Parking at the Fort Lauderdale Port
There is convenient Fort Lauderdale cruise parking for all passengers at both the Midport and Northport Parking Garages. Once you've arrived at the port, you'll be asked for ID and cruise tickets to enter the port. From there, follow signage to the pier where your ship is located and park in either the Northport or Midport parking garages.
All parking spaces are well illuminated, and continually patrolled by security officials. There is ample disabled parking and every space has unimpeded access to all elevators and crosswalks. It is $3 for 0-1 hour, $6 for up to 5 hours and $1 per hour after that up to the maximum. For daily parking, it's $15 a day per vehicle ($19 daily for oversize vehicles) and there are over 4,200 parking spaces available. Each parking garage offers vehicle-to-ship porter service for your baggage. The Northport Garage can be accessed from I-595 heading toward the port. Simply follow the signs for terminal 1, 2 and 4.
There is additional Fort Lauderdale cruise parking at Midport Surface Lots for Cruise Terminal 18 which has 600 spots next to the terminal. Parking Lot #19 has 400 spaces between Cruise Terminals 18 and 19 and is used when Cruise Terminal 18 and the Midport Garage are full.
- Oversized Parking
- Outdoor Parking
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316.
Prices per day
- $15 Outdoor Parking
- $19 Oversized Parking
- Master Card
- American Express
Fort Lauderdale Port Overview
The Fort Lauderdale Port is also called Port Everglades. All nine of Fort Lauderdale Port's cruise terminals welcome millions of excited cruise passengers each year. Whether you arrive by air or car, entry into the Fort Lauderdale Port is quick and easy. Every passenger embarking on a cruise ship will be required to pass through security, and if over 18, must present a valid government-issued picture ID (such as a driver's license) along with their documents for the cruise.
The Fort Lauderdale Port is serviced by many cruise lines, including Balearia Bahamas Express, Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard, Holland America Line, ISE (Semester at Sea), Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Resorts World Bimini, Seabourn and Silversea.
Fort Lauderdale Port is easily gotten to by car, taxi, bus, rail and ship. It is the only port in the country located next to an airport so flying and cruising is super easy.
The typical fare from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to Fort Lauderdale Port is between $10 and $15. Transfers are normally included if you purchased an air/sea travel package. A taxi into downtown from the port is usually about $18, depending on the desired destination.
Greyhound provides nationwide bus service from the downtown Fort Lauderdale terminal located at 515 N.E. 3rd Street. For more information, call 954-764-6551.
The Rental Car Center at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) has a large number of rental car companies in one location with shared shuttle bus service for the Fort Lauderdale Port. Check with your car rental agency to check if they participate in the shuttle program. There are also car rental firms licensed to do business at Fort Lauderdale Port that are not located at FLL. Some provide shuttle service from cruise terminals to their nearby rental locations.
In the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, the Fort Lauderdale Port is located halfway between Miami and Palm Beach. The Ritz-Carlton Fort Lauderdale, the Hampton Inn Fort Lauderdale, and the Riverside Hotel in Fort Lauderdale are all located less than a fifth of a mile from Fort Lauderdale Port.
There is lots of great dining in Fort Lauderdale for various tastes.
Mangos on Las Olas Boulevard has both indoor and outdoor (good for people watching) seating and offers reasonably priced steaks and seafood.
For a truly unique style, try the "Floribbean-style" (Florida + Caribbean) eating at Johnny V's, also on Las Olas Boulevard.
For Old Florida atmosphere and dining, go to the Floridian on Las Olas Boulevard, which is open 24 hours a day and offers diner favorites, burgers and more.
Attractions & Entertainment
Fort Lauderdale is a beach town with a mix of personalities that caters to those who like a cosmopolitan atmosphere and laidback feel.
Sightsee on one of the water taxis that cut through Fort Lauderdale's canals.
Fort Lauderdale Beach is a famous stretch of sand that young and old adore.
The Jungle Queen Riverboat has been a Fort Lauderdale institution for 60 years and offers sightseeing and dinner cruises.
The Galleria Mall is located very close to Fort Lauderdale Beach and offers a mix of stores catering to varied tastes.
Las Olas Boulevard also features myriad clothing stores and specialty shops.
The Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is located next to the Fort Lauderdale Port. Even though the airport is a short distance to the terminal, you should allow at least an hour for the entire process of claiming your baggage once your flight has arrived, and riding a cab or shuttle to the pier. Before embarking on the cruise ship, you will be required to fill out all the necessary paperwork at the Ft. Lauderdale Port.