BROWARD COUNTY, FL - Port Everglades will almost look like its pre-pandemic self on Saturday, November 6, with six cruise ships sailing with passengers on board.
"Six of our eight cruise terminals will be in use, so it is not the Port's record and the ships will not be filled to capacity, but it will be a sight to behold and is a solid sign of recovery," said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. "We have gone from three cruise ships starting up in June and July, to more than 20 ships that will be sailing in November."
The cruise ships sailing on Saturday include:
- Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Edge and Celebrity Reflection
- Princess Cruises' Emerald Princess
- Holland America Line's Nieuw Amsterdam
- Royal Caribbean's Odyssey of the Seas
- Viking Cruises' Viking Star
Port Everglades was the first U.S. port to resume cruise service, on June 26, 2021, with the Celebrity Edge, after the cruise industry was paused due the COVID-19 pandemic.
The cruise industry traditionally accounts for approximately 40 percent of Port Everglades' revenue.
About Port Everglades
Port Everglades has everything under the sun from Caribbean cruises to world voyages to fast ferry getaways -- all from the vacation paradise of Greater Fort Lauderdale. Port Everglades' enviable location in the heart of South Florida and the neighboring Caribbean, makes it one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world, typically hosting nearly 4 million passengers annually. Guests enjoy the Port's proximity to three international airports including the rapidly growing Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) less than two miles away. For pre- and post-cruise stays, 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 our namesake, the Florida Everglades. View details on the latest cruise offerings at porteverglades.net or contact us by emailing PortEverglades@broward.org.
November 5, 2021
Media Contact: Ellen Kennedy
Port Everglades External Affairs