Port Everglades is renowned for its highly rated and diverse fleet of ships, its dedication to comfort as seen in its superior cruise terminals, and its unique logistical convenience. With Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport just across U.S. 1 from the cruise port, passengers practically step right off the plane and onto their cruise ship. One of the nation's shortest, straightest entrance channels allows cruise ships nearly immediate ocean access so passengers can quickly enjoy South Florida's ocean breezes.
Parking is convenient to all cruise terminals at Port Everglades, either in the Northport Parking Garage or the Midport Parking Garage. Both are well-illuminated covered facilities with security patrols. Special accommodations are available for buses and recreational vehicles and for handicapped parking.
Cruise offerings run the gamut from world cruises, extended transatlantic and transcanal adventures, to traditional seven-night Caribbean vacations, day trips to the Bahamas and six-hour "cruises to nowhere". The Port's cruise fleet remains one of the finest with the ongoing arrival of newly constructed ships making their debut.
Port Everglades is home to the seasonal or year-round ships of many prestigious cruise lines including Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Holland America, Imperial Majesty, Mediterranean Shipping, Orient, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Regal, Royal Caribbean International, Royal Olympic, Seabourn and Silversea, Windstar plus the two daily cruise operators- SeaEscape and Discovery Cruises. Details on the latest cruise offerings are available in the current Port Everglades Cruise Guide, available by phoning the Port Everglades Cruise Marketing Division (954) 523-3404, ext. 3642.
Providing decisive advantages in terminal facilities, superior access by land, air and sea, and an enviable reputation in setting the stage for quality cruise experiences, this seaport is an excellent choice for basing cruise operations of all types of ships and itineraries. Cruise line operators interested in becoming a part of the Port's diversified fleet should contact Loren Cain at (954) 523-3404, ext. 3648.
Before and After Cruising
Increasing numbers of cruise passengers are taking advantage of pre- or post- cruise packages to extend their oceangoing holidays with land-based fun. Broward County's famous beaches on its 23 miles of coastline, its abundance of accommodations to meet every budget and numerous attractions provide ample incentive. A year-round average temperature of 77 degrees and 3,000 hours of sunshine make the locale an ideal place to refresh, relax, enjoy, play and splash before or after cruising. For more information on perfect packages and all that the area has to offer, phone the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at (954) 765-4466 or 800-22-SUNNY.
The Bureau's office is conveniently located on the third floor of the Port Everglades Administration Building at 1850 Eller Drive, just a mile south of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, which is in the seaport's Northport area, just south of 17th Street Causeway.