Fort Lauderdale cruise guide


Combining the famous Florida climate with easy access to South America, Fort Lauderdale is an ideal cruise destination. And as ever, Cruise 1st Australia has some great deals on cruises visiting Fort Lauderdale and further afield.

You can find some of the best deals on our South America cruise deals page.

In the meantime, read on to find out more about Fort Lauderdale, and what you’ll be able to do while you’re there.

About Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale is a very popular tourist destination, offering 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and a year-round warm climate. It’s a great place to stay, with more than 4,000 restaurants, 63 golf courses, 12 shopping malls, 16 museums and much more to keep everyone entertained.

The beach and promenade in Fort Lauderdale is a popular area by all accounts. The white-sand beach is one of the cleanest in the country and has dedicated family-friendly areas. Also popular is the Riverwalk and Las Olas Riverfront, which connects a number of restaurants and shops with other sights.

And the Museum of Discovery and Science is a must-see for anyone with an inquisitive mind. The 52-foot kinetic energy sculpture alone is well worth seeing.

Cruise lines visiting Fort Lauderdale currently include Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises.

Book your Fort Lauderdale cruise today

You can book a cruise visiting Fort Lauderdale through Cruise 1st Australia on our South American cruise deals page, or by using the search tool to see the full range of deals. We’re always adding to our deals, so keep checking back if you can’t see anything you like the look of.

Here are some of our personal favourite deals:

Panama Canal (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Celebrity Infinity
28th March 2015 for 18 nights

After a flight from Australia, you’ll set off on a cruise from Fort Lauderdale which visits Cartagena (Colombia), Colon, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Puerto Quetzal, Puerto Vallarta, Cabo San Lucas and San Diego before the return flight to Australia.

South America and Panama Canal (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on on Celebrity Infinity
13th March 2015 for 18 nights

This trip begins with a flight from Australia. Your cruise begins at Santiago, and you’ll stop off at Valparaiso, Arica, Lima, Manta, Panama Canal, Colon, Cartagena and Fort Lauderdale before flying back to Australia.

Port Everglades to Hawaii (fly/stay/cruise)
Cruising on Legend of the Seas
28th April 2015 for 27 nights

After your flight from Australia, your cruise begins at Fort Lauderdale and visits Cartagena, Colon, Panama Canal, Puntarenas, Huatulco, Cabo San Lucas, Ensenada, Hilo, Kailua Kona, Lahaina, Kauai and Honolulu.

Image sourced via Flickr Creative Commons. Credit: Roger Wollstadt

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