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 →
New thrill rides for Independence of the Seas include a trampoline park, an escape room, and laser tag. Royal Caribbean has recently announced in a social media message that the Independence of the Seas will undergo a major multi-million refurbishment which will add new features and enhancements.
Initial details of the makeover announcement first came to light on the cruise lines Crown & Anchor Society Facebook page- just a few teases were mentioned. Continue reading →
Port Canaveral will build a new bigger and better $150M cruise terminal. Port Canaveral commissioners have recently agreed to move forward with plans to build a new cruise terminal, even bigger than the current terminals. The new facility is set to debut in late 2019.
The Canaveral Port Authority will vote at its June 28 meeting whether or not to issue a formal solicitation for the design of a planned new cruise terminal facility, designed to accommodate ships with to 8,000 passengers, such as Royal Caribbean’s Oasis-level cruise ships. Continue reading →