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shopping at the cruise port

by brisue39

Can anybody tell me what shops are available at Ft Lauderdale cruise port ?
I am sailing abourd the Celebrity Equinox on March 7th. In particular, is there a beer and wine and spirits shop.

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by nicolaitan

as p recall there is no shopping to speak of in the port itself. if you are planning on bringing aboard some of the good stuff you may have to purchase it beforehand.

with security issues at the forefront these days, will the ship let you bring bottles of "liquid" on board with you? remember they want all the drinking you do to be at their bars.

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by brisue39

Ok, Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
We are staying overnight at the Hilton Ft Lauderdale before boarding.
Are there any suitable shops nearby ?

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by nicolaitan

we are not from fort lauderdale itself but about 20 miles away and don't know specifics, but i can assure you there is plenty of shopping in the area. your hotel will help you.

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by goodfish

To Lew's point, you'll want to check your ships rules for carryon items very carefully. As friends who've cruised a lot tell me, taking your own alcohol onto cruise ships is usually strictly forbidden. They want you to buy your drinks onboard. You are, however, allowed to alcohol from on-board liquor shops if your ship happens to have one.

Your ship may be different but do check the fine print - you wouldn't want to spend the $$ only to have your bottles confiscated at checkin. Hiding them in your luggage doesn't work either so I don't suggest you try that.

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by goodfish

From the Celebrity website:

"No beer or hard liquor may be brought onboard for consumption. Guests wishing to bring personal wine onboard with them at the beginning of the cruise may do so, limited to two (2) bottles per stateroom, but when consumed in any shipboard restaurant, bar or dining venue, each bottle shall be subject to a corkage fee of $25.00. If a guest receives a bottle of wine (in their stateroom) from a family member of friend, and that bottle(s) was purchased from our Bon Voyage Gift selection, then no corkage fee will apply if they wish to consume the bottle in the dining room or any public area. If a guest receives a bottle from an outside vendor and/or travel agent, and the bottle was not purchased through our Bon Voyage selection, then a $25.00 corkage fee per bottle will apply if they wish to consume the wine in the dining room or any other public area. The fee will be applied to the guest's onboard account. Alcoholic beverages purchased in ports of call or from onboard shops will be stored by the ship and delivered to guest staterooms on the last day of the sailing."

Looks like you might be OK with 2 bottles of wine! Yay! :)

Re: shopping at the cruise port

by brisue39

Hey you guys,

Many many thanks for the information, especially Goodfish with the extract from Celebrity Cruises.

I will save up my english pounds and buy on board.

Again, thanks


Travel Tips for Fort Lauderdale

Go to the Everglades. It is...

by stevetest

Go to the Everglades. It is an amazing place with lots of grass between trees (a 'glade' is an area of grass in a forest, between the trees). My favorite memory of Fort Lauderdale is the long 'neighborhood lizards' that come out of the canals...well, the alligators usually are far west from the beach, usually 30 kilometers from the beach.


by moiraistyx

The very last day of my trip, Jason took me to his mother's spa for my morning of pampering. It was a wonderful experience. I had a facial, eye brow wax and a foot massage. Even if I didn't know the owner personally, I would come back here. The staff were very friendly and courteous and the prices reasonable (although I didn't have to pay). Joeanne gave me great skin care advice that has really helped improve the look and feel of my skin. If you get a massage request Jason, he has hands that work magic.

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Drinks Poolside

by cjg1 about The Pool Bar(Navigator of the Seas)

We love thhe pool bar and often find ourselves here for a drink. The pool bar is a great place to relax by the pool, have a drink, people watch or enjoy the company of someone special. We always have a good time here and the drinks are delicious. The bartenders are always friendly and quick to get your drink in hand. Casual.....mostly swim suits since it's by the pool.

Stir Crazy

by frankcanfly

'vela_candela' brought me to this is a fresh and updated version of MONGOLIAN barbeque (not Malaysian).

Pick your 'meat', and go to the bar and choose your vegetables and seasoning, and the chefs will grill it up right in front on your eyes! I combined chicken and salmon with a Thai spicy sauce, and a broad rice noodle.... very good!!

Grab coffee, dessert and paint pottery

by garridogal about Joe Einstein's

Joe Einstein's is a fun, colorful place that sells coffee, ice-cream, dessert, features a local artist's work on the walls and is connected to a Pottery Painting Place. You could probably spend an entire day there! Only had a Latte. It was yummy!


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