This past Sunday was a record-breaking day at PortMiami.
An estimated 52,000 cruise passengers arrived and departed on that day – more than any other day in history.
The ships in port on December 9 were:
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Horizon
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Magic
Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic
FRS Caribbean San Gwann
MSC Cruises MSC Divina
Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian Getaway
Oceania Cruises Oceania Riviera
Royal Caribbean International Empress of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International Allure of the Seas
“It’s definitely a busy time for PortMiami,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I want to welcome all cruise visitors to Miami-Dade County and encourage them to explore all that our community has to offer. Cruise passengers are essential to the continued growth and development of the tourism industry in Miami-Dade and contribute millions of dollars to our local economy annually. That includes air travel, hotel nights, entertainment and shopping.”
Miami has been “The Cruise Capital of the World” for many years, but has seen cruise lines ramp up service recently with bigger ships and new terminals.