Getting to Port Everglades

If you are flying…

If you are flying, Port Everglades is 15-30 minutes from the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL), depending on traffic. Taxis are readily available outside of baggage claim.

If you stayed in a hotel…

If you stayed in a hotel within the greater Fort Lauderdale area, your hotel may offer a shuttle to the port. Some hotels charge a fee and others don’t. If they don’t you still have lots of options available (ex. taxi, Uber, Lyft, shuttle services, etc.). For information regarding alternate modes of transportation to the port go to: http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/transportation/

If you are driving…

The Port has three entrances:

  • 17th Street Causeway, located at Eisenhower Boulevard
  • State Road 84, located just off of US 1
  • I-595 East

Port Everglades is easily accessible from all major highways:

  • From I-95 south: take Exit #26 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-95 north: take Exit #24 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.
  • From I-75 north or south: take Exit #19 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades
  • From the Florida Turnpike north or south: take Exit #54 to I-595 East. Exit 12b, to Port Everglades.

For those who are already in the Fort Lauderdale area, the 17th Street or State Road 84 entrances may be more convenient. Signage inside Port Everglades will direct you to parking garages and terminals. Allow addition time for roadway construction on I-595 and the Port’s Eller Drive entrance.

Port Everglades is located in the heart of Broward County on the southeastern coast of the Florida peninsula. The Port is accessible by car, taxi, bus and rail. Proper Identification for those 18 and older, such as state issued driver’s license or passport, is required and your vehicle may be subject to search.

What Passengers Think

This was our first RLC, we REALLY wanted to do this one because of Uriah Heep and The Circle. The fact that Steppenwolf, Blue Oyster Cult, and Bad Company were on it also just sweetened the pot. It was our first time seeing Todd Rundgren, Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot, Artimus Pyle and Elvin Bishop, who were all great! We caught parts of some of the other bands and unfortunately some not at all. We didn’t leave the ship at all because there just too much GREAT music!
The artist we met were all very nice. Loved the Meet and Greets. And now we have new bands to follow.
My only complaints ( and they wouldn’t stop my husband and I from returning) were the saving of the chairs with towels, and the staff in the buffet room seemed ill equipped to handle the crowds, which were predictable. Also, I thought the buffet room should have had longer daytime hours, that would have helped with tables not available. But we weren’t there for the food or the destination. We were there for the non stop music. Gary Hoey and the All Star Jam was the best surprise, we didn’t move for 3 hours, didn’t want to miss a second of that great show. Gary was a terrific host.
We will be back! Oh and fun swag too!

Beckie Webster, Terrific Beckie Webster, Terrific

This was my 5th RLC out of 6 and will be on the next one in 2019. It is the only way to do a cruise and one of the best ways to have an over the top rock ‘n roll experience. There are three venues with shows going on from 10 am to past 12 midnight – every day! Once you’re done for the night, the convenience of your cabin is just steps away. The RLC lineup speaks for itself. There is so much talent, legends and upcoming rockers, on the ship! The people, your fellow rockers, are all there for the same reason – rock ‘n roll! Don’t be surprised if you run into a few rock stars on the elevator or just hanging out watching a show.

L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience L. Kelly, Best Rock'n Roll Experience