PortMiami prepares for single-day record in cruise passengers
Written by Miami Today on December 7, 2018
PortMiami says it is expecting to handle a record 52,000 cruise passengers on Sunday, Dec. 9, which would set a single-day record for passenger traffic at the seaport.
“Last year the Cruise Capital of the World handled more than 5.6 million cruise passengers,” noted county Commissioner Rebeca Sosa, chairwoman of the commission’s Economic Development and Tourism Committee.
The port this year is to welcome these new cruise vessels:
Carnival Cruise Lines: Carnival Horizon and Carnival Magic.
Disney Cruise Line: Disney Magic.
FRS Caribbean: San Gwann.
MSC Cruises: MSC Divina.
Norwegian Cruise Line: Norwegian Getaway.
Oceania Cruises: Oceania Riviera.
Royal Caribbean International: Empress of the Seas.
Royal Caribbean International: Allure of the Seas.
“It’s definitely a busy time for PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.
Port officials attribute the growth to expanded business opportunities.
In 2018, Royal Caribbean International added sailings to the Empress of the Seas and welcomed the newly renovated Mariner of the Seas. Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line extended its winter seasons. The Port also welcomed three new cruise lines: Viking Ocean Cruises, Victory Cruise Lines, and Seabourn. Additionally, it welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Magic and its new-build vessel, the Carnival Horizon. MSC also introduced its new-build vessel, the MSC Seaside, to the port’s line-up…To read the full story click here