Port Canaveral, FL
Port Canaveral, FL is about an hour's drive east of Orlando, two hours from Tampa and two and a half hours from Jacksonville. Tallahassee is just under five hours to the north. Port Canaveral is the closest city to Disney World and the other theme parks in Orlando, and is next to Cape Canaveral Kennedy Space Center. A wide variety of activities are available near the port, including several miles of beaches and parks, boating, fishing, shopping and several restaurants.
Language: English Currency: US dollar (US$)
Coco Cay, Bahamas
The secluded island of Coco Cay (also known as Little Stirrup Cay) is located between the ports of Freeport and Nassau. One of the most popular activities is the parasailing adventure, where you get a view of the island’s spectacular scenery from 400 feet up. Other activities include a wave runner ride down the coast, a visit to Caylanas Aqua Park and an island-style seaside barbecue. Beautiful coral reefs surround the island and make for great snorkeling.
Language: English Currency: Bahamian dollar (BSD)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Old San Juan is rich in Spanish tradition, with cobblestone streets and colonial architecture. This part of the Puerto Rican city is easily seen on foot, and cruise passengers can shop for handcrafted works or relax in a shaded park. New San Juan is distinctly elegant with lavish resorts, great restaurants and grand casinos. Visitors in San Juan can join an excursion to El Yunque, the only tropical rain forest in the U.S. national forest system. Adventurous travelers will want to partake in a deep-sea fishing, snorkeling or diving excursion.
Language: English/Spanish Currency: US dollar (US$)
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Flying two flags, this island is half-French and half-Dutch. Cruise ships more commonly call on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, known for its shop-lined, narrow lanes and daytime casinos. Island tours, cruising on an America's Cup yacht and snorkeling excursions are offered in Philipsburg. Golfers should check out Mullet Bay.
Language: Dutch Currency: Euro (EUR), US dollar (US$)