Florida port claims world record for most cruise passengers in a single day


If you were sailing through Florida’s Port Everglades on Sunday, it may have seemed pretty busy. The port says it set a world record Sunday for the most cruise passengers passing through in a single day.

A statement estimates more than 54,700 passengers sailed in and out of the port near Fort Lauderdale.

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Whose world record did the port break?

Its own -- set Dec. 20 with 53,485 passengers passing through. Interestingly, Port Everglades welcomed the same ships on both single-day records.

These eight cruise ships sailed in and/or out Sunday include:

Carnival Conquest

Celebrity Silhouette

Holland America’s Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam

Regal Princess and Royal Princess

Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas

Miami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades -- all in Florida -- are the three busiest cruise ship ports in the world. The Orlando Sun-Sentinel reported that Port Everglades came in No. 2 in 2014, after Miami.



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