Travel to the Cruzin Classic

This page contains all the information you need to travel to the Cruzin Classic. Here is an outline of the page for your quick reference:

  • BASIC DETAILS (official hotel, competition site, etc.)

  • INSTRUCTIONS ON BOOKING A ROOM AT THE HILTON FORT LAUDERDALE MARINA

  • OPTIONS FOR GROUND TRANSPORTATION

  • INFORMATION ON OPTIONAL CARNIVAL CRUISE

  • SHIP TRANSFERS FOR OPTIONAL CARNIVAL CRUISE

  • FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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BASIC DETAILS

The Cruzin Classic is a “Play Where You Stay” event for participants and fans a like. This means that everything you need is located within walking distance from the hotel!

Once you get to the official hotel, you do not need a rental car or other ground transportation. Located within a short walk of the hotel are restaurants, shops, the beach, and of course the basketball games. 

To travel to this event, we recommend you follow our instructions below to book your room at the official hotel. Additional information is provided on how you can get to/from the airport.

Finally, if your team is taking the optional Carnival Cruise, information is provided below on how to book your cruise and obtain ship transfers (to get to the ship and to the airport after the cruise).

OFFICIAL HOTEL
Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316 

Information on discounted rate and how to book is shown below.

COMPETITION SITE
Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33316 

Despite a different street in the address, this convention center is located just across the street from the hotel.

HILTON FORT LAUDERDALE MARINA - OFFICIAL HOTEL

Situated on the shimmering blue Intracoastal Waterway, the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina is the official hotel for the Cruzin Classic.

The location of the Hilton cannot be beat. Teams and fans alike can walk across the street to the convention center, the site for all of the games.

In addition to the game site being across the street, guests at the Hilton can walk to restaurants, shops, grocery stores, pharmacies, and the beach.

All guest rooms offer WiFi and feature subtle, light decor. Floor-to-ceiling glass windows maximize natural light to complement the rooms’ organic design. For your convenience, the outdoor swimming pool is heated and the fitness center is open 24 hours.

Trip Sports has arranged a discount for families, fans, and boosters of the participating teams. To access the discount, please click on the following link. You will be taken to the Hilton’s website.

HILTON FORT LAUDERDALE MARINA
CRUZIN CLASSIC – DISCOUNT

You may also telephone the hotel directly at 888-554-2131 and provide them with the discount code (TSPF19).

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GROUND TRANSPORTATION - GETTING TO THE HOTEL

Most fans will fly into Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) for the Cruzin Classic. Once on the ground, there are several ways to get to the hotel.

  • TAXI – Taxis can be found just outside of each terminal. The short ride to the hotel will cost you approximately $15.

  • RENTAL CAR – Almost all major car rental companies are present at FLL. There is a Rental Car Center in the center of the airport. Signs are posted on how to get there, but easiest access is walking from Terminal 1. NOTE: Please remember that when you rent a car and stay at the Hilton (Official Hotel) that there are daily parking fees of $25.

  • LIMOUSINE – Rates vary. If you are interested in this option, we would recommend that you speak with the Hilton (Official Hotel) directly for their recommendation on which company to use.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From Fort Lauderdale International Airport
Exit airport on US1 North and follow to SE 17th St Causeway. Turn right at 17th St for 1 mile. Immediately past Eisenhower Blvd veer right onto Grande Dr. Proceed 1st stop sign and turn left under the bridge. Arrive at hotel.

From North / West / South
From I-95 take I-595 East for 3 miles to US-1 North. Proceed on US-1 North for 2 miles to SE 17St. Turn right at 17th St for 1 mile. Immediately past Eisenhower Blvd veer right onto Grande Drive. Proceed to 1st Stop sign and turn left under the bridge. Arrive at hotel.

CARNIVAL CRUISE

Participating teams of the Cruzin Classic have an option to take a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas / Caribbean. Fans may also choose to travel with their respective team.

If your team is taking the cruise and you wish to travel with them, we recommend you purchase your cruise ticket(s) through the same agency as the team.

Similar to airline tickets, cruise pricing can fluctuate up or down depending on what sales Carnival is offering. Thus, we advise you to call our agency to get current pricing and for additional information.

SPECTACULAR ADVENTURES
Ask for Erin
(419) 695-7239 or (888) 533-7447

One additional item you will need is transportation to/from the ship. Trip Sports is offering round-trip ship transfers for fans at the Cruzin Classic. SEE THE NEXT SECTION

2019 CRUZIN CLASSIC – 3 DAY CARNIVAL CRUISE

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Dec. 20th – Embark at the Port of Miami (Miami, FL)
Dec. 21st – Fun Day at Sea
Dec. 22nd – Port of Call: Nassau (The Bahamas)
Dec. 23rd – Debarkation (Miami, FL)

SHIP TRANSFERS FOR CARNIVAL CRUISE

You’ve booked your airline flights. You’ve booked your hotel room at the Hilton Lauderdale Marina. You’ve booked your cruise package(s). What are you missing?

YOU NEED SHIP TRANSFERS!

On Dec. 20th, you will need ground transportation to get from the Hilton to the Carnival cruise ship. At the end of your cruise, you will also need transported from the ship to the proper airport.

Trip Sports is offering round-trip ship transfers for fans at the Cruzin Classic.

The cost is $60 round-trip or $30 one-way. You can purchase this transfer via the PayPal button (right).

Trip Sports ship transfers to the cruise port will depart from the Hilton (Offical Hotel) on Dec. 20th. On debarkation day, Dec. 23rd, the Trip Sports transfers will pick up at the ship and drop guests at either Fort Lauderdale International (FLL) or Miami International Airport (MIA).

FYI – Carnival does offer ship transfers at the same rate. If you have a rental car or drive in for the event, there is parking available at the pier at the Port of Miami for a daily fee.

PURCHASE SHIP TRANSFERS

Space is limited. We recommend you book your ship transfers as soon as you have your cruise ticket(s) purchased.

When possible, all fans will travel on the same bus as their respective team. HOWEVER, this is not a guarantee due to size of the team, other bookings, and other factors out of our control.

When you purchase the transfer through the PayPal button below, Trip Sports will contact you to verify your name (s) and to obtain your flight information.

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