Port Everglades, the port for Fort Lauderdale is the world's premier cruise port with more home-ported ships and cruise lines than any other port in the world.
The City of Fort Lauderdale is famous for its boats and more than seven miles of sparkling beaches. The City's award-winning wavewall and signature beachfront promenade highlight Fort Lauderdale's world famous coastline. It features array of shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and entertainment venues.
Beachgoers can participate in a wide range of activities from boating, wind surfing, jet skiing and volleyball to snorkeling, scuba diving, deep-sea fishing and rollerblading.
Things to see and do
* Fort Lauderdale Beach
* Flamingo Gardens
* Fort Lauderdale Riverwalk
* Bonnet House
* Jungle Queen Riverboat Tours
Cruise Season - May - Sept
Currency - US Dollar (US$)
Language - English
Land Area - 82.2 sq. km's
Population - 186,000 approx
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins USA style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - 1
Port Location - Pt Everglades cruise ship docks are situated less than two miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, major interstates and Florida's Turnpike System
Transport Links - Fort Lauderdale is less than 2 miles from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Miami International Airport is located 25 miles south of Fort Lauderdale and Palm Beach International Airport serves the Palm Beach area with flights to the Northeast Corridor.
Getting around Ft Lauderdale are Broward County Transit buses and there is the Tri-Rail train, that runs north and south parallel to I-95, connecting Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. You can also tour the city by Water Taxi via the Intracostal waterway. Automotive Taxis are generally expensive, but available at almost any time and place. Car rentals are the most convenient form of transportation for visitors.