Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Family cruise vacations, honeymoon cruises,
luxury cruise vacations and more to the
Caribbean and other destinations

ll the cruises from Fort Lauderdale sail from Port Everglades, one of the busiest cruise and cargo ports in the world. Many cruises to the Caribbean and other destinations depart from here.

Cruise Ships Sailing From Fort Lauderdale

Here’s a list of the cruise lines and their ships currently operating from Fort Lauderdale’s Port Everglades. Take note that this information can change so double check with the cruise lines directly for modifications and updates.

Most of these cruise ships begin their voyage from Fort Lauderdale. A few do not and only make a stop or debark in Port Everglades.

The cruises listed below are organized into general categories. Because people have different tastes, it’s tricky categorizing cruises. One person’s fantastic cruise of a lifetime is someone else’s version of a boring or exasperating trip.

Prices can also vary widely within the same cruise line company depending on which ship and itinerary you choose. This list is just a quick way to organize the cruises by their overall price. The general rule of thumb is to choose the cruise that best fits your wants and needs.

Since many travelers plan their trips around a budget, these cruises are listed from the most reasonably-priced cruises that many people can afford to the most luxurious ones.

For the past couple of years, however, cruise prices have gone down, but these will most likely change in the future to reflect stabilizing economies.

This list includes all of the cruises that depart, make a stop or debark from Fort Lauderdale. Not all of them have programs for families with younger children or teenagers.

Some cruise itineraries are possibly better suited for young adult travelers who want to have a party atmosphere or for mature travelers who prefer a quiet and elegant cruise adventure.

Determine what you want to experience and get out from your trip, then decide on the cruise itinerary that’s right for you. Research the ones that attract you the most so that you can plan for the best cruise your whole family will enjoy. 

Excellent Value Mainstream Cruises

These are cruises with amenities and services that are within a reasonable price range. The ships are generally very large with plenty of activities planned for all ages.

Carnival Cruise Line

Calling its fleet the “Fun Ships”, Carnival Cruise Lines leads the pack for fun party cruises but offers a great experience for families as well. Carnival among the most popular cruise lines serving passengers of all ages.

  • Carnival Freedom
  • Carnival Conquest
  • A quick glance of the itineraries for Carnival cruises from Fort Lauderdale 

Royal Caribbean International
Known for having two of the largest cruise ships in the world today. Considered the most innovative in the cruise line industry, it is a fantastic choice for all ages. Singles, couples and families are all welcome, especially those who like to be very active.

 Allure of the Seas
• Independence of the Seas 
• Legend of the Seas
• Liberty of the Seas 
• Oasis of the Seas 
• Vision of the Seas

• Itineraries of Royal Caribbean cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Premium Cruises

These are more glamorous ships that, in general, have a more upscale décor and finer dining options. Some ships have separate programs and activities designed with children and teenagers in mind.

Celebrity Cruises 
This cruise line is for those who want to be completely pampered. This is the choice for the chic and stylish.

• Celebrity Century
• Celebrity Constellation
• Celebrity Eclipse
• Celebrity Equinox 
• Celebrity Infinity
• Celebrity Millennium
• Celebrity Silhouette

• Itineraries of Celebrity Cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Holland America Line

Attracts a more mature cruising crowd but nevertheless also tries to cater to families and multigenerational travelers.

• ms Eurodam
• ms Maadam
 ms Nieuw Amsterdam
 ms Noordam
 ms Prinsendam
 ms Veendam
 ms Westerdam
• ms Zaandam
 ms Zuiderdam 

 Itineraries of Holland America cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Princess Cruises

This glamorous cruise line is geared for romantics, but it still offers a wonderful range of activities. Attracts more middle-age travelers but it also appeals to families.

• Caribbean Princess 
• Coral Princess
• Crown Princess
• Emerald Princess
• Island Princess 
• Pacific Princess
• Royal Princess
• Ruby Princess

 Itineraries of Princess cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Luxury Cruises

Created for sophisticated travelers who want the very best, these ships have every elegant thing that you can ever possibly ask for in a cruise vacation sans the noise and the crowd.

These attract more mature and wealthy cruise travelers, and so youth programs are not as developed as with the mainstream cruises above.

Cunard Line

true royal in the kingdom of cruises. Her ocean liners are built for transatlantic crossings.

• Queen Victoria

• Itineraries of Cunard cruises from Fort Lauderdale

The Yachts of Seabourn

• Seabourn Pride
• Seabourn Quest
• Seabourn Sojourn 

• Itineraries of Seabourn cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Silversea Cruises

• Silver Cloud
• Silver Spirit
• Silver Whisper

• Itineraries of Silversea cruises from Fort Lauderdale

Luxury Private Cruise


In a class of its own, this is a privately owned residential ship whose company headquarters is in Miramar, in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area.

Only the privileged few who actually own apartments in the ship can sail its exclusive world voyages that change itineraries every year. 

For the rest of us, we can go to the company’s website, browse elegant photographs and fantasize about traveling on its months-long journeys to exotic places.

It won't stop in Port Everglades this year but will come close in 2015 when it makes a stop in Miami.

MS The World

Other Cruises From Fort Lauderdale

Semester at Sea

Spend an entire college semester out in the sun and the water. Surely the invigorating environment of sailing on the wide ocean is conducive to learning. Its ship makes a full-day stop in Fort Lauderdale before heading off to other destinations.

MS Explorer

Balearia Bahamas Express

This is not really a cruise but a ferry service. Leaving Fort Lauderdale on most days, in a few hours you can be on another beach in the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas.

Probably the cheapest way to get to the Bahamas  by sea.

• Pinar del Río

Fort Lauderdale
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