Cruise Ship Embarkation Ports

A profile of cruise ship embarkation ports around the world. Terminal and parking information along with a preview of what to do around the area.

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Work Begins on Port Everglades Terminal

Posted April 15, 2012

Work begins on four cruise ship terminals (2, 19, 21 and 26) at Port Everglades. The $54 million project aims to modernize the cruise terminals to better handle larger cruise ships and increased passenger traffic.

You can read the full story at the Sun Sentinel.

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Getting around    Fort Lauderdale 

Newest mode of public transportation. A bike-sharing system allowing you to check out a bicycle at a public bike station for a small fee and return it to another station when done. (954) 467-6822

Go green and have fun! Shuttle service, special events or guided pedicab tour of Fort Lauderdale. Call for more info (954) 561-2808.

Hop aboard one of Water Taxi's boats and step ashore at major destinations along the waterways, including Hollywood. More than just a boat ride, an all-day unlimited service pass is $20. 

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Ft. Lauderdale Events

Air & Sea Show

This is a spectacular show and well worth the time. Events located on Ft. Lauderdale Beach. Free admission. Festivities begin Saturday morning around 9am and last until 5 or 6pm. The show repeats again on Sunday.  YouTube Video Link

Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival

Competitive film festival showcasing independent cinema from around the world. Premieres, documentaries, free films for kids, free outdoor family movies, student film competition, black tie galas, celebrities.  Oct - Nov annual event.

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

Largest boat show in the world, covering six sites: Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Broward County Convention Center, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, The Sails Marina, Hall of Fame Marina, and Las Olas Marina. Displaying more than a billion dollars' worth of boats, yachts and accessories from every major marine manufacturer worldwide. It is the world's premier venue for super yachts. October annual event.

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Port Everglades, FL

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Originally known as Lake Mabel, Port Everglades was officially established as a deep water harbor in 1927.

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Port Everglades, in Broward County, Florida, is one of the United States top container ports with more than 5,400 ships at call in a year, a major petroleum storage and distribution hub, and a United States Navy liberty port. It is the deepest of all Florida ports.

Port Everglades is also one of the world's busiest cruise departure ports. It holds the world record for hosting the most cruise passengers in a single day with 49,234 passengers (January 3, 2009). More than 4 million cruise passengers pass through Port Everglades annually. Ships sail year round, but the peak season is from November to April.

Terminal Information

Location

Administration Bldg. 
1850 Eller Dr. Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316
Phone - 954-969-0069
Port Everglades Website  

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There are three entrances into Port Everglades.  The 17th Street Causeway entrance which is located at Eisenhower Boulevard, State Road 84 entrance located just off of US 1 and the I-595 East entrance.  Proper Identification such as Driver's License or Passport is required and your vehicle may be subject to search.

Parking Information

Cruise facilities (including terminals and parking garages) are found in the Northport and Midport sections of the Port.

To gain access into Port Everglades, guests must present a cruise ticket or similar letterhead or document stating "Pier Pickup" along with a government issued photo I.D. The guest must also be able to state the name of the cruise line and the name of the cruise ship they are expected to board.

Private drop-off who have ticketed cruise guests in the car will be allowed in with a government issued photo I.D. and the guest presenting their cruise ticket; the guest must be able to state the name of the cruise line and the name of the cruise ship they are expected to board. Upon returning to pick-up the guest at debarkation, the driver must present a government issued photo I.D. and must be able to state the guest's name, the cruise line and the cruise ship name.

Things to do

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino - Located in Hollywood

Everglades National Park

The Visitors Bureau offers an extensive list of activities in the Fort. Lauderdale area. Get a  complete list of events here

Area Beaches

Hugh Taylor Birch State Park

Canoe rentals, two short hiking trails, bicycle or skate along the paved park road. Access the beach via the pedestrian tunnel under A1A.  Located on East Sunrise Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, off A1A. 

Dania Beach

John U. Lloyd State Park just north of Hollywood Beach and only minutes from the port. Our pick for best beach in the area.

Boca Raton Red Reef Marine Park

Man made reefs in shallow waters. Excellent outdoor arena for the entire family. Plenty of activities other than snorkeling. Located about a half hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale, north on A1A). Entrance fee required.  Our pick for best family snorkel location in the area.

Hollywood Beach

Located on the south side of Port Everglades. Restaurants, bars, shops and small shell style amphitheater on the 6 mile boardwalk.

Fort Lauderdale Beach

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Long strip of beach; restaurants, bars, hotels & shopping directly across the street. Ft. Lauderdale Beach Place Webcam

 

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