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FORT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

South Florida's warm climate and sparkling waters make it a magnet for water sport enthusiasts. From the beaches and recreational waterways, to the lively arts and cultural scene, Fort Lauderdale has become a world-class destination.

4 Night Caribbean Cruise - November 8-12, 2019

Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions

Flamingo Gardens and Wildlife Sanctuary Park

Explore Flamingo Gardens, one of the best botanic gardens and wildlife sanctuaries in the region—60 breathtaking acres of tropical paradise located on an historic estate. Relax and enjoy a tram ride through some of the last natural jungle growth in South Florida, a showcase of more than 3,000 species of rare and exotic, tropical, subtropical, and native plants, including the state's largest tree.

Then tour the Everglades Wildlife Sanctuary, a refuge for permanently injured and non-releasable birds and animals and home to 83 native species of birds and animals: alligators, bobcats, panthers, otters, eagles, peacocks and, of course, flamingos. Marvel at the exotic birds in the open-air aviary, one of the largest in the country. You may even see adorable baby otters, members of one of the most successful otter breeding programs in the world.

Don’t miss visiting the Wray Home Museum, the beautifully restored original residence of Floyd and Jane Wray, who helped establish Flamingo Gardens, then known as Flamingo Groves, in the late 1920s. Through period architecture, décor and furniture, you'll catch a glimpse of what life was like back then in a typical South Florida country home.

Highlights:

  • Half-Day Tour: Before heading to the airport, discover Flamingo Gardens, 60 acres of tropical paradise located on an historic estate.
  • Native Florida Flora and Fauna: Explore 3,000-plus species of plants and 83 native species of birds and animals.
  • Wray Home Museum: See what life was like back a typical 1930s South Florida country home. Admission fees (included) are used to support the wildlife rehabilitation program.

What To Bring:

  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards

What To Wear:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Casual attire
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket for cool weather

Important Notes:

  • Tour includes transfer to Airport.
  • Flamingo Gardens is wheelchair accessible.
  • This tour is available for consecutive cruisers or guests sailing on the next cruise. Guests will be returned to the ship.
Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions

Sightseeing and Sawgrass Mills

Head out on a guided sightseeing adventure around the beaches and cityscapes of Fort Lauderdale, sipping coffee on Las Olas Boulevard, before shopping at Sawgrass Mills and being dropped off at the airport in Miami. Admire passing glimpses of The Strip's seaside scenery and listen along as your guide shares about this “Venice of America” and its more than 300 miles of waterways. A quick stop along the downtown corridor of Las Olas lets you sip coffee among a chic city vibe. Then it's on to Sawgrass Mills, where you'll have three hours to shop around the largest outlet retail mall in the country. This shopping mecca houses more than 350 stores, including luxury name brands in The Colonnade Outlets. With a huge variety of dining options as well, you can lunch and shop as you wish.

Highlights:

  • Las Olas: Drive along Fort Lauderdale beach and sip coffee in a sidewalk café in the heart of downtown.
  • Sawgrass Mills: You'll have three hours to shop at your leisure, with 350 stores and diverse restaurants at your disposal.
  • Miami: Your exciting day of sightseeing, sipping and shopping.

What To Bring:

  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun protection
  • Umbrella (from ship)

What To Wear:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • Jacket or sweater

Important Notes:

  • Guests must be able to walk approximately .06 miles over flat surfaces, with inclines and about 2 steps and extended periods of standing.
  • Walking at the mall is at guests' discretion.
  • Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
  • Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
  • This tour is accessible to guests with limited mobility; however, guests must be able to climb into the coach and take a few, small steps on their own.
  • Tour does not include lunch.
  • Guide will designate a time and place to rejoin your coach for return to ship.
  • Guests who miss the return transportation will be responsible for getting back to the ship.
Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions

Ft. Lauderdale Land and Sea

Delight in Fort Lauderdale's spectacular cityscapes and waterfront scenes on a 90-minute boat ride before being conveniently escorted to the airport for your flight. Travel via motor coach past the popular Riverwalk district and posh Las Olas Boulevard. Float down the New River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and into Port Everglades on a paddle wheeler-style vessel, viewing millionaires' homes and mega yachts in "the Venice of America."" Enjoy onboard refreshments before being transferred to the airport.

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive: Journey in a comfortable motor coach through the city, passing the Riverwalk neighborhood and ritzy Las Olas Boulevard.
  • Narrated River Cruise: Go on a relaxing 90-minute ride through "the Venice of America," admiring stunning shore-side mansions and mega yachts.
  • Scheduled Transfer: Enjoy tasty refreshments or snap photos from the open-air upper deck before you are transferred to the airport.

What To Bring:

  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards

What To Wear:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • Light clothing
  • Jacket for inclement weather

Important Notes:

  • Please verify your flight time prior to booking this tour.
  • Guests prone to motion sickness should take precautions.
  • This tour is available for consecutive cruisers or guests sailing on the next cruise. Guests will be returned to the ship.
Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions

Gulfstream Racing & Casino Experience with Lunch

There’s nothing quite like the exhilarating excitement of a live horse race at the famous Gulfstream Park Racetrack. Enjoy the many Casino Games with your $20.00 FREE Match Play along with a breathtaking view as you lunch in the TEN PALMS restaurant with an exquisite array of fine menu options as you watch the race. Includes a $25 Food & Beverage credit for the fabulous Ten Palms Restaurant off the A la Carte menu!

Highlights:

  • Experience the heart pounding action of horse racing as you dine from your table at Ten Palms restaurant or view from the Grandstand.
  • Take in the many shopping stores and Art Galleries visit well-known brands such as Pottery Barn; Bang & Olufsen and William Sonoma to name but a few.
  • Gulfstream features two floors of high energy entertainment with over 800 Vegas style slot machines as well as live action Poker.

What To Bring:

  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Sun Screen

What To Wear:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking Shoes or Sneakers
  • Light clothing
Fort Lauderdale Shore Excursions

Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture. Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. Choose to laze at world famous beaches, view historical sites and landmarks, enjoy a delectable meal at famous restaurants, and experience the city’s vibrant culture.

Enjoy a blend of its urban vibe and tropical landscape. You have two different routes to choose from: the City Route and the Beach Route. Your bus tour enters Miami’s distinctive neighborhoods so you can check out top attractions. For example, South Beach offers world-class boutiques and a magnificent beach. Architect-lovers will enjoy seeing its iconic buildings. You’ll know you’ve entered Coral Gables by its tree-lined boulevards and ivy-covered mansions. Discover the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Science Museum and the lively shopping and dining district in Coconut Grove.

Colorful murals, monuments and the pulsating beat of Afro-Cuban music are clues that you're in Little Havana. Enjoy a stroll down Calle Ocho, see the Walkway of the Stars, which celebrates Latin American stars like Celia Cruz.

Highlights:

  • Hop-on and off bus tour on open top double-deckers: Choose from more than 25 stops to view the top attractions in Miami’s renowned neighborhoods like South Beach, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables and Little Havana.

What To Bring:

  • SeaPass card and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Change of clothes

What To Wear:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Walking shoes
  • Swimsuit under cover-up or light clothing