Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Port Everglades, Florida (January 27, 2013) – Broward County’s Port Everglades has been selected for the fifth consecutive year as the Best U.S. Home port by Porthole Cruise Magazine, the internationally distributed cruise travel magazine.
In 2010, Oasis of the Seas was joined by Allure of the Seas. This event make Port Everglades home to the two largest cruise ships in the world, Which have Port everglades breaking YTD attendance records.
As of December 2012, Port Everglades is one of the world’s busiest cruise ports in the company of two other Florida cruise ports, Port of Miami and Port Canaveral. Over 4 million annual revenue cruise passengers in 2013. Ships sail year round, but the peak season is from November to April. Port Everglades was once home to RMS Queen Elizabeth when she was laid up as a museum ship from 1968 until 1970. Besides the RMS Queen Elizabeth, Port Everglades has been used to dock many notable and famous ships. In 2004, the Queen Mary 2 completed her maiden voyage and her maiden transatlantic voyage at Port Everglades. In December 2009, Royal Caribbean International began using Port Everglades as the home port for the world’s largest passenger ship, the Oasis of the Seas; in late 2010, she was joined at Port Everglades by her sister ship Allure of the Seas.