Monday, January 26, 2009

Record # of Passengers in Port Everglades

Port Everglades tops World Record Number of Cruise Passengers for a single day!

On Saturday, January 3, 2009 the total of passengers disembarking and embarking ships was 49,234. This eclipsed the ports own record of 47,229 set about 2 years ago.

There were eleven ships in port that day - Carnival Splendor and Carnival Freedom, Queen Mary 2, Holland America Eurodam, Noordam and Statendam, the Discovery Sun (a small ship that only goes to the Bahamas), MSC Lirica, the Ruby Princess, The Royal Caribbean Navigator fo the Seas, and the Seabourne Pride.

If the ships were put bow to stern, they would stretch 9,869 feet long which is approximately 31 football fields or moved enough passengers to fill 105 747 Jumbo Jets. The number of passengers that day is about 1/3 the population of Hollywood, FL where the port is basically located at (and where we happen to live.)

Turnaround day on any ship is a well "cohreographed" event to begin with but think about the buses moving people from ship to airport and airport to ship, the taxis, the personal cars and don't forget the delivery trucks bringing supplies for each ship.

What an amazing day and accomplishment! And who said no one is going on cruises? The deals are great right now so call us or your travel agent and get yourself booked.


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