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Port Canaveral sails past Miami and is now the Busiest Cruise Port in the World!

Hot on the heels of being named best U.S. Homeport in the Cruise Hive’s annual Cruise Ship Awards for the third consecutive year, Port Canaveral has now sailed past Port Miami to become the world's busiest cruise port with more than 4 million passengers.

Port Canaveral Cruise Port Florida

Port Canaveral is once again celebrating as the Brevard County port has claimed the crown of world's busiest cruise port.

The news comes as the 2022 passenger numbers have been released from the Florida Ports Council, with Port Canaveral topping out with over 4 million passengers, putting the Central Florida Port ahead of Miami for the first time ever.

In total, 4,072,396 multi-day cruise guests moved through Port Canaveral, edging out PortMiami’s updated 4,022,544 multi-day guests.

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale retained its No. 3 spot, with 1.72 million passengers.

“We’ve always aimed to be the best cruise port in the world, but what an achievement to now be known as the busiest,” said Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral CEO.“This historic milestone is testament to the efforts of our team and cruise partners to provide a best in class experience for all cruise guests sailing from Port Canaveral.”

Port Canaveral Voted Best U.S. Cruise Homeport

Located on the east coast of Florida, Port Canaveral is home to many of the industry’s top cruise lines, including Carnival Cruise Line, Disney Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, and Royal Caribbean International.

Port Canaveral offers easy access to more than 50 destinations, including the Caribbean, Bahamas, and Eastern and Western Mexico.

Port Canaveral Voted Best U.S. Cruise Homeport

Port Canaveral is the home port for many exciting new crusie ships, including Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Prima.

Norwegian Prima is the first of six vessels in Norwegian’s Prima Class, the companies fentirely new class of ships in nearly 10 years

On December 11, 2022, Norwegian Prima embarked on her first cruise from Port Canaveral, offering round-trip Caribbean voyages through March of 2023, with calls to the tropical ports of Mexico, Jamaica, Honduras, and including visits to NCL’s exclusive resort-style destinations – Harvest Caye in Belize and Great Stirrup Cay, the Company’s 270-acre private island in the Bahamas.

This year, Port Canaveral will welcome more NCL ships than ever before including Norwegian Escape, Norwegian Getaway, Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Gem and Norwegian Prima, the newest ship of any cruise line to visit the port.

NORWEGIAN PRIMA Port Canaveral Florida

In November last year Port Canaveral also became the home port for the world largest cruise ship!

The Wonder Of The Sea is Royal Caribbean's fifth ship in its Oasis class that now calls Port Canaveral's Terminal 1 home for at least the next two years.

Weighing more than 230,000 tons with a total capacity of nearly 7,000 passengers, Wonder of the Seas is currently the world’s largest cruise ship.

The Wonder of the Seas asets sail from Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 1 weekly, featuring cruises to both the Eastern and Western Caribbean.

She is currently the largest cruise ship in the world, at 1,188 feet long, 210 feet wide, and with a gross tonnage of 236,857, Wonder of the Seas is a massive vessel.

She has a capacity of 5,734 guests at double capacity and 6,988 guests total. With 2,300 crew onboard, the total capacity for Wonder of the Seas is 9,288 passengers!

The Wonder Of The Sea Cruise Ship sets sail from Port Canaveral Florida

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