Fort Lauderdale Cruise Lines
Fort Lauderdale is Florida's largest cruise port, so there's an expansive array of cruise vacations! You'll find sailings to the Caribbean, the Panama Canal, and Transatlantic adventures, spread among five cruise lines which offer year round and seasonal cruises from Fort Lauderdale. Carnival Cruises, Celebrity Cruises, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean all sail from this busy port.
Below is an overview of the cruise lines sailing from Fort Lauderdale, including some quick facts that make it easier for you to choose the cruise line that best suits you!
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Line Comparison
CARNIVAL CRUISES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE
|Cruise Season: Year round for the Carnival Freedom, and seasonal cruises for the Carnival Miracle
Itineraries: 2 day Bahamas, 6 day Western Caribbean, 7 day Eastern Caribbean, 8 day Southern Caribbean, and 8 day Western and Eastern Caribbean
Highlights: Very good prices; great Western Caribbean itineraries; a reputation for great food; outstanding kids program; good adults-only areas.
Drawbacks: Can be very crowded in high-season;
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CELEBRITY CRUISES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE
|Cruise Season: October through May
Itineraries: 6 night Western Caribbean; 7 & 8 night Eastern Caribbean; 10 & 11 night Caribbean; 14 night Southern Caribbean; 14, 15, & 16 night Panama Canal; 13, 14, & 15 night Transatlantic cruises
Highlights: Outstanding service and dining, good adults-only areas.
Drawbacks: higher price point
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HOLLAND AMERICA LINE CRUISES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE
|Cruise Season: seasonal
Itineraries: wide selection of Western, Eastern, & Southern Caribbean cruises from 6 to 35 days in length; Panama Canal Cruises from 13 to 33 days in length; sailings to the Amazon, South America, and global vacations
Highlights: great Caribbean, Panama Canal, Transatlantic, and World adventure itineraries; superb food
Drawbacks: higher price point
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PRINCESS CRUISES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE
|Cruise Season: November through April
Itineraries: 5, 7, & 10 day Eastern Caribbean; 7 day Western Caribbean; 7, 9, 10, & 20 day Southern Caribbean; 20 day Caribbean; 10 to 19 day Panama Canal; Amazon River cruises; 15 & 27 day Transatlantic cruises
Highlights: Good itinerary variety with excellent ports of call; Princess Cays, Princess Cruises' private island, is featured on many Caribbean itineraries; children's program is well-regarded; excellent food; highly positive reviews for couples and weddings
Drawbacks: anticipate some wait time for dining during peak hours
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ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISES FROM FORT LAUDERDALE
|Cruise Season: Year Round and seasonal (October through May)
Itineraries: 4 through 7 night Western Cribbean; 7 & 9 night Eastern Caribbean; 10 night Caribbean; 10 & 11 night Caribbean & Panama Canal; 12 & 13 night Transatlantic
Highlights: Excellent prices; very diverse private island (Cococay) which often tips the scale when choosing between the short Bahamas cruises on Carnival vs Royal Caribbean; Highly regarded Adventure Ocean kid's program which debuted in December 2010 featuring DreamWorks movie characters from Madagascar, Shrek & Kung Fu Panda movies will be a feature on Royal Caribbean.
Drawbacks: Cococay, Royal Caribbean's private island, tends to have long lines at lunch so plan accordingly.
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Holiday Cruises from Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale is one of the top cruise ports in the world with almost daily departures year-round. When it comes to planning a cruise over a holiday, Fort Lauderdale is a great departure port. Check-out our holiday cruises from Fort Lauderdale
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- Best advice we can give: the earlier you book, the better. Prices for early bookers tend to be lower, and, the best cabins out of Fort Lauderdale may sell out early.
- High season for cruises from Fort Lauderdale is "whenever the kids" are out of school. Christmas, Spring Break, Thanksgiving and Summer are when the prices tend to be highest. Lower prices prevail in September (when kids go back to school), right after Thanksgiving, and in January thru February when the kids return to school.
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Cruise Lines Sailing from Fort Lauderdale
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