Miami, so good they named it twice.
Miami and Miami Beach.
Miami bus tours has three routes and it gets you round more than just the two main areas of Miami and Miami Beach. However, that is one huge amount to see so start very early if you intend to do this, very early. See the film which starts from the ship (Adonia) and enjoy sites of one of America’s largest areas of sky scrapers seen from the ocean. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Miami’s metro is number 8 most populated and fourth-largest urban area in the United States. It has a population of over 5.5 million. It has been ranked the richest city in the US and the seventh richest city in the world based on purchasing power. Downtown Miami is the home of the area with the most concentration of banks in the USA. It is the home and playground of the rich and famous, take a look as Jean reveals just a handful of names.
The bus takes you down to Ocean Drive, the art deco area is styled on the start of the technical age. Three rings going up is a Jetsons like technology reference to the lights and bells that came with the era that brought the Wurlitzer and the Pin Ball Machine. Don Johnson the star of Miami Vice is still thought to live there along with many other stars. Miami was once farm land that soon became wonderful housing estates. Now it is a centre for much tourism as is most of Florida. Cruising this coast is major route.
In the series of romantic books for cruisers, Solo Cruiser, by Sally Katz. Book three, American Portrait, features Miami and art deco as it is where Violet is painted. On the lawn between the buildings and the beach on Ocean Drive. If you like a romantic read like Bridget Jones and 50 Shades, then download the Kindles versions of the three Solo Cruiser books that make up Violet’s Story before you leave for Southampton (by Coach). Book three happens here in the Caribbean.
- P&O Cruises cruises that stop in Miami – Click here
- Fred Olsen cruises that stop in Miami – Click here
- Thomson Cruises – Thomson Winter Cruises