Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

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Because of its many canals and waterways, Ft. Lauderdale is sometimes called the Venice of America. It's home to the annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest in-water boat shows in the world; which is one of the many reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruise guests love visiting here. Guests can easily get a taste of the area's nautical lifestyle by cruising the Intracoastal Waterway on an old-fashioned paddle wheeler. Other options include hopping aboard one of the popular water taxis or Venetian gondolas that glide down the historic New River, which flows right through town.

While Ft. Lauderdale is often overshadowed by its flashy neighbor, Miami, the port city is expanding rapidly as major developers and high-end resorts build up the beachfront and surrounding neighborhoods. Visitors will find world-class shopping on famous Las Olas Boulevard, celebrated restaurants and a cultural explosion in the Riverwalk Arts & Entertainment District. It's clear that Ft. Lauderdale is solidifying its place as a sophisticated destination, and one of the reasons our Fort Lauderdale cruises are a popular choice for many vacation goers.

Top 3: Things to See in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

1 Ft. Lauderdale Beach Sugar-white sands and calm, clear waters make this the perfect spot to relax under an umbrella.
2 Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Known as the city’s own “Central Park,” take an adventure to Hugh Taylor Birch State park. Take a scenic hike, enjoy oceanfront views, and wide variety of activities like kayaking and paddle boarding.
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Las Olas Boulevard Stroll down the lively boulevard past a mix of boutiques, galleries and alfresco restaurants.

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