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 →
Unveiled in 1998, the 1,754-passenger Disney Magic underwent a massive makeover in late 2013 and recently added AquaDunk, a 37-foot-tall body slide, a new outdoor kids zone- AquaLab, multiple deck-top pool areas and indoor children’s zones covering almost an entire deck. Continue reading →
Family-friendly cruises are hustling and bustling to provide great customer service and ensure a great overall experience. Disney Cruise Line will offer its guests a new thrill of the world’s most famous space saga.
Disney Dream turns 5 this year and the vessel is set to go into a 20-day dry dock for some upgrades in late October. Continue reading →
Disney 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 →
Cirque du Soleil’s “La Nouba” celebrates its 15th anniversary at Walt Disney World later this month. On December 23 actually, but he celebration of the milestone will be with a special pre-show moment during the 6 p.m. performance on Wednesday, December 18, 2013. The event will be celebrated with an unprecedented appearance by Special Friends from Walt Disney World Resort. The evening will also include a few more surprises to commemorate this historic moment. The anniversary also marks the 15-year partnership between two of the world’s most iconic entertainment brands.
La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney West Side area at Walt Disney World Resort. .La Nouba translates to English as “”to party, to live it up,”” and this theme is evident in the energetic performances, the colorful costumes and the moving live music.
Since opening, La Nouba has entertained more than 9 million guests and still features over 20% of the original cast. The unique cast of 65 international performers includes an artist who has not missed a show in 15 years – the trampoline performer Alexander “Sasha” Daniltchenko. He has spent his life on the trampoline: Before joining Cirque du Soleil, he was a gold-medal winning athlete for his homeland’s national team. He has no plans to stop jumping any time soon.
“Maybe I have a high pain tolerance,” he suggests with a grin. He can remember a painful time: “Around 7,000 shows, my back was so bad.”
Others of the long-time performers of “La Nuoba” are the clowns Sergey and Balto. After a decade and a half, the clowns still love it. Balto shared that for him, “It’s a pride. It’s still a pleasure. After 15 years, we still get a standing ovation every show.” Sergey shares the sentiment, “It’s gone by fast. It’s a lot of work, but I still love the performance. This is my dream. For me, there won’t be a retirement … I was born a clown and I’ll die that way.”