New Terminal Planned at Port Canaveral to Accommodate Carnival’s Largest Ship

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.’

According to Cruise Industry News.

Another Video of Virgin’s First Ever Cruise Ship Teases Open Decks

Virgin Voyages has again released a stunning rendering video of Scarlet Lady, the first Virgin cruise ship which will arrive in 2020.
While interior images were released by Richard Branson’s brainchild Virgin Voyages only a few months ago, the brand new video shows the outer decks and features that will be on them.
During christening ceremony at Fincantieri’s Sestri Ponente shipyard, founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages president and CEO Tom McAlpin announced the company will eliminate single-use plastics and focus on opportunities for women in jobs that historically have been dominated by men. Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises to Invest $500M to Renovate Fleet

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

SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean Say Goodbye to Plastic Straws and Bags

A few weeks ago, a pilot whale died off Thailand with 80 plastic bags in its digestive system. The whale had swallowed 17 pounds of garbage.

As a result, three major companies, SeaWorld, Ikea and Royal Caribbean, have vowed to remove plastic straws and bags from their properties.

According to Washingtonpost.

Disney Continues to Base Two Largest Ships at Port Canaveral through 2019

Disney Dream Cruise

Disney Cruise Line’s two biggest ships, the Dream and the Fantasy, will continue to be based at Port Canaveral through the end of 2019, the cruise line announced a few days ago.

Port Canaveral is an appealing cruise port for Disney Cruise Line because it is the closest port to the Walt Disney World theme park complex in Orlando. Disney passengers prefer combining their cruises with a visit to Disney World. Continue reading