The fourth-busiest container port in Florida, the Port of Palm Beach is also the homeport to the year-round Celebration Cruise Line's Bahamas Celebration cruise ship featuring two-night cruises to the Bahamas that can be extended with cruise and resort packages on Grand Bahama Island.
Nearby Attractions: The traditional winter home to America's rich and famous -- the Kennedys, Rockefellers, the Trumps, to name a few -- the chic island of Palm Beach is also known for its great beaches with golden sands that stretch for 47 miles and chic boutiques that sell haute couture, jewelry and all manner of designer merchandise. Visitors who have a few hours in Palm Beach pre- or post-cruise can enjoy both the beach and the boutiques by heading for the Midtown Beach, on Ocean Boulevard, between Royal Palm Way and Gulfstream Road. This beach is east of Worth Avenue, world-famous for its shopping -- between South Ocean Boulevard and Coconut Row, Worth Avenue has more than 200 boutiques, galleries and restaurants. Other pastimes in Palm Beach include biking, golf, scuba diving and other water sports, and, oh, yes, polo at the Palm Beach Polo and Country Club, 11809 Polo Club Road, and the International Polo Club, 3667 120th Avenue South in Wellington.
Excursions Sold Onboard Ship: A variety of tours, from glass-bottom boat excursions to dolphin encounters on Grand Bahama Island are available for purchase on the Bahamas Celebration, but no tours are offered on Palm Beach.
Nearby Hotels: Most major chains are represnted. A chic boutique-style hotel option is the Brazilian Court. Celebrity chef Daniel Boulud's Cafe Boulud featuring gourmet fare to launch your cruise in style is on the premises as well as the Frederic Fekkai Salon & Spa. Visit www.thebraziliancourt.com.
Cruise Lines That Sail From The Port Of Palm Beach: You will be able to see, or sail on, the Bahamas Celebration cruise ship at the Port of Palm Beach.
Parking: Parking for the Bahamas Celebration at the Port of Palm Beach is via valet. Cost is $15 per day. Cash or credit cards are accepted. Self-parking is not available.
Additional Information: For details on the Port of West Palm Beach, visit www.portofpalmbeach.com. For travel information on Palm Beach, log on to www.palmbeachfl.com.