You Don't Have to Go Far from Port Everglades for Great Shopping

Welcome to Fort Lauderdale. This exciting sun-soaked coastal city is pro when it comes to welcoming the millions of visitors. Port Everglades has become the welcoming point of many of these vacationers as they arrive to embark on their exciting cruises to the near-by ports of call, or even a longer cruise across the Atlantic to Europe, and even further. Port Everglades boasts as being one of the largest cruise ports in the United States, and with it's world-class algorithm and perfect ebb-and-flow of passengers and enormous cruise ships, it is a sight to behold. But don't get bogged down in the technicality of it all right now. You're here on vacation, and before you embark spend time doing some shopping around the port itself. These shop owners know exactly what cruisers need and want and are eager to assist in that perfect purchase. From the practical needs, such as a pharmacy, film development, sun tan lotion, or even flip flops, it's not far to Publix Super Market at Harbor Shops. One of Florida's favorites, Publix has become the professionals in stocking exactly what their customers need. And don't wait to get onboard before purchasing that special piece of jewelry. Windsor Diamonds has a jaw-dropping assortment of hand crafted jewels that can be purchased and shipped home to avoid the hassle of travel. You'll find the best in clothing, both casual and formal, housewares and novelties. Just think of this as a part of the vacation! 



Publix Super Market at The Harbor Shops
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If you're staying a few days before or after your cruise stop in at Publix right here just blocks from Port Everglades (and the airport). A state favorite, Publix seems to know just what every shopper needs and most likely will have it stocked...  Read More

Bluewater Books & Charts
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Bluewater Books & Charts in Harbor Shops is for the yachting and boating enthusiast, or for those who dream. More than just a bookstore, this is the place to stop before the cruise to spend some time looking over their maps, flags and...  Read More

A1A Sportfishing
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Boasting one of the most experienced crews in Fort Lauderdale, A1A Sportfishing's deep sea fishing charters offer a great way to experience the Atlantic with friends, family or business associates. Fully equipped sportfishing boats leave from...  Read More

Charlie's Locker
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For perfect giftware head to Charlie's Locker. Located in Harbor Shops, this nautically-themed store has been serving the yachting industry – both owners and enthusiasts alike – since 1972. Take home a special piece for your home to remember...  Read More

Lauderdale Diver
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For a great selection of swimwear for both men and women, as well as dive apparel and equipment, it's not far to Lauderdale Diver. Located on 17th Street, the hub of Port Everglades, this convenient one-stop location has the latest swimwear...  Read More

Essentials Boutique
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Essentials Boutique, located right on the very bustling 17th Street Causeway, the gateway to Fort Lauderdale for everyone enjoying a cruise out of Port Everglades, is an essential stop for every lady looking for the perfect fashion and accessory...  Read More

Maus & Hoffman
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A mainstay in the palm tree-lined Las Olas Boulevard, Maus & Hoffman has been dressing Floridians and visitors alike for many years. If you want to look like you've stepped out of the pages of "Town and Country" magazine then shop here....  Read More



Remember formal night on your upcoming cruise. This is the night when everyone dresses to the nines for an elegantly serviced five-course meal and the finest wines, and photographers are everywhere. This will be night to remember. For the very...  Read More

Windsor Diamonds
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Don't wait to board the cruise ship to purchase jewelry. While there will be a huge push to sell you every kind of jewelry while onboard, take some time to visit Windsor Diamonds before you leave. Located conveniently just blocks from Port...  Read More

Harbor Shops
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Nestled just west of the inspiring 17th Street Causeway Bridge with its spectacular view of downtown and Port Everglades, is Harbor Shops. This expansive shopping center is a one-stop experience where you can pick up groceries, wine, yachting...  Read More


Meet Dale Mack

Dale Mack has been involved in Fort Lauderdale tourism and promotions for over twenty years. Working for Travelhost Magazine in Dallas, Texas, he was especially drawn to the edition...  More About Dale