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Fort Lauderdale, Florida (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

When one thinks about a Caribbean or a Bahamas cruise, it is usually assumed that Miami is the departure point, but the northern suburb of Fort Lauderdale has its own modern port facility and has rapidly become a favored jumping off point for ships taking vacationers to exciting tropical destinations. And the beaches, nightlife and colorful restaurants in this city are enough to keep everyone occupied and happy both before and after the cruise itself. A nice mix of South Florida bustle and quieter southern atmosphere is a good way to describe this vibrant city. Its 23-mile stretch of white sand beach is as inviting as any to be found elsewhere.

Where the Ship Docks

Vacationers departing from Fort Lauderdale embark at the modern, full service facility at Port Everglades. Only a ten minute taxi ride from both downtown and the Fort Lauderdale International Airport, the dock areas have a number of visitor information centers, vending machines and ATMs, as well as a small number of kiosks stuffed with see-and-do brochures and restaurant advertisements. The complex is also the busiest section of the commercial dock area and there is plenty of security around to make sure passengers are guided to the area where the cruise ships anchor. Most departures are at the Midport and Northport areas of the terminal facility.

What to See and Do

First of all it is imperative to get away from the dock area, which is heavily congested and offering little in the way of entertainment. The sand beaches of town are the favorite draw, and although they have been immortalized as the popular spring break destination for college students, they are actually quite clean, family-friendly and have undergone some major renovations in the past few years. New lighting for nighttime beach activities, landscaping improvements and the addition of many new shops and restaurants along the waterfront has completely transformed this glorious stretch of coastline. A great walking tour of the city would not be complete without a stroll along the Intercoastal Waterway, running directly through the city center. Downtown has a new flavor with the cropping up of boutiques, antique shops and upscale restaurants. One of those restaurants is the Mangoes on E. Las Olas Blvd. - a traditional Miami restaurant in its design as well as in its offerings that center around combination lunch and dinner plates including both steak and seafood. Another favorite is the 15 Street Fisheries, located naturally on 15th Street and considered the finest chowder house in the area. Those who want a bit more exotic experience can try the famous Jungle Queen Riverboat. It has drawn visitors for six decades and takes visitors on an inland sightseeing cruise as well as offering nighttime dining on board. Those who have come with families can try two and a half mile boardwalk on Hollywood Beach, known for its low-key atmosphere and street performers.

Eating/Drinking

Aside from the local favorites already mentioned, there are a number of smaller establishments along the waterfront that offer everything from pizza to seafood stews and hot dogs. La Bonne Crepes on Las Olas Blvd has a yummy breakfast of waffles, French toast and mouthwatering crepes. The H2O Cafe on South Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd is famous for its Italian cuisine and serves up pasta, chicken and barbeque beef with a Cuban influence. Its outdoor seating area is in full view of the beach activities and is perfect for an evening meal while exploring the waterfront.

Getting Around

Most of the cruise lines will have shuttle service to and from downtown for their passengers regardless of whether they have confirmed reservations at one of the local hotels. For vacationers arriving at the airport there is a free shuttle to Port Everglades itself, and rental cars can be booked ahead of time and picked up either at the airport or in downtown.

Miscellaneous But Important

Internet cafes are numerous throughout downtown Fort Lauderdale and of course there is Internet connection and WiFi at the airport. Although there are a number of banks that can exchange U.S. dollars for foreign currencies, it is best to wait until arriving at individual Caribbean ports, as many of these destinations will be full of merchants accepting American money, thus helping to save tremendously on exchange fees.

 
Port Everglades sees many cruise ship departures and arrivals every day.

Port Everglades sees many cruise ship departures and arrivals every day.


The famous 23-mile white sand beach of Fort Lauderdale.

The famous 23-mile white sand beach of Fort Lauderdale.


The Jungle Queen Riverboat.

The Jungle Queen Riverboat.


The Hollywood Beach boardwalk - a favorite place for both locals and tourists.

The Hollywood Beach boardwalk - a favorite place for both locals and tourists.


Fort Lauderdale at night.

Fort Lauderdale at night.

 

Cruises to Fort Lauderdale, Florida


10 Nights Canada New England Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Veendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Montreal, Canada
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Boston, Massachusetts; Bar Harbor, Maine; Halifax, NS, Canada; Sydney,Canada; Charlottetown, Prince Edward CA; Quebec City, QC, Canada; Montreal, QC, Canada
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 25, 2018 $1,099 $1,099 $1,969 $3,269 Veendam April 25, 2018
17 Nights World Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Pacific Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Los Angeles, CA
Duration: 17 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Aruba Island; Santa Mrta, Colombia; Panama Canal, Panama; San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua; Huatulco, Mexico; La Paz, Mexico; Los Angeles, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 27, 2018 $1,499 $1,599 $2,399 $4,999 Pacific Princess April 27, 2018
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Labadee Private Resort, Haiti; Falmouth, Jamaica; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2018 N/A $2,093 N/A N/A Harmony of the Seas April 28, 2018
8 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, the Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Curacao; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 28, 2018 $874 N/A N/A $2,274 Carnival Conquest April 28, 2018
September 15, 2018 $749 $889 $1,214 $1,679 Carnival Conquest September 15, 2018
October 13, 2018 $879 $1,024 $1,364 $2,329 Carnival Conquest October 13, 2018
November 10, 2018 $789 $929 $1,269 $1,809 Carnival Conquest November 10, 2018
December 8, 2018 $739 $879 $1,189 $2,164 Carnival Conquest December 8, 2018
December 22, 2018 $1,149 $1,389 $1,729 $2,424 Carnival Conquest December 22, 2018
January 5, 2019 $844 $984 $1,289 $1,836 Carnival Conquest January 5, 2019
February 2, 2019 $919 $1,024 $1,369 $1,744 Carnival Conquest February 2, 2019
March 30, 2019 $899 $1,019 $1,314 $1,781 Carnival Conquest March 30, 2019
April 27, 2019 $854 $1,004 $1,329 $1,804 Carnival Conquest April 27, 2019
15 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Infinity
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: San Diego, CA
Duration: 15 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; Panama Canal (Cruising); At Sea; Puntarenas; At Sea; Puerto Quetzal,Guatamala; At Sea; Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; At Sea; San Diego, California
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 2, 2018 $1,899 $2,599 $2,899 N/A Celebrity Infinity May 2, 2018
7 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Harmony of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 5, 2018 $1,187 N/A $1,475 N/A Harmony of the Seas May 5, 2018
May 26, 2018 N/A N/A $1,571 $2,211 Harmony of the Seas May 26, 2018
June 16, 2018 $1,260 $1,410 $1,941 $3,212 Harmony of the Seas June 16, 2018
July 7, 2018 $1,362 $1,320 $1,494 $2,411 Harmony of the Seas July 7, 2018
July 28, 2018 $1,331 $1,464 $1,546 $3,049 Harmony of the Seas July 28, 2018
August 18, 2018 $1,034 $1,096 $1,250 $2,450 Harmony of the Seas August 18, 2018
October 20, 2018 $935 $1,114 $1,169 $2,399 Harmony of the Seas October 20, 2018
6 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Carnival Conquest
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 6 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove, Dominican Republic; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 6, 2018 N/A N/A $959 N/A Carnival Conquest May 6, 2018
September 23, 2018 $564 $684 $864 $1,234 Carnival Conquest September 23, 2018
October 7, 2018 $584 $684 $879 $1,229 Carnival Conquest October 7, 2018
October 21, 2018 $569 $659 $839 $1,134 Carnival Conquest October 21, 2018
November 4, 2018 $559 $679 $849 $1,304 Carnival Conquest November 4, 2018
November 18, 2018 $714 $829 $984 $1,294 Carnival Conquest November 18, 2018
December 2, 2018 $574 $659 $849 $1,233 Carnival Conquest December 2, 2018
December 16, 2018 $624 $724 $904 $1,160 Carnival Conquest December 16, 2018
December 30, 2018 $859 $1,039 $1,249 $1,679 Carnival Conquest December 30, 2018
January 13, 2019 $604 $714 $889 $1,234 Carnival Conquest January 13, 2019
7 Nights Western Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Allure of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Cruising; Cozumel Island, Mexico; Roatan, Bay Islands; Costa Maya, Mexico; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 6, 2018 $1,298 N/A $1,281 N/A Allure of the Seas May 6, 2018
May 20, 2018 $1,592 $1,735 $1,898 N/A Allure of the Seas May 20, 2018
June 3, 2018 N/A N/A $1,509 N/A Allure of the Seas June 3, 2018
June 17, 2018 $1,355 $1,655 $1,456 $2,335 Allure of the Seas June 17, 2018
July 1, 2018 $1,241 $1,543 $1,658 $2,165 Allure of the Seas July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018 $1,282 $1,408 $1,519 $2,238 Allure of the Seas July 15, 2018
July 29, 2018 $1,324 N/A $1,509 $2,156 Allure of the Seas July 29, 2018
August 12, 2018 $1,146 $1,187 $1,394 $1,880 Allure of the Seas August 12, 2018
August 26, 2018 $869 N/A $923 $1,562 Allure of the Seas August 26, 2018
September 9, 2018 $643 $738 $890 $11,869 Allure of the Seas September 9, 2018
17 Nights Panama Canal Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Amsterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Seattle, WA
Duration: 17 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cartagena, Colombia; Exit Panama Canal Balboa; Enter Panama Canal Cristobal; Corinto, Nicaragua; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Huatulco, Mexico; Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; San Francisco, California; Victoria, BC, Canada; Seattle, Washington
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 10, 2018 $1,499 $1,599 $2,999 $4,999 Amsterdam May 10, 2018
8 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Curacao, Antilles; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 11, 2018 $748 $1,007 N/A N/A Caribbean Princess May 11, 2018

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