Las Olas beach in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Cruise from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

A cruise out of Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular ways to experience the best of the Caribbean, but this coastal South Florida city is a worthy destination in and of itself. Port Everglades is the main cruise port near Fort Lauderdale, but just a few miles away you’ll find beautiful white-sand beaches, a lively food and shopping scene, and cerulean blue waterways dotted with impressive yachts and sailing boats. Want to discover the best of Fort Lauderdale like a local? Go for an early-morning stroll along the Fort Lauderdale Beach promenade and watch the sun rise over the water. Then grab breakfast beachside at one of the many open-air cafes that line the waterfront. If you’re looking for a wilder way to spend the day, set out on an eco-kayak tour through mangrove forests, calm bays and emerald-green inlets – Fort Lauderdale is home to more than 300 miles of waterways, which has earned it the nickname, the 'Venice of America'.
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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.

ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS

Holiday plans hit next-level onboard Adventure of the Seas®. Take on exhilarating thrills like the Perfect Storm, the boldest waterslides at sea. Challenge your crew to an epic glow in the dark laser tag faceoff. And catch dazzling displays of ice-skating artistry with mesmerising spins, lifts and jumps by world-class professional figure skaters.

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ODYSSEY OF THE SEAS

Odyssey of the Seas℠ sails from Fort Lauderdale with teched-out thrills on every deck. Float on air in RipCord®by iFLY®on your way to Perfect Day at CocoCay. Scope out Aruba and Curaçao from 91.5 metres up in the North Star®. And experience even more favourites on the first Quantum Ultra Class ship to sail the best of the Southern Caribbean and beyond.

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LIBERTY OF THE SEAS

Add memory-maxing to your weekend itinerary onboard Liberty of the Seas®. From The Perfect Storm℠ waterslides, including the only Tidal Wave℠ boomerang slide in the fleet, to a cool ice skating rink, this headliner brings all the fan favourites. Plus, feast on delicious dishes between scenery scoping in The Bahamas and conquering the tallest waterslide in North America at our private island, Perfect Day at CocoCay.

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A BOLDER WAY TO GET AWAY
WEEKEND CRUISES

Break up with your weekly routine and set sail on a memory filled getaway that’ll take you so much further than a standard staycation. Royal Caribbean® offers plenty of bolder-than-ever weekend sailings to some of the Caribbean’s most stunning shores onboard the world’s most incredible cruise ships – no days off required. Which means you can fill your year with even more bucket list adventures.

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A BOLDER WAY TO GET AWAY
WEEKEND CRUISES

Break up with your weekly routine and set sail on a memory filled getaway that’ll take you so much further than a standard staycation. Royal Caribbean® offers plenty of bolder-than-ever weekend sailings to some of the Caribbean’s most stunning shores onboard the world’s most incredible cruise ships – no days off required. Which means you can fill your year with even more bucket list adventures.

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Things To Do in Fort Lauderdale

Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

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

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

VITAMIN SEA

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 amongst 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 flavours with locally caught fish, prawns and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of the A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas pavement restaurants.

TBeachwear 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.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Despite what some maps may display, US 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 MyFTLB.com.
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