TOP 2015 VIDEO: Six Cruise Ships Set Record At Port Canaveral

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26,000 cruise passengers in port at one time

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story and video were among the most viewed on Space Coast Daily in 2015. The original publish date was Feb. 15, 2015. Throughout the week of Dec. 22- 29, Space Coast Daily will review our most-viewed stories of the year and will then poll our readers on Dec. 30 to select their Space Coast Daily Top 10 Stories for 2015.

ABOVE VIDEO: Port Canaveral was jammed on Sunday, Feb. 15 with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

Ships that were in port on Sunday included the Disney Magic at Cruise Terminal 8, the Carnival Liberty at Cruise Terminal 10, the Carnival Sunshine at Cruise Terminal 6, the Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas at Cruise Terminal 1, the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas (Port-of-Call) at Cruise Terminal 5 and the Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas (Port-ofCall) at Cruise Terminal 3.

Port Canaveral is a cruise, cargo and naval port and is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world with nearly 4 million multi-day cruise passengers passing through during 2014. As a deep water cargo port, it has a high volume of traffic – and growing.

Along with Jennifer McCoy, Bobby and Nikki McCoy Freeman, above, are family partners in RE/MAX Elite’s McCoy-Freeman Group. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Bobby and Nikki Freeman

“I have never seen the port this crowded,” said Bobby Freeman, a life-time resident of Brevard County, and a top Realtor in the area for two decades. 

“To watch Port Canaveral grow and develop into a premier entertainment and dining destination, and vie for being the world’s busiest cruise port is very exciting,” said Freeman’s wife, Nikki, who is also a life-time Brevard resident.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks. (SpaceCoastDaily.com/Zach Clark video)

IN-PORT CRUISE SHIP FACTS & STATS

• The Disney Magic operates from Port Canaveral CT 8 and has 11 decks. The ship can accommodate 2,700 passengers in 875 staterooms and has a crew of approximately 950. The Magic weighs in at 84,000 tons, is 984 feet long, has a beam of 106 feet and a draft of 25.3 feet. The Disney Magic will depart the port at 4:40 p.m.

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• The Carnival Liberty is a Conquest-class cruise ship that has 13 decks and operates out of Port Canaveral’s CT 10. The ship can accommodate 2,974 passengers and has a crew of 1,160. The The Carnival Liberty is 110,000 tons, 952 feet long, has a beam 116 feet and draft of 27 feet. The Liberty will depart the port at 4 p.m.

• The Carnival Sunshine operates from Port Canaveral’s CT 6 and has 12 decks. The ship can accommodate 2,642 passengers and has a crew of 1,150. The Carnival Sunshine weighs in at 102,853 tons, is 893 feet long, has a beam of 116 feet and a draft of 27 feet. The Sunshine will depart the port at 4 p.m.

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• The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas operates from Port Canaveral’s CT 1 and has 12 decks. The ship can accommodate 3,634 passengers and has a crew of 1,300. The Freedom of the Seas weighs in at 154,407 tons, is 1,112 feet long, has a beam of 127 feet and a draft of 28 feet. The Freedom of the Seas will depart the port at 4:30 p.m.

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• The Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas has 11 decks and will be at anchor at CT 5 for a Port-of Call visit. The ship can accommodate 2,446 passengers and has a crew of 760. The Grandeur of the Seas weighs in at 74,000 tons, is 915 feet long, has a beam of 106 feet and a draft of 28 feet.  The Grandeur of the Seas will depart the port at 9:30 p.m.

• The Royal Caribbean Quantum of the Seas has 18 decks and will be at anchor at CT 3 for a Port-of Call visit. The ship can accommodate 4,905 passengers, weighs in at a whopping 168,600 tons, is 1,139 feet long, has a beam of 162 feet and a draft of 29 feet. The Quantum of the Seas will depart the port at 11 p.m.

IMAGE GALLERY BY ZACH CLARK

Special thanks to Florida Air Tours of Port Canaveral

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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Port Canaveral was jammed Sunday with both spectators and cruise ship passengers as, for the first time ever, six cruise ships tied up at the port’s docks.

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