Disney Cruise Line gets approval for second Bahamas private island.
Almost 20 years after Castaway Cay debuted, Disney Cruise Line is planning to add a second private island destination in the Bahamas.
Florida-based cruise operator has won preliminary approval from the Bahamian government to build a destination for its ships on the southern tip of the island of Eleuthera, known for its pink sand beaches and surf. Continue reading
Norwegian to return for Cuba cruises at Port Canaveral in 2019.
Norwegian Sun will complete her first season of cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral, Florida with the last sailing on September 3, 2018. Then, she moves to Miami for select sailings then repositioning to South America for her fall-winter season, officials announced for the company. Continue reading
Carnival Cruise Line is bringing its largest ship to Florida’s Space Coast.
Officials said Carnival Cruise Line and Canaveral Port Authority have reached an agreement on a new state-of-the-art terminal. The planned facility would be able to accommodate Carnival’s new 180,000-ton ship. The vessel will be the largest ever constructed for the line and powered by LNG. It is set to debut in 2020.
According to the Carnival News website, it will offer an array of groundbreaking, never-before-seen features and attractions. In addition, it will be the first cruise ship powered by Liquefied Natural Gas, which is based in Florida. The ship is part of Carnival Corporation’s “green cruising” design platform.
The still-unnamed ship will dock at Cruise Terminal 3, which is under construction on the south side of the port, east of the Cove restaurant district and west of Jetty Park.
Carnival Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it reached an agreement with Port Canaveral related to Cruise Terminal 3 to accommodate the new ship. The terms of the agreement were included on the agenda of the Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners meeting on Aug. 29.
According to a press release, the agreement would further bolster the cruise line’s position ‘as the Port’s number one cruise operator.’
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More than $500 million is to be spent by Celebrity Cruises to upgrade the line’s fleet. The 12 cruise ships will get a refresh to their accommodation and culinary offerings.
The cruise line has engaged the British designer Kelly Hoppen- the mastermind behind the suite-class Retreat and the spa on Celebrity Edge- to design these features on the Millennium and Solstice ships. Continue reading
CocoCay is getting a $200 million renovation.
Royal Caribbean International is to give their exclusive private island CocoCay a $200 million makeover, only available to the cruisers onboard their ships. It is planned to be completed by 2019. Continue reading