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Port Everglades is the very busy cruise port for Fort Lauderdale. An astounding 17 cruise lines with 40 different cruise ships sailing 1,782 itineraries depart from Port Everglades each year, in 2006 an estimated 3.7 million passenbers will embark. Few cruise ports in the world play host to as many cruise lines as Port Everglades, they include: Carnival, Celebrity, Costa, Crystal, Cunard, Discovery, Hapag-Lloyd Kruezfhrten, Holland America, Imperial Majesty, MSC, Princess, Radisson Seven Seas, Royal Caribbean, Seabourn, Seaescape, and Silverseas.

Since welcoming its first cruise ship in 1931, Port Everglades has grown to the second busiest cruise port in the world. Leading cruise lines discovered the ports advantages of direct highway access, a location within two miles of an international airport and a deep harbor. Serving as Greater Fort Lauderdale's gateway to global cruise vacations, the port has been recognized as the most convenient, friendly and efficient port more times than any other.

(excerpt from Port Everglades Cruise Guide, Broward County, Florida)

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