For the to start with time in additional than 15 months, two cruise ships with travellers will be sailing from Port Everglades on the same working day, Saturday, July 31 at 6PM, in accordance to a push launch.

Royal Caribbean International’s Odyssey of the Seas will sail on her inaugural cruise.

At the identical time, Celeb Cruises’ Movie star Edge will depart on her sixth voyage given that kicking off the industry’s restart on June 26 from Port Everglades, according to the port. 

Broward County site visitors and inhabitants are invited to watch the ships sail from the south finish of Fort Lauderdale Seashore or from Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson Point out Park in Hollywood, or join the sail-absent from the water on Fb Are living @port.everglades.

In addition, Celebrity’s Celebrity Equinox is scheduled to sail on its second voyage on Sunday, August 1, for a complete of a few ships sailing all through the off-season summer months.

“It’s starting up to look a lot like a cruise port right here all over again,” reported Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels. “After no travellers or revenue for at least 15 months, and significant job loss, it is a significantly welcome re-begin. The cruise strains and the port are performing all they can to enforce safe and sound protocols to keep on sailing.”

“The vaccine is a activity changer that will inject tourism pounds into our community,” explained Broward County Mayor Steve Geller. “Approximately 6,000 nearby personnel have been straight impacted by the cruise shutdown and yet another 84,000 people had been utilized in the regional hospitality and tourism market. These jobs have been severely impacted by the virus and the pause in cruise journey.”