Port Everglades Sees Record Cruise Day Since Shutdown
Port Everglades saw six cruise ships in one day this past Saturday, when Emerald Princess, Odyssey of the Seas, Viking Star, Celebrity Edge, and Celebrity Reflection all departed from the port. It was a big step up from earlier this year when only 1-3 ships were sailing from the south Florida port.
Earlier this year, Port Everglades was the first port to welcome back a major U.S. cruise ship departure when Celebrity Edge sailed on June 26.
Cruise ships account for 40 percent of Port Everglades’ overall revenue. The port is expected to see over 20 ships this month.
Wonder of the Seas Departs Saint-Nazaire Shipyard
Royal Caribbean’s Wonder of the Seas set sail from the shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France on Friday.
The world’s largest cruise ship sailed to Marseille, France, where she will spend time receiving additional outfitting and finishing touches.
The vessel is set to begin passengers cruises from Fort Lauderdale in March.
Holland America’s Newest Ship Departs on Inaugural Cruise
Holland America’s new ship Rotterdam set sail on Friday on her inaugural cruise to the Bahamas.
The ship arrived in Fort Lauderdale on November 3, following a transatlantic crossing that departed Amsterdam on October 20.
Rotterdam is the line’s second ship to resume sailings from Florida, following Nieuw Amsterdam on October 23. Through April, Rotterdam will sail six to 11-night Caribbean voyages from Port Everglades.