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    The Port of Fort Lauderdale

    The Port of Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades)
     
    Welcome to Fort Lauderdale - Where the Sunshine Meets the Sea!
     
    As you step arrive in Fort Lauderdale, let me guide you through a day of sun-soaked delights in this coastal paradise.
     
    General Port Facts:
    Your cruise ship will dock at Port Everglades, a major gateway to the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean.

    Port Everglades is located on the southern part of Fort Lauderdale. It covers a huge area and thus we do not recommend walking from the ship to Fort Lauderdale. 

    Getting to and from the ship is most conveniently done by taxi. Fort Lauderdale, being one of the worlds largest cruise ports, is well experienced to cater to cruise passengers and its infrastructure is of high quality.

    Most hotels are located on the A1A (main road in Fort Lauderdale). Depending the exact location a taxi ride can take up to 10-15 minutes and will cost about 15-20 USD. 

    A taxi ride to the airport will cost about 20-25 USD depending on the size of your group, amount of luggage and the pier where you ship docked. 

    Last minute things before you cruise

    If you want to buy some snacks, personal care items, news papers, magazines or any other small shopping items, there is a Wallgreens located at the corner of A1A and the enterance to Port Everglades. Across from hotel Renaissance and Hilton.

    Touristic Information:
    Fort Lauderdale, known for its golden beaches and vibrant atmosphere, offers a variety of experiences. Here's a tailored guide for your limited time:
     
    1. Fort Lauderdale Beach: Start your day with the sun and surf at Fort Lauderdale Beach, a haven of relaxation and water activities.
     
    2. Las Olas Boulevard: Explore the trendy Las Olas Boulevard for its upscale shopping, dining, and cultural attractions.
     
    3. Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale: Stroll along Riverwalk, a scenic pathway along the New River, dotted with parks, art installations, and cafes.
     
    4. Bonnet House Museum & Gardens: Immerse yourself in the charm of Bonnet House, a historic estate with lush gardens and art collections. *Entry Fee: Approximately $20.*
     
    5. Everglades Airboat Tour: Experience the unique ecosystem of the Everglades with an airboat tour. *Tour prices vary.*

    Facts & Figures

    City: Fort Lauderdale
    Continent: North America
    Country: United States
    State: Florida
     
    Population: 220,000 (2022)
    Currency: US Dollar ($)
    Language: English
    Average temperature: 30 Celsius in summer, 25 degrees in winter. 
     
    Country code: +1
    Country URL extension: .com
    Electricity: 110V (standard American connectors)
    Opening hours stores: Most shops are open from 9AM-10PM 
    Timezone: Eastern Standard Time (EST)  UTC -5

    Airport

    Fort Lauderdale has its own airport (FLL) located about 15 minutes drive from Port Everglades. A taxi will cost anywhere between 15-25 USD.

    Fort Lauderdale airport has regular flights by most major US airlines to most larger cities in the US.

    Beaches

    Fort Lauderdale is located in Southern Florida. This part of the USA is characterized by long strips of beautiful coast line. The beaches, 7 miles for only Fort Lauderdale, are generally wide and the sand is fine. These beaches are very popular all year around but are busiest during spring break and the summer holidays. 

    Fort Lauderdale beach is right on the promenade, A1A and by an array of shops, restaurants and sidewalk cafes.  

    Museums

    Museum of Art
    1 East Las Olas Boulevard 
    Hours of operation: Mon-Sat: 11am - 6pm (Thurs until 8pm); Sun: 12-5pm
    Museum of Discovery and Science
    Located on 401 SW Second Street.
    Hours of operation: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm;  Sun 12-6pm

    Shopping

    Galleria Mall

     
    Transportation Options:
    1. Taxi Services: Taxis are readily available at Port Everglades, offering a quick and convenient option for local transportation.
     
    2. Water Taxi: Explore Fort Lauderdale's waterways with the Water Taxi, providing scenic transportation to key attractions.
     
    3. Sun Trolley: Opt for the Sun Trolley for an affordable and convenient way to navigate downtown Fort Lauderdale.
     
    Local Foods to Try:
    Savor the flavors of Fort Lauderdale:
    - Seafood: Indulge in fresh seafood at one of the waterfront restaurants.
    - Key Lime Pie: Treat your taste buds to the sweet and tangy delight of Key Lime Pie.
     
    Nice to Know Facts:
    - Fort Lauderdale is often called the "Venice of America" due to its extensive canal system.
    - The city is a popular destination for yachting enthusiasts, with numerous marinas and boat shows.
     
    Local Customs:
    Experience the laid-back Florida lifestyle:
    - Casual Attire: Fort Lauderdale embraces casual wear, especially in beachside areas.
    - Tipping: Tipping is customary, with 15-20% considered standard in restaurants.
     
    Tips for Parents:
    - Up to 6 Years Old:
       - Enjoy the sandy shores of Fort Lauderdale Beach. The gentle waves create a perfect play area for little ones.
     
    - 7-12 Years Old:
       - Embark on an exciting airboat tour through the Everglades. The wildlife and thrill of the ride will captivate their interest.
     
    - 13-18 Years Old:
       - Explore the trendy shops and cafes along Las Olas Boulevard. The vibrant atmosphere appeals to older kids and teens.
     
    GPS Coordinates to Fort Lauderdale:
    Latitude: 26.1224° N, Longitude: 80.1373° W
     
     
    Helpful Links:
     
    Embark on a day of sunshine and exploration in Fort Lauderdale! For more information or assistance, explore the provided links or visit the local tourism office. Enjoy your time in this coastal haven! Safe travels!

    BY: porteverglades.net/cruise/terminals/
    Image 1: View of Fort Lauderdale Port - Acknowledgement: Image courtesy of [https://www.porteverglades.net/cruise/terminals/]


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