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Area Guide: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Aug 29 2020 | Area Guide

Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, welcomes millions of visitors each year to its sun-kissed shores. As our winter value season winds up, we realize that great deals are hard to come by so we are here to help. Less than 10 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale airport is a fantastic Wyndham hotel that is opening soon. Please check back with us periodically to see what specials we can offer you.

Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port

Cruising from Port Everglades? It’s easy, breezy. Located in Greater Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Port Everglades has more homeported cruise ships than any port worldwide.

Cruise Checklist

  • Parking is $15 daily
  • Free Wi-Fi in all cruise terminals
  • Closest airport is Fort Lauderale-Hollywood International (FLL)
  • Taxis, vans and shuttle buses available
  • I-595 goes directly into Port Everglades
  • Cruise tickets and photo ID (driver’s license or passport) need to be handy when arriving to the Port 
  • No weapons permitted
  • Check with cruise line for lost luggage or other items
  • Waiting in cell phone lot encouraged for pick up of passengers

Fun Facts

  • Approximately 4 million passengers cruise annually
  • 9 cruise lines
  • 40 cruise ships
  • 1 ferry

Set a world record on March 13, 2016, with more than 54,700 guests passing through the Port in a single day. The previous record was set on December 20, 2015, with more than 53,485 passengers — also at Port Everglades.

Seatrade Insider named Port Everglades “Port of the Year” for 2010


Fort Lauderdale Airport

Getting to Fort Lauderdale is a breeze, thanks to the convenient Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport with free wireless internet access in all terminals. When you land, you’ll be in the heart of Greater Fort Lauderdale, just three miles from hotels, attractions, the beaches, Broward County Convention Center, Port Everglades and just about anywhere else you want to be.

What Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Offers You

Nonstop flights to over 100 U.S. and international cities.

International service to Canada, the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Central America, and South America.

Over 12,000 parking spaces just minutes from the terminals.

For cruise passengers, a short two mile ride to Port Everglades. Even the Port of Miami is less than an hour away.

An onsite Rental Car Center (RCC) offers 12 car rental companies and more than 5,400 rental cars. The RCC is a short walk from Terminal 1 or you can take a shuttle ride from the other terminals.


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