Port Everglades Poised for Unprecedented Passenger Traffic

Port Everglades expected more than 46,000 passengers to sail to and from the port on Dec. 23, besting the previous world record it held when 44,108 passengers transited through the port on Dec. 21, 2003. Furthermore, the record was set to be broken using only 13 ships, two less than in 2003. "Because cruise ships are getting bigger, we expect to break our own world record this year with fewer ships," says port director Phillip Allen. Cruise ships in port that day include Carnival Liberty, Cunard's Queen Mary 2 and Royal Caribbean's Enchantment of the Seas. Port Everglades is the world's second-busiest homeport with 3.6 million passengers predicted during 2007.

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