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Did you help break a world record for cruise guests?

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Port Everglades in Florida (Photo courtesy of porteverglades.net)

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.

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  • Carmen Cacho
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    It was a great experience to be part of such great event .

  • Domenic Efter
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    Yes we were on the Norwegian Escape and we attended an auction on March 13th

  • Domenic Efter
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    Oh…we were out of Miami. Had fun at the auction anyway

  • Nenad Stojanovic
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    It was great to have you and Arlyn with us on the Escape!

  • Helen CUNLIFFE
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    We were on the Shilhouette, having a great cruise.UK Cruisers

  • Ирина
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    If the stunt won t give you some joy, forget about it. A big part of setting a Guinness world record is to have a lot of fun!

  • Genevieve Pavlovic
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    We will be sailing transatlantic on Vision of the Seas out of Tampa soon and hope that Park West will be on board too?
    Our home is full of your many artists!

  • barbara wright
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    we were on the NCL Breakaway and purchased art work

  • Lin
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    On Norwegian Spirit 3/19 til 3/26 and we ALL loved the auction events and made purchases of lovely art!!

  • Norma Hoehndorf
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    My husband and I were on the Niew Amsterdam and remember docking here. Off our deck, I counted 7 ships and wondered how could there be so many cruise ships docked in the same place! We have so many pictures purchased from Park West that they fill every room in our house, including the laundry room and bathrooms.

  • Theresa Lucas
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    We were on the Conquest.

  • Cheri MacQueen
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    My husband and I were on the Regal Princess and were amazed by the number of cruise ships in port that day. We love the Park West auctions at sea and have many works of art in our home! We not only enjoy the art, we also enjoy our cruise memories associated with the art we have purchased while on board!!!

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