Here is the link to information regarding Port Everglades. I was advised this past Saturday that the actual berth for the Regal Princess will not be confirmed to the captain until 24 hours prior to arrival. If driving to the pier, when you enter, you will see a large reader sign listing all the ships in port and their berth. You will be required to go through a security check point and present your cruise documents and passports. Port Everglades takes security very seriously, probably the most diligent of any port of embarkation for the cruise industry. It's not so much the number of cruise ships in port, but the fact that many of south Florida's electrical grid and energy source is facilitated at Port Everglades.
Off site parking is available at Park 'n Fly with round trip courtesy transportation from the facility to the pier. They will pick you up at your car and deliver you right to the pier.
|Port Everglades just a few minutes from Fort Lauderdale airport and surrounding hotels|
Pre-Cruise Hotel Stay
Transfers to the Pier
If you are confirmed in a pre-cruise hotel package, please do not sign up with the hotel for transfers to the pier. You have transfers to the pier included in your hotel package. You will receive a letter at check in with your departure time to the pier, and there will be an easel near the front desk with a list of names and your departure times to the pier. At the request of Princess Cruise Lines we do stagger our arrival to avoid long lines at the terminal. Gratuities to the bus driving and the porters at the pier are also included in your pre-cruise stay.
So much development is taking place around our hotels that if you've stayed here before, I promise you that you won't even recognize the area. The Shops at Dania Pointe are about 10% completed and what is currently open is within a short walk to your hotel. Restaurants (Fast Food) within walking distance: Burger King, Chipotle, McDonald's, Taco Bell, Starbucks, Firehouse Sub and First Watch. Retail shops currently opened and within walking distance: Brand Smart, Five Below, TJ Maxx, Ultra Beauty, Hobby Lobby (need door decorating items), Shoe Carnival and Mens Wearhouse. There may be a few more retail shops open in the next month. For more details check out http://www.daniapointe.com/shop
There are other restaurants open at the Oakwood shopping center across Stirling Street, but it's a bit of a walk, so I would suggest a cab. Keep in mind that is Friday night and hotels are booked to capacity, so you may experience a wait to get a table. Restaurants are: Millers Ale House, TGIF's, Sweet Tomatoes, Moonlite diner, Yum Berry Cafe & Sushi Bar, Sal's Italian Ristorante, and Dave & Buster's,
If you're arriving early enough on Friday and want something really cool to do! How about this: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are playing at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The casino is a short cab or Uber drive from the hotels and tickets are still available. You can find out more information at the Hark Rock web site.
If you are flying in the morning of your cruise, you can hail a cab after you've claimed your luggage and head out to the taxi waiting area. A cab should cost approximately $20.00 one way. If you have purchased transportation direct from Princess, be on the look out for a Princess representative in the baggage claim area. Once you have claimed your luggage you will be instructed where to proceed for your transportation. Transfers provided by Princess MUST be purchased at least 7 days before your cruise. Contact your booking agent if this is something that you need to arrange.
Please feel free to contact your booking agent if you have any questions regarding your cruise.
I look forward to welcoming you onboard. Please check back to this site for more updates on your upcoming cruise.
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