Nightmare LEAVING Port Everglades

Although there was a fairly long line getting into Port Everglades (be prepared to show id and boarding pass at security when driving in by car or taxi), embarkation was fairly smooth.  Getting our of Port Everglades was a different story.  Our Uber driver was asked for a waybill when exiting, he got snippy with the agent who called police over, my son and I were asked to show passports etc. Took about 15 minutes to exit the port.... 

Allow extra time if there are numerous cruise ships in port as the lines are extensive and the chaos is huge!

Tags: Florida Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades) U.S. - Southeast

6 Answers

Port Everglades has always been a slower-than-usual port, from our experience.

Perhaps it would have been a little faster if the driver had not been snippy. The port agent was only doing his job.

Ya think!!! Both the driver and the agent were engaged in a personality conflict leaving my son and I helpless to do anything. Unfortunately, I saw that a lot while traveling down to the keys in Florida after the cruise - lots and lots of very angry people!

So far, I haven't run in to those types in Florida yet, but really spend my time there in the Canaveral / Vero Beach area. I can see where there may be a difference as you get closer to Miami, though.

It has really changed south of Miami - the hostility is everywhere ... really sad to see areas I used to go to become so "rude".

Thanks. I'll be going through this port in October and I'll be ready for the exit. I will be driving so I will not need to worry about an Uber driver turning a normal exit plan into a nightmare.


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