Norwegian Sun Completes First Season of Cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral

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

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.

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

Technical Issue Forces Grandeur of the Seas to Stop for Repairs

A mechanical issue forced 2000-passenger Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship to make a stop for repairs January 10 in Port Canaveral, cruise line officials told the media.
Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas have been currently stuck in Port Canaveral.
The cruise operator’s engineering team has been working for two days now to resolve the issue. At this time, the Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to sail back into Baltimore tomorrow, Saturday, January 13. Continue reading