Carnival Cruise Line announced plans to launch the first cruise ship with a roller coaster on board.
Carnival promises ‘heart-pounding’ onboard roller coaster on its highly anticipated cruise ship, Mardi Gras.
The all-electric coaster, the BOLT, will travel nearly 40 mph and take riders on a series of twists, turns and drops, right around the ship’s famous whale-tail funnel. Continue reading
First steel arrives for Port Canaveral’s new cruise terminal.
The waterside construction at Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3 is underway and a new 1,309-foot-long berth will soon take shape with the arrival of the first steel for the bulkhead wall. Continue reading
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
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.’
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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