Port Canaveral Sets Record Cruise Numbers, Hosts Over 4.5 Million Passengers in Fiscal 2017
By Space Coast Daily // November 16, 2017
choice for more cruise travelers year after year
BREVARD COUNTY • BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Port Canaveral, the second busiest cruise port in the world, set a new record for the Port’s cruise operations as more than 4.5 million passenger movements were logged in 2017.
“Port Canaveral is proving to be the Port of choice for more cruise travelers year after year,” said Capt. John Murray, Port CEO.
“Our focus on providing quality service and commitments we have made to improve and expand our infrastructure ensures our cruise partners can deliver an exceptional customer experience at our Port, which provides increased jobs and business opportunities in our community.”
Total cruise passengers, which includes multi-day passengers coupled with one-day cruise passengers, totaled 4,520,229 in fiscal year 2017, up 6.4 percent.
Multi-day passengers totaled 4,234,545 in fiscal year 2017, up 7.1 percent over the previous year hitting an all-time high number of passengers.
According to the Cruise Lines International Association, Port Canaveral is considered a leading homeport for the world’s largest cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruise Line, Norwegian Cruise Line and Royal Caribbean International – as well as numerous port-of-call vessels from the world’s cruise lines.
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