Cruises From Ft. Lauderdale
With 9 cruise lines, 261 unique cruise itineraries, and over 580 sailings, Fort Lauderdale offers more cruises than any other US port. Cruises from Ft. Lauderdale are offered year round to The Bahamas, all of the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, South America, Asia, and several ports of call in Europe. Below are just a few of the highlighted cruises from Fort Lauderdale.
Cruise on the worlds largest ships from Fort Lauderdale. Royal Caribbean offers year round cruises from Ft. Lauderdale on the Allure Of The Seas and the Oasis Of The Seas. Both ships offer alternating 7 night itineraries to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten on Eastern Caribbean cruises. The Western Caribbean cruises travel to Cozumel, Jamaica and RCCL’s private island paradise of Labadee. Watch the video at the bottom of this page to see what fun really looks like in Labadee!
These ships are identical and have some of the most amazing cabins at sea. An example is the AquaTheater Suites – 2 bedroom Suites with a huge balcony – overlook the AquaTheater and the Sea.
Allure and Oasis Of The Seas – AquaTheater Suites
Celebrity Cruise Lines new ship the Celebrity Equinox will cruise from Fort Lauderdale for a 10-day Southern Caribbean cruise with stops in St. Thomas/Charlotte Amalie, Basseterre, Barbados/Bridgetown, Roseau, Philipsburg/St. Maarten, and return to Fort Lauderdale.
Holland America Line-ms Nieuw Amsterdam offers 7 day cruises to Grand Turk, San Juan/Puerto Rico, St. Thomas and Half Moon Cay ( a private island ).
There are many cruises from Fort Lauderdale to Key West, the southernmost point in the Continental US. Walking is the preferred means of transport in Old Town Key West but you should consider taking advantage of some of the available shore excursions to really maximize on your Key West experience. Popular tours and sites are the Conch Tour Train, Mel Fisher Museum, Key West Lighthouse, Butterfly Museum and the Hemmingway House but there are many, many more available for you to enjoy.
Some people simply like to soak up some of the Key West atmosphere and mix with the locals while taking in some live music at one of the many Key West bars such as Sloppy Joes, Captain Tony’s or the Hog’s Breath, where Kenny Chesney recently performed a free, impromptu concert with local musicians.
Everyone should visit Key West at least once in their lifetime and there is no better way to check out the magic of the infamous Duval Street and Old Town area than during your cruise from Fort Lauderdale.
Destination Labadee – Royal Caribbeans Private Island
Port Everglades – FLL Port Map and Driving Directions
Port Everglades Driving Directions - Click Here
Travel Time: - 2 miles from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport; travel time is approximately 5 minutes. - 30 miles from the Miami International Airport; travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
Directions to the Port:
From the Florida Turnpike, I-95, US-1, State Road 7 (441), I-75 and Sawgrass Expressway - - Take I-595 East straight into Port Everglades - Once in Port Everglades, I-595 becomes Eller Drive/10th Avenue - At the traffic light, proceed straight on 10th Avenue. You will approach a sign with instructions that will direct you to the assigned terminal - The entrance to the Midport Parking Garage will be located on the left side of 10th Avenue
Parking: $20.00 per day (rate subject to change by the Port Authority) - Midport Parking Garage: 6 floors; 2,000 spaces - Security-patrolled and illuminated - Full payment due upon exiting the parking garage - Accepted forms of payment: U.S. dollars, Visa, MasterCard, American Express - No advance reservations required - Oversized vehicles up to 40 feet in length will pay $15 per day - For more information: USA Parking, 954-462-7287