WHAT:  Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge out of Port Everglades will be first ship to sail from the United States with passengers after a 15-month national hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Port Everglades lost more than 50 percent in revenue in Fiscal Year 2020 primarily from the cruise shutdown, which typically generates nearly $60 million in revenue annually for the port.

Celebrity Cruises is homeported at Port Everglades, sailing primarily from Terminal 25. The ultramodern cruise terminal opened in November 2018 following a $120 million renovation to expand the square footage by 83 percent to 157,800 square feet and transform the warehouse into a sleek, contemporary embarkation center with a VIP lounge, a rooftop viewing area, interactive art and a designated crew lounge.

WHEN: Saturday, June 26 at 10 AM


  • Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director
  • Michael Udine, Broward County Vice Mayor
  • Richard Fain, Chairman & CEO, Royal Caribbean Group 
  • Brian Abel, Senior Vice President, Hotel Operations,
    Celebrity Cruises     
  • Captain Kate McCue, Celebrity Edge Captain


  • Park in front of Cruise Terminal 26
  • Press conference will take place on the dock between Terminals 25 and 26
  • Address: 2026 Eller Drive, Hollywood, FL  33316


  • Register using this link
  • Government-issued photo ID required at the security checkpoints into the Port  


  • Ellen Kennedy, Port Everglades, 954-468-3508 (O) or 954-868-0220 (M)

Alinda Montfort, Port Everglades, 954-468-0169 (O) or 954-258-9330 (M)