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Fort Lauderdale Cruise Guide

The city of Fort Lauderdale is home to one of the busiest cruise ports in the world, with millions of passengers starting their cruise journeys here. From this port, you can book a trip with Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruise Lines, Cunard Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, or Royal Caribbean International, to name a few. Sailings from this port almost exclusively visit tropical destinations like the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Panama Canal. However, Fort Lauderdale, which is situated in Florida’s southeastern coast, is known for its warm climate, beaches, art and a culture of its own. This is the departure port where you’ll find a lot of affordable Caribbean cruise getaways and more, and it’s a great way to get a head start on your tropical vacation.

Fort Lauderdale is nicknamed the “Venice of America,” due to the vast number of waterways, with endless beaches, poolside resorts, and upscale restaurants. Walk along State Road A1A and you’ll find bars, souvenir shops and patios, where you can drink ice-cold cocktails and eat “Floribbean” dishes like Paella and tropical Barbacoa that blend local cuisine with Latin-inspired flare.

Explore the Florida Everglades wildlife preserve on an airboat ride, where you’ll see a diverse ecosystem of plants and animals, including alligators and crocodiles. If you’re looking for unique shopping opportunities, the Las Olas Boulevard is a strip of hip boutiques and restaurants that extends along Fort Lauderdale’s city center.

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Prices are cruise only, per person, double occupancy. Taxes, fees and port expenses not included. Rates are valid for US and Canadian residents only. Fuel supplement may apply. Savings advertised and Expedia Extras are based on specific cabin types and sailing dates, and may not be available for all cabin types/sailings.