Revitalized Freedom of the Seas returns to Port Canaveral

800px-Freedom_of_the_Seas_(ship,_2007)_001The Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas returns to Port Canaveral after it underwent a 24-day dry dock refurbishment at Grand Bahama Shpyard in January 2015.

Only three years ago, the first of the Freedom class of ships, Freedom of the Seas, was the Guiness World Records holder for the largest cruise ship in the world. It is still the largest and most innovative cruise ship sailing from Port Canaveral. 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- 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

Ovation of the Seas will be the third Quantum Class ship

Liberty_of_the_Seas_La_Spezia_(_Royal_Caribbean_International)Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas started construction at Mayer Werft shipyard in Papenburg, Germany where Quantum of the Seas and Anthem of the Seas are being built, too.

The first piece of steel was cut and the construction of the third Quantum-class cruise ship officially began, Royal Caribbean announced a few days ago. Continue reading

Robot bartenders to serve your drinks on-board Quantum of the Seas

800px-Cocktail_02When Quantum of the Seas debuts this fall, it will be the most futuristic and technologically advanced cruise ship ever to sail, Royal Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain and technology expert David Pogue revealed at a news conference last Monday at the Meyer Werft shipyard. They unveiled a number of technological advancements created to improve the passenger experience. Continue reading