Cruise ship numbers can help define Port Canaveral

When Port Canaveral passed Port Everglades near Fort Lauderdale in cruise-passenger traffic several years ago, its leaders began billing it as the world’s second-busiest cruise port. However, the latest cruise passenger statistics tell a different story. If you count only multiday cruises on cruise ships, Port Canaveral is third — far less busy than the Port of Miami and slightly behind Port Everglades.