The Disney Dream cruise ship collided with a dock during its 3-day cruise from Port Canaveral, Florida to Nassau, the Bahamas on Saturday, Sept. 30. The collision occurred during the port of call and was first reported by the blog of the cruise operator which featured posts from social media. Continue reading
Hurricane Irma cancels cruises, ships return early. Port Canaveral closes Saturday.
Florida faces the ‘most catastrophic storm’ it has ever seen in the coming hours as Hurricane Irma prepares to unleash tornadoes, a 15ft sea surge, flooding and 130mph winds.
Irma caused widespread cruise cancellations. The cruise ship companies Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian had to cancel cruises or change itineraries because of the hurricane. All the cruise lines have offered either reimbursement or credit towards future cruises for travelers affected by the last-minute change. Continue reading
Bonnie Tyler just sang ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ for Total Eclipse Cruise.
Bonnie Tyler performed her iconic hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on CNN from a cruise ship the exact moment the sun fell under the moon’s shadow. Tyler was a special guest on a weeklong Total Eclipse Cruise offered by the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas line. Continue reading
Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral are now on sale.
The Miami-based line will send Norwegian Sun to Cuba from Port Canaveral on four-night trips beginning next summer.
Norwegian Cruise Line has just begun taking reservations for the four-night trips, which will kick off in May 2018. The plans for the sailings were announced earlier this month. The voyages will take place every week during the summer with departures on Mondays, beginning May 7 next year. Continue reading
Port Canaveral will build a new bigger and better $150M cruise terminal. Port Canaveral commissioners have recently agreed to move forward with plans to build a new cruise terminal, even bigger than the current terminals. The new facility is set to debut in late 2019.
The Canaveral Port Authority will vote at its June 28 meeting whether or not to issue a formal solicitation for the design of a planned new cruise terminal facility, designed to accommodate ships with to 8,000 passengers, such as Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-level cruise ships. Continue reading