Lanie, I stayed there in March, and got a low price via Priceline. Because we precruise there for 2 days, the parking fee ate up any savings.They don't give free handicapped parking. Great location,and we were able to see the ships come into the port. The Lauderdale webcam has a camera on top, so you can precruise in your mind.
Port Everglades Webcam - A Fort Lauderdale Cruise Ship Web Cam