BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. - Port Everglades made a splash on March 11 when the South Florida seaport released its new Port Everglades Powerhouse Cruise Port video at Cruise Shipping Miami (CSM). 

 The video incorporates the Port’s “splash” theme with animated water droplets and cresting waves that introduce different segments of the clever 3-minute video. Each segment highlights the big advantages of cruising from Port Everglades – location, speed, service and flexibility with the backdrop of Greater Fort Lauderdale as a vibrant, sunny vacation destination. 

 The video is an integral part of the Port’s new booth at CSM, which also features the splash design in the form of a dramatic water-based cruise ship rising out of the seas. New technology uses revolutionary remote control aerial camera captures sweeping images of the Port’s cruise terminals, parking garages and other facilities, while time-lapse and aerial footage capture the expanse of the 2,100-acre seaport and its modern, nine cruise terminals.

The video communicates the value of the Port to the local economy, particularly with future renovation and expansion plans announced last year.  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. The total value of economic activity at Port Everglades is approximately $26 billion. And, more than 201,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including 11,700 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades.  
 
View Port Everglades Powerhouse Cruise Port video, or visit Port Everglades’ booth at CSM #819 or tune into the Port’s YouTube channel at PortEvergladesFL. 

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, Seabourn and Silversea Cruises. 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 is 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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and use #cruiseporteverglades. 

Photo Caption: A remote control aerial camera captures sweeping images of Cruise Terminal 18

DATE: March 11, 2014
MEDIA CONTACT: Ellen Kennedy, Assistant Director
Business Development Division/Communications
PHONE: 954-468-3508
EMAIL: ekennedy@broward.org