Port Canaveral Planning Terminal Upgrades for Disney Cruise Line

$46 million in cruise terminal improvements planned for Disney at Port Canaveral.

Disney Cruise Line is planning to base a third ship at Port Canaveral in 2021 which will require extensive upgrades to two cruise terminals, estimated to cost more than $46 million.

Authorities at Port Canaveral in Florida approved the initial plans and designated two Florida companies to design the project, one for land-side upgrades and the other for water-side upgrades to Cruise Terminals 8 and 10, both of which would be utilized by Disney Cruise Line.

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Royal Caribbean Invests $120M in a 15-year-old Ship to Attract Millennials

Royal Caribbean has invested $120 million in the Mariner of the Seas, a 15-year-old Voyager-class cruise ship in order to amp its offerings up and attract younger travelers with shorter cruises. The renovation is a part of a $900 million program, called Royal Amplified, and involving 10 ships in a period of four years, including the recently amplified Independence of the Seas.

Мillennials prefer more frequent and shorter vacations, because of that the Mariner of the Seas is expected to meet that demand, according to Michael Bayley Royal Caribbean President and CEO. Continue reading

Carnival Cruise Line Bans Carry-on Bottled Drinks

800px-Sparkling-bottled-waterCarnival Cruise Line will ban passengers from bringing their own beverages aboard its ships, starting this summer.

The Miami-based cruise operator announced its new beverages policy in a statement earlier this week. Passengers and travel agents are being sent a letter explaining the new rules. Continue reading