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Vacation Village at Westin close to cruise ship dock?

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Vacation Village at Westin close to cruise ship dock?

We will be cruising out of Miami on Carnival. Just wondering if the Vacation Village at the Westin is close to this area?? Half the family will be flying out of Ft. Lauderdale half out of Miami, we have to stay in the area for two nights. Just wondering if this place is a good choice, or if there are nice places closer to the cruise ship port. Thanks for any info.

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1. Re: Vacation Village at Westin close to cruise ship dock?

The Vacation Village in Westin, Fort Laudedale is inland and about 60 to 90 minutes drive, traffic dependant, from the cruise ships in Miami. It is a very pleasant location for a few nights but the surrounding area is very quiet and besides a few good golf courses, shops and restaurants, there is not much to do. right there. However a trip into the Everglades is worthwhile, also a visit down to the Fort Laudedale beach and a trip up the New River on the Jungle Queen should not be missed.

If you are however looking for more/better restaurants and nightclubs and a more hectic pace, then a hotel on South Beach Miami may be more your style. Most hotels in this area are only 1/2 hour to the cruise ships.

Good luck and enjoy - we did!!


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2. Re: Vacation Village at Westin close to cruise ship dock?

I agree with the first poster except that I see it as maybe 45 minutes away...maybe 60 if you left during rush hour work days.

Lots to do in Fort Lauderdale as was mentioned and the Everglades airport ride is very interesting and fun.

Best wishes for a nice cruise.

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