So your clients are headed on a cruise that departs from one of Florida’s many ports…why not top off your commission with a quick pre- or post-cruise stay at any of these portside properties? Each of the four resorts here are not only portside, making for easy cruise terminal access, but they also offer stay-and-cruise packages that promise a fabulously easy transition between land and sea.
Port of Miami
The Property: One of the more fabulous properties in the area, the Viceroy Miami is located in the heart of downtown Miami, minutes from the well-known shopping and dining area of Brickell Avenue and the port. The property’s posh amenities include a 300-ft.-long infinity pool overlooking Biscayne Bay, three restaurant and lounge options, and the ultra-luxurious Spa at Viceroy Miami.
The Package: The Land & Sea package includes accommodations, American breakfast at EOS Restaurant for two adults and children 12 and under, and transportation to or from the Port of Miami. Use code LNS. For more information and rates, call (866) 781-9923 or visit viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.
The Property: Located directly on the ocean in Hollywood Beach, FL, the Hollywood Beach Marriott offers cruisers everything they’ll need to get—or stay—in the island spirit. Amenities here include live outdoor entertainment, a rooftop lounge boasting views of the ocean, and the beachfront pool, sundeck and whirlpool. Like we said, whether they stay before or after their cruise, the Hollywood Beach Marriott offers many of the same vacation amenities they’ll enjoy on the ship.
The Package: The Park and Cruise package is a terrific choice for guests who are looking for a pre-cruise stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of their cruise. Also included are overnight accommodations with breakfast for two. Rates range from $179-$249 per night. The Park and Cruise package is valid through Dec. 31; use booking code PCJ. For more information, call (800) 228-9290 or visit hollywoodbeachmarriott.
The Property: One of the most popular pre- and post-cruise hotels in Port Canaveral is the Radisson Resort at the Port. If its name didn’t give it away, the property is actually the closest full-service hotel to the port, offering a heated outdoor waterfall pool, restaurant and bar, plus comfortable accommodations featuring Internet access and Sleep Number beds.
The Package: The Park & Cruise package includes deluxe accommodations, parking for one car during your client’s cruise and roundtrip shuttle service to the cruise terminal for up to two persons per room. Or, your clients can fill their bellies each morning with the similar Park, Cruise & Breakfast option. Rates start at $110 per night. For more information, call (800) 967-9033 or visit radisson.com/cape-canaveral-hotel-fl.
Port of Tampa
The Property: The InterContinental Tampa will pamper your clients in elegant luxury, with each of the 323 guestrooms offering pillow-top mattresses, high-speed wireless Internet and LCD-HDTVs, plus on-property amenities including a valet, fine dining, beauty salon and expansive pool.
The Package: Stay and Go includes deluxe accommodations plus roundtrip transportation to the Port of Tampa for two adults, with rates from $115 through Sept. 8, or $135 from Sept. 9-Jan. 5, 2013. Additional adults are an extra $20 each. Use rate code IKPNF. For more information, call (866) 402-0758 or visit intercontampa.com.