DATE: January 23, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director/Communications
Port Everglades Business Development Division
PHONE: 954-468-3508
EMAILekennedy@broward.org

Port Everglades has once again been selected “Best U.S. Homeport” by nationally recognized cruise travel magazinePorthole. This is the second consecutive year Port Everglades has received the “Editor-In-Chief Award” as the best departure port in the country and has previously won the award from 2009 to 2011. 

“With so many amazing options that await cruisers, these awards give kudos to those who go above and beyond in terms of service, quality and memorable moments," said Porthole Cruise Magazine'sEditor-in-Chief Bill Panoff. "Port Everglades is a favorite with Porthole readers and savvy travelers. I've always had a great experience there." 

Porthole’s 2014 Editor-in-Chief Awards are presented to companies in the cruise and travel industry that have gone above and beyond in terms of service, quality, and excellence. The awards are featured in the February 2014 issue of Porthole Cruise Magazine, as well as online at porthole.com and throughout Porthole’s social media sites. 

“We are truly honored that Porthole has again chosen Port Everglades for this prestigious award,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak. “The $54 million investment to expand and update four cruise terminals and our upcoming renovation project for Cruise Terminal 4 reflects Port Everglades’ commitment to our cruise line partners, cruise guests and the future of the cruise industry.” 

In the Spring, Port Everglades will begin a $24 million construction project to modernize, reconfigure and expand Cruise Terminal 4. The improved Terminal 4 will be ready to welcome cruise guests for the 2015 season. 

About Port Everglades 
Port Everglades is one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world with nearly 4 million passengers expected in 2014. Eight cruise lines, one ferry and more than 40 cruise ships sail from the South Florida seaport including: Balearia’s Bahamas Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn. The Port's wide-ranging fleet of cruise ships provides guests with an array of cruise vacation choices from the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Everglades, where the best cruise ships launch and the greatest getaways begin. View details on the latest cruise offerings at porteverglades.net or contact us by emailing PortEverglades@broward.org

About Porthole Cruise Magazine 
As a leading consumer cruise and travel publication, Porthole Cruise Magazine celebrates the world of cruising. Now in its 18th year, Porthole has a readership of  more than 500,000 and is published bi-monthly with newsstand positioning in major retailer outlets such as Barnes & Noble and online. Porthole features stories about cruise ship innovations and itineraries, upbeat personal narratives that capture the history and culture of ports of call, tips on shopping and traveling in comfort, and an insider’s look at shipboard entertainment and international cuisines.