Carnival Cruises Fort Lauderdale Cruise Tips
When are the best deals on Carnival Cruises from Fort Lauderdale?
If you are looking to save money on Carnival Cruises from Fort Lauderdale, the lowest prices are usually available in October thru November
. Check out our Carnival Cruises from Fort Lauderdale Sailing Calendar
to see for yourself.
Where can I park my car at the Port of Fort Lauderdale for my Carnival cruise?
Be prepared to pay $20 a day to park in one of 3 covered garages that are next to the cruise ship terminal. You will pay upfront (cash, major credit card or US traveler's check only) – not when you leave.
There are several offsite parking lots with shuttles to the Fort Lauderdale port – the savings can be significant. If you are arriving by car the night before your cruise, several of the hotels in the area may let you leave your car in their lot while you cruise. However, you will need to stay at least one night before your cruise – look for "Park 'n Stay" rates advertised by the hotel. These hotels usually have a shuttle to take you to and from the cruise port.
When does my flight need to arrive in Fort Lauderdale for Carnival Cruises?
If you are flying in to Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) on the day of your cruise make sure you allow plenty of time to get to the ship. Carnival Cruises recommends arriving in to FLL by 1:30 PM at the latest on the day of embarkation. After your cruise, your flight should not leave before 11:30 AM from FLL. (verified September 2010)
What Carnival cruise ships sail from Fort Lauderdale?
Carnival Cruises has two different ships that sail from Fort Lauderdale and they are the Carnival Miracle
and Carnival Freedom
These ships sail on cruises to Southern and Eastern Caribbean on a variety of lengths.
What time can I board Carnival Cruises out of Fort Lauderdale?
Typically 12:30 AM is the earliest time to board Carnival Cruises ships from Fort Lauderdale. Check your boarding documents after you complete online check-in for specific boarding times -- they may change. However, if you are one of the first people onboard the ship, your room may not be ready. While you may be allowed to check-in at the port earlier, you may also have to wait in a large waiting area -- not always the most comfortable place. Just make certain you are onboard the ship at least 2 hours prior to departure.
How much does it cost to take a taxi from Fort Lauderdale International Airport to Carnival Cruises' terminal in Fort Lauderdale?
Don't get ripped off – the cab driver should charge you less than $20.00 each way from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) to Carnival Cruises's Fort Lauderdale cruise terminal. Yes, the cruise lines offer bus transfers, but for two people, a cab is a cheaper, more efficient option (and you don't have to wait for a bus to be filled up before leaving the airport for the cruise port). (verified November 2010)
If you are coming in from Miami International Airport, you may want to consider a shuttle to the cruise port for $76.90. For more information, check Miami Airport shuttles and information.
What other departure ports and cruise lines are alternatives to Carnival Cruises from Fort Lauderdale?
Common alternative cruise ports to Fort Lauderdale include Miami
, Port Canaveral
, New York
and New Orleans
Check out other cruise lines who may have departures from Fort Lauderdale, including, Royal Caribbean
, Azamara Club Cruises
, Celebrity Cruises
and Holland America Line
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