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PortMiami wins Cruise Industry Award for Best U.S. Port

MIAMI (January 23, 2018)

PortMiami has won Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Editor-in-Chief Award for Best U.S. Port for two consecutive years in recognition for its customer service, quality operations, and all around excellence.

"Miami is one of the world's most exciting cities to explore before or after a cruise," said Bill Panoff, publisher and editor-in-chief of Porthole Cruise Magazine. "PortMiami and its surrounding areas offer shopping, entertainment, culture -- and one of the most quintessential sailaways imaginable."

“I am so proud of PortMiami’s hard working team,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez.  “This award recognizes our seaport for its excellence. Congratulations to the entire PortMiami team and dedicated partners including the cruise lines, the International Longshoremen’s Association, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Miami, U.S. Coast Guard, and Biscayne Bay Pilots among so many others.  Thank you for making PortMiami’s 5.34 million cruise passengers’ experience a top priority.”

“Miami-Dade County greets all of its visitors, including PortMiami’s cruise passengers, with open arms,” said Chairwoman of the Miami-Dade County Economic Development and Tourism Committee Rebeca Sosa.  “Home to the world’s most distinguished cruise lines, we are grateful to our cruise partners for choosing PortMiami as their homeport and port of call.”  
“We’re honored to be recognized once again by Porthole Cruise Magazine for customer service and quality operations,” said Port Director Juan M. Kuryla.  “The Port team continues to work hard to maintain its rank as the Cruise Capital of the World. We understand the importance of customer service and making an outstanding first impression. We want our passengers to begin their vacation experience the minute they arrive to our Port.”

Porthole Cruise Magazine is ranked among the nation's leading consumer cruise and travel publications. For more information about the 2018 Editor-in-Chief Award for Best U.S. Port in Porthole Cruise Magazine visit:

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