We’ve written a lot in the past about ports of call, but what about ports of departure? We thought we would take some time to look at the various ports of departure for cruise ships because these are the cities you will generally be visiting for at least a day while you wait for your cruise to depart. First up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida:
The Beach – Considered the quieter version of Miami Beach, Fort Lauderdale beaches feature sugar sands and the serenity that comes with smaller crowds. Your best bet if you’re staying near the port is to visit John U. Lloyd Beach State Park which is set on an unspoiled 251-acre barrier island. You can kayak among the mangroves, explore the sea turtle nesting sites or just sunbathe on the sand.
Take a stroll down Las Olas Boulevard – Several art galleries, two museums and several eateries and shops are just a few of the sights you will enjoy while walking around Las Olas. Wear comfy shoes and sunscreen and drink plenty of water especially if it’s a hot day! This road is roughly 15 minutes from Port Everglades.
Seminole Hard Rock Casino Hollywood – Also located near Port Everglades is the Seminole Hard Rock Casino. Take the short 20 minute drive to Hollywood, Florida and see if lady luck is on your side. Just be careful not to stay at the tables too long! We know how easy it is to lose track of time at a casino, but you don't want to miss your cruise!
Be sure to check back with us regularly to learn about things to do in your upcoming cruise’s port of departure. What’s that? You don’t have an upcoming cruise? Let’s fix that right away! Call us today at (844) 553-7045 today and let’s get started planning your perfect cruise vacation!
Have you ever taken a cruise out of Fort Lauderdale? What was your favorite thing to do in the city? Leave a comment below and tell us about it.
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Thelma Pruitt has been an avid fan of cruising for some time and feels this is a great way to see several different islands in one amazing trip. She loves to help her clients plan their vacations whether it's by land or sea.