Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Arrives In Port Canaveral, Open For Free Tours

The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship” arrived in Port Canaveral and will be open for free, public tours through June 4.

The ship will be moored for five days at Cruise Terminal 3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive.

The tour schedule is:

Wednesday, May 31 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – closed

The summer 2017 deployment lasts five months and includes 14 ports, including Port Canaveral and four international ports.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle last visited Port Canaveral 13 years ago. After Florida, the crew will set sail to Norfolk, Virginia.

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Carnival Adds Gas Cleaning Systems to 60 Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation the world’s largest cruise operator announced yesterday it has installed Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems (EGCS) on 60 ships across its 10 brands. The company is planning to deploy the cleaning systems to 85 ships of its fleet through 2020 in its effort to improve the quality of air emissions and reduce the environmental impact of their ships. The investment is about $400 million to date. Continue reading

Majesty of the Seas Held at Port Canaveral

The Majesty of the Seas remains docked at Port Canaveral after Coast Guard inspectors find out ‘multiple’ safety issues on board the ship.
The issues were discovered Monday during a routine annual safety inspection aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Dickinson said. He added the delay had to do with the life-saving equipment aboard the ship, not the engine. Continue reading

Two Massive Cruise Ships to Homeport at Port Canaveral

MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas_SternTwo of the world’s largest cruise ships have arrived at their new homeport, Port Canaveral.

Norwegian Cruise Line’s massive Norwegian Epic with a capacity of 4,100 people joined another behemoth, the 5,400-passenger mega-cruise ship Oasis of the Seas over the weekend. Oasis had just started its first sailings from Port Canaveral. The ship arrived at the port a week earlier.

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Final Preparations for the Arrival of Oasis of the Seas at Port Canaveral

 

MS_Oasis_of_the_Seas_SternRoyal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas will relocate to its new home at Port Canaveral. 

Royal Caribbean’s 225,000-ton Oasis of the Seas, flag ship of the world’s largest class of cruise vessels, will sail into Port Canaveral on Saturday, November 5, and will berth at Cruise Terminal 1 for the winter 2016-2017 cruise season. Continue reading