Port Canaveral soars to record year

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – For the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from Port Canaveral, contributing US$40 million in cruise revenue during the fisca

Port Canaveral soars to record year

PORT CANAVERAL, Florida – For the first time in its history, more than 3 million multi-day cruise passengers sailed from Port Canaveral, contributing US$40 million in cruise revenue during the fiscal year ending September 30, also a record as newer and larger cruise ships and 66 additional ship calls helped boost passenger totals. Cruise traffic rose 16.08 percent with 3,100,199 passengers.
Overall, Port Canaveral’s total revenues surged dramatically to nearly US$57.8 million, eclipsing the previous Port record of US$51.2 in 2006 by 13 percent.

“We emerged from dismal economic times financially strong and focused on the future, fully accepting our role and responsibility as one of the primary economic engines for the Space Coast,” said J. Stanley “Stan” Payne, CEO, Port Canaveral, “With a pipeline full of infrastructure projects, a strong balance sheet, a business strategy focusing on our strengths, we want this to be just the first in a string of record years.”

Focusing on cruise, Payne continued: “We began this year welcoming the new Disney Dream, and we’ll end this year with Carnival’s expanded presence and the addition of the Carnival Ecstasy in November. The momentum will continue into 2012 with new ship arrivals and the opening of new port facilities.”

“As one of Brevard and Central Florida’s crucial economic engines, the success of the port represents success for the community with business opportunities reaching beyond our cruise and cargo operations,” said Joe Matheny, Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority.

No eTN Insider Tip for this article: Do you have a suggestion?

Click here to apply and nominate your destination, company or service to become THE insider tip for this or another prominent cornerstone articles on eTurboNews. You may be added to the content including a prominent link to your website as an "Insider Tip". Such articles often gain significant interest in social media and the "search world" for an extended time period. Such articles should focus on your destination or your type of services.  Not everyone applying can be approved. 
submit a news tip
Southern African states want US, EU and UK sanctions against Zimbabwe lifted

Southern African states want US, EU and UK sanctions against Zimbabwe lifted

Travel & Tourism Organizations

Heads of state from member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are looking ... Read More

Hawaiian Kahala Hotel & resort now in Yokohama, Japan

Hawaiian Kahala Hotel & resort now in Yokohama, Japan

Breaking Travel News

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a prestigious luxury resort located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, ... Read More

Airline passengers win landmark lawsuit against Ryanair

Airline passengers win landmark lawsuit against Ryanair

Aviation News

Travelers just won a groundbreaking lawsuit against Ryanair over a clause prohibiting their access to ... Read More

CATEGORIES