The Fort Lauderdale Port is also called Port Everglades. All eleven Ft. Lauderdale Port’s cruise terminals welcome millions of excited cruise passengers each year. Whether you arrive by air or car, entry into the Fort Lauderdale Port is quick and easy. Every passenger embarking on a cruise ship will be required to pass through security, and if over 18, must present a valid government-issued picture ID (such as a driver’s license) along with their documents for the cruise.
Hotels Near Fort Lauderdale Port
In the heart of Florida’s Gold Coast, the Fort Lauderdale Port is located halfway between Miami and Palm Beach. The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, the Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale, and the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale are all located less than a fifth of a mile from Fort Lauderdale Port. The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is located next to the Fort Lauderdale Port (Port Everglades). Even though the airport is a short distance to the terminal, you should allow at least an hour for the entire process of claiming your baggage once your flight has arrived, and riding a cab or shuttle to the pier. Before embarking on the cruise ship, you will be required to fill out all the necessary paperwork at the Ft. Lauderdale Port.
Parking at the Fort Lauderdale Port
There is convenient parking for all cruise passengers at both the Midport and Northport Parking Garages. Once you’ve arrived at the port, you’ll be asked for ID and cruise tickets to enter the port. From the follow signage to the pier where your ship is located and park in either the Northport or Midport parking garages. All parking spaces are well illuminated, and continually patrolled by security officials. There is ample disabled parking and every space has unimpeded access to all elevators and crosswalks. At just $15 a day per vehicle ($19 daily for oversize vehicles) there are over 4,200 parking spaces available. Each parking garage offers vehicle-to-ship porter service for your baggage. The Northport Garage can be accessed from I-595 heading toward the port. Simply follow the signs for terminal #1, 2 & 4. The Midport garage can be accessed from I-595 heading east toward the port with the garage located on the left side of the street.