14 Night Transatlantic Cruise on Rhapsody of the Seas from Barcelona, Spain Alicante, Spain, Aerial View
The 14 Night Transatlantic Cruise from Barcelona, Spain visits Alicante, Spain; Málaga, Spain; Lanzarote, Canary Islands; Tenerife, Canary Islands; Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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14 Night Transatlantic Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Rhapsody of the Seas
Day 1 - Barcelona, Spain
Day 2 - Alicante, Spain
Day 3 - Málaga, Spain
Day 4 - Cruising
Day 5 - Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Day 6 - Tenerife, Canary Islands
Day 7 - 13 - Cruising
Day 14 - Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Day 15 - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Alicante, Spain, Aerial View
Aerial view of Alicante, Spain
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14 Night Transatlantic Cruise

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Leaving from
Barcelona, Spain
Onboard
Rhapsody of the Seas
Day Port
1
Barcelona, Spain
Departs at 6:00 PM
2
Alicante, Spain
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
3
Málaga, Spain
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
4
Cruising
Day at sea
5
Lanzarote, Canary Islands
From 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
6
Tenerife, Canary Islands
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7 - 13
Cruising
Day at sea
14
Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
15
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Arrives at 6:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Rhapsody of the Seas
Soak up new views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Learn skills from a seasoned chef in a culinary class. Or discover a new favorite red or white at Vintages. All on your most thrilling adventure yet.

SAY YES TO ADVENTURE

Seize adventure at the Rock Climbing Wall. Catch a movie under the stars. Rock the kitchen in a culinary class or break a sweat at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center. It's all here on Rhapsody of the Seas®.

HIGH FLYING FLAVOR TRYING

From exotic Asian flavors at Izumi and reimagined steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠, to traditional Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, this is one flavor fest you definitely want to try.

SENSATIONAL SHOWS

Ready to be dazzled? Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, like piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar.

Day 1: Barcelona, Spain

Day 1
Barcelona
Spain
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Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Couple
La Sagrada Couple Walking
Things to do in
Barcelona
Departs at 6:00 PM
It’s easy to see why Barcelona is the most-visited city in Spain. As the capital of the country’s Catalonia region, this cityscape’s cultural mosaic pieces together a 2,000-year-old hodgepodge of sun-drenched beaches, cutting edge architecture, and a world-renowned dining and drinking scene. Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí left his modernist handprint all over the city, while medieval treasures linger in historic Gothic Quarter squares. Get lost in the whimsical gardens of Park Güell or savor a chef-led Catalan cooking class. Browse art collections dedicated to Picasso and Miro— or ride a cable car to the top of Montjuïc Hill, relishing citywide views along the way.
Spain Barcelona La Sagrada Familia Interior
La Sagrada Familia Interior Colorful

SKY HIGH DELIGHTS

Get an up-close glimpse of La Sagrada Família, a cathedral masterwork designed by celebrated Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí. Marvel at its sky-piercing spires and then step inside to admire intricate mosaics, Montjuïc stone pillars and the Nativity façade. You can even climb to the tippy-top of the spires for panoramic city views.
Spain Barcelona Barceloneta Beach
Barceloneta Beach at Sunset

SEAS THE DAY

With seven beaches spanning more than two miles of Mediterranean coastline, Barcelona’s harborfront is known for some of the world’s best sun-seeking and on-the-sea adventures. Lounge along the shore, kayak deep blue waters— or charter a fishing trip for the chance to reel in tuna, swordfish or Mediterranean spearfish.
Barcelona, Spain La Rambla Shops
Street view of La Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, with shops lining the street

IN THE MIX

Take a stroll along La Rambla’s pedestrian boulevard to experience the city’s pure essence. Souvenir shops, street artists, flower stalls, sidewalk cafes and Catalan folk sardana dancers set a lively scene. Its marvelous centerpiece, La Catedral, dates from the 1200s— and its tower delivers sweeping views of medieval Barcelona.
Spain Barcelona Sparkling Cava Wine
Couple Enjoying the Local Sparkling Cava Wine

LOCAL CUISINE

Barcelona has mastered the art of eating. Many restaurants serve up creative nueva cocina española, while waterfront spots dish out seafood paella and multi-course lunch menus include a glass of sparkling cava wine. For a taste of Catalan cooking, try pa amb tomàquet (tomato-topped bread). Or nibble on Spanish tapas (bite-sized appetizers) around the bar like a local, with house-made vermouth in hand.
Spain Barcelona Local Fresh Market Shopping
Couple Strolling Through the Fresh Local Market

SHOPPING

You could spend hours checking out the markets of Barcelona for high-quality leatherwear, jewelry, old books and unique housewares. Passeig de Gràcia and Barcelona Shopping Line are two popular retail promenades— and the Gothic Quarter is home to dozens of family-owned shops that sell textiles, stationery, decorative ceramic tiles and earthenware kitchenware.

Day 2: Alicante, Spain

Day 2
Alicante
Spain
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Alicante, Spain, Santa Barbara castle on a hill
View of Alicante, Spain with the Santa Barbara castle on a hill looking over the city
Things to do in
Alicante
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Situated on the white sandy beaches and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters of Spain's eastern shore, the lively city of Alicante is rich in Moorish and Spanish history. It's perched at the base of the ancient fortress Castillo de Santa Barbara, where you can climb or take an elevator to explore the castle during your Spain cruise. Wander through the narrow lanes and colorful houses of the Old Town, then head toward the seafront on the Explanada de Espana, a marble-laid promenade. Relax on the golden sand of Playa del Postiguet beach. A few streets over, at the foot of Mount Benacantil, you'll find the Basilica de Santa Maria with its distinctive twin towers — Alicante's oldest church, it was built in the 13th century when the Spanish reclaimed the city from the Moors.
Alicante, Spain, Santa Barbara Castle
The Santa Barbara castle with a view of the city of Alicante, Spain in the background

Conquer a Fortress

Climb the ancient fortress Santa Barbara Castle, built atop rocky Mount Benacantil, which provides amazing views of the countryside and a look at the area's history inside the Museum of the City of Alicante within the castle. You can also drive up or take an elevator from Postiguet Beach.
Insider tip
Choose fresh seafood at Pesca al Peso market; you can pay and then come back for it after it's cooked.
Alicante, Spain, Narrow Street
A narrow street between homes in Alicante, Spain

Beat of the Barrio

El Barrio, the historic center of Alicante, has narrow cobbled streets and Spanish-style apartments decorated with flowers, as well as interesting shopping and a handful of museums. Its pedestrian streets are made for strolling. It's also the neighborhood to go to for tapas and cocktails.
Insider tip
The Alicante Tram, which runs along the Costa Blanca coastline and through the hills, offers incredible views.
Alicante, Spain, Coastal Homes
Coastal homes on a small cliff in Alicante, Spain

Off-Coast Exploration

Ride a boat over to Tabarca Island, a tiny island 11 miles from Alicante's port whose waters make up a protected marine reserve and provide excellent snorkeling. The island also features a small, picturesque community of whitewashed houses with blue shutters.
Alicante, Spain, Bowl of Paella
A bowl of seafood paella

Local Cuisine

Meals in Alicante center around white fish, shellfish, local produce, olive oil and rice. Try the city's take on paella, made with local Bomba rice, red prawns and clams. Cruise to Alicante and sample esgarrat, which brings together sweet red peppers with salted cod and garlic. For dessert, you must try turron, a tasty local sweet made with honey, almonds and the locally produced Fondillon wine.
Alicante, Spain, Leather Shoe Market
Leather shoes for sale at a market in Spain

Shopping

Shady Rambla de Mendez Nunez is lined with cafes, bars and family-run shops selling the Alicante's famous leather shoes, bags and more. Stalls at nearby Mercado Central farmer's market sell local wines, fresh fruit, produce and spices. Take home Alicante's celebrated local preserves and salted fish when you cruise to Spain.

Day 3: Málaga, Spain

Day 3
Málaga
Spain
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Málaga, Spain, Marina
A marina in Malaga, Spain
Things to do in
Málaga
From 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The hub of Spain's southern Costa del Sol, Málaga is the picture of paradise. Scale the hilltop to dramatic La Alcazaba, the sandy-colored Moorish fortress dating back to the 11th century that overlooks this ancient seaside city. Sun yourself on the idyllic beaches of Caleta and Malagueta, taking in views of the mountains across the bay. See the eccentric works of modernist master Pablo Picasso, the city's most famous native son, at the Picasso Museum. Cruise to Málaga and immerse yourself in baroque and renaissance architecture at Málaga Cathedral, with its elaborate arches and stone reliefs depicting the saints, or turn the clock back to the first century A.D. at the ruins of the Roman Theatre.
Málaga, Spain, Alcazaba fortress
View of the Alcazaba fortress in Malaga, Spain

Moor History

Ascend to the top of La Alcazaba, the medieval Moorish fortress that towers over the city. This palatial fortification was built by the Hammudid dynasty in the early 11th century and is the best-preserved Moorish castle in Spain. From here, you can wander down to the Roman Amphitheatre that sits beneath it, before you gaze up at the 16th-century cathedral that sits right in the city center.
Insider tip
The center of Málaga is relatively small and walkable, but don't take this for granted — three to five hours will pass quickly.
Málaga, Spain, Malagueta beach sign
The Malagueta beach sign in Malaga, Spain

Work on Your Tan

It just wouldn't be a trip to the Costa del Sol without a little coast and sun. Most tourists stick to the convenient La Malagueta Beach, but if you've got more than a couple hours in Málaga, you can take a taxi to less crowded but equally beautiful beaches to the east, like Playamar or Playa de Burriana.
Insider tip
If you don't speak Spanish, make sure to cache a Spanish dictionary in your smartphone's Translate app.
Málaga, Spain, Plaza de la Merced
Plaza de la Merced in Malaga, Spain

Paint With Picasso

The most obvious way to follow Málaga's Picasso trail is to visit the Picasso Museum, which has many pieces you won't find anywhere else. You can also visit the artist's birthplace, or take a "Ride With Picasso" bike tour that features Picasso-focused city sightseeing, including Plaza de Merced, where the formidable painter took his first steps as a child.
Málaga, Spain Gambas Pil Pil dish
Gambas Pil Pil shrimp dish in a bowl

Local Cuisine

Seafood is the focus of gastronomy in Málaga. Don't miss the city's signature dish of gambas al pil-pil, flash-fried fresh prawns with garlic, paprika and chilies. During your Málaga cruise, order a basket of pescado frito, an array of local white fish, clams and other seafood breaded and fried. Finish up with tarta malaguena, a cake made with almonds and raisins, and a glass of Málaga dessert wine.
Málaga, Spain, Ceramic Pottery
Ceramic pottery for sale in Spain

Shopping

Pop into a local wine shop to take a bottle of Málaga dessert wine back home with you. Málaga cruises provide access to an eclectic range of other souvenirs, like hand-painted Andalusian ceramics or handmade fans to help you beat the heat. You can also find some of Spain's best olive oil here — pick up some of this cloudy, spicy liquid gold from the Ataranzas Market.

Day 4: Cruising

Day 4
Cruising
At Sea
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Adventure Ocean Boy Playing inside Tunnel
Adventure Ocean Boy Playing inside Tunnel
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Odyssey of the Seas Girl Racing on the Rock Climbing Wall
Odyssey of the Seas Girl Racing on the Rock Climbing Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool
Solarium Sunset Whirlpool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Boardwalk Arcade Skee Ball
Close-Up the Skee Ball on the Boardwalk Arcade

Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games, plus the latest at the Royal Caribban Arcade.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 5: Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Day 5
Lanzarote
Canary Islands
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Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Papagayo Beach
View of Papagayo Beach in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Things to do in
Lanzarote
From 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Lanzarote, one of the Canary Islands, is home to gorgeous aquamarine seas, white-sand beaches and nearly year-round sunshine. From that even arose a series of black-ash vineyards that now produce award-winning wines — not to mention strange, haunting beauty. UNESCO has dubbed the island a biosphere reserve protected site, and its remote, wild beaches are the perfect place for a surfing excursion or a simple afternoon spent relaxing at what feels like the edge of the world.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Teguise city center
City center of Teguise in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Quiet Charm

The small, 15th-century town of Teguise was the original capital of Lanzarote, and colonial mansions still line its cobblestone streets. Costa Teguise is a quiet tourist resort with strict policies about sustainable development, so it's maintained its old charm while also offering visitor amenities.
Insider tip
The best way to explore the island is by renting a car, and bike rentals are also popular and easy.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Cesar Manrique House Museum
Entrance of the Cesar Manrique House museum in Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Celebrate the Artist

You'll see the work of local artist Cesar Manrique around Lanzarote, and you can visit his striking home, built into boulders in a lava field. This extravagant cave now serves as a foundation dedicated to his life and art. Works by his contemporaries, such as Tapies, Millares and Picasso, are also exhibited there.
Insider tip
There are plenty of reasonably priced taxis.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Whole roasted fish
A whole roasted fish on a silver plate

Local Cuisine

Everywhere in Lanzarote, you'll find fresh fish such as dorado (sea bream), vieja (parrot fish) and cherne (sea bass), often simply grilled and served with small potatoes and local greens. The condiment of choice is red or green mojo sauce, made with chilis grown in the rich volcanic soil — drizzle it over your fish and potatoes, or slather it on bread. Wash it down with glass of local malvasia, a white wine with tropical fruit notes that can be either dry or semi-sweet.
Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Traditional Spanish fans
An assortment of traditional Spanish fans

Shopping

Much of Lanzarote's shopping is centered in the capital city of Arrecife, where you'll find plenty of small, outdoor markets where you should expect to haggle. Look for locally made lacework, pottery, woven baskets, decorative fans and jewelry crafted from the green, volcanic gemstone called olivine.

Day 6: Tenerife, Canary Islands

Day 6
Tenerife
Canary Islands
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Tenerife, Canary Islands, Las Teresitas beach
Las Teresitas beach in Tenerife, Canary Islands
Things to do in
Tenerife
From 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
The Canary Islands sit more than 1,000 miles from mainland Spain — but as your ship docks at the largest island, Tenerife, you'll feel like you've entered another world. Exploring the island's diverse nature will reinforce this: The landscape here ranges from to deserts to dense forests to spectacular beaches. Cool off in the Bajamar natural salt-water pools, or go scuba-diving among octopus and barracudas in Tabaiba. When you're tuckered out from your adventure, head to a seaside restaurant for a glass of sangria and crusty bread slathered with almagrote, a local hard-cheese spread flavored with tomato, garlic and paprika.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Large outdoor swimming pool
A large outdoor swimming pool in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Canary Islands

Chill Out in Santa Cruz

If culture and history are your thing, there's plenty in Santa Cruz-proper to keep you stimulated. Make a stop at the illuminating Natural History Museum or the Basilica de Candelaria shrine, which only dates back to 1959 but manages to feel older in decidedly modern Santa Cruz.
Insider tip
Tenerife looks small on the map, but the island's mountainous terrain and developing infrastructure can make journeys here longer than you might imagine, so plan accordingly.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Aerial view of Las Teresitas beach
An aerial view of Las Teresiteas beach in Tenerife, Canary Islands

Hit the Beach

While most of Tenerife's best beaches are far outside the center of Santa Cruz, you have a couple of options a short taxi or bus ride away. The most popular is Las Teresitas, whose golden sands look particularly striking contrasted with the crystalline blue water that laps at them.
Insider tip
If you happen to visit Tenerife in February, make sure to check out the island's annual Carnival, a raucous event not to be missed.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Grilled whole fish
Three whole grilled fish with potatoes and salad on a white plate

Local Cuisine

Santa Cruz de Tenerife offers a mix of traditional Spanish food and local Canarian food. It's just as easy, for example, to find a restaurant that serves small-plate tapas and sweet sangria as it is to enjoy Sancocho, a bass filet served with boiled potatoes and spicy mojo sauce. Follow up a filling meal with a shot of Cobana, a banana liquor native to the Canary Islands.
Tenerife, Canary Islands, Souvenir shells
An assortment of souvenir shells

Shopping

If you like bargaining, try your luck at Mercado Municipal Nuestra Senora de Africa, open every day until 2:30 p.m. Here, you'll find local handicrafts like ceramic dishware made from volcanic stone, as well as clothing and shoes at wholesale prices. Sunday afternoons, there's a flea market near Santa Cruz's main station.

Day 7 - 13: Cruising

Day 7 - 13
Cruising
At Sea
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Crusted scallops - Giovanni's Table
Oven baked almond crusted scallops w/red bell pepper pesto served at Giovanni's Table. Cruise fine dining Italian Restaurant
LET THE FLAVOR FEST BEGIN
Izumi Appetizer
Izumi Appetizer

Izumi

From delicious sushi rolls to fresh sashimi and nigiri, Izumi serves up an exotic Asian-inspired dining experience. Savor izakaya-style appetizers and rolls that range from classic to imaginative. No matter what you order, you’re in for a far out, Far East feast filled with incredible flavors from Tohoku to Tokyo.
Main Dining Room Sliced Steak Topped With Sea Salt
Two slices of steak topped with sea salt served with a side of vegetables at the Main Dining Room

Main Dining Room

In the Main Dining Room, you can experience flavors that take you from Jamaica to Jaipur, a rotating menu of delicious dishes always offering something unexpected. A multi-level restaurant that in the morning is the perfect spot to enjoy a hearty brunch paired with refreshing mimosas, at dinnertime transforms into a world class dining experience with a menu that invites you to taste your way around the world course by course.
Chefs Table - Dining Room
Welcoming dining room with special dishes & spectacular wines. Fine dining at the best vacation cruise restaurant Chefs Table

Chef's Table

Welcome to Chef’s Table, the most exclusive and elevated dining experience on our fleet. Join an intimate group of fellow foodies on a private epicurean journey led by the ship’s Chef de Cuisine. You’ll sit down to a white tablecloth dinner spotlighting five exquisite courses that range from scallop carpaccio with yuzu vinaigrette, to grilled filet mignon served with truffle potato puree — each expertly paired with the perfect wine to highlight every flavor on the menu.
Cafe Promenade Croissant and Coffee
Cafe Promenade Croissant and Coffee Close Up

Café Latte-tudes

When you find yourself craving a steaming hot cuppa, Café Latte-tudes has just what you need. From a nice breakfast blend to get you going to an after-dinner cappuccino or macchiato, you’ll find all your favorite sweets and specialty coffee beverages at this cozy cafe.

Day 14: Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

Day 14
Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas
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Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Girl Snorkeling Underwater, Grand Bahama Island
Things to do in
Grand Bahama Island
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
It’s easy to see why Grand Bahama Island is one of the most popular in The Bahamas chain. Its postcard-perfect beaches are made of sand that shimmers like pearls, fronting crystal-clear waters in every hue of blue. And Freeport and Lucaya have plenty of thrills for everyone, from golfing and gambling to eco-adventures and watersports. Hike Rand Nature Center’s forest-lined trails and discover cascading waterfalls at the Garden of the Groves. Cruise to Grand Bahama Island and dive deep into acclaimed underwater spots or join in a wildly festive junkanoo parade. Capture an authentic portrait of Bahamian life— from the first beat of the Goombay drum to the last sip of a fruity Bahama Mama.
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Dolphins Underwater Swimming, Grand Bahama Island

Dive Into Adventure

Plunge into the crystalline waters off Grand Bahama Island to discover an underwater paradise for scuba divers and snorkelers. Dive with dolphins and sharks. Flutter your fins around colorful coral gardens. Or explore submerged caverns, deep blue holes, and sunken shipwrecks.
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island
Ben’s Cavern, Grand Bahama Island

Nature's Best

Wind your way through one of the longest underwater cave systems in the world at Lucayan National Park. Home to six miles of caves, caverns and charted tunnels, this is the only spot in The Bahamas where you can explore six different ecosystems.
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island
Big Game Fishing Marlin, Grand Bahama Island

Reel It In

Cast your line and get ready for an epic fight in one of the world’s premier sport fishing destinations. With the help of experienced guides, you’ll have the chance to catch marlin, bluefin tuna, wahoo and bonefish, the island’s most prized game fish.
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Conch Salad, Grand Bahama Island

Local Cuisine

For a quintessential taste of The Bahamas, try tender conch in salads and fritters. And you can’t miss a Bahamian fish fry, the island’s version of an outdoor barbecue where you’ll mingle over plates of crispy grouper and mahi-mahi. Then wash it all down with a gin-based Gully Wash cocktail or Kalik, the locals’ choice of lager.
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island
Bahamas Market Shopping, Grand Bahama Island

Shopping

Port Lucaya Marketplace is home to over 80 duty-free shops and specialty boutiques. Browse Freeport’s sprawling International Bazaar and the nearby straw market for unique wood, shell and straw creations. The art of Bahamian straw work dates from the early 1700s— for handcrafted items made locally, look for the Authentically Bahamian® brand.

Day 15: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Day 15
Fort Lauderdale
Florida
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Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Swamp, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Things to do in
Fort Lauderdale
Arrives at 6:00 AM
Fort Lauderdale delivers the best of both worlds— beach basking and glitzy cosmopolitan appeal. From serene Hugh Taylor Birch State Park to the buzzing Boardwalk of Hollywood (that’s Florida, not California), there’s a stretch of sand for every style of beachgoer. And jumbo yachts roam more than 300 miles of waterways in this “Venice of America.” Hitch a ride on the free Water Taxi or cruise on the Jungle Queen Riverboat before or after your Fort Lauderdale cruise. Head to the historic Stranahan House for a glimpse into Fort Lauderdale’s history and be sure to hit its modern-day backyard: the people-watching mecca of Las Olas Boulevard.
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Riverwalk High Rise, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

STREET SCENE

Las Olas Boulevard, nestled next door to downtown, is the entertainment core of Fort Lauderdale. It has a mile of upscale shops and al fresco dining that runs past high-rises and into the RiverWalk, where you can catch the free water trolley for a cruise across mega-mansion-lined canals.
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Bird's eye view of A1A, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

VITAMIN SEA

Soak up the sun, sand and seaside fun along Fort Lauderdale Beach. Walk along the palm-lined “Strip” on State Road A1A to get your fill of beach bars, souvenir shops and outdoor restaurants. Fort Lauderdale cruises allow you to go full throttle on a Jet Ski®— or go parasailing high above the ocean.
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Everglades Bird Close Up, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

GLADES OF GLORY

Head west and explore the Florida Everglades, an untamed river of grass spanning 2,200 acres of picturesque wetlands. Whether you take a wild ride in an airboat or splash around in a swamp buggy, you’ll encounter wild alligators and native birds thriving among Florida’s finest natural landscapes.
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Fresh Seafood Platter, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

LOCAL CUISINE

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more authentic Fort Lauderdale dining experience than eating fresh-off-the-boat seafood in a waterfront eatery. Local “Floribbean” cuisine melds Caribbean and Latin-influenced flavors with locally caught fish, shrimp and crab. Surf-and-turf joints line every inch of A1A along the beach, while white tablecloths drape the majority of Las Olas sidewalk restaurants.
Beachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
TBeachwear Hats Shop, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

SHOPPING

Pick up beachwear at The Gallery at Beach Place, or find rare books and handmade hats on Hollywood Boulevard. Dania’s Antique Row is home to some 100 dealers, while art galleries and unusual boutiques line Las Olas Boulevard. For serious bargains, head to the Sawgrass Mills outlet sprawl.

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