BROWARD COUNTY, FL -- Port Everglades is an easy choice for cruise guests because of its proximity to exciting Caribbean destinations and direct access via highways and three international airports. For summer cruisers in 2024, there are new reasons why the third busiest cruise homeport in the world is an ideal choice.
Next summer, the port will host five cruise ships from award-winning brands Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International. The variety the lines offer is sure to appeal to discerning guests -- from the new kids on the block (Celebrity Beyond and Enchanted Princess) to the one-time world’s largest ship (Royal Caribbean International’s Freedom of the Seas) to ships offering shorter itineraries (Celebrity Reflection and Disney Magic). Additionally, the port offers a near-daily ferry service by Baleária Caribbean to the Bahamas.
“We have been extremely successful in meeting the cruising public’s expectations by attracting ultra-high-luxury and premier brands, further developing our summer offerings, and expanding popular short cruise options,” said Jonathan Daniels, CEO and Port Director. “These new additions to our summer 2024 portfolio are a direct result of us putting the customer experience first.”
Currently, Port Everglades’ offerings provide cruise guests with unique experiences. Homeporting at Port Everglades this summer are Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Equinox, Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess and Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas.
Travelers have additional reasons to sail from Port Everglades and extend their summer vacation with pre- and post-cruise stays in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Everglades is a short drive to sweeping beachfronts, a vibrant art scene, world-class restaurants, craft breweries, entertainment, shopping, casinos, and family-friendly activities -- including the area’s namesake, the Florida Everglades. View details on the latest cruise offerings at PortEverglades.net and check out Visit Lauderdale for extended vacation options.
About Port Everglades
As one of Florida’s leading economic generators, Broward County’s Port Everglades is the gateway for international trade and cruise vacations. Consistently ranked among the top three busiest cruise homeports in the world, Port Everglades is also one of the nation’s leading container ports and South Florida’s main seaport for receiving energy products including gasoline, jet fuel and alternative fuels. The Port Everglades Department is a self-supporting Enterprise Fund of Broward County, Florida government with operating revenues of $151.7 million in Fiscal Year 2022 (October 1, 2021, through September 30, 2022). It does not rely on local tax dollars for operations. The total value of economic activity related to Port Everglades exceeds $33 billion. More than 216,000 Florida jobs are impacted by the Port, including nearly 9,600 people who work for companies that provide direct services to Port Everglades. For more information on Port Everglades, visit PortEverglades.net or email PortEverglades@broward.org.
July 12, 2023
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