Las Olas beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Watch the sun rise above the Atlantic horizon on a morning walk along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade. Then grab breakfast by the water— you have plenty of spots to choose from, after all this “Venice of America” is home to more than 300 miles of waterways.
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Flori-dazed & City-Infused

Beachscapes meet city scenes in South Florida, along with some of Royal Caribbean’s biggest and boldest ships. Set sail on your next Caribbean adventure, or dive into the Bahamas and Perfect Day at Cococay.

Harmony of the Seas sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Harmony of the Seas

What do you get when you combine the world’s biggest ship with the boldest thrills ever to set sail? A gravity defying, status-quo denying, electrifying expedition onboard Harmony of the Seas®. It’s all new first-at-sea feats, plus all the favorites - turned up a big bold notch to give you the best adventure ever.

Independence of the Seas sailing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Independence of the Seas

Independence of the Seas® returns stateside this fall to give the Caribbean an injection of all new adventures for a limited time only. Launch yourself into a virtual world on a new bungee trampoline experience — Sky Pad℠. Order up batter fried goodness at the new poolside Fish & Ships℠ seafood spot. Ditch the winter blahs for an amped up ship teeming with oohs and ahhs. Sailing Western Caribbean adventures from Fort Lauderdale starting this November. Come Seek the Royal Caribbean®.

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Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

High rise building on Riverwalk, Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Riverwalk High Rise



Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.

Bird's eye view of A1A and adjacent beach

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, A1A aerial



Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.

Close up of bird at the Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Everglades Bird Close Up


Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving among Florida’s finest natural landscapes.

Family style fresh seafood platter in Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fresh Seafood Platter


You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local “Floribbean” cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk restaurants.

Tourist shop with hats and beachwear in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beachwear hats shop


Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Despite what some maps may display, U.S. Route 1 (also called Federal Highway), does not intersect with Las Olas Boulevard, instead passing under the New River via tunnel to re-emerge north of the boulevard.
2 If you get hungry while sunning along Fort Lauderdale Beach, you can have food and drinks delivered to you directly on the sand by ordering at

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