Don’t Miss The Boat!
The last thing you want is to miss the boat! We STRONGLY RECOMMEND to everyone to arrive in Florida one day prior to departure. Not only will you make sure that the ship does not leave without you, but you also have a chance to explore the area. The place to be is without a doubt World Famous South Beach. Spending a night there is never a waste of time! For some more ideas what to do in and around Miami and Fort Lauderdale go to the “Miami / Fort Lauderdale” page on our website or visit the official website of Miami and The Beaches: http://www.miamiandbeaches.
Port Everglades is South Florida’s “powerhouse port” and one of the most diverse seaports in the United States. Located on the southeast coast of the Florida peninsula just next to Miami, Port Everglades is one of the top three cruise ports in the world. It is among the most active container cargo ports in the United States and is South Florida’s main seaport for petroleum products such as gasoline and jet fuel.
Conveniently located in the heart of Broward County, Port Everglades is easily accessible by car, taxi, bus, rail and ship. It is the only port in the nation located adjacent to an airport, making it easy to fly and cruise in the same day.
Port Everglades has three entrances:
- 17th Street Causeway, located at Eisenhower Boulevard
- State Road 84, located just off of US 1
- I-595 East
Proper Identification, such as a Driver’s License or Passport, is required and your vehicle may be subject to search.
For additional information on Port Everglades visit the port’s website.
Port Everglades is South Florida’s “powerhouse port”
After dropping off your checked luggage at the pier terminal with the porters and cruise line representatives, proceed to the appropriate parking garage for that terminal. Rates are USD 15.00 per day for regular vehicles and USD 19.00 for oversized vehicles (rates are subject to change without notice). For additional information or vehicle size restrictions, please contact USA Parking at +1-954-468-3680 or follow this link: http://www.porteverglades.net/
The Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is just minutes away from Port Everglades on U.S. 1 and is served by most major airlines. Although it’s only a short distance, we suggest that you allow plenty of time between flight arrival and cruise check-in time to claim your luggage and fill out forms at the terminal. The Miami International Airport (MIA) is about 45 to 60 minutes south of Port Everglades via I-95. Transfer times may vary depending on traffic conditions.
Fares from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to Port Everglades are typically around USD 12.00 – USD 15.00 From the Port to downtown Fort Lauderdale, expect to pay about USD 18.00 – USD 20.00, depending on your destination.
The state-of-the art Rental Car Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) houses a large number of rental car companies in one location with shared shuttle bus service for Port Everglades. Check with your car rental agency to ensure that they participate in the shuttle program. There are also car rental firms licensed to do business at Port Everglades that are not located at FLL. Some provide shuttle service from cruise terminals to their nearby rental locations.
Tri-Rail (Commuter Train)
Tri-rail provides transportation between the tri-county area, including: Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties. Tri-Rail is accessible by taxi and Broward County Transit bus service. Visit the Tri-Rail website or call +1-800-874-7245 for schedules and fares.
Amtrak (National and Statewide Train)
Our sailing time is 5PM. Boarding will start at 12PM on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Guests are requested to complete Online Check-in no later than 3 days prior to their cruise. If you do not complete Online Check-in 3 days prior, you will be required to complete this process at the pier at least two hours prior to the sailing time. Please note: All guests MUST be checked-in and on board the ship no later than 90 minutes prior to the published sailing time or you will not be permitted to sail! In other words, you have to be on the ship by 3.30PM. Once more: The last thing you want, is to miss the boat!
Debarkation will start around 8AM on Monday, February 6, 2017. Since the ship will leave for another cruise the same day, the ship’s crew is keen on getting everyone off the boat as early as possible in order to prepare it for the next cruise. Unfortunately, you cannot sleep-in on that day. If scheduling flights from Miami International Airport for the day the ship returns, we recommend to do so after 1:00PM to allow enough time to get off the ship and pass through customs. If flying from Ft. Lauderdale International Airport please schedule flights after 12:00PM. This is our recommendation; please book your flights at your own risk!