Port Everglades has accomplished a complete examine to know the visitor expertise and the port’s affect on the financial well-being of Broward County. The examine surveyed 7,186 passengers from December 2022 via March 2023 and located that 94% of these surveyed listed “Ease of Crusing” from Port Everglades as wonderful or good.
The vast majority of home cruise visitors reside within the U.S. Southeast, accounting for the next drive market. Within the 2022/23 examine, 26% drove their very own automobiles to the port, and 35% took a taxi or ride-share. Canadian residents account for 57% of the port’s worldwide visitors.
Of these surveyed, 34% stayed in a resort for a minimum of one evening previous to their cruise, in comparison with 51% who participated within the 2015 survey. Conversely, 24% of the respondents in 2022-23 stated they got here to Port Everglades immediately from their houses in comparison with 18% in 2015. This may increasingly replicate the supply of shorter cruise itineraries, which might appeal to the next drive market.
Port Everglades officers forecast returning to the three.6 million passenger rely in FY2024. The cruise trade at Port Everglades helps 2,575 direct native jobs and $786 million in financial exercise.