Most weekends we do a live interactive broadcast from just outside of Port Everglades at Dr V D Mizel - Eula Johnson State Park. Occasionally however we head South to see some different ships and different scenery. If you want to watch ships as they leave PortMiami, it's not hard to get to South Pointe Park in South Beach, but watch the below video so know know exactly where to go and avoid what is sometimes a stressful parking situation... Read more about How to Watch Sail-Aways Out of PortMiami - South Pointe Park
Most weekends I come to you live on Periscope where we all talk ship and watch cruise ships sail-away from Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park next to Port Everglades. Many of you ask exactly where I am and how you can get there when you're in the Ft Lauderdale area (tip: it's also a great place to enjoy the beach). Let's talk about where the park is, how to get to the jetty, and other tips for enjoying some time watching cruise ships full of people starting their vacation.
This past weekend we were lucky enough to see five ships sail out of Port Everglades. This gorgeous day was made all the more special as it was the first day Holland America Line's newest ship, MS Koningsdam sailed out of Port Everglades on a regularly scheduled sailing (she just came off a sailing in South Florida, but it was a short welcome itinerary). Reader Brett Goolsby just got off the Koningsdam and was nice enough to share some pics of this beautiful vessel. We're definitely looking forward to checking her out soon.
Take a look below for the stats on the ships we watched sail out, this weekend's video, and then the gallery, including the shots from our friend Brett!
It was a fun weekend with yesterday's Harmony sail-away party and today we enjoyed some great sail-aways. After a long, hot Summer, many ships have left their Mediterranean and Alaskan routes, returning home to South Florida. This means that instead of sweating for hours to see a ship or two, we enjoyed a six ship sail-away and chatted with many of you on Periscope. Take a look below as we offer up pictures, video, and stats from the Princess, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, and Holland America ships that we watched sail by today. Also, because you're dying to know, you get to find out what I ate for dinner afterward.