Port Canaveral Voted “Best Cruise Homeport in U.S.”

Port Canaveral (Aereal view, courtesy Canaveral Port Authority) Port Canaveral has been named “Best Cruise Homeport in the U.S.” in Cruise Hive’s sixth annual Cruise Ship Awards readers’ survey, edging out of thirteen other U.S. homeports, with thousands of votes in the category. The Best Cruise Ship U.S. Homeport category was added to the survey for the first time.

“Our commitment to providing the best possible experience for our cruise partners and guests has helped us earn this prestigious distinction,” Port Director and CEO Capt. John Murray stated. “We are very proud and thank Cruise Hive readers for recognizing our efforts.”

Cruise Hive, an online cruise blogger for the latest industry news, conducted a readers’ survey for its 2019 Cruise Ship Awards, with voting for eight categories of cruise ship travel. The online voting opened in mid-September, and the awards were announced online yesterday, with Port Canaveral edging out all other U.S. cruise ports in the category.

“With Port Canaveral receiving more votes than any other cruise homeport in the United States it just shows how far the Port has come and that Cruise Hive readers prefer it to other popular nearby options,” said Emrys Thakkar, Cruise Hive founder. “The Port has long been popular on our site and readers enjoy the experience and cruise ship itineraries that are available. I can’t wait to see how the Port grows even larger in the years to come and I’m especially excited for when Carnival’s Mardi Gras arrives in November 2020.”

Cruise Hive cited Port Canaveral’s growth, with the construction of Cruise Terminal 3, the largest single project in the history of Port Canaveral, the anticipated arrival of the Carnival Mardi Gras, the first cruise ship in North America to be powered by liquified natural gas (LNG), and the planned renovations of Cruise Terminals 8 & 10 to accommodate more Disney Cruise Line ships.

Other categories included Best New Cruise Ship of 2019, Most Anticipated New Cruise Ship of 2020, Best Cruise Ship Feature, Best Cruise Ship Refurbishment in 2019, Best Cruise Ship Dining Venue, Most Anticipated Future Class Cruise Ship, and Best Cruise Line of 2019.

(Port Canaveral, Cruise Hive)