Here are some useful links about Port Everglades
This site gives you a lot of information about Port Everglades along with floor plans of the various terminals.
Here is a link to a mobile IOS Apple APP with the Port Everglades schedule
Here is a link to a site that shows you what other ships will be in any port and the port loading (how many people may be on all the ships put together)
Here is a map of the Southport Shopping Center - which is very close to Port Everglades
The Sun Trolley connects the airport, the beaches and various hotels around Fort Lauderdale. No luggage is allowed, but a great choice once you are checked in. Most routes are free! The beach route costs $1 which goes down the beach all the way to the Galleria Mall
More information HERE