Why Take a Cruise-and-Stay Vacation in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale? Lots of Reasons.

Extending your cruise vacation with a few nights at the homeports of Miami and Ft. Lauderdale makes a lot of sense. Arriving before your cruise departs means you avoid the worries that flight delays cause. You get extra time to wind into vacation mode. You can watch your ship come in and take advantage of great cruise-hotel deals. Most of all? These are two of America's most exciting cities.

Cruising From South Florida? Extend Your Vacation With a Pre- or Post-Cruise Trip.

Whether you're extending your cruise vacation by a day or a week, you won't run out of discoveries when you're "livin’ la vida loca." Where do locals like to hangout? We share our favorite South Florida places. More

Cruise Critic Members Share South Florida Vacation Tips

Whether you're traveling from the U.S, Europe or further afield, Cruise Critic's members offer great tips on your pre-and post-cruise stay in Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. More

Miami Is a Vibrant Playground for All Ages, Especially For Kids

When extending your family vacation with a pre- or post-cruise stay in Miami or Ft. Lauderdale, try something new. In South Florida, there's so much to do it's an easy win. More

South Florida Is a Shoppers’ Magnet. We Guide You.

To sun, sea and sand, let's add a fourth "s" to the list of reasons to visit South Florida: Shopping! Miami and Ft. Lauderdale have awesome indoor malls, outdoor promenades and alfresco retail districts. More