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"Venice of America"
Fort Lauderdale, FL Highlights
"Venice of America"
Get accustomed to the sea by traversing Fort Lauderdale's expansive canals and waterways.
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

Known as the "Venice of America" for its many canals and waterways, Fort Lauderdale is one of the most popular cruise departure ports in the world, but is also included on many itineraries as a destination port. Since the cruising season is year-round in Fort Lauderdale, many cruise lines offer cruises from this port. Among them are Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity Cruises and Holland America Line and Carnival Cruise Lines (click on the Cruise Lines tab above to see a full list).

The majority of cruises from Fort Lauderdale are Caribbean, but there are also many Bahamas and Panama Canal cruises from Ft Lauderdale. Every now and there are even Europe, South America, Transatlantic, Canada & New England, and even World Cruises leaving from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Fort Lauderdale, FL

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Fort Lauderdale, FL. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Fort Lauderdale, FL:

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Premium Cruise Lines

These cruise lines enhance what mainstream cruise lines typically offer, by providing their guests with higher quality service and cuisine, along with more spacious public spaces and accommodations.

Depending on the cruise line, the ships in this class range in size from small to very large.

These cruise lines appeal to a more discerning traveler, and are typically more expensive than mainstream cruise lines, but more affordable than the luxury lines.

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Mainstream Cruise Lines

Value is a key feature of these popular cruise lines, as they offer lots of activities, entertainment and dining options, along with a variety of stateroom types. Some of the cruise lines in this category have ships with unique innovations like water slides, rock-climbing walls, ice-skating rinks, surfing simulators, bowling alleys, and boardwalks.

Their ships are usually anywhere from mid-sized to very large "mega" ships, accommodating thousands of guests. These ships give the feel of being in a large resort.

Mainstream cruise lines are a great option for just about everyone (including multi-generation families, and first-time cruisers), and typically have great youth programs.

During the cruise, entertainment may include Broadway productions, Vegas-style shows, comedians, and music. Some of these lines have select formal nights during the cruise. Specialty restaurants are becoming more and more common (some which have a cover charge for this type enhanced dining experience). Buffets are usually available throughout the day, besides room service, and the main dining room(s).

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

Azamara
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (690 - 692 Guests)
  • Select Spirits, Beer & Wines Include
  • Gratuities Included
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Celebrity Cruises
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (16 - 3,260 Guests)
  • Inclusive Packages Available
  • Award-Winning Cruise Line
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Cunard Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 4 (2,061 - 2,996 Guests)
  • State-Of-The-Art Ocean Liners
  • White Star Service
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Holland America Line
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  • Premium Cruise Line
  • Ships: 11 (1,432 - 2,668 Guests)
  • Inspired Cuisine
  • World-Class Entertainment
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Princess Cruises
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 16 (2,000 - 4,300 Guests)
  • Great Dining & Entertainment
  • Unique Itineraries
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Royal Caribbean
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  • Mainstream Cruise Line
  • Ships: 27 (1,992 - 5,610 Guests)
  • State-of-the-art Ships
  • Fantastic Entertainment
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Silversea Cruises
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  • Luxury / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (100 - 728 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
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Silversea Expeditions
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  • All-Inclusive
  • All-Suite Accommodations
  • Personalized Butler Service
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The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection
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  • Luxury Cruise Line
  • Ships: 1 (298 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Voyages
  • Luxury Suites
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Viking Expeditions
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  • Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 2 (378 Guests)
  • Built for Discovery and Exploration
  • First-Class Enrichment Programs
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Viking Ocean Cruises
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  • Deluxe Cruise Line
  • Ships: 10 (930 Guests)
  • Newest and Largest Small Ship Fleet!
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Things to do near Fort Lauderdale, FL

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Fort Lauderdale, along with a brief description:

♦ Las Olas Boulevard

When taking a cruise from Fort Lauderdale, you might consider stopping by Las Olas Boulevard before and/or after your cruise. This chic road, much of which is called the Riverwalk, is filled with great restaurants, trendy shops, upscale boutiques, hotels, art galleries, bars and nightclubs. There’s even a beach there!

♦ Bonnet House Museum & Gardens

Also known as the Bartlett Estate, this historic home (that was declared a historic landmark by the City of Fort Lauderdale in 2002) is a plantation-style house that was built in the 1920s. Before or after a cruise from Florida, you may want to pay a visit to this popular venue. While there, you'll have the opportunity to take a tour, where you can learn all about its interesting history and view the beautiful and tranquil gardens.

♦ Water Taxi

Enjoying a leisurely ride on a water taxi while floating along “Venice of America’s” canals and waterways is one of the most popular ways for tourists to get around Fort Lauderdale. This is a great way to travel from place to place (since there are around eleven stops on the water taxi route). By taking the water taxis you'll be able to visit great restaurants, shops and tourist attractions, and while aboard you'll pass famous mansions and landmarks, as well as a bunch of huge yachts.

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