Widow sells home to live full-time on luxury cruise ship

800px-Crystal_Serenity_02Lee Wachtstetter, an 86-year-old widow from Florida, sold her five-bedroom home on 10 acres in the area of Fort Lauderdale and became a permanent luxury cruise ship resident for only $164,000 a year, according to Florida Today.

The widow used to love cruising with her husband and she promised him she would keep on the tradition. After her husband passed away, she took her daughter’s advice, decided to be on the move and to see the world while living in the lap of luxury. Continue reading

Snow is in the forecast aboard the new Norwegian cruise ship

800px-Norwegian_Cruise_Line_Norwegian_Spirit_05Details about the unique offerings coming aboard the new Norwegian Escape have been slowly released.

The cruise ship, which is currently under construction at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany, will feature its first ever room full of snow. Dubbed Snow Room, the new feature is part of the Mandara Spa’s Thermal Suite, which Norwegian Cruise Line is billing as the largest at sea.

The arctic oasis, Snow Room, will range in temperature from 21 to 32 degrees Fahrenheit and Continue reading

Disney Magic crew rescues Royal Caribbean passenger

554px-Lifebelt_in_WaterDisney Magic crew has staged a dramatic rescue of a guest on Royal Caribbean ship Oasis of the Seas who fell overboard from his liner during a luxury cruise and then holidaymakers spot him in water.

The incident happened last Thursday morning. The 22-year-old man was a guest of the world’s largest cruise ship, when suddenly he fell overboard just outside of Cozumel in Mexico. Luckily, the man was spotted by Scott Campbell, a passenger on board the Disney Magic, a Port Canaveral-based cruise ship, that was approaching the port for a scheduled port-of-call stop. Continue reading

Port Canaveral to add charging stations for electric vehicles

800px-Electric_vehicle_charging_station_at_Intermodal_Transit_Facility_-_Hillsboro,_OregonPort Canaveral is planning to add charging stations for electric vehicles at the parking lot near the Exploration Tower area. The project will be developed in partnership between the port and Nissan.

Nissan which makes the Leaf electric cars will pick up some of the costs. Nissan Motor Company Ltd will spend about $31,000 for the cost of the equipment and Port Canaveral will pay another $18,376 for the engineering, design and installation work. Continue reading

Port Canaveral- one step closer to becoming the busiest cruise port in the world

Quantum_of_the_Seas_07Port Canaveral is one step closer to being named “the world’s busiest cruise port” by opening the new Cruise Terminal 1 and adjacent parking garage only a day ago.

Johnson, vice president of Ivey’s Construction Co., builder of the new Cruise Terminal 1 and parking garage said that it was an almost-impossible schedule to build the two-story, nearly 190,000 square-foot terminal building Continue reading