It is the home harbor to some of the world’s biggest cruise ships. Fort Lauderdale’s renowned Port Everglades could well be one of the most famous tendencies in the city. Also known as “Venice of America” Port Everglades is one of the country’s most sought-after holiday destinations. Here, visitants relax in the most high-grade hotels, many of which overlook the beautiful Atlantic Ocean; eat in the best eateries, and shop in the most elegant boutiques – all while either expecting to embark on their impressive cruise or enjoying a few days after arriving. And, for these visitants, it’s all to the credit of Port Everglades. What could be more enjoyable?
Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale — Fort Lauderdale is advantageous to be one of the few ocean-side towns that can claim of a seaport quite like this one.
Get to know about the interesting facts about Port Everglades
As a part of a whole 20-year master plan, the recent flurry of development is resulting in upgrades to the port, presenting it easier to get in and out, for one thing, but also to develop its capacity by five places, growing and deepening the channel and transporting freight rail into the port.
There’s no doubt that, with such a real commitment by local leaders, Port Everglades will be on the plan for years to come, and it will help keep Fort Lauderdale on everyone’s record of favorite places to visit.
The word world-class may well explain this busy hub.
As a financial substation in South Florida’s ever-expanding, multi-billion-dollar cruise ship business, as well as the state’s most active container port, it not only feeds thousands of local businesses here as well as state-wide, but it’s also completely responsible for welcoming more than 3 million annual visitors.
Almost every cruise ship company is served here, making Port Everglades one of the world’s most active cruise ship ports, as well as home to the world’s biggest cruise terminal. From here, warm travelers board ships with big names such as Celebrity, Carnival, Holland America and Royal Caribbean.
No surprise Fort Lauderdale and cruising about seem synonymous.
Fort Lauderdale has something else that’s unique and special here. Port Everglades holds the elite bragging rights as being home port of Royal Caribbean’s mega-ships, Oasis of the Seas, which takes 6 thousand passengers, and Allure of the Seas, which takes just under 5,000 passengers. Each ship brings what could be a small town!
And a bit of fascinating history: The port was once base of the RMS Queen Elizabeth when she set up as a museum ship from 1968 to 1970.
In 2004, the majestic Queen Mary 2 visited here after she completed her first voyage and her transatlantic voyage.