PortMiami welcomes 8 new cruise ships for the 2023-2024 cruise season

COURTESY Miami-Dade County: MIAMI-DADE ( October 2023 )– PortMiami is thrilled to announce the arrival of eight new cruise ships to the “Cruise Capital of the World” for the 2023-2024 cruise season.

Among the new lineup of ships that will be departing from PortMiami beginning October 2023 are the Oceania Vista, Carnival Cruise Line Costa Venezia, and Scenic Eclipse II. In November 2023, Crystal Cruises Serenity, MSC Cruises EXPLORA I, and Norwegian Cruise Line Norwegian VIVA; and in December 2023, Regent’s Seven Seas Grandeur will begin sailing from PortMiami. In January 2024, Royal Caribbean Group Icon of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, will set sail from the Port.

“We are grateful for the longstanding partnerships with all of our cruise partners and their commitment to providing a world-class experience to our passengers,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava. “These new ships, and their improved amenities and customer experience, are helping to keep Miami-Dade and PortMiami on the cutting edge of the cruise industry.”

As PortMiami returns to regular cruise schedules and operations, the Port has already celebrated its two busiest cruise passenger days in history. On Sunday, April 9, 2023, the Port welcomed 67,594 guests, which surpassed the 58,984 guests on Sunday, February 12, 2023, a 12.7% increase.

Additionally, the port is finalizing its Shore Power Program, a partnership between PortMiami, its cruise partners (Carnival Corporation, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Royal Caribbean Group, and Virgin Voyages) and Florida Power and Light Company. Upon completion, shore power capability will be available at five cruise terminals with the ability to plug in three ships at a time. Shore power will allow a cruise ship to turn off their primary engines while docked, resulting in reduced air emissions.

About PortMiami

PortMiami is among America’s busiest ports and recognized at the Cruise Capital of the World and Global Gateway for Cargo. The Port contributes more than $43 billion annually to Miami-Dade County and generates 334,500 direct, indirect, and induced jobs.

Photo Carnival Splendor cruise ship and Disney cruise ship at dock in Port of Miami ©Dennis Cox/WorldViews

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