cruise & play

Come a little earlier, stay a little longer. Daily departures makes Greater Fort Lauderdale a port of call all its own. Even if you have just a few hours to spare, you'll find that's all you need to squeeze in a little sunny on your cruise vacation from Port Everglades. Special Offers Just for Cruisers

Check out 9 Greater Fort Lauderdale Hotels That Match Your Pre- or Post-Cruise Style via Shermans Travel.

port everglades is not in the florida everglades

It's a common mixup for first-timers, but the difference is cruise ship vs. airboat. Port Everglades, located just two miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport, and less than one mile from Fort Lauderdale and Dania beaches, is cruising with a sense of EASE. The exotic Florida Everglades, are approximately 23 miles to the west, and are a must-see before or after your cruise. Take an exhilarating airboat ride at Sawgrass Recreation Park, Billie Swamp Safari or Everglades Holiday Park to name a few.

sunny interests

seminole heritage

che hun ta mo! (hello!) Discover the spirit and history of the Seminole Tribe, Florida's "unconquered" people, and learn about their culture, and way of life in an authentic Seminole Village.

bags 2 go

Bags to Go allows you to check-in to your flight & check luggage before you even leave the hotel or cruise ship. TSA-certified employees pick up the bags & send to airport to be placed on your flight.

retail therapy

"Must-have" shopping excursions start at high-end stores along famous Las Olas Boulevard and The Galleria, and meander to designer outlets at Sawgrass Mills. Bargain hunters will love Festival Flea...

fork lauderdale

Sorting out the local restaurant scene is easy with the Fork Lauderdale Dining App. Explore Greater Fort Lauderdale's culinary scene, including romantic waterfront spots, trendy steakhouses, Sunday...

natural wonders

Visit sea turtles on the beach, butterflies in an aviary, or an eight-foot gator in the Everglades. Throw in a kayaking excursion through a mangrove forest or paddleboard down the New River.

fit lauderdale

Bike or walk along A1A. Hike the Everglades. Enjoy a workout or healthy fare at a spa. Greater Fort Lauderdale is a panacea for healthy living - and anyone hoping to stay fit while enjoying a holiday.