Fort Lauderdale’s cruise port is Port Everglades. It is one of the top cruise ship departure ports in the USA for the Caribbean region. One of the busiest cruise ports, Fort Lauderdale is located about 48 kilometers from Miami and it’s a worldwide popular ship cruising destination, especially in the spring.
- In 2016, Port Everglades handled almost 3,9 million passengers. In 2017, the port started renovations on Cruise Terminal 4 (project's cost USD 13,4 million) to allow docking of larger vessels.
- In August 2016, the port signed with Carnival Corporation an extension to their agreement to the yra 2030. Plans for a Cruise Terminal 21's expansion were included. The renovation will allow handling of larger-sized vessels. There are also plans for future using of the port's Terminal 29.
- Among the port's new technology implementations are new CBP programs ("US Customs and Border Protection"), including the "Global Entry" program (allowing expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the USA) and the MPC ("Mobile Passport Control", authorized app to expedite a traveler’s entry process into the USA).
Highlights: Beaches, Everglades, Inter coastal waterway
Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal
Fort Lauderdale’s northern part of the port called Northport is the site of the Terminal 2 and Terminal 4. The Port Everglades/ Fort Lauderdale central part, which is called Midport is the site of the cruise ship terminals: 18, 29, 21, 25, 26 and 29.
Northport Cruise Terminal
The 2 major Fort Lauderdale’s Northport terminals are provided with standard services such as disabled access, check-in desks, full-served A/C, free areas for seating and baggage handling.
The Fort Lauderdale’s Northport Terminal 2 and Northport Terminal 4 share a car parking at multi-storey Northport garage, adjusted to carry thousands of cars.
Both cruise port terminals in Fort Lauderdale port are utilizied by MSC cruises and Princess Crusies, respectively Northport Terminal 4 and Northport Terminal 2.
Midport Cruise Terminal
All cruise ship terminals of Fort Lauderdale’s Midporth terminal provide usual facilities like disabled access, luggage handling, free areas for seating, automated bridge for passengers, restrooms for cruisers in Midporth Terminal and vending machines.
Fort Lauderdale’s Midporth Terminal 18 is facilitated with a large parking, and Midporth Terminal 19 through out the Terminal 29 offer parking at the parking lot of Midport’s garage. Fort Lauderdale’s Midport Terminals 25 and Terminal 29 are utilized by several cruise companies, Terminal 26 by Holland America Line, Terminal 21 by Carnival Cruise Company, Terminal 19 is by Princess Cruises and Midporth Terminal 18 is utilized by Royal Caribbean Cruise Line.
Fort Lauderdale tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Riverwalk – there is a really nice riverwalk located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale Port, whose paved path hugs the vast banks of New River in Fort Lauderdale.
- Stranahan House – the earliest Fort Lauderdale’s residence, which was built by the “father of Fort Lauderdale,” Frank Stranahan and his wife Ivy Stranahan in 1901.
- Fort Lauderdale History Center – the center was built with the main purpose to gather, interpret and look after the Forth Lauderdale’s history.
- Bonnet House Museum And Gardens – the house and its gardens were built in 1920s by a Chicago artist, Frederick Clay Bartlett as the perfect winter residence to get away from the northern chill.
- Forth Lauderdale’s South Beach Park – this is the nearest beach downtown. This beach is lifeguard monitored and is unique with its borders of artistic whitewashed wall and paved promenade.
The Fort Lauderdale cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Fort Lauderdale, Everglades, Florida.
If you lose the Fort Lauderdale location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Fort Lauderdale cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Everglades, Florida. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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