Sailing from Florida, those who fly in often do so a day ahead of sailing, if for no other reason than to get that “travel day” behind them, wake refreshed and ready for the first day of their cruise, what can often be a long one. Smart travelers also know that escaping the Northern winter can get off to a rough start if weather delays flights and coming in a day early can help keep stress levels in check if not make it possible to be on hand before the ship sails away. At Fort Lauderdale‘s Port Everglades and Port Miami, one hotel chain has both embarkation points covered with two pre cruise hotels that work well for those flying in as well as those driving to the port.
In Fort Lauderdale, sister-hotel the Hampton Inn has the same deal going to and from Port Everglades for those flying in and those driving as well.
Both pre cruise hotels feature free high-speed Internet access and get cruise travelers off to a good start with a free hot breakfast too.