Did you help break a world record for cruise guests?
If you were attending an art auction at sea with Park West Gallery around March 13, you may have helped set a new world record.
According to the Fort Lauderdale Daily, Port Everglades, Florida saw a record-setting 54,700 cruise-goers sailing in and out of the port on March 13, breaking its previous record for the most cruisers in port in a single day.
The previous world record, set in Port Everglades on Dec. 20, 2015 was 53,485.
To put it in perspective, the new record is enough people to fill Madison Square Garden (18,200 capacity) three times over. Put another way, it’s enough passengers to fill between 108 and 130 747-jumbo jets.
The port hosted the following ships that day: Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Conquest, Celebrity Cruise’s Silhouette, Holland America Line’s Eurodam and Nieuw Amsterdam, Princess Cruises’ Regal Princess and Royal Princess, and Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas.
If lined up from bow to stern, the eight cruise ships docked that day would stretch 8,245 feet, the equivalent of 27 football fields. These same ships were involved with setting the previous record in December, and Park West Gallery proudly maintains galleries and auctions aboard each ship.
“Breaking another world record is the perfect way to kick-off the first Seatrade Cruise Global convention to be held in Broward County,” said Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Steven Cernak in a written statement.
Were you there to help set the world record? Let us know in the comments below.
Park West Gallery has brought the experience of collecting fine art to more than 1.9 million customers around the world through art auctions on cruise ships and in major metropolitan areas, and via our gallery locations in Michigan and Florida.