Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port
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Bahamas Fast Ferry
phone number: 1 954-969-0069
phone number: 888-227-6482
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Celebrity Cruises
phone number: 1 800-647-2251
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Pearl Seas Cruises
phone number: 1 800-981-9146
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Princess Cruises
phone number: 1 800-774-6237
Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Royal Caribbean Cruises
phone number: 1 800-327-6700
Fort Lauderdale is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, on the Atlantic coast. It is the county seat of Broward County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 165,521. It is a principal city of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
The city is a popular tourist destination, with 10.35 million visitors in 2006. Fort Lauderdale is sometimes known as the "Venice of America" because of its expansive and intricate canal system. The city is a major yachting center, with 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards in 2006. The city sits 23 miles (37 km) north of Miami. Fort Lauderdale and the surrounding area hosted over 4,000 restaurants and 120 nightclubs in 2006.
International flights must connect to one of these airlines in Miami. Check with the airline carrier for specific flight information. Marathon Airport is located roughly 120 miles south of Miami.
Key West's airport opened with one terminal in 1957. In February of 2009 a new 30,000 square foot terminal opened, doubling the size of the airport. Parking for 300 vehicles is available at ground level beneath the newer terminal—150 spaces for rental cars and 150 for the public.
Visit Miami Everglades Tours for tours of Key West.
Fort Lauderdale is named after a series of forts built by the United States during the Second Seminole War. The forts took their name from Major William Lauderdale, who was the commander of the detachment of soldiers who built the firstfort.However, development of the city did not begin until 50 years after the forts were abandoned at the end of the conflict...
Three forts named "Fort Lauderdale" were constructed; the first was at the fork of the New River, the second at Tarpon Bend on the new River between the Colee Hammock and Rio Vista neighborhoods, and the third near the site of the Bahia Mar Marina.
"We have the BEACH ! You can relax on the beach just as well as you can drink at our bars" Says, Jay Taylor, of Fort Lauderdale, about Fort Lauderdale beaches