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Port Everglades welcomes Costa Luminosa to its homeporting lineup

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Port Everglades Acting CEO and Port Director Glenn Wiltshire, right, exchanged maiden call plaques with Costa Luminosa brass
Port Everglades welcomed Costa Luminosa with a plaque and key exchange ceremony held on board to mark the ship’s first homeporting season there.

Representatives from Port Everglades, the US Coast Guard, US Customs and Border Protection, Broward Sheriff's Office and Seafarer's House participated in the ceremony.

‘Costa Cruises has been sailing from Port Everglades since the 1960s,’ said Glenn Wiltshire,’ acting CEO and port director. ‘We are excited to have Costa Luminosa joining the fleet of 40 ships sailing from Port Everglades to destinations throughout the Caribbean this winter season.’

Replaces Costa Deliziosa

Costa Luminosa replaces sister ship Costa Deliziosa, which had sailed from Port Everglades since 2015. Eight and 11-day itineraries to the eastern and western Caribbean are operated by the 2,826-passenger ship.

In fiscal 2019, Port Everglades handled nearly 4m cruise passenger movements with an economic impact of $1.87bn.

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