Saturday, November 2, 2013

Miami to Get Ships with Lips

AIDAvita, AIDAmar to Homeport in South Florida

An erroneous press report announced that the AIDAvita and the AIDAmar would home port in Tampa for several months each in the near future.

Here is the correct information:  Tampa will NOT be the home port for the two German cruise ships.  MIAMI WILL.

Cruise Ships in Miami, By Marc Averette, via Wikimedia Commons
Tampa will, however receive several port of call visits from the ships, as will Key West, New Orleans, and Port Canaveral.    Other destinations that will see the smiling ships sail into their harbors during the time they are in the Americas include San Juan, Cozumel, Tortola, and Nassau.

All in all, they sound like some pretty interesting itineraries.

The AIDAvita is due to arrive in Miami on December 4 of 2014, after a transatlantic crossing, and visits to New York City and Port Canaveral.  She'll stay on 'this side of the pond' through late February of 2015.

The following December, the smile of the AIDAmar will call Miami home for a short winter season.