Port Everglades currently holds the world record for the highest number of passengers sailing in and out of a seaport in a single day. It was March 20, 2010 with 53,365 guests passing through the Port. Although there were high hopes of breaking that incredible record again this year on March 17, the Port fell shy by just 745 passengers. Eight of the largest cruise ships at Port Everglades sailed that day from cruise lines including Carnival, Princess, Royal Caribbean, MSC and Holland America. Still, some 52,620 people set sail or returned from a fabulous cruise that day; quite impressive for Broward’s seaport! By the end of September, Port Everglades expects that over 3.6 million passengers will have come through the Port.
Meanwhile, Port Everglades has begun a $54 million cruise terminal renovation project at no cost to taxpayers which will transform four existing cruise terminals into modern passenger facilities for more than 30 different Carnival Corporation cruise ships as well as cruise ships from other lines. The various terminals will be completed between December 2012 and early June 2013. Learn more about taking a cruise at porteverglades.net.