PortMiami received over 67,000 cruise passengers on 9 April
Eight new cruise ships will sail from PortMiami in Florida, USA, during the 2023-2024 cruise season.
Oceania Cruises' Oceania Vista, Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Venezia and Scenic Luxury Tours & Cruises' Scenic Eclipse II began sailing from PortMiami in October 2023, before being joined by Crystal Serenity, Exlora Journeys' Explora I and Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Viva. In addition, Regent Seven Seas Cruises' Seven Seas Grandeur will begin sailing from the port in December 2023 and Royal Caribbean International's Icon of the Seas will complete the line-up when it begins cruising from Miami in January 2024.
“We are grateful for the longstanding partnerships with all of our cruise partners and their commitment to providing a world-class experience to our passengers,” said Daniella Levine Cava, Mayor of Miami-Dade County. “These new ships, and their improved amenities and customer experience, are helping to keep Miami-Dade and PortMiami on the cutting edge of the cruise industry.”
PortMiami has already celebrated the two busiest cruise passenger days in its history during 2023. On 9 April, the port received 67,594 guests, surpassing the record 58,984 passengers that arrived on 12 February by 12.7 per cent.
The port is also finalising the Shore Power Program, a partnership between PortMiami, its cruise partners and Florida Power and Light Company. The project will make shore power available at five cruise terminals, with up to three ships able to be connected at one time.