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The number of cruise passengers in South Florida grew in 2019 continuing a five-year upward trend. That means a boost for hotel development and room rates, too.

PortMiami had 6.7 million cruise passengers in 2019, up from 5.59 million in 2018, according to the commercial real estate brokerage and property management firm JLL.

Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale also experienced an uptick in visitors, from 3.87 million in 2018 to 3.9 million in 2019.

Miami Worldcenter developers hope to tap into the cruise passenger growth, too, with the addition of three hotels to the 30-acre site in downtown Miami, including a Marriott Marquis, citizenM and Legacy Hotel & Resort.

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Cruise Traffic is up in South Florida
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