There are more summer cruise options from Port Everglades than ever before, according to a port announcement. There will be five multi-day cruise ships and one daily cruise ship sailing from the Broward County, Florida, cruise port this summer.
The 3,000-passenger Carnival Freedom sails on six- and eight-night cruises on alternating Saturdays and Sundays to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
The 3,100-passenger Emerald Princess sails every Sunday to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
The 2,400-passenger Grandeur of the Seas sails on four- and five-night cruises on alternate Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays to the Eastern and Western Caribbean beginning April 29, 2010.
The 5,400-passenger Oasis of the Seas sails every Saturday to the Eastern and Western Caribbean.
The 2,850-passenger Celebrity Solstice sails alternating seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries departing on Sundays.
The 1,200-passenger Discovery Sun sails daily to Freeport, Grand Bahamas, except select Wednesdays.
“Our cruise line partners have discovered that South Florida is a terrific year-round market because we have 6 million residents who don't have to travel far to sail, direct interstate highway access and low-fare airlines coming into Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport," said Port Everglades Director Phil Allen. "For South Floridians, this means traditionally seasonal jobs are now year-round and there will be good summer vacation deals right in their own backyard."
Port Everglades claims to be the cruise ship capital of the world with more than 3.4 million passengers expected during 2010 and more homeported cruise ships than any cruise port worldwide. The Port's ever-expanding fleet of cruise ships provides guests with an array of cruise vacation choices from the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale area including everything from sampler-size day cruises to around-the-world cruises. Port Everglades is where the best cruise ships launch and the greatest getaways begin.