Two Cruise Ships Re-Routed To Port Canaveral because of Hurricane Florence

Two cruise ships have been diverted to Port Canaveral due to Hurricane Florence and the weather conditions in the Atlantic Ocean.

Port Canaveral announced on Monday that Norwegian Escape and Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas are being re-routed to Port Canaveral as a result of Hurricane Florence. Continue reading

Carnival Horizon, Newest and Largest in Fleet, Arrives in PortMiami

Carnival Horizon, the newest ship in the cruise line’s fleet, arrives in PortMiami this month.

Horizon is the newest and the largest ship in Carnival Cruise Line’s fleet and the second Vista class ship and the 26-th ship for Florida-based cruise operator. The cruise ship was built by Italian shipyard Fincantieri. The first ship in class, Carnival Vista, built by the same firm, was delivered in April 2016. Continue reading

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.