Key West PlansTo Reopen For Tourism On October 20

Royal Caribbean says Key West could open for tourism by Oct. 20.
According to Royal Caribbean, Key West’s government official said the popular destination to open for tourism in just over a month. Andy Newman, CEO of media relations for the Monroe County Tourist Development Council, confirmed that Key West has set October 20 as a target date for reopening Florida Keys city visitors. Newman added that it could be sooner.

 

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Canceled or Re-routed Cruises Due to Irma

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

Major Cruise Ships Will Go Ahead with Barcelona Calls Following Terror Attack

Major Cruise Ships Will Go Ahead with Barcelona Calls Following Terror Attack
Most major cruise lines scheduled to have stops in Barcelona, Spain, will go ahead as planned despite the terror attack on Thursday when a van mowed down pedestrians and left 13 people dead and more than 100 injured in the touristic center of Las Ramblas.
The famous Las Ramblas Boulevard is one of the top destinations for cruisers visiting the city. The tree-lined pedestrian promenade is flanked by roads on either side of its Raval and Gothic quarters.
Barcelona is one of the biggest cruise ports in Europe. It’s visited by hundreds of cruise ships every year.

 

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Independence of the Seas to Get a Trampoline Park and Laser Tag

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

Cruise Passengers Ordered to Turn off Lights and Music in Fear of Pirate Attack

Cruise passengers were ordered to turn off lights and music to ‘be prepared for pirate attack’.

1,900 cruise passengers underwent a ten-day nightmare on cruise liner Sea Princess. The holidaymakers were ordered to turn off all lights and music from dusk to dawn on the luxury cruise ship in fear of attack from Somalian pirates. Continue reading