Royal Caribbean Cruises
has announced its plans to home-port two new Project Genesis cruise ships in Port Everglades, Greater Fort Lauderdale.
The two new ships are expected to be the largest cruise vessels ever to be constructed and will carry 5,400 passengers each.
Royal Caribbean and Broward County are due to finalise the deal before tomorrow (December 19th) and the first of the cruise ships is scheduled to commence its maiden voyage from Port Everglades in late 2009, while the second is due to begin her sailings the following year later.
"It's very exciting to see our plans come together for these two amazing ships. The bold designs, daring innovations and technological advancements planned for these ships will thrill our loyal guests and help generate new devotees to our brand," commented Adam Goldstein, president of Royal Caribbean Cruises
It is anticipated that the new Project Genesis ships will each generate roughly 584,000 in passenger traffic each year at the port. Royal Caribbean Cruises
recently announced its intention to venture into the German cruise market with Tui Ag.