Allure of the Seas Captain Receives Key to Broward County

BROWARD COUNTY – As part of a time-honored nautical tradition, Broward County Mayor Sue Gunzburger presented a ceremonial “Key to the County” to Captain Hernan Zini of Royal Caribbean International’s Allure of the Seas this week.

Allure of the Seas was officially named while at Port Everglades and is the second Oasis-class cruise ship, the world’s largest and most revolutionary cruise ships, to homeport in Broward County. The Mayor’s presentation took place during the traditional Plaques & Keys ceremony during which port and governmental officials welcome the captain of the new ship to their community.

Left to Right: Allure of the Seas Captain Hernan Zini; Broward Mayor Sue Gunzburger; President and CEO of Royal Caribbean International Adam Goldstein.

“Allure of the Seas is projected to have positive local and regional economic impact,” Mayor Gunzburger told Captain Zini and Royal Caribbean International’s President and CEO Adam Goldstein during the ceremony. “The cruise industry is a major contributor to the economic health of our tourism-based community in Broward County. Not only do cruise lines such as Royal Caribbean bring jobs and revenue to our Port, but they also bring guests who visit our hotels and resorts, and support the small businesses and attractions that are the lifeblood of our economy.”

Also participating in Plaque and Key presentations were Broward County Commissioner Lois Wexler; City of Hollywood Mayor Peter Bober; City of Fort Lauderdale Mayor Jack Seiler; City of Dania Beach Vice Mayor Anne Castro; Caren Pollaccia, Broward Sheriff’s Office; Jorge Roig, Customs and Border Protection; and Captain Chris Scraba, United States Coast Guard.

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