In addition, Princess Cruises’ new Royal Princess will call Port Everglades her U.S. winter home when she arrives in late October 2013 after debuting in Europe.
“We are honored that Princess Cruises has once again selected Port Everglades to homeport the line’s newest and most sophisticated cruise ship, Royal Princess,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive & Port Director Steven Cernak. “Princess has a long, successful history at Port Everglades and we look forward to welcoming Royal Princess in grand style.”
The new 141,000-ton, 3,600-passenger Royal Princess will be berthed at Cruise Terminal 2; one of four cruise terminals renovated last year to allow for a seamless “curbside-to-ship” guest experience with expanded check-in and baggage claim areas, covered walkways, streamlined transportation routing and bright interiors.
As Caribbean cruising becomes more popular during the summer, Port Everglades will be more active in 2014 with a total of five cruise ships sailing from the South Florida cruise port. Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess and Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas will join the Port’s year-round fleet of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom, and Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas and sail through the summer.
Port Everglades is one of the three busiest cruise ports in the world serving more than 3.7 million passengers annually and more homeported cruise ships than any other cruise port worldwide. The top cruise lines and their ships sail from the South Florida seaport including: Balearia’s Bahamas Express, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Cunard Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Silversea Cruises and Seabourn. The Port's wide-ranging fleet of cruise ships provides guests with an array of cruise vacation choices from the sunny Greater Fort Lauderdale area. Port Everglades, where the best cruise ships launch and the greatest getaways begin.