Fort Lauderdale cruises

Fort Lauderdale is a city famous for its beautiful beaches. With plenty of choice for shopping and dining, you could also take a stroll around it's historical districts. 

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Experience Miami by Helicopter

    A Once in a Lifetime opportunity to capture the eclectic city of Miami from the air!

    Experience Miami by Helicopter

    Enjoy a scenic drive to the heliport, where upon arrival you’ll be briefed on your flight experience. Once on board your helicopter, it’s time to get ready to take to the skies for a trip of a lifetime!

    Sit back and admire the stunning sandy coastline of Miami as you fly over the north Miami beaches and all the way down to the famous South Beach. Peer down and capture the neon coated avenues of South Beach ahead and admire the Atlantic Ocean on one side and Biscayne Bay on the other. Your flight will take you over Fisher Island and the Inner Waterway, heading back north and up through the central area of Miami’s downtown district.

    Your trip will encompass many more wonderful views, before touching down.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and helicopter. This tour has limited places and early booking is advised. All guests must take photographic identification with them. This tour is non-refundable once booked. Children must be three years and over. There is a strict weight restriction of 20 stone per person and a recommended height of no more than six feet and four inches. Your weight and height will be requested on board and must be accurate, as this determines the helicopter configuration. If a guest is over the stated restrictions they will be charged for an additional seat. The helicopter seats four guests, with one front seat and a row of three in the rear. Seating is allocated on the day and preferences cannot be made. Total flight time is around 20 minutes. Guests must be able to negotiate steps on to and off the minibus and a high step onto the helicopter. Bags are not permitted on board and there are no lockers, however such items may be stored at the heliport reception if required. Cameras, recorders and mobile telephones are permitted. This tour is subject to air traffic controls and weather conditions on the day and may be cancelled at short notice.

    Tour code

    FLL_020

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • Everglades & Flamingo Gardens

    Visit the most untouched areas in America, the Florida Everglades, combined with a visit to the Flamingo Gardens.

    Everglades & Flamingo Gardens

    The Seminole Indians originally called this immense wilderness ‘Pahay Okee’, meaning ‘grassy water’, and today it is commonly known as Florida’s ‘River of Grass’. The Everglades’ natural beauty and wildlife reveals itself to you during a 30-minute airboat ride into this vast wilderness. Keep an eye out for the numerous native birds and fish, and perhaps a few alligators, which inhabit this curious corner of the country.

    Next, it’s onto the Flamingo Gardens to enjoy a 30 minute narrated tram ride through the lush natural surroundings and sub-tropical botanical gardens. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to browse the gift shop or perhaps relax in the café before the return drive to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by coach, tram and airboat. To derive full enjoyment a level of walking is required at Flamingo Gardens; however this is at the discretion of the guest. There is varying terrain to negotiate which may include some uneven ground. There is a step to negotiate when boarding the tram. Guests will be required to walk 50 yards to board the airboat and negotiate a large step onto the boat. Please note airboat engines are very loud and foam earplugs will be provided. The airboat ride may feel chilly due to the wind and a jacket or jumper is recommended. Infants are not permitted in the airboat.

    Tour code

    FLL_005

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Everglades Adventure

    Explore the natural wonder of the Everglades by airboat. Informative and fun, this tour takes you deep into the Everglades.

    Everglades Adventure

    Upon arrival at the Everglades, you’ll board your airboat for a 60 minute journey through this unique eco-system. With a flat bottom and large driving propeller at the stern, the airboat is able to skim the surface of the shallow waters and traverse this fascinating area. The native Seminole Indians gave the name ‘Sea of Grass’ to this region covered with sawgrass.

    Within the Everglades, you’ll see a vast array of wildlife including alligators, exotic birds and native fish while gliding over an endless river of grass. The area is known for its rich bird life of large wading birds like the Roseate Spoonbill, Wood Stork, Great Blue Heron and a variety of egrets. Throughout the journey, your experienced guide will introduce you to the unique eco-system of the park. This amazing area is also the only place in the world where alligators and crocodiles live side by side.

    Following your airboat ride, you’ll have a little free time to enjoy the surrounds before the return drive to the pier.

    This tour will operate by coach and airboat. Guests must be able to negotiate one large step down to board the airboat. A gift shop and restrooms are available at the airboat facility. Please note airboat engines are very loud and foam earplugs will be provided. The airboat ride may feel chilly due to the wind and a jacket or jumper is recommended. Infants are not permitted on the airboat ride.

    Tour code

    FLL_001

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3 hours

  • South Beach & Art Deco District

    Enjoy a scenic drive south from Port Everglade to Miami Beach, and admire the Art Deco District

    South Beach & Art Deco District

    Enjoy a brief South Beach orientation, as your guide points out the areas of interest, which you may wish to visit during your free time. Admire the marvellous architectural style of Art Deco, dating back to the early 1900’s; once predominant all over Miami.

    Then it’s time to enjoy this vibrant City on your own. Why not take a leisurely stroll along South Beach, and sample some of the fabulous cuisine in one of the many beautiful restaurants along Ocean Drive. Alternatively, browse the boutiques and shops along Lincoln Road.

    This excursion will operate by coach. Dependant on traffic, the transfer time from Fort Lauderdale is approximately 45 minutes. The drop off point will generally be on Ocean Drive and 5th Street, however during inclement weather this will change to Collins Avenue and Lincoln Road. There will be around 2¾-3 hours of free time.

    Tour code

    FLL_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Fort Lauderdale by Land & Sea

    Enjoy the best of both worlds. Take in the sites of Fort Lauderdale; then cruise along the beautiful waterways of South Florida.

    Fort Lauderdale by Land & Sea

    Departing from the pier, your narrated scenic drive will take you through the heart of Fort Lauderdale’s commercial district, past the beautiful white sand beaches and deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean and along the trendy boutique area of Las Olas Boulevard. A short photo stop will be made to capture the local scenes.

    Next, it’s all aboard the paddle-wheeled ‘Carrie B’ for a cruise along the inter-coastal waterways. Discover why Fort Lauderdale is often called the ‘Venice of America’ as your captain points out the homes and mansions of the rich and famous. Your vessel features both open and enclosed decks for your comfort, as well as a snack bar, where you can purchase refreshments.

    This excursion will operate by coach, boat and on foot. The amount of walking during the downtown stop is at guests’ own discretion. Restrooms are available on board the ‘Carrie B’.

    Tour code

    FLL_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Transfer to Sawgrass Mills Shopping Outlet

    Visit Florida’s largest retail and entertainment outlet, Sawgrass Mills.

    Transfer to Sawgrass Mills Shopping Outlet

    This simple transfer will take you to Sawgrass Mills shopping outlet, to enjoy around 3½ - 4 hours of free time.

    The mall offers a variety of stores including Off Saks Fifth Avenue Outlet, Last Cal; The clearance Centre from Neiman Marcus, Disney’s Character Premiere, Kenneth Cole, Tommy Hilfiger Company Store: Mikasa Factory Store, Banana Republic Factory Store, Calvin Klein Outlet Store, Gap Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and many more. There are also plenty of popular eateries and restaurants to purchase a refreshment or snack during your visit.

    This excursion will operate by coach.Guests are recommended to wear flat comfortable walking shoes, credit cards are widely accepted. Maps will be provided upon arrival. A briefing will be provided prior to departure regarding your pick up location, which will also be marked on the map. Coupon books are available at the Customer Service Desks, also marked on the map.

    Tour code

    FLL_013

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours

  • Flamingo Gardens

    An opportunity to spend time discovering the delightful Flamingo Gardens.

    Flamingo Gardens

    Flamingo Gardens is 60 acres of tropical paradise. Here you can discover the 15 acres of botanical gardens and the Wildlife Sanctuary that provides permanent residence to injured and non-releasable birds and animals.

    Upon arrival at the Flamingo Gardens, you’ll take a 30 minute narrated tram ride through the lush natural surroundings and sub-tropical botanical gardens. Afterwards, you can enjoy around 2¼ hours of free time to explore at your own leisure. Perhaps visit the ‘free-flight’ aviary or the homestead of Floyd and Jane Wray, the original owners of the estate. You may choose to browse the gift shop, relax in the café or watch the world go by under one of the gardens sweeping Banyan trees, before the return drive to the pier.

    This excursion will operate by coach and tram. A level of walking is required to derive full enjoyment; however this is at the discretion of the guest. There is varying terrain to negotiate which may include some uneven ground. There is a step to negotiate when boarding the tram.

    Tour code

    FLL_021

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Millionaires Miami & Bayside

    Head to Miami to join the ‘Island Queen’ for a cruise by ‘Millionaire’s Row’, combined with a visit to the popular Bayside Marketplace.

    Millionaires Miami & Bayside

    Setting off from the port, sit back and relax as you head along the highway to Miami. Situated at Florida’s southeastern tip, it is famed for its glamourous South Beach area, colourful Art Deco buildings and a stretching coastline of golden sandy beaches.

    Upon arrival, you’ll step aboard the ‘Island Queen’ to enjoy a 1½ hour sightseeing cruise around Biscayne Bay. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the ‘Rich and Famous’ on Palm Island, Hibiscus Island and Star Island.

    Afterwards, some free time will be given at the Miami Bayside Marketplace, where you can browse the stalls and perhaps purchase a snack or a refreshment from one of the many restaurants and food courts.

    To round off your tour, enjoy a panoramic drive through the Art Deco District and fashionable South Beach, before returning to the port.

    This excursion will operate by coach and on foot. The itinerary may operate in reverse. The free time at Bayside is around one hour, however this may vary depending on local traffic conditions on the day. Local currency is accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    FLL_019

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    6 hours

  • Miami Highlights

    Take a scenic drive of Miami and South Beach combined with a visit to the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

    Miami Highlights

    With its wonderful bayside location the Vizcaya Museum is a delight to visit. During a self guided visit, take a stroll through the many elaborately decorated and furnished rooms featuring antique arts and ornaments. The 15th and 19th century influences of French and Italian styles give this mansion an opulent and continental feel. You can also enjoy time in the beautifully kept gardens and admire the many plants and flowers within the 10 acres of grounds.

    During your scenic drive you’ll head south and continue across Biscayne Bay to Miami Beach for views of the Art Deco District and fashionable South Beach. Cross over the impressive MacArthur Causeway, passing between Star Island and the Port of Miami, one of the busiest in the world. You’ll also pass along Miami’s famous Brickell Avenue, with its combination of modern office buildings alongside magnificent old bayside mansions.

    This tour will operate by coach and on foot. The time spent at the museum is around 45 minutes and is unguided. There may be areas of the villa that have restricted access and time may not allow for all parts of the villa to be seen. There are approximately 35 steps to negotiate to access the second floor. The gardens have varying terrain which is primarily dirt and gravel. Flat, comfortable shoes are essential.

    Tour code

    FLL_018

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Snapshot of Miami

    Miami is a buzzing cosmopolitan city of contrasts that offers tropical beauty, fashionable districts and architectural delights.

    Snapshot of Miami

    Your scenic drive will head south across the Biscayne Bay and onto Miami Beach, home of the Art Deco District and fashionable Miami Beach. Passing by the famous Versace Mansion, you’ll continue on to Millionaire’s Row, renowned for its opulent homes and high-end boutiques, as well as some of the world’s most highly rated beaches.

    You’ll then cross over the impressive MacArthur Causeway and pass nearby Star Island, home to many famous celebrities. Returning to the mainland, your drive continues through downtown Miami towards Little Havana, with its vibrant Cuban culture. The contrast is striking as you continue on to the charming Coconut Grove, one of the most beautiful residential areas of the city.

    Finally, you’ll pass by Coral Gables, an area rich in diverse architectural styles and lavish landscaping. Catch a glimpse of the impressive yachts and mansions, and view the towering skyscrapers of Miami's financial district as you drive along Brickell Avenue.

    To round off your tour a short stop will be made at Bayside Marketplace. Here, you can enjoy some free time for shopping or perhaps purchase a refreshment before the return drive to Fort Lauderdale.

    This excursion will operate by coach. Depending on traffic, the journey time to Miami is approximately 45 minutes. This tour is predominantly by coach, however to derive full enjoyment some walking is required during the free time at Bayside Marketplace. The time spent at Bayside Market is around 45 minutes. Guests must be able to negotiate steps onto and off the coach. US Dollars are accepted for purchases.

    Tour code

    FLL_016

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Shopping

      Shopping

    Duration

    5½ hours