Royal Caribbean Shifts Itineraries for 2018

Royal Caribbean announced several cruise ship deployments from itineraries that have long been open for bookings. The changes affect more ships than usually: Empress of the Seas, Majesty of the Seas, Enchantment of the Seas, and Vision of the Seas. Continue reading

Norwegian Cruise Line Opens Bookings for New Cuba Sailings

Norwegian Sun cruises to Cuba from Port Canaveral are now on sale.
The Miami-based line will send Norwegian Sun to Cuba from Port Canaveral on four-night trips beginning next summer.

Norwegian Cruise Line has just begun taking reservations for the four-night trips, which will kick off in May 2018. The plans for the sailings were announced earlier this month. The voyages will take place every week during the summer with departures on Mondays, beginning May 7 next year. Continue reading

Coast Guard Cutter Eagle Arrives In Port Canaveral, Open For Free Tours

The Coast Guard Cutter Barque Eagle, “America’s Tall Ship” arrived in Port Canaveral and will be open for free, public tours through June 4.

The ship will be moored for five days at Cruise Terminal 3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive.

The tour schedule is:

Wednesday, May 31 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Thursday, June 1 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday, June 2 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday, June 3 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 4 – closed

The summer 2017 deployment lasts five months and includes 14 ports, including Port Canaveral and four international ports.

The Coast Guard Cutter Eagle last visited Port Canaveral 13 years ago. After Florida, the crew will set sail to Norfolk, Virginia.

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Jet Skiers Rescued Just Before Carnival Magic Runs Over Them

A Port Canaveral harbor pilot and a Brevard County marine unit saved a couple of jet skiers on spring break from a nearly tragic situation late Saturday afternoon.
Two young women from Princeton, West Virginia were enjoying their spring break in Port Canaveral when their vacation nearly turned to a catastrophe. Continue reading

Majesty of the Seas Held at Port Canaveral

The Majesty of the Seas remains docked at Port Canaveral after Coast Guard inspectors find out ‘multiple’ safety issues on board the ship.
The issues were discovered Monday during a routine annual safety inspection aboard the Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Coast Guard spokesman Ryan Dickinson said. He added the delay had to do with the life-saving equipment aboard the ship, not the engine. Continue reading