Royal Caribbean says Key West could open for tourism by Oct. 20.
According to Royal Caribbean, Key West’s government official said the popular destination to open for tourism in just over a month. Andy Newman, CEO of media relations for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, confirmed that Key West has set October 20 as a target date for reopening Florida Keys city visitors. Newman added that it could be sooner.
Hurricane Irma cancels cruises, ships return early. Port Canaveral closes Saturday.
Florida faces the ‘most catastrophic storm’ it has ever seen in the coming hours as Hurricane Irma prepares to unleash tornadoes, a 15ft sea surge, flooding and 130mph winds.
Irma caused widespread cruise cancellations. The cruise ship companies Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Disney, and Norwegian had to cancel cruises or change itineraries because of the hurricane. All the cruise lines have offered either reimbursement or credit towards future cruises for travelers affected by the last-minute change. Continue reading →
Thousands of People Stuck on Cruise Ships Because of Hurricane Harvey.
The tropical storm affects Caribbean cruise Itineraries.
At least four Galveston-bound cruise ships with a combined 20,000 passengers on board have been rerouted to avoid what initially was Tropical Storm Harvey. The ships have been forced to remain in the Gulf of Mexico as they await Harvey’s passage. Continue reading →
Bonnie Tyler just sang ‘Total Eclipse Of The Heart’ for Total Eclipse Cruise.
Bonnie Tyler performed her iconic hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” on CNN from a cruise ship the exact moment the sun fell under the moon’s shadow. Tyler was a special guest on a weeklong Total Eclipse Cruise offered by the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas line. Continue reading →
Major Cruise Ships Will Go Ahead with Barcelona Calls Following Terror Attack
Most major cruise lines scheduled to have stops in Barcelona, Spain, will go ahead as planned despite the terror attack on Thursday when a van mowed down pedestrians and left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured in the touristic center of Las Ramblas.
The famous Las Ramblas Boulevard is one of the top destinations for cruisers visiting the city. The tree-lined pedestrian promenade is flanked by roads on either side of its Raval and Gothic quarters.
Barcelona is one of the biggest cruise ports in Europe. It’s visited by hundreds of cruise ships every year.