Last updated: 05:30 PM ET, Mon March 14 2016

Port Everglades Sets New One-Day Cruise Guest World Record

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship | Donald Wood | March 14, 2016

Port Everglades Sets New One-Day Cruise Guest World Record

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Broward County's officials reported that Sunday, March 13, was the second time this cruise season that Port Everglades set a new world record, this time with a preliminary estimate of 54,700 cruise guests in one day.

According to the official website of Broward County, Port Everglades originally set the world record three months earlier with 53,485 passengers sailing in and out of the port in one day. The totals for both records do not include the Balearia's Bahamas Express ferry, which would add another 400 passengers each day.

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On Sunday’s record-breaking day, Port Everglades hosted eight cruise ships, including 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.

While the same eight ships originally helped the port set the record on Dec. 20, 2015, the influx of families on vacation during spring break helped Port Everglades surpass the old record.

Port Everglades Chief Executive and Director Steven Cernak released a statement, saying, “Breaking another world record is the perfect way to kick off the first Seatrade Cruise Global convention to be held in Broward County.”

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