Cruise NewsPortMiami Prepares for Record 52,000 Cruise Passengers on Sunday

PortMiami Prepares for Record 52,000 Cruise Passengers on Sunday

PortMiami, the Cruise Capital of the World, is preparing to welcome a record 52,000 cruise passengers on Sunday, December 9, 2018.  There will be nine cruise ships from seven different cruise lines in port.

PortMiami’s team — from safety and security, operations, maintenance and customer service to other industry partners — is ready to welcome travelers from all over to the Cruise Capital of the World. All operations are in place to handle nine of the industry’s most modern and innovative cruise vessels.

PortMiami will be welcoming the following cruise vessels on Sunday.  26.000 passengers are expected to disembark and another 26,000 are expected to embark on a cruise out of Miami on Sunday.

  1. Allure of the Seas
  2. Empress of the Seas
  3. Carnival Horizon
  4. Carnival Magic
  5. Disney Magic
  6. Norwegian Getaway
  7. MSC Divina
  8. Oceania Riviera
  9. San Gwann
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Drone video of Norwegian Bliss leaving PortMiami for a cruise to the Caribbean:

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Chairwoman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa gave the following statement about this record breaking day for PortMiami: “PortMiami is home to the world’s most renowned cruise lines. Last year the Cruise Capital of the World handled more than 5.6 million cruise passengers, welcoming each and every one with open arms and a smile. We’re more than ready for the 2018-2019 cruise season!”

PortMiami 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 their 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 Cruises also introduced its new-build vessel, the MSC Seaside, to the port’s line-up.

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Cruise NewsPortMiami Prepares for Record 52,000 Cruise Passengers on Sunday


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