catalina Island and the Mexican Riviera, where you’ll find delicious cuisine, historic towns, pristine beaches and even a world-class wine country. What’s more, you’ll have just as much to look forward to in between shoreside discoveries as you sail onboard the Amplified Navigator of the Seas®.

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Hike through glaciers in Alaska from Seattle

Seattle, Washington

Royal Caribbean cruises departing from Seattle head north to gorgeous Vancouver before sailing the jaw-dropping coastline of Alaska. Epic coastlines and massive glaciers await you in the Inside Passage, while colorful gold mine towns like Skagway are easily walkable and utterly charming.

Just a car ride away for many, these convenient ports make it easy to launch your Royal Caribbean cruise adventure. Once on board, you’ll find one-of-a-kind activities for all ages, award-winning entertainment, palate-pleasing dining and spacious accommodations — everything you need to create a vacation for the ages.

Contact one of our Royal Caribbean travel specialists to plan your great adventure.

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