Once all the manifests were tallied, the port found a total of 55,964 passengers sailed in and out in a single day, topping the previous record of 55,885 in March 2016.
‘We knew it would be close because it was a busy weekend. This is nice gift for the holidays,’ Acting CEO and Port Director Glenn Wiltshire said.
Cruise lines and ships that contributed to Port Everglades’ record-breaking day include Royal Caribbean International’s Adventure of the Seas and Allure of the Seas, Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic, Celebrity Cruises’ Celebrity Edge, Holland America Line’s Eurodam and Nieuw Statendam, Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess and Sky Princess, and Balearia Caribbean’s Jaume II (daily ferry).
Nearly 4m passenger movements a year
Port Everglades handles nearly 4m passenger movements annually.