Port Everglades prepares for new homeporting ships

Port Everglades in Florida, USA, has new reasons for being an ideal cruise gateway in summer 2024

Port Everglades prepares for new homeporting ships

Port Everglades

A total of 46 cruise ships are expected to call at Port Everglades in 2024

By Laura Hyde |

Port Everglades in Florida will host five cruise ships from award-winning brands Celebrity Cruises, Disney Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International in summer 2024.  

According to the port, the variety of itineraries offered by Celebrity Beyond and Celebrity Reflection, Disney Magic, Enchanted Princess and Freedom of the Seas will help to increase its appeal and cement its position as third busiest cruise homeport in the world. 

In September, Port Everglades will host two sailings from Crystal’s newly refurbished Crystal Serenity, which will then begin a winter homeporting season in November. On 19 December, Silversea Cruises’ new Nova-class ship, Silver Ray, will make its debut at Port Everglades. Princess Cruises’ Sphere-class ship, Sun Princess, is expected to sail from the port for the first time on 14 October. 

In total, Port Everglades anticipates the 2024 cruise season to bring 46 cruise ships to the south of Florida. It will also continue to provide berth space and other related services for Baleária Caribbean’s near-daily ferry service between Florida and The Bahamas. The port already has 44 cruise calls scheduled for 2025. 

“Our port has the distinction of hosting a wide range of cruise lines that offer itineraries meeting nearly every interest and budget, in addition to offering cruise guests world-class customer service,” says Glenn Wiltshire, acting director of Port Everglades.  

Cruise guests have the option to extend their vacation with pre- and post-cruise stays in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Everglades is a short drive to sweeping beachfronts, a vibrant art scene, numerous restaurants, craft breweries, entertainment, shopping, casinos, and many other attractions. 

This article was first published in the Spring/Summer 2024 issue of  Cruise & Ferry Review. All information was correct at the time of printing, but may since have changed. Subscribe  for FREE to get the next issue delivered directly to your inbox.  

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