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South Florida’s cruise business is, well, cruising again

PortMiami (Photo credit PortMiami)The cruise business was idled for 15 months. Ships were empty except for skeleton crews. Passengers stayed home. Jobs were cut and South Florida’s cruise ports — some of the busiest in the world — were quiet.

No stevedores. No crew members. No passengers. The cruise business was closed because of COVID-19.

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Seven cruise ships returning to Port Everglades now on high alert for coronavirus

With seven cruise ships expected to arrive back in Fort Lauderdale this week, no passengers will reach land until it is deemed safe, officials say. There’s a heightened concern about infections — especially because three employees based at Port Everglades recently tested positive for the coronavirus. The ships are bringing back thousands of vacationers. (heraldmailmedia.com)

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Port Everglades Construction New Start A Major Milestone

Federal, state and local elected officials joined local business leaders today (Feb.18) to welcome the news that Broward County’s long-awaited Port Everglades Navigation Improvements Project to deepen and widen the Port’s navigational channels can now begin with $29.1 million in funding under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2020 Work PlanFederal, state and local elected officials joined local business leaders today (Feb.18) to welcome the news that Broward County’s long-awaited Port Everglades Navigation Improvements Project to deepen and widen the Port’s navigational channels can now begin with $29.1 million in funding under the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers FY 2020 Work Plan. (more…)

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Carnival Sunrise arrived in her new homeport of Fort Lauderdale

Carnival SunriseThe totally transformed Carnival Sunrise arrived in her new homeport of Fort Lauderdale today (Oct. 28),to launch a schedule of four- and five-day Caribbean and Bahamas cruises from Port Everglades.Today’s voyage – a sold-out five-day cruise to Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman – marks the first of nearly 40 departures from Fort Lauderdale through May 2, 2020. (more…)

Celebrity Edge has officially arrived at the new home of modern luxury, Port Everglades’ Terminal 25 (T25) in Hollywood, Fla.

The Most Anticipated Ship of the Year Has Arrived

Chairman and CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., Richard D. Fain, said: “The arrival of Celebrity Edge today (Nov.19) book-ends a major chapter in the growth of Celebrity Cruises. It’s the culmination of years of dreaming, designing and dedication to bring this magnificent ship to life. A new era is truly upon us.” (more…)

Cruise Planners Conference: Agents Post Record Sales

Last year, Cruise Planners had the strongest sales year in its history. “You all have taken it to the ‘max,'” Michelle Fee, the organization’s co-founder and CEO, emphatically told agents attending the opening session of the Cruise Planners mid-year conference at the Broward County Convention Center at Port Everglades, FL, on Sunday. (travelagentcentral.com)