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Greater Miami and the Beaches is kicking off 2016 with its third annual Miami Cruise Month (sponsored by Citibank), timed to coincide with Wave Season.
The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) has partnered with leading cruise brands for deals on sailings booked in January and departing throughout the year, as well as exclusive offerings for destination pre-and-post cruise stays. The GMCVB has also launched a dedicated Miami Cruise Month Website -- www.MiamiCruiseMonth.com -- to provide resources for planning and booking.
The Miami Cruise Month website also offers 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 four free offers with Norwegian's Freestyle Choice*
- Free Unlimited Beverage
- Free Specialty Dining
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free Shore Excursions
Royal Caribbean International: Buy One Guest, Get Second Guest 50 percent off departures*
- Buy One Guest, Get Second Guest 50 percent Off
- Up to $300 per stateroom to spend onboard
- Interior- $50 per stateroom to spend onboard
- Oceanview - $100 per stateroom to spend onboard
- Balcony - $200 per stateroom to spend onboard
- Suite - $300 per stateroom to spend onboard
- 50% reduced deposit
- Plus 25 percent Savings for 3/4 guests
*Blackout dates and exclusions may apply.
The GMCVB will also host the #CruiseChat Awards on Twitter recognize the best in cruising and social media. Travelers can 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. The event begins Tuesday, January 5, 2016, at 2 p.m. ET using #MiamiCruise and #CruiseChat. Participants can win prizes, including a $250 MasterCard gift card and Miami Prize Pack and a $50 MasterCard gift card and Miami Prize Pack, by voting.