8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise on Harmony of the Seas from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Friends Running to the Beach, Amiga Island, Haiti
The 8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida visits Labadee, Haiti; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas; Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; Nassau, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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8 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise
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Explore Harmony of the Seas
Day 1 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Day 2 - Cruising
Day 3 - Labadee, Haiti
Day 4 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 5 - Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Day 6 - Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Nassau, Bahamas
Day 9 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Friends Running to the Beach, Amiga Island, Haiti
Friends Running to the Beach, Amiga Island, Haiti
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Leaving from
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Onboard
Harmony of the Seas
Day Port
1
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Departs at 4:30 PM
2
Cruising
Day at sea
3
Labadee, Haiti
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
4
San Juan, Puerto Rico
From 1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
5
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
From 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Nassau, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Arrives at 6:00 AM
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Your ship Harmony of the Seas

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Harmony of the Seas
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Harmony of the Seas, Aerial Aft View
Aerial view of the aft of Harmony of the Seas
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Harmony of the Seas
Take adventure to new levels onboard Harmony of the Seas®. From a ten-story plunge on the Ultimate Abyss℠, to robot-crafted drinks at Bionic Bar®, it’s all new feats, plus all the favorites— turned up a big bold notch to give you the best adventure ever.

DECK DEFYING, BOREDOM DENYING

Harmony of the Seas® is loaded with onboard thrills, like the tallest slide at sea, the Ultimate Abyss℠, and brain-bending puzzles in Escape The Rubicon. Not to mention three stories of twisting, turning thrills on The Perfect Storm℠ racing waterslides, and fun by the gallon for little adventurers at Splashaway Bay℠.

AN ADVENTURE IN EVERY BITE

Sit down to garden views and artfully-presented American fare at 150 Central Park. Take a trip down the rabbit hole at Wonderland Imaginative Cuisine. Or dig into family-style favorites at Jamie's Italian by Jamie Oliver. And be sure to try a cocktail crafted in binary at the Bionic Bar®.

AHH-INDUCING ENTERTAINMENT

The world's best extreme-sports athletes push the limits of mind-blowing stunts in The Fine Line, and a time-traveler finds romance on ice in the Jules Verne-inspired show 1887. You'll dance your socks off in the '50s-themed original Harmony High, while Broadway's hit musical Grease will keep you rocking around the clock.

Day 1: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 1
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Waterway in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Departs at 4:30 PM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

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, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VITAMIN SEA

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.
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

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.
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

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.
Beachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TBeachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

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.

Day 2: Cruising

Day 2
Cruising
At Sea
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Symphony of the Seas Ultimate Abyss
Woman Enjoying Sliding Down Ultimate Abyss
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Perfect Storm Water Slide Dual Racers Typhoon and Cyclone
Perfect Storm Water Slide Kids Competing on the Dual Racers

Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠

Grab your bravest friend and challenge them to a test of speed. The ride of your life awaits on twin racers Typhoon℠ and Cyclone℠ — part of The Perfect Storm℠, the boldest waterslides at sea. As you speed through, long, translucent stretches offer sea views as exhilarating as the ride itself.
Woman Surfing on Flowrider
Young Woman Body Surfing Flowrider

FlowRider®

Grab your board and get ready for 30,000 gallons of rushing awesome headed your way. The surf’s always up on the 40-foot-long FlowRider® surf simulator.
Zip Line Instructor and Woman
Zip Line Instructor Prepping Woman for Zip Line

Zip Line

Strap in and go for a ride nine decks above the Boardwalk® on the Zip Line. Don't look down.
Odyssey of the Seas Girl Racing on the Rock Climbing Wall
Odyssey of the Seas Girl Racing on the Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.

Day 3: Labadee, Haiti

Day 3
Labadee
Haiti
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Zip Lines on the Coast, Labadee, Haiti
Zip Lines on the Coast, Labadee, Haiti
Things to do in
Labadee
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Beachside meets mountainside on the shores of Labadee — a Royal Caribbean® private destination on Haiti’s northern coast. Here you’ll find pristine sands, coral reefs and jungle-covered hilltops nestling lagoon-like bays. There’s no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Or dial up the thrills on an active adventure like a half-mile-long zip line ride over the ocean. And fascinating culture, history and the natural beauty of Haiti’s spectacular coasts wait to be discovered around every corner. Escape to the Western Caribbean for a wilder way to experience paradise.
Labadee Haiti Man Cliff Diving off a Cave Rock
Labadee Haiti Man Cliff Diving off a Cave Rock

FLIP FLOPS & MOUNTAINTOPS

Labadee is a private destination just for Royal Caribbean® guests on Haiti’s northern coast where beachside and mountainside converge. A Labadee cruise will give you a front row seat to the natural beauty of the island’s spectacular coasts. If it’s thrills you’re after, there are plenty of ways to fill your day with adventure. But there’s also no shortage of places to relax and recharge across five stretches of beach. Sugar-white sands, swaying palm trees and rolling green mountains provide an idyllic backdrop to the island getaway of your daydreams — so settle in and set your sight on paradise.
Labadee Haiti Man Parasailing by the Coast
Labadee Haiti Man Parasailing by the Coast

CHASE ADVENTURE IN PARADISE

Beyond the beaches, a cruise to Labadee leads you to a true thrill-seekers playground. The island is home to endless adrenaline-amping adventures. Whether you go gliding superman-style across the ocean, bouncing along floating trampolines on the water — or anywhere in between — your heart will be racing with excitement in no time. And if sightseeing is more your speed, you can rev up the action on that too, with a parasail or speedboat ride along the coast. What thrill will you chase first? No matter what you choose, exhilarating adventures await.
Local Musicians Playing Instruments for Guests, Labadee, Haiti
Local Musicians Playing Instruments for Guests, Labadee, Haiiti

RHYTHM & VIEWS

Immerse yourself in the rich history and colorful culture of Labadeeon a guided walking, kayak or speedboat tour of the island. Step into Le Village, an authentic Haitian teaching village where you can experience the sights, sounds and rhythms of everyday life. Listen to local music and watch as coffee and peanut butter are made from scratch before visiting the fishermen’s boats to check out the fresh catch of the day. Explore the ruins of a trading post dedicated to a tenacious entrepreneur of old at Nellie’s Tower. Then listen for the sound of the “breathing” beast at Dragon’s Rock —where waves crash into shoreline rocks.

Day 4: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Day 4
San Juan
Puerto Rico
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Sunset View from Atop El Morro Fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sunset View from Atop El Morro Fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Things to do in
San Juan
From 1:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Puerto Rico’s 500-year-old capital is a history buff’s dream come true. The Spanish settled this harbor as a New World home base, and that influence is still evident, from the fortress walls lining the coastline to the rainbow of colonial buildings along narrow streets. Venture further out from the old town and nature unfolds. You can scale high into the jungled mountains of El Yunque Forest, or keep to the foothills on a riverside horseback ride. If despacito is more your speed, pick a pristine beach and recline with codfish fritter and rum drink in hand. San Juan cruises give you the perfect outpost to dial up or dial down your vacation.
Woman Leaning on Fort El Morro to Enjoy the view, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Woman Leaning on Fort El Morro to Enjoy the view, San Juan, Puerto Rico

CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped guard the shore for nearly five centuries while overlooking some of the island’s best scenery. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels, and grab a photo at one of the iconic garita sentry boxes that line the outer walls.
Insider tip
The free, open-air trolleys in Old San Juan are a great way to see the city’s top sites.
Bautista Cathedral Closeup, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bautista Cathedral Closeup, San Juan, Puerto Rico

CATEDRAL DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Founded in 1521, this can’t-miss landmark is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. It houses the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and the mummified remains of religious martyr St. Pio.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable walking shoes. The cobblestoned streets in Old San Juan can be steep and uneven.
Puerto Rico Mofongo Shrimp
Puerto Rico Mofongo Shrimp

Local Cuisine

In Old San Juan, you’ll find plenty of island fare and criolla cuisine— home cooking flavored by Spanish and African influences. Try some mofongo, mashed fried green plantains often stuffed with meat, or snack on some codfish fritters, called bacalaitos.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Colorful architecture road
Woman walking through streets of Old San Juan surrounded by colorful architecture

Shopping

During your San Juan cruise, head to the blue-hued cobblestone streets of Old San Juan for your pick of boutiques offering handmade lace and hand-rolled cigars, plus duty-free luxury items like diamonds, gemstones and watches.

Day 5: Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Day 5
Charlotte Amalie
St. Thomas
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Beach Boats, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Beach Boats, Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Things to do in
Charlotte Amalie
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Charlotte Amalie is one of the world’s most beautiful harbors; blue waters peppered with sailboats and green hills dotted with quaint little cottages make for post-card perfect brags. Just outside the lively port town, you’ll find ribbons of powdery sand beaches dotted with hammocks. Cruise to St. Thomas and explore colonial landmarks like Blackbeard’s Castle or raise a pint of the local lager at quaint microbreweries. And when it’s time to fuel up, you’ll find plenty of beachside bars serving conch fritters, johnnycakes, and coconut patties. St. Thomas may technically be part of the U.S., but with its colorful markets, unspoiled beaches, and the ever-present sound of steel drums, you’ll feel a world away.

Beach Hop ‘Till You Drop

St. Thomas is home to some of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Ditch the crowds for some prime snorkeling at Sapphire Beach. And of course, no visit is complete without a stop at Magen’s Bay, named one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by National Geographic.
Cable Cars with Bay View,  Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Cable Cars with Bay View, Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

Panoramic Views of Paradise

St. Thomas’s central mountain range offers endless opportunities to snag the ultimate panoramic selfie. Head to Government Hill, Drake’s Seat on Skyline Drive, and Mountain Top, which rises over 1,500 feet above sea level for the most bragworthy views.
Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas, Old Lutheran Church
Front of the Old Lutheran Church during a clear sky sunny day in Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas

Journey Into the Past

Just off Main Street, visit the St. Thomas Synagogue and Frederick Lutheran Church, each the second oldest of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. Stop by Blackbeard’s Castle, built in 1679, and see the world’s largest collection of life-sized pirate statues. Or climb the legendary 99 Steps built by 18th century Danes, using bricks that once served as ship ballast.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Cod with sides of Callaloo and Johnny Cakes
Cod fish with sides of Callaloo and Johnny Cakes

Local Cuisine

St. Thomas is a foodie’s haven, and you’ll find no shortage of bars and pubs serving up local favorites like St. John Brewers Virgin Islands beer and Blackbeard Ale™. West Indian fare, like callaloo (sautéed leafy greens) and Johnnycakes (cornmeal flatbreads), is a staple. And you absolutely can’t leave without trying some chocolate dipped coconut patties. In restaurants and bars, you may wish to add a gratuity of 15-20% to your bill if service was especially good.

Day 6: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Day 6
Puerto Plata
Dominican Republic
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Dominican Republic Puerta Plata Marina Aerial
Dominican Republic Puerta Plata Marina Aerial
Things to do in
Puerto Plata
From 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Puerto Plata is the Dominican Republic's oldest city in the north and a tourism pioneer. Nestled by the ocean with a mountainous backdrop, the city offers a lively pier, which is known as the Malecon, colorful shops, and opulent homes from the 1800s. The city is famous for Parque Independencia (also known as Parque Central), a park fringed by royal palms and Victorian architecture. In Puerto Plata, you can hop on a cable car for sky-high views, take a tour of the local cacao farms, and buy some of the clearest amber in the world.

View from the Top

Monte Isabel de Torres is about 2,600 feet above sea level and crowned by a statue of Christ. Head to the stunning botanical gardens or enjoy the hiking trails. Feel like a ride? Take a cable car to the very top of the mountain for panoramic views.
Insider tip
Visit Cabarete, known as the kitesurfing capital, to give this water sport a try.
Dominican Republic Sosua Beach Sunny Day
Dominican Republic Sosua Beach Sunny Day

Sosua Beach

One of the most popular beaches in Puerto Plata, Sosua is a stretch of fluffy sand with gorgeous transparent waters ideal for swimming and snorkeling. There are also several busy restaurants and bars nearby to enjoy after your time on the beach.
Insider tip
You can explore Monte Isabel de Torres on your own.

Casa de Cultura

La Casa de la Cultura is a three-story Victorian house and home to the local arts — don't miss out on all of the events and exhibits that take place here. It has a contemporary art gallery, a library and a store which sells local art and books.
Insider tip
See Charcos de Damajagua, which is composed of 27 waterfalls with canyons.
Dominican Republic Fish Coconut Milk
Dominican Republic Fish Coconut Milk

Cuisine

Order a nice plate of la Bandera, a meat stew with rice, beans, and fried plantains. And if you're looking for fruits of the sea, try a saucy Pescado con coco (fish in coconut sauce).
Dominican Republic Amber Balls Local Shopping
Dominican Republic Amber Balls Local Shopping

Shopping

Puerto Plata is famous for the production of the oldest, most translucent amber in the world and you can set those amber stones in any type of jewelry, taking a piece of Puerto Plata with you. There's also plenty of shopping in Playa Dorada, which is a complex stocking bottles of mamajuana (a local drink), beachwear and local fruits.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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AN, Anthem of the Seas, Wonderland restaurant, lime dish, culinary,
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Grilled Veal Chop - Chops Grille
Grilled Veal Chop entree at the specialty, Chops Grille restaurant. Cruise vacation fine dining steaks served table side.

Chops Grille℠

For more than a decade, the chefs at Chops Grille have specialized in serving up quality, hand-cut meat. Dinner at this hallmark Royal Caribbean specialty restaurant goes far beyond the typical steakhouse experience, though, with reimagined classics like succulent Maine lobster, gruyere cheese tater tots, white truffle-scented mushroom soup, and of course, expertly prepared prime beef.
Sabor Quesadilla Food Close Up
Sabor Quesadilla Food Close Up

Sabor

Enjoy traditional dishes with a fresh spin at Sabor Modern Mexican — like carne asada burritos, tacos, ceviches and our homemade guacamole, served right in the molcajete where the fresh avocados are smashed. Plus some favorite sips prepared tableside, including premium tequila flights and margaritas.
Lamb Cutlet & Vegetables - Chefs Table Restaurant
Lamb Cutlet & Vegetables at the elegant Chefs Table restaurant. Enjoy cruise line fine dining menu with artisanal ingredients

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Greek Meze, Coastal Kitchen
Greek Meze, Coastal Kitchen

Coastal Kitchen

Exclusively for suite guests and Pinnacle Club members, Coastal Kitchen fuses Mediterranean influences with farm-fresh flavors from California. Filled with Pacific Coast favorites and Med-inspired entrees, the menu here rotates to spotlight delicious, seasonal ingredients. And you can pair every bite with a glass or bottle of wine off a list that includes vintages from the sun-kissed valleys of Napa to the golden-green hills of Tuscany.

Day 8: Nassau, Bahamas

Day 8
Nassau
Bahamas
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Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Shark Feeding and Diving in the Bahamas
Things to do in
Nassau
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Caribbean charm shines in the Bahamian capital, where you’re never more than a few steps away from rhythmic percussions, appetizing flavors, white-sand beaches, and some of the clearest waters in the world. This picture-perfect paradise was once a pirate’s haven— and you can explore its colorful past of buccaneers, blockade-runners and bootleggers along historical streets and at the three colonial fortresses that line the shores. If you’re looking for a more hands-on maritime adventure, look no further. Cruise to Nassau and swim with stingrays, dive with dolphins, or spot colorful coral on a glass-bottom boat. And just across the bridge is beautiful Paradise Island, home to world-famous luxury hotels and resorts. Spend the day at the famous Atlantis and splash your way through its expansive water park, grab a piña colada at the Marina Village, and spot the hammerhead sharks in Predator Lagoon.
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas
Bahamas Boy Swimming and Hugging Dolphins, Nassau, Bahamas

LEGENDARY LOST CITY

Discover the Atlantis Resort— an entertainment mecca and home to the largest water park in the Caribbean. Located across the harbor on Paradise Island, you’ll find acres of adventures to be had— whether exploring underground tunnel aquariums, plunging down waterslides, or swimming with dolphins.
Insider tip
Water taxis run between Nassau and Paradise Island every half-hour.
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas
Aerial of the Pearl Island Lighthouse, Nassau, Bahamas

Private Paradise

A short, 30-minute boat ride off the coast is Pearl Island, one of the unique private islands of The Bahamas. Spend the day on water trampolines, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards. Or relax in front of the iconic lighthouse while enjoying a frozen drink and freshly made conch salad.
Insider tip
Most restaurants include a 15% service charge on the bill.
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas
Jet Skis Lining a White Sandy Beach, Nassau, Bahamas

LOUNGE LIKE A LOCAL

Junkanoo Beach is a free, public stretch of sand with affordable lounge-chair and umbrella rentals and tasty Bahama Mamas. It’s an easy 15-minute walk from the harbor, and offers a taste of the island’s famous blue waters and soft sand with a hint of local flavor.
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas
Conch Fritters and Salad, Nassau, Bahamas

Local Cuisine

Bahamian cuisine showcases local seafood and reflects Spanish, West African, and British influences. Rock lobster and conch are served up in a variety of ways— from hearty chowders and fried fritters to citrus salads. Craving dessert? Try the guava duff— a warm, spongy dessert topped with sweet butter rum sauce.
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas
Local Shopping Magnet Souvenirs, Nassau, Bahamas

Shopping

Festival Place, which sits right on the wharf, has more than 40 local vendors selling artisanal items. Cruise to Nassau and make your way to Bay Street— just a block away— for duty-free luxury goods. This waterfront promenade is a bargain-hunter’s paradise, and the nearby Straw Market is the go-to spot for authentic Bahamian hand-made treasures.

Day 9: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 9
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

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, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VITAMIN SEA

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.
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

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.
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

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.
Beachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TBeachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

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.

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