SAILING INTO 2016

Jan 4, 2016

Contact: Media Relations, 305/539-3084, 800/955-3646 (U.S./Canada) Imani Rodman/Current PR at 212-445-8338

MIAMI, FL – (January 4, 2016) – Named the Cruise Capital of the World™, Greater Miami and The Beaches is kicking off 2016 with its third annual Miami Cruise Month (sponsored by Citibank) coinciding with the industry’s most popular booking period: WAVE season. The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has once again partnered with the world’s most prestigious brands to bring savings on sailings booked in January but enjoyed throughout the year, as well as exclusive offerings for destination pre-and-post cruise stays. From heritage neighborhood tours and hotel packages to sample itineraries and a Twitter chat, a dedicated Miami Cruise Month website – www.MiamiCruiseMonth.com – provides residents and visitors with important resources for planning and booking.

The Miami Cruise Month website features special discounts from participating cruise lines which depart from and arrive to PortMiami: 
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Celebrity Cruises
  • MSC Cruises
  • Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Oceania Cruises
  • Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean International
Some sample offers from participating partners include:  

Norwegian Cruise Lines: Choose from 4 FREE offers with Norwegian’s Freestyle Choice*
  • FREE Unlimited Beverage 
  • FREE Specialty Dining 
  • FREE WiFi 
  • FREE Shore Excursions 
Royal Caribbean International: Buy One Guest, Get Second Guest 50% off departures* 
  • Buy One Guest, Get Second Guest 50% Off 
  • Up to $300 per stateroom to spend onboard
    o Interior- $50 per stateroom to spend onboard
    o Oceanview - $100 per stateroom to spend onboard
    o Balcony - $200 per stateroom to spend onboard
    o Suite - $300 per stateroom to spend onboard 
  • 50% reduced deposit 
  • PLUS 25% Savings for 3/4 guests 

*Blackout dates and exclusions may apply, please visit MiamiCruiseMonth.com for details. 


“PortMiami is expected to welcome 5 Million passengers in 2016. While the cruise industry is booming and guests are eager to board the world’s most renowned ships, Miami and The Beaches is also experiencing record tourism numbers as visitors are looking to stay for pre-and post-cruise visits,” said GMCVB President & CEO William D. Talbert, III, CDME. “In addition to our beautiful beaches, the destination brings a vibrant culinary scene, exclusive hotels and varied artistic and cultural attractions for all to enjoy. Miami Cruise Month offerings fulfill travelers’ passions of exploring new destinations by land and sea.” 

Join @MiamiandBeaches and our cruise friends @SimonTravels @CruiseLineFans and @CaptainBirdie on Twitter for the #CruiseChat Awards to recognize the best in cruising and social media. Thousands of cruise fans on Twitter vote for their cruise favorites across more than two dozen categories that range from Favorite Cruise Line and Favorite Embarkation Port to Most Engaging Cruise Industry Executive on Social Media. As the official sponsor of the #CruiseChat Awards we’ll be talking Miami Cruise Month, cruise travel, hotel offers, Miami attractions offers, dining offers and more. Join the fun on Twitter on Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at 2 p.m. ET using #MiamiCruise and #CruiseChat. Be sure to participate for your chance to win great prizes, including gift cards when votes are casted! Prize includes a $250 MasterCard gift card and Miami Prize Pack and a $50 MasterCard gift card and Miami Prize Pack.

Miami Cruise Month is part of the GMCVB’s increasingly popular Miami Temptations Program, which takes a thematic focus on the best that Miami has to offer throughout the year at attractive prices. Other programs include Miami Romance Month (February), Shop Miami Month (March), Miami Sports Month (April), Miami Museum Month (May), Miami Film Month (June), Miami Spa Month (July-August), Miami Spice Restaurant Month (August-September), Miami Attractions Month (October) and Miami Live Month (November), Miami Heritage Month (December). For more information on the Miami Temptations programs please visit www.MiamiTemptations.com


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Editor Note: Interviews with GMCVB executives and artists as well as visuals are available upon request.

    About The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
    The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an independent accredited not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. For a vacation guide visit our website at www.MiamiandBeaches.com or call 1-888-76-Miami (US/Canada only) or 305-447-7777. To reach the GMCVB offices dial 305-539-3000. Meeting planners may call 1-800-933-8448 (US/Canada only) or 305-539-3071 or visit www.MiamiMeetings.com. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.