Port Everglades has more cruise lines, more sailings and more itineraries than any other port in the world. It can feel like a maze with currently 10 cruise lines operating 40 different ships.
Available Car Service drivers are familiar with the port and the best way to get you to your terminal and your luggage to the best drop-off area to be delivered to your cabin. You carry nothing but your hand luggage.
Keep identification and cruise documents handy. Everyone over 18-years old will have to show a government-issued photo ID at the security check point. You will need your cruise documents, photo identification and proof of citizenship to check in.
Be sure all of your bags are securely labeled with the baggage tags provided by your cruise line. Each tag should have your name and cabin number. Available Car Service will help you load your bags and assist you at the terminal. Porters at the front of the terminal collect bags, load them aboard ship and deliver them to your cabin. If needed, porters have additional tags.
Do not put your documents, medication, valuables, liquids or fragile items in your checked baggage.
When to Board
Check your information, but you will likely be allowed to board any time after 11 in the morning; three or more hours before the ship sails.
Cruise lines prefer you board at least two hours before departure. You must be on the ship at least one hour before. The gangway is pulled up half an hour before sailing.
After you check-in, you will receive a guest identification card that will serve as your identification on-board and will be used when embarking and disembarking the ship at ports on your itinerary and allow you to make on-board purchases.
As you walk up the gangway, a member of the cruise staff will welcome you aboard.
How much time will I need from the airport?
You will need to have time to claim your luggage. You know how much you are bringing. If you are using Available Car Service, you won't have the additional time and hassle of waiting for a crowded shuttle or bus or finding a cab to crush into with all of your bags.
Everyone in the car over 18-years old will have to show a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver's license or passport at the security check point, so have them readily available. Have your cruise documents handy.
Available Car Service will take you straight to baggage check-in at your terminal.
You will also need to allow time to fill out forms and documents at the terminal before you embark.
How far is Port Everglades from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport?
Give yourself at LEAST 45 minutes.
The port is really close to the airport, practically across the street. But you can't just cross the street. Leave enough time to collect your luggage, navigate traffic and get through security, without panic. And remember, flights can run late!
How far is Port Everglades from Miami International Airport?
Give yourself at 2 or 3 hours, depending on the time of day and day of week.
Miami International Airport is about 60 miles from Port Everglades. In a perfect world, this should take only an hour and a half, but these are Miami miles. There is also a toll bridge that can take time.
How far is Port Everglades from Palm Beach International Airport?
Give yourself at 3 or 4 hours, depending on the time of day and day of week.
Palm Beach International Airport is about 50 miles from Port Everglades. Traffic on 95 between Ft. Lauderdale and Palm Beach can be very congested, depending on the time and day.
Call us ahead of time with your dates and times. We can help you plan your trip.
Port and Cruise Transport Service
Why sit on a crowded shuttle or bus or crush into an uncomfortable cab with all of your bags? Let our beautiful, comfortable luxury sedan deliver you directly to your cruise ship. We can accommodate any amount of luggage. Don't worry about battling traffic or finding parking. And unlike shuttles, our rates are per trip, not per person.
Get you to the cruise ship earlier than the bus passengers so you can make the most of your cruise days. Get there as early as you want, before the crowds so you can get great photos of the ship. Even see if any upgrades are available.
Airport to Port Transport
Available Car Service monitors the flight to know the exact arrival time. Even if you miss your plane or your flight is cancelled, just let us know. Whenever your flight arrives, your Available Car Service driver will be waiting for you. Available Car Service will meet you upon arrival, help with luggage retrieval, and escort you to your curbside pickup.
Ride comfortably in the care of our experienced professional driver. He will take you directly to your Cruise Terminal. Or we can stop off on the way for any list minute items you may have forgotten or want purchase after flying.
How do I drive to Port Everglades?
From Miami: Take I-95 North: take Exit #26 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
From Fort Lauderdale or Palm Beach: Take I-95 South: take Exit #24 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
If you are local to Fort Lauderdale, the 17th Street Causeway or State Road 84 entrances may be more convenient.
From the Naples or Ft. Meyers: Take I-75. Take Exit #19 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades
Using the Florida Turnpike from North or South: take Exit #54 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
Garage and surface parking rates are the same. Short term parking is $3.00 for up to an hour, $6.00 for up to 5 hours and then $1.00 an hour. Long term parking is $15.00 a day for standard or compact parking spaces and $19.00 a day for oversized vehicles.
Be alert to signs as you enter the port. Follow the signs to the parking for your cruise.
Northport Parking Garage
Cruise Terminals 1, 2 & 4.
Turn south on Eisenhower Blvd. from 17th Street Causeway, or come east on State Road 84, entering the Port and turning left at Eisenhower Blvd.
From I-595, go east straight into the Port. Follow signs for Terminals #1, 2 & 4 and/or the Convention Center.
Midport Parking Garage
Cruise Terminals 19, 21, 22/24, 25, 26, 27 and 29.
Take I-595 east straight into the Port. Continue heading east to the garage on the left side of the street.
Midport Surface Lots
Parking Lot 18
Parking Lot 19
The entrance is on SE 19th Street.
Off Port Parking
Additional Park n Go lots are available from $12.00 a day.
These are privately owned lots. Keep in mind that rates can change based on travel activity. The date you physically drop-off your car in the lot determines the daily rate for the entire stay. This may not be the rate you were given if you called for rates. They reserve the right to substitute valet parking for self-parking. They keep your keys.
When it matters, call Available Car Service.
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