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Welcome to Port Everglades Where Security Is Everyone’s Business Cruise Security 2

Before you begin your first-class cruise vacation from Port Everglades, cruise guests are asked to follow these rules and regulations while on Port property:

  • Cruise guests and visitors over the age of 18 must provide a government-issued photo ID (such as a current driver's license or passport) at any of the Port's Security Checkpoints, along with your cruise documents.
  • For security purposes, cruise guests may be subject to periodic vehicle screening upon arrival at any of the Port's Security Checkpoints.
  • Cruise Guests have access to the cruise area and/or Convention Center only. Unauthorized roaming through the Port is prohibited.
  • Cruise guests arriving by personal car will receive a placard to be placed on the rearview mirror or on the driver's side dashboard - unobstructed and visible - for inspection.
  • Do not leave vehicles unattended in "No Parking" zones, fire lanes or passenger drop-off areas.
  • While on Port Everglades property, all persons are subject to local, state and federal regulations.
    Report any suspicious activity to Broward Sheriff's Office at Port Everglades 954-765-4511.
  • Relax and enjoy your vacation!

Weapons are Prohibited on Port Property

Florida State Statute 311.12 (7) ̶ Seaport security standards; inspections; compliance; appeals ̶ makes it unlawful to:

  • Possess a weapon on a seaport
  • Keep a weapon in your vehicle on a seaport

A weapon is considered the following:

  • Guns
  • Concealed knives
  • Brass knuckles
  • Sling shot
  • Billie clubs
  • Tear gas
  • Chemical weapon or device
  • Any other items used for the purpose of causing death or injury to another

Persons exempt from this law:

  • Active-duty, certified federal or state law enforcement personnel
  • Persons so designated by the seaport director in writing

Persons requesting for an exemption to this law must do so in writing to the Port Director. These requests must include a copy of your State of Florida Concealed Weapons / Firearms permit and written explanation from your employer indicating a legitimate need for you to possess a weapon as a part of your employment on the seaport.

Florida State Statute 311.12 (7) Seaport security standards; inspections; compliance; appeals. -- Any person who has in his or her possession a concealed weapon, or who operates or has possession or control of a vehicle in or upon which a concealed weapon is placed or stored, while in a designated restricted area on seaport property commits a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083. This subsection does not apply to active-duty certified federal or state law enforcement personnel, or persons so designated by the seaport director in writing.