Port Canaveral voted ‘Best Cruise Port’ Worldwide in Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Survey


Port executives accept Global Traveler’s 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Award

Aerial Harbor photo with Cruise Ships
Six ships call on Port Canaveral on May 27, 2019 with 35,111 passengers
accommodated in one day. (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
Port Canaveral, FL – June 10, 2019 – Port Canaveral was named “Best Cruise Port” in Global Traveler magazine’s annual readers’ survey and awarded the 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Award by the popular business and leisure luxury travel publication last week.

“We strive to provide our cruise partners and their valued guests with the best possible cruise port experience,” Port Director and CEO Capt. John Murray said. “On behalf of our employees, and this community, Port Canaveral is proud to receive this prestigious award, and thanks Global Traveler and its readers for acknowledging our efforts and commitment.”

Global Traveler, a monthly magazine for business and leisure luxury travelers, conducted a survey of its readers from Oct. 1, 2018, to Jan. 31, 2019, with open-ended questions for the best in several categories of leisure, luxury and lifestyle travel. The survey ran in the magazine, as an insert to subscriber copies, as a direct mail questionnaire, online and was emailed.

"Congratulations to Port Canaveral on its win as Best Cruise Port in our 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Awards, voted on by our readers, frequent luxury business and leisure travelers who truly know the best of the best when it comes to travel," said Kimberly Krol, editor in chief, Global Traveler. "We're excited to see the results of the ongoing projects at Port Canaveral to develop their $163 million cruise terminal complex. This vision for the future is just one of many reasons our readers selected Port Canaveral best."
Dave German, Capt. John Murray, Stephanie Makowski, Robert "Bobby G." Giangrisostomi
Port Canaveral executives accept a 2019 Leisure Lifestyle Award from Global Traveler magazine on Monday, June 3, 2019. Pictured from left are Dave German, Port Cruise Business Development Director; Capt. John Murray, Port Director and CEO; Stephanie Makowski, Global Traveler Account Executive; and Robert "Bobby G." Giangrisostomi, Port Vice President, Cruise Business Development. (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
Stephanie Makowski, Account Executive with Global Traveler, presented Port leaders with the award.

For a complete list of winners of the magazine’s seventh annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards, go to globaltravelerusa.com.

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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers, including space, Port Canaveral hosts more than 4.5 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and more than 6 million of tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined, including public parks, free public boat ramps, marinas, an entertainment district, and the seven-story interactive exhibit and event venue Exploration Tower. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com
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