FULL TO THE GUNWALES

Sun Sentinel Broward Edition - - FRONT PAGE - By Ar­lene Satchell Staff writer asatchell@sunsen­tinel.com, 954-356-4209 or Twitter@TheSatchre­port

Nine cruise ships and a fast-ferry make it a busy day at the sea­port.

Port Ever­glades had more than a full house on Sun­day with nine cruise ships and a fast-ferry to the Ba­hamas call­ing at the sea­port, an of­fi­cial said Mon­day.

If all the ships were lined up end to end, they would be equal to five times the height of One World Trade Cen­ter, port spokes­woman Ellen Kennedy said.

It’s too early to say whether the nine vis­it­ing ships con­trib­uted to an­other sin­gle-day cruise pas­sen­ger record for the port, Kennedy said. “It takes us a few days to cal­cu­late the [ship] man­i­fests.”

Even though a fi­nal tally is pend­ing, the sea­port es­ti­mates more than 50,000 cruise pas­sen­gers trav­eled in and out of the port Sun­day.

Port Ever­glades’ ex­ist­ing sin­gle­day pas­sen­ger record­was set on March13, 2016 with 55,885 cruise guests trav­el­ing through the port. The previous sin­gle-day pas­sen­ger record­was reached on Dec. 20, 2015 with 53,485 pas­sen­gers, port data show.

In re­cent years, a typ­i­cal full house at the Broward County sea­port usu­ally meant eight cruise ships docked at the same time.

But this time around, Port Ever­glades was able to squeeze an­other cruise ship in— the smaller, 210-pas­sen­ger Pearl Mist— now sail­ing to Cuba.

Pearl Mist was ac­com­mo­dated at Ter­mi­nal 1 af­ter Balearia Caribbean’s fast-cata­ma­ran Jaume I de­parted that morn­ing for Freeport, Ba­hamas, spokes­woman Kennedy said in an email.

The eight other cruise ships docked Sun­day­were Costa Deliziosa, Free­dom of the Seas, Car­ni­val Con­quest, Regal Princess, Al­lure of the Seas, Co­ral Princess, Nieuw Am­s­ter­dam and Celebrity Sil­hou­ette.

The sea­port es­ti­mates more than 50,000 cruise pas­sen­gers trav­eled in and out of the port Sun­day.

MIKE SLAUGH­TER/STAFF PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

The Celebrity Sil­hou­ette was one of nine cruise ships to dock Sun­day at Port Ever­glades.

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