Cruisers have the absolute freedom to choose the port of boarding or departure when they are taking the Cruises from Fort Lauderdale in October. Some passengers may prefer to depart from a port close to their home rather than boarding the cruise from a foreign location. While others may want to choose a destination or boarding port that they have always wanted to visit. Either way, passengers have the final choice on Jamaica cruises sailing from Fort Lauderdale. For travelers taking the cruise from the starting point of the cruise, there are many Fort Lauderdale cruise port hotels.