Cruises From Fort Lauderdale

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. Cruises from Fort Lauderdale touch many places in the world. Glide to Caribbean isles or cross between oceans at the Panama Canal, then trace South America and Antarctica. Or circumnavigate Africa. Fort Lauderdale is the perfect city to begin your adventure. 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. Because of its many canals and waterways, Fort Lauderdale has been called the Venice of America.

Featured Itineraries Departing Fort Lauderdale

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 South America and see astonishing terrain, from rainforests to Antarctic ice shelves. Visit 225 ports in 91 countries from the U.S. and Canada.

Things To Do In Fort Lauderdale

Explore these top picks of things to do in Fort Lauderdale.

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.

Las Olas Boulevard

Before your cruise from Ft. Lauderdale, take a stroll down lively Las Olas Blvd. Right in the city center and only a few miles from the beach, it is lined with boutiques, galleries, chocolatiers and wine shops. Alfresco restaurants offer any type of cuisine you desire.

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 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.

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