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.