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Port Everglades Sets Single-Day Cruise Passenger World Record

Port Everglades on December 20 broke its own world record for the most cruise passengers to embark and debark in a single day - 53,485 guests. The previous record - 53,365 guests - was set March 20, 2010.

"We were cautiously optimistic that we would break the record this year, but didn't want to celebrate prematurely. It is difficult to judge how many families would be sharing staterooms with children and driving up the count. Plus, one ship came from dry dock without guests, which would have added another 2,000 people. We are pleased that our cruise operations continue to grow," said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak, PPM®.

That day, December 20, the port hosted eight cruise ships: Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Conquest, Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette, Holland America Line's Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, Princess Cruises' Regal Princess and Royal Princess, and Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.

The same ships returned on Sunday, January 3, 2016, minus Royal Princess, which is not due back from a 10-day Eastern Caribbean cruise until January 9.  The others, however, were joined by the 680-guest Pacific Princess, making January 3 another eight-ship day.

View a video of what a busy cruise day looks like at Port Everglades.

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