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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 age 18 and older 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 Security Checkpoints.
  • Cruise guests have access to the cruise area only. Roaming through the Port is prohibited.
  • Cruise guests arriving by personal car will receive a placard to be placed on the rear-view 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.
  • Report any suspicious activity to the Broward Sheriff's Office at Port Everglades 954-765-4511.
  • Relax and enjoy your vacation!
security checkpoint hours

Security Checkpoint Hours
Checkpoint 1
 (Eller Dr./I-595): 24/7
Checkpoint 2 (State Road 84/Spangler Blvd.): 6AM - 10PM
Checkpoint 3 (SE 17th St./Eisenhower Blvd.): 6 AM - 10 PM

prohibited items on port property or Cruise Ships

This list satisfies 33 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 105.515(a) which specifies items that the Coast Guard prohibits all persons from bringing onboard any cruise ship or through terminal screening operations regulated under 33 CFR part 105:

Hand Guns and Shoulder Fire Weapons

  • Firearms and ammunition
  • Stun guns
  • Cattle prods
  • Shocking devices (e.g. taser)

Explosives, including:

  • Blasting cap
  • Dynamite
  • Fireworks or pyrotechnics
  • Flares in any form
  • Hand grenades
  • Plastic explosives
  • Explosive devices
  • Realistic replicas of explosives


  • Gasoline or other such fuels or accelerants
  • Gas torches
  • Turpentine and paint thinner

Disabling Chemicals and Other Dangerous Items

  • Chlorine
  • Liquid bleach
  • Tear gas

Prohibited Items on Port Property or Cruise Ships PDF (132 kb)

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Drones) 

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

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 at pevsecurity@broward.org. 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.

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