Port Everglades broke its own world record for the most cruise passengers to embark and debark in a single day - 53,485 guests - on Sunday, Dec. 20.

The Port's last record was set March 20, 2010 with 53,365 guests.

"We were cautiously optimistic that we would break the record this year, but didn't want to celebrate prematurely. It is difficult to judge how many families would be sharing staterooms with children and driving up the count. Plus, one ship came from dry dock without guests, which would have added another 2,000 people. We are pleased that our cruise operations continue to grow," said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak.

The Port hosted eight cruise ships on December 20, 2015, including Carnival Cruise Line's Carnival Conquest, Celebrity Cruises' Celebrity Silhouette, Holland America Line's Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, Princess Cruises' Regal Princess and Royal Princess, and Royal Caribbean International's Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.

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