A bustling, fun-filled city and a popular tourist destination
Florids,Â the 27th state of the union, is known as theÂ â€˜sunshine stateâ€™; Fort Lauderdale is named after Major William Lauderdale who ordered a series of forts to be constructed around the city during the Second World War.
Today Fort Lauderdale is a bustling, fun-filled city; a popular tourist destination also known as the â€˜Veniceâ€™ of Americaâ€™ due to its large, complex canal system. Now a glamorous, sunny holiday destination, Fort Lauderdale attracts a sophisticated yachting crowd, with its 42,000 resident yachts and 100 marinas and boatyards.
Fort Lauderdale offers real opportunities for relaxation. Plan your day off your MSC cruise ship and choose from a wealth of fun activity packages or great deals on our shore excursions . With year-round sunshine, weâ€™re sure Fort Lauderdaleâ€™s soft sandy â€˜blue waveâ€™ beaches will hold a strong appeal. Nature lovers can enjoy a different type of beach experience and see the sea turtles nesting.
Why not round off your day in one of the cityâ€™s restaurants or 120 glittering nightclubs. Fort Lauderdale has a strong arts culture, with many Broadway shows and a dedicated arts and entertainment district that runs from the beach to the heart of downtown.
The city regularly draws top names such as Barbra Streisand and Billy Joel, who frequently play at the Bank Atlantic Center.