My wif and I flew into Ft. Lauderdale late the night before the cruise. Stayed at the Hampton Inn Ft Lauderdale Airport North Cruise Port. Free shuttle to hotel from airport and shuttle for a nominal fee to the port. This hotel is in a convenient location to the airport and cruise port with a strip mall with department stores, liquor store, and restaurants right next door. Management makes an extra effort to please cruisers. Will stay here again.