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Embarking on a cruise vacation by driving to a port -- even if the closest one is several hours away -- can be more convenient and less costly than flying. And, it's doable for a whole lot of North Americans. "It's estimated that approximately half of Americans live within a day's drive of a Carnival homeport," Vance Gulliksen, spokesperson for Carnival Cruise Lines, told Cruise Critic. If you'd like to discover which cruise homeports are near you, check our list, sorted by region.

Northeast Cruise Ports

Baltimore, MD: Drive-to markets include Atlantic City, NJ; Washington D.C.; Philadelphia, PA; Hershey, PA; Harrisburg, PA; Allentown, PA; Charlottesville, VA; and Richmond, VA.

Embarkation in Baltimore

Cape Liberty (Bayonne), NJ: Drive-to markets include Long Island, NY; New Haven, CT; Allentown, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Hartford, CT.

Embarkation in Bayonne

Boston, MA: Drive-to markets include Providence, RI; Hartford, CT; New Haven, CT; Springfield, MA; Manchester, NH; and Albany, NY.

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Embarkation in Boston

Brooklyn, NY: Drive-to markets include Long Island, NY; New Haven, CT; Allentown, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Hartford, CT.

Embarkation in Brooklyn

Manhattan, NY: Drive-to markets include Long Island, NY; New Haven, CT; Allentown, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Hartford, CT.

Embarkation in Manhattan

Montreal, QC, Canada: Drive-to markets include Ottawa, ON; Sherbrooke, QC; Kingston, ON; Rochester, NY; Syracuse, NY; and Albany, NY.

Embarkation in Montreal

Quebec City, QC, Canada: Drive-to markets include Montreal, QC, and Victoriaville, QC.

Embarkation in Quebec City


Southeast Cruise Ports

Charleston, SC: Drive-to markets include North Charleston, SC; Augusta, GA; Florence, SC; Columbia, SC; Atlanta, GA; Savannah, GA; Charlotte, NC; and Myrtle Beach, SC.

Embarkation in Charleston

Fort Lauderdale, FL: Drive-to markets include Delray Beach, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Cape Coral, FL; Boca Raton, FL; and Miami, FL.

Embarkation in Fort Lauderdale

Jacksonville, FL: Drive-to markets include Brunswick, GA; St. Augustine, FL; Gainesville, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Savannah, GA; Daytona Beach, FL; and Albany, GA.

Embarkation in Jacksonville

Miami, FL: Drive-to markets include Delray Beach, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Cape Coral, FL; Boca Raton, FL; and Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Embarkation in Miami

Palm Beach, FL: Drive-to markets include Delray Beach, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Cape Coral, FL; and Boca Raton, FL.

Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL: Drive-to markets include Delray Beach, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Cape Coral, FL; Boca Raton, FL; Gainesville, FL; Jacksonville, FL; and Daytona Beach, FL.

Embarkation in Port Canaveral


Gulf Coast Cruise Ports

Galveston, TX: Drive-to markets include Houston, TX; Austin, TX; San Antonio, TX; Waco, TX; Beaumont, TX; and Lafayette, LA.

Embarkation in Galveston

Mobile, AL: Drive-to markets include Montgomery, AL; Jackson, MS; Pensacola, FL; and Tallahassee, FL.

Embarkation in Mobile

New Orleans, LA: Drive-to markets include Lafayette, LA; Baton Rouge, LA; Hattiesburg, MS; and Alexandria, LA.

Embarkation in New Orleans

Tampa, FL: Drive-to markets include Clearwater, FL; St. Petersburg, FL; Delray Beach, FL; Fort Myers, FL; Cape Coral, FL; Boca Raton, FL; Gainesville, FL; Jacksonville, FL; and Lakeland, FL.

Embarkation in Tampa


California Cruise Ports

Long Beach, CA: Drive-to markets include Anaheim, CA; San Bernardino, CA; Palm Springs, CA; and Irvine, CA.

Embarkation in Long Beach

Los Angeles, CA: Drive-to markets include Anaheim, CA; San Bernardino, CA; Palm Springs, CA; and Irvine, CA.

Embarkation in Los Angeles

San Diego, CA: Drive-to markets include Tijuana, MX; Anaheim, CA; San Bernardino, CA; Palm Springs, CA; and Irvine, CA.

Embarkation in San Diego

San Francisco, CA: Drive-to markets include San Jose, CA; Santa Rosa, CA; Stockton, CA; Concord, CA; Sacramento, CA; Berkeley, CA; Modesto, CA; and Reno, NV.

Embarkation in San Francisco


Pacific Northwest Cruise Ports

Seattle, WA: Drive-to markets include Tacoma, WA; Olympia, WA; Portland, OR; Yakima, WA; Spokane, WA; Kennewick, WA; Salem, OR; and Eugene, OR.

Embarkation in Seattle

Seward, AK: Drive-to markets include McCarthy, AK; Talkeetna, AK; Homer, AK; Fairbanks, AK; and Kenai, AK.

Embarkation in Seward

Vancouver, BC: Drive-to markets include Everett, WA; Surrey, BC; Vancouver Island, BC; Abbotsford, BC; Kamloops, BC; and Kelowna, BC.

Embarkation in Vancouver

Whittier, AK: Drive-to markets include McCarthy, AK; Talkeetna, AK; Homer, AK; Fairbanks, AK; and Kenai, AK.

Embarkation in Whittier

Honolulu, HI: Markets include Kailua, HI; Kapolei, HI; Lahaina, HI; Kahului, HI; and Kihei, HI.

Embarkation in Honolulu


Updated January 08, 2020

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