Port Everglades is the Fort Lauderdale area cruise port. The 11 cruise terminals handle millions of happy passengers every year. Access to Port Everglades terminal is extremely easy by either highway or air.
All passengers departing from Port Everglades will enter the port through a security check-point. Everyone in the vehicle over the age of 18 must be prepared to present a photo ID as well as travel documents for the departing passengers.
Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport is located less than two miles from Port Everglades. Leave a minimum of 45 minutes for the transfer process to allow for time to claim your luggage at the airport and to fill out forms during check-in at the cruise terminal. A taxi is the most convenient and straight-forward transportation between the airport and the cruise port.
It is a good idea to arrive the day before your cruise departs. That way travel delays won't cause you to miss your cruise. There are hotels near the port.