Cruise News Ports Port Everglades Breaks Own World Record by 79 Cruise Passengers

Port Everglades Breaks Own World Record by 79 Cruise Passengers

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Port Everglades Breaks World Record!

Port Everglades which is one of the leading cruise ports in the world and located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has made history once again. The port has broken its own world record with the most amount of cruise passengers in a single day.

Glenn Wiltshire, Port Everglades Acting Chief Executive & Port Director, said:

“We knew it would be close because it was a busy weekend. This is nice gift for the holidays.”

It was a close one as the record was only broken by just 79 cruise passengers. In fact, the port broke its own record which was previously set in MArch 2016 with 55,885 passengers. The new world record at Port Everglades was accomplished on December 1, 2019, at 55,964 passengers.

It was a full day for the port on December 1 which was a Sunday with Adventure of the Seas and Allure of the Seas in port from Royal Caribbean, the Carnival Magic cruise ship from Carnival Cruise Line, Celebrity Edge operated by Celebrity Cruises, two vessels from Holland America Line which were Eurodam and Nieuw Statendam, Regal Princess and Sky Princess from Princess Cruises and finally the Balearia vessel. So that’ s a total of nine cruise ships in port and that’s a great view of how the cruise industry is doing.

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Port Everglades is a great alternative to PortMiami which is further south and offers easy access from three international airports including the growing Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport which is less than two miles away from the cruise terminals. The post deals with almost 4 million passengers annually and with even more larger cruise ships being built it will just be a matter of time until the record is broken again.

This comes after new records from the Port of Galveston which is the fourth busiest cruise port in North America and Port of Boston which reached 400,000 passengers for the 2019 cruising season.

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