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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019
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Cruise Deal of the Week – September 13, 2019

Porthole Cruise Magazine - September 13, 2019
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You No Longer Have to Limit Your Cruise By Port (In South Florida)

South Florida does it big, there’s no doubt about that. But did you know the distance between West Palm Beach and Miami just got a lot smaller? Thanks to Brightline, a diesel-electric train system running the length of South Florida, you no longer have to limit your cruise by port. The train can travel from Palm Beach to Miami in just about an hour, a trip that would take twice that by car. The convenience can’t be ignored for cruisers as it means every airport and cruise terminal in South Florida is readily available.

Miami

Brightline

Brightline Train | Photo: Brightline

MiamiCentral, located less than two miles from PortMiami, offers a new 11-acre area nearby fantastic shopping, dining and Miami’s first food hall.

The station is also near some of the best spots in Miami including the downtown business area, American Airlines Arena, Little Havana, Brickell and Wynwood, the world famous art district.

The station is near to plenty of other transportation options like the Metrorail, city buses, trolley service and transportation apps like Uber and Lyft to take you the best in beaches, cuisine, art, history, shopping and parks around the Magic City.

Fort Lauderdale

Like a little brother, Fort Lauderdale is very similar to Miami, but with it’s own unique flair in a slightly smaller package. The Brightline station, located just a half-mile from historic Las Olas Boulevard, is close to a number of different areas of the city perfect for tourists and locals alike.

Before getting on a cruise, stop by the Museum of Science or the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale. For those looking for some culture, F.A.T. Village Arts District and the Broward Center for the Performing Arts are both popular spots.

This station also puts you in touch with additional transportation services like the one-of-a-kind water taxis to take you to the beaches, shopping, arts and parks which make Fort Lauderdale such a great place to explore!

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West Palm Beach

Brightline

The Brightline is comfortable and great for business or pleasure | Photo: Brightline

Long before Miami and Fort Lauderdale were bustling metropolises, Palm Beach ruled the state as the premiere vacation destination. The Brightline station in West Palm Beach, mere minutes on foot from the incredible nightlife, restaurants and more on Clematis Street, offers access to all of Palm Beach’s amenities. The station makes it easy to connect with other transportation like the Palm Trolley, the Palm Tran Bus or the Tri-Rail to get where you need to go and fast!

 

Orlando (coming soon)

Future expansion to Orlando will make traveling through Florida easier than it’s ever been before. Orlando is quickly becoming one of the most popular destinations in the country thanks to major theme parks, beautiful weather and now, ease of access. Estimates put a trip to West Palm from Orlando at only two hours once the project is complete around 2021.

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