Traffic Alert - February 24 & 25

Port tenants and visitors may experience heavy traffic and delays this weekend, February 24 and 25, due to two different events being held at the Broward County Convention Center. More than 8,000 attendees are expected over the weekend. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the convention center area and use the port entrances located at Federal Hwy (US1)/ State Road 84 and I-595/Eller Dr.  

Cruise Terminal 4 Facts

The magic of Disney Cruise Line has officially arrived at Broward County’s Port Everglades in greater Fort Lauderdale. The cruise line celebrated the grand opening of its new dedicated cruise terminal and second year-round homeport in Florida.

Agreement Terms:
15-year agreement with three 5-year extension options

Passenger Movements:
10.6 million passenger movements, with potential to add another 11.25 million passenger movements

Number of Vessels:
One year-round ship, joined by a second seasonal ship in 2025

Local Job Creation:
Approximately 1,111 direct local jobs, generating $31.6 million in wages and $12.3 million in state and local taxes annually*

Port Revenue:
Approximately $270M in port fees over 15-year period with potential of approximately $330M

Local Builders/Contractors: 
Atkins, Bermello Ajamil Architecture, and Pirtle Construction

Terminal Size:
104,000+ square feet

Inaugural Voyage: 
November 20, 2023, onboard the Disney Dream

Mix of three- to five-night sailings to the Caribbean and The Bahamas

Number of Sailings in 2024:

  • Disney Dream: 44
  • Disney Magic: 44

Key Officials in Attendance:
Thomas Mazloum, President New Experience Portfolio & Disney Signature Experiences
Sharon Siskie, Disney Cruise Line Senior Vice President & General Manager
Jonathan Daniels, Port Everglades CEO and Port Director
Lamar P. Fisher, Broward County Mayor
Monica Cepero, Broward County Administrator

*estimates are based annually on years 3-15 of the fully executed agreement (with the addition of a second seasonal ship) according to a study commissioned by Port Everglades by nationally recognized maritime research company Martin Associates