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View of waterfront property in Fort Lauderdale.

Cruises From Fort Lauderdale, FL

Shimmering blue waters, swaying palm trees, and ocean breezes greet you in Fort Lauderdale, where you'll find yourself somewhere between laid-back island time and the fast pace of a thriving city.  Pristine beaches are the main attraction, shorts are the daily uniform, and yachts are often the preferred form of transportation. It's a place where you can do as much, or as little, as you desire. Set sail on a Bahamas cruise  from Fort Lauderdale, FL to some of the most sought-after Caribbean destinations and immerse yourself in the allure of paradise.    Explore the colorful cobblestone streets of old San Juan. Admire the brilliant blue waters, and the kaleidoscopic sea life in Grand Turks, Turks and Caicos. Take an adventure and learn to scuba dive in St. Thomas. Traverse through the lively capital city of Nassau and explore historic 18th-century forts. Experience Bimini’s vivid-blue waters and renowned game fishing or admire the sugary sand and long stretches of turquoise lagoon waters on a Bahamas cruise from Fort Lauderdale.  Whether you're seeking a quick escape with a 5-day trip or longing for an indulgent cruise experience spanning 21 days, Holland America Line offers an unforgettable voyage. 

Featured Caribbean and Bahamas Cruise Destinations Departing from Florida

Featured Caribbean and Bahamas Shore Excursions 

Embark on a Holland America Line cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and unlock a world of adventure and cultural immersion. Explore the vibrant communities, iconic landmarks, and hidden gems of the Bahamas and Caribbean through enriching shore excursions. Dive into the vivid-blue waters of Grand Turks, engage in game fishing, experience the excitement of Paradise Island in Nassau, or unwind on the serene shores of Half Moon Cay. 

Vancouver, Seattle, San Diego, Boston, Fort Lauderdale over a travel route map

See the World From Your Doorstep

Fly or drive to Fort Lauderdale and circumnavigate Africa on 71- day sailings. Transit the historic Panama Canal. Trace the Bahamas and  enjoy the breathtaking sea views and vibrant marin life.  Visit 225 ports in 91 countries from the U.S and Canada.

Things to Do in Fort Lauderdale

Before you embark on a Bahamas cruise from Fort Lauderdale, spend some time exploring the city. Here are our top picks for things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

Aerial view of the Florida Everglades.

Florida Everglades

While you'll never be able to experience the vast marshes and mangrove forests in their entirety, you'll see a lot on a thrilling airboat ride. Spot alligators, fish, and wading birds, along with flora and fauna only found in the wetlands.
Fountain on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Las Olas Boulevard

Before your Bahamas cruise from Fort Lauderdale, take a stroll down lively Las Olas Blvd. Right in the city center and only a few miles from the beach, it’s lined with boutiques, galleries, chocolatiers, and wine shops. Alfresco restaurants offer any type of cuisine you desire.
View of the gardens at Bonnet House Museum in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

If you enjoy history, art, and beautiful gardens, head to the Bonnet House, once the winter retreat of artists Frederic and Evelyn Bartlett. View eclectic artworks, furnishings, and more in a 1920s home set on 35 acres of lush gardens.
Fort Lauderdale Beach with palm trees and a lifeguard stand.

Fort Lauderdale Beach

With its sugar-white sands and calm, clear waters, this long stretch of public beach is the perfect spot for a relaxing morning or afternoon. When you're done swimming and sunbathing, stroll the palm-lined promenade, and pop across the street to restaurants, shops, and high-end hotels.

More Details About Cruises from Fort Lauderdale 

Find key info on cruises out of Fort Lauderdale here, so you can plan your trip with ease.