You will be picked up at Port Everglades (in front of your cruise terminal) and taken by our comfortable, brand new minibus to Sawgrass Mills Mall which houses more than 350 retailers including Calvin Klein, Diesel, Tommy Hilfiger, Under Armour, 7 For All Mankind, ten full service restaurants, two food courts and entertainment venues. The Colonnade Outlets features over 60 luxury brands such as Michael Kors, Kate Spade New York, Tory Burch, John Varvatos, Marc Jacobs and much more.
After three and a half hours of pure shopping pleasure, you will be driven to either Fort Lauderdale International or Miami International Airports where you will catch your flight home. What a great way to end your vacation!
Can be canceled up to 48hrs in advance
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking
Port Everglades - Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Terminal
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
The tour ends either at Fort Lauderdale International Airport or Miami International Airport
Food and drinks, unless specified
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
1st Departure - pick up is between 8:30AM and 8:45AM.
2nd Departure - pick up is between 10AM and 10:15AM.
Please note that all disembarking passengers arriving in Port Everglades are subject to immigration and customs clearance. The length of this process may vary, so please plan your disembarkation time accordingly. If you believe that you would be late for the pick up, kindly contract us at the telephone number provided with this booking confirmation.
Pick up location is the designated shuttle bus pickup area.
This is a shared tour. The vehicles are not ADA accessible. Please let us know in advance if you have any special request/requirement.
The tour ends either at Fort Lauderdale International Airport or Miami International Airport. If there are passengers departing from different airports on the same transfer, the first stop will be Fort Lauderdale airport (approximate transit time Mall to this airport is 30 minutes), whereas Miami International will be the second and final stop (approximate total transit time Mall to this airport is 1 hour and 10 minutes). If all passengers have flights departing from Miami International Airport, they will be transferred directly to Miami, without intermediate stops (approximate transit time, in this case, is 1 hour).
Transit times may vary due to traffic conditions.
Port Everglades - Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Terminal
Excellent way to spend day after a cruise while waiting for night flight. The van was spotless and the driver Milan was excellent. The bottled water was most appreciated.
Excellent service! Milan took care of us from start to finish. Clear communication before pick up, reliable on time service. HIghly recommend this tour before a flight home.
We had an awesome trip to Sawgrass Mills Mall. Viator is a reliable sightseeing company. I used Viator in my trip to London and it always on time picking up and delivery. They have local tour guides that are knowledge and helpful with details to your need. I will use Viator to my next trip to Japan for sure. In Florida, request Milan as you driver, not only he drives, he also act as world guide as he had travelled around the world many time on cruise ship as a ship employee.
We chose this tour because of the five star reviews on tripadvisor. The gentleman who picked us up was very courteous, drove safely and even allowed us to extend our time at the mall an extra hour and 45 mins so that we didn't have to spend more time sitting at the airport. We managed to find enough to do there to use up all that time. If we were to do this again, we'd definitely go to the movies. Would highly recommend this company and the excursion. We felt safe leaving our luggage with him as well and he arrived back promptly at 4:15 to take us to the airport.
This was a nice way to pass the time between disembarking my cruise and waiting for my flight home. Our driver was punctual, and very friendly, and his van was very nice...clean, comfortable. My husband and I were the only ones for this excursion. Sawgrass Mills Mall was amazing! Every type of store was there....basic and upscale, plus two food courts, and some very nice restaurants. The mall is so large, that it can be hard to find a particular store. If you google the mall, you can find a map. On the map you can enter your current location, and the store you want to find. The map will show a walking path to the desired store! LOVE IT!
One suggestion...the mall did not open until 10am Target has an earlier opening. When I booked the excursion, the only morning pickup option was 8:30am. Thus we arrived at the mall at 9am.....too early. A 9:30 pick up time would have been much preferred.
That is why I rated this a 4 star instead of 5 star. For my next cruise disembarking in Ft Lauderdale, I will probably book this again.
And I will save room is my suitcase for shopping!
This tour was excellent. Our driver contacted us a few days before our cruise ended leaving us details re pick up and requesting the time of our flight. When he realised we did not fly until late evening he even offered to pick pick us up later and collect us later from the Mall, so we did not have to spend hours at the airport.
On disembarking from the ship he rang us to ascertain if we had come through customs and where to find him.
He took us to the Mall and kept our luggage safe for the duration of the tour. He duly picked us up promptly at the Mall and drove us to Miami airport.
Our driver was extremely courteous and informative, we would definitely use this service again and would recommend it to anyone wanting to fill in time at the Mall rather than sitting at the airport.
An overall excellent experience.
We booked this shopping trip as we had hours to spare when we docked into Fort Lauderdale after our cruise. From start the finish the booking process was easy. I received emails, texts and phone calls confirming all. The driver was on time and everything ran very smoothly. I have to say Milan the driver was extremely friendly, professional, helpful and kind. He allowed us stay at Sawgrass for a few extra hours before bringing us to Miami airport. He also looked after our luggage and gave us tips about shipping. The minibus was comfortable, clean and had water. To top it all I had left a shopping bag in the minibus after arriving in Miami airport. By the time I realised it, Milan was back in Fort Lauderdale. He actually drove back from Fort Lauderdale to Miami airport to give me the bag. What a gentleman. I cannot thank Milan enough for his kindness. I would recommend Northstar Mariner to anyone. Excellent.
Great way to spend some time after cruise and before flight home. The driver was sooo friendly! Thanks
Great way of passing time after leaving cruise ship in Fort LauderDale before being transported to in our case Miami Airport.
Driver very friendly and interesting. As there was only four of us and our flight wasn't until 2100 hours at his suggestion he delayed picking us up at the the Mall until 1700 instead of 1430 as had been intended. Which meant we had extra time to shop instead of waiting at the airport. Our luggage was looked after by the company whilst we were at the Mall.
Would book again.Impressed.
Collection from cruise terminal was supposed to be 10am. We disembarked at 9am and thought we would have plenty of time. However, stuck in customs over 2hrs!!! They really should get that sorted out in the States. 6 officers to deal with over 3000 people taking fingerprints etc really isn't enough. Only half of the desks were manned.
It was nearly 11.30 when we got outside and, of course, there was nobody waiting for us. Called the number on the voucher and had to leave voicemail telling of our predicament. I was not optimistic, but our dedicated driver did call me back and explained he had left after 10.30 when we hadn't turned up and he hadn't got a call from me saying we were delayed. That was clearly my fault but I thought the terminal would have informed those waiting outside for people of the delay at customs. He said that was not the case and the terminal people were never very friendly or helpful to those collecting clients for tours after cruises. Anyway, to cut a long story short, he came back for us and we got to Shawgrass just after mid-day. He said he would collect us whenever we liked for transport to the airport later. Since our flight wasn't until 10pm, we asked him to let us have 6hrs in the shopping mall. He was ok with that and collected us again at 6 on the dot.
Very polite and friendly driver, very obliging, super-clean mini-van, water provided and luggage well looked after whilst shopping.
One tip for those considering this tour - take luggage with plenty of space for purchases. We had to buy a larger case for buys and leave one of our smaller cases behind after transferring contents over. The shopping mall was full of folks who had bought cases and there were plenty of luggage shops doing a rare old trade.
Would recommend this trip post-cruise.
This is a great way to spend your day if your flight is early evening. Sawgrass Mills is one of the largest malls I've ever seen, and it was easy to spend five hours there. We were easily picked up by our driver in a very busy port and transported to the mall. It was about a 30 minute drive from the Fort Lauderdale port. He picked us up at exactly the time agreed upon, and we were back at the airport for our flight home. Highly recommended!
Milan is an excellent driver and tour guide. His service is exemplary. I have no hesitation to strongly recommend this tour to any cruisers who have a late i. e. post-6 pm flight from FLL or MIA that evening.
What a great way to spend that extra time before a long flight, would highly recommend it. The service was exceptional
Need to better explain where to meet the tour. The cruise line had never heard of Northstar and the bus was not marked. Thankfully, I had the phone number. Otherwise, the bus was clean, the driver attentive. Wasn't thrilled with Sawgrass, but was better than sitting in the airport for an additional 4 hours. All in all, if the communication was better about where to meet the bus, I would have rated it with 4 stars.
Because we had a late flight after our cruise, this tour was a perfect way to spend the extra time. Our driver was on-time for our pickup at the cruise terminal, and was very friendly and helpful with suggestions regarding Sawgrass Mills Mall. He let us out at an entrance near the food court we wanted lunch, kept our carry-ons in the van, and let us know our pick-up time and location. Again, our driver appeared at the designated time. The tour ended with our drop-off at Ft Lauderdale airport terminal. I highly recommend this tour as an enjoyable way to spend time waiting for your flight, especially if you're a shopper. The largest outlet mall did not disappoint!
Get way to kill time before late 7 p.m. flight. Great shops, 2 food courts, padded benches to people watch, also clean restrooms. Pick up at port departure terminal was flawless as was delivery to mall and then pick up to airport. Driver was great and I was impressed with the professional service! This tour was cheaper than cruise line excursion.
We returned from a 15 day cruise and needed a safe place to await our evening flight back home. The driver was awaiting our disembarkment from the ship and took us to the Mall. He was very courteous and prompt. He picked us up at the mall at the scheduled time and took us to the airport. Driver took us to the appropriate departure terminal and helped us with our bags. Our luggage was secured in the van while we were at the Mall. Very convenient and would recommend these services.
This is a great option if you have plenty of time before you fly out or are staying in Fort Lauderdale after your cruise. I was picked up promptly from the cruise terminal in Fort Lauderdale in January by a very friendly, extremely helpful driver holding a sign with my name on it and taken to Sawgrass Mills Shopping Mall which was excellent. Four huge numbered well signposted areas at ground floor level. I left my luggage in the van while I shopped . I negotiated my time there and chose 3.5 hours which was just right for me, then I was promptly collected again at the agreed time/area and instead of going to the airport the fare was recalculated on a further distance to my motel in Pompano Beach. Perfect and I very happily recommend this trip via Viator to all !.