Sunny strolls through South Beach, electrifying nightlife, epicurean cuisine, Miami has long held an international allure. Why not make the most of your next vacation by combining a cruise with a mini getaway?  By sailing out of the port of Miami, you not only experience fabulous itineraries but can tack on a few fun-filled days (and nights) in one of the world’s most vibrant cities. Just two to three days in the city not only provides a serious dose of sunshine, but a sample of all the city has to offer. For the best places to stay, eat and sip check out this South Beach Weekenders Guide. After your hot weekend in Miami, cool off on one of these luxe cruises.

Royal Caribbean: 7 Night Western Caribbean

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Spend seven spectacular nights sailing the tranquil waters of the Western Caribbean. From Miami, sail onto Roatan, Honduras; Puerto Costa Maya, Mexico; Cozumel, Mexico; CocoCay, Bahamas; and back to Miami onboard Symphony of the Seas. Days at sea are brimming with exciting adventures like The Perfect Storm Waterslide or for the truly brave at heart, The Ultimate Abyss, the tallest waterslide at sea. Savor epicurean delights at Jamie’s Italian by chef Jamie Oliver, revel in stellar shows like Hairspray the Musical and dance the night away at Dazzles nightclub.

Celebrity Cruises: Panama Canal Westbound Cruise

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Spend 15 blissful nights aboard Celebrity Infinity. Departing from the port of Miami, sail to incredible destinations like Columbia, through the Panama Canal, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico and finally San Diego, California. This culture-rich itinerary will have you strolling down the picturesque streets of the old Spanish Colonial city of Cartagena, surfing the renowned beaches of Costa Rica and discovering Lake Atitlan, the pristine lake surrounded by three volcanoes. Beyond the beauty of the port cities, your days onboard Celebrity Infinity are brimming with activities, dining, and rejuvenation.

Norwegian Cruise Line: 4 Day Cuba Overnight

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If you want to spend more time in the port of Miami and less time on a cruise, we suggest the four days Cuban cruise on the completely refurbished Norwegian Sky. Spend the entire day and an overnight exploring the heart and soul of Havana. Step back in time to the baroque filled streets and immerse yourself in the city’s lively culture. Sample favorite Cuban cuisine like ropa vieja and Moros y Cristianos and sip daiquiris at Hemingway’s favorite spot, El Floridita as the melodic sounds of jazz play in the background. From your exciting visit to Havana, sail to Great Stirrup Cay in the Bahamas, where you can snorkel in crystal Caribbean waters and soak up the sun on the pristine beach before sailing back to Miami.