Cruises from Fort Lauderdale – Why this Port is an Excellent Choice

14 August 2017 | By admin in Cruising Tips, Origination Ports

You can find plenty of Caribbean cruise deals leaving from Ft. Lauderdale. Cruises from this port travel to all of the various Caribbean ports. And, if you have to spend some extra time in the city, there are many things to do since it is also a tourist spot. Below, you’ll find out about the cruises from Ft. Lauderdale and get some tips about cruising from there.

Destinations:
Eastern Caribbean/Bahamas – almost 200 cruises ranging from a 3 day with MSC cruises for around $240 to a 74 day on Seabourn for $27,000 (this cruise also goes to South America). If you’re cruising from January through March, Costa Cruises is the best value at less than $70 per day. For the rest of the year, the average daily price jumps up to a low of $104 with Princess Cruises.

Western Caribbean – There are over 200 cruises that range from a 4 day with Royal Caribbean for $280 to a 14 day with Princess Cruises for $2200. The best value for this destination is Carnival Freedom, which averages less than $80 per day.

Southern Caribbean – This destination has just over 100 cruises and they range from an 8 day cruise with Carnival for under $500 to a 28 day with Princess Cruises for around $5400. Carnival also offers the best value for cruises to the Southern Caribbean.

Tips:
If you’re flying into Ft. Lauderdale, I’m sure you’ll want to find the best prices for airfare. Be sure to check the rates for Palm Beach International, as well, because you might get a better deal. Look here for other tips on getting flight deals. For transportation to and from the port, many people recommend using SAS Transportation.

For those who are driving to the port, your main concern will be parking. Be very careful with very low-cost parking lots, because many of them have terrible service. Many people who have taken cruises from Ft. Lauderdale recommend using Park and Fly. Another option is hotel parking, if you decide to stay in a hotel for a night.

If you do plan to stay in a hotel while there, be aware that most cheap places in Ft. Lauderdale are dumps. For tips on getting the best rates on hotels, you can check here.

If you’re considering cruises from Ft. Lauderdale, I hope you found the above information useful. There will be additional articles in the future about other ports.

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