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Cruises from Ft Lauderdale (Port Everglades)

Ft Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Cruises

Ft Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Cruises

Port Everglades is located in the heart of  Greater Fort Lauderdale and the City of Hollywood in Florida. It is one of the busiest cruise ports and the leading container port in Florida, with the most active cargo in the US. Usually, all major cruise lines use this port for embarkation and disembarkation point for Caribbean cruises. It is one of the foremost economic engines of Florida, as it is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. The cruises from Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades) generally sail to the Western, Eastern, and Southern Caribbean, including the Bahamas, Mexico, and Aruba.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades) Highlights

You can do it all here, whether you want to do a lot or a little. This is where you'll find yourself somewhere between a fast pace thriving city and a laid-back island. Some of this place's significant highlights include its history, culture, traditions, and much more.

1. History of Ft. Lauderdale

The Tequesta tribe, as well as Native Americans, settled there over 4,000 years ago. The area was claimed by England, Spain, and the United States from the 17th to the 20th century. However, the United States did not develop it until the early 1900s. During the 1920s, the Fort Lauderdale area experienced a real estate boom. Due to World War II, Fort Lauderdale experienced a significant population increase and a major expansion of businesses.

After that, in the 1980s, it became famous as a spring break destination and was flooded with many people. So to stop spring breakers, the city converted this spring break destination into a family-friendly year-long destination. The city continues to thrive today with its beautiful beaches, downtown revitalization, and  cruise industry services.

2. Local Cuisine

Fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront restaurant is one of the most authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experiences. The Caribbean and Latin flavors combine with fresh fish, shrimp, and crab caught locally to form a "Floribbean cuisine.". A1A is lined with surf-and-turf restaurants, while white tablecloths adorn sidewalk restaurants along Las OlasBoulevard.

3. Local Handicrafts and Shopping

On Hollywood Boulevard, you can find rare books and handmade hats in addition to beach wear in The Gallery at Beach Place. Las Olas Boulevard is lined with , art galleries and boutiques similar to those found on Dania's Antique Row. Shoppers may also wish to visit Sawgrass Mills outlets for heavy discounts and sales.

Interesting Spots to Visit in Ft. Lauderdale

Ft. Lauderdale, the Venice of America, has great things and exciting spots for its visitors. Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees, ocean breeze, and pristine beaches are some essential things to see.Below are some of the most exciting spots to visit on your cruise to or from Ft. Lauderdale's Port Everglades.

1. Las Olas Boulevard

This street is the main walkable street one can find in Fort Lauderdale. It offers ample shopping options, restaurants, and bars. It runs from west to east,  from downtown to the beach. If you're coming to Fort Lauderdale one day or a few hours early, consider visiting this spot where time slips away by taking in the sites and strolling down the most famous avenue.

2. Fort Lauderdale Beach

The beach of Fort Lauderdale is a must-visit spot of Ft. Lauderdale. Take advantage of all the fun that Fort Lauderdale Beach has to offer. Visit the beach bars, gift shops, and outdoor restaurants on State Road A1A, lined with palm trees. Jet Skiing or parasailing in Fort Lauderdale are popular options for cruise passengers

3. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Take a wonderful trip through the time at the beautiful, historic Bonnet House Museum & Gardens. It is located at Birch Road and is 35 acres of the estate's grounds, including its garden. Take a guided tour of this plantation-style home in Fort Lauderdale. The park is home to an extensive art collection and old buildings built-in in 1895. Consequently, it's also a little bit of an art museum, a historic home, and a garden simultaneously. 

4. Florida Everglades

Take an airboat tour to Florida's finest natural landscapes that offers a one-of-a-kind experience for nature lovers and families. . Maybe you will see the wild alligators or some native birds thriving in their natural habitat.Take a drive through picturesque wetlands in the Florida Everglades, the untamed river of grass that is spread across 2,200 areas of grassland.

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