Marty and I have sailed from Ft Lauderdale (Port Everglades) many times.
In the old days, we would drive 6 hours from Jacksonville, but no longer.
The fact of the matter is, we would have to leave Jax at 7 a.m. to make sure we arrived at the port by 2 p.m.
I was a nervous wreck (and that’s back when I did have a gall bladder!)
Now we leave Jax the night before the cruise and leisurely drive to our favorite pre-cruise hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania.
The lobby and rooms are spotless, the staff welcomes you with a big smile, and the FULL breakfast is out of this world.
If you buy the park and cruise special, you get free parking with your stay!
The next time you are sailing out of Port Everglades, be sure to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn in Dania and tell them Scott Lara sent you.
Here’ s link to their website: http://www.hgifllairport.com/