The Force Returns to Sea: More ‘Star Wars’ Cruises

Disney plans more ‘Star Wars’ cruises for 2018 and 2019.

Grab your lightsabers, because Disney Cruise Line is planning more Star Wars Day at Sea.

Star Wars Day at Sea is scheduled to return to Disney Cruise Line with 15 sailings on the Disney Fantasy only for 2018. The itineraries include a seven-day Eastern or Western Caribbean trip leaving from Port Canaveral. Moreover, the company recently announced more dates for 7-night Caribbean cruises in 2019. If you are a Star Wars fan, you have more chances to pay between $3,000 and $10,000 for VIP Star Wars experiences on a cruise. Continue reading

New Attractions Coming to Mariner of the Seas: A Virtual Reality Trampoline Lets Passengers Walk on the Moon

Revamp of Royal Caribbean ship will add virtual reality trampoline.

New features coming to Mariner of the Seas as part of a $90 million refurbishment this year, revealed Royal Caribbean a few days ago.

The cruise line that boasts the largest cruise ships at sea is sending Mariner of the Seas into drydock for $90 million refurbishments that will add new features to the ship: a new attraction called the Sky Pad- virtual reality, bungee jump, and trampoline. There will be other facilities like a new sports bar, Tiki bar, water slides, restaurants and more. Continue reading

Technical Issue Forces Grandeur of the Seas to Stop for Repairs

A mechanical issue forced 2000-passenger Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship to make a stop for repairs January 10 in Port Canaveral, cruise line officials told the media.
Guests aboard the Royal Caribbean Grandeur of the Seas have been currently stuck in Port Canaveral.
The cruise operator’s engineering team has been working for two days now to resolve the issue. At this time, the Grandeur of the Seas is scheduled to sail back into Baltimore tomorrow, Saturday, January 13. Continue reading

Mega Yacht to be Berthed at the Port of Palm Beach

The largest private residential ship, The World, has just arrived at the Port of Palm Beach
The world’s largest residential ship arrived as scheduled at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach at 7 a.m.
According to the port officials, The World is slated to depart from Palm Beach just before midnight today and will journey north to Port Canaveral. Port of Palm Beach spokeswoman Aidy Alonzo noted that there is no public access to the ship.

The gleaming 644 feet-long white vessel is the largest, oldest, probably most exclusive and currently only active residential cruise ship on earth. Collectively owned by its residents, many of whom live aboard the vessel full-time, the 43,188-ton ship is a floating 12-deck luxury city that features the only full-sized at-sea tennis court at sea, a 7,000-square foot spa and fitness center, as well as a 12,000-bottle wine collection. The residents can choose from six restaurants, several bars, a tea room, multiple pools, golf simulators, a library, and cinema.

The legendary vessel, dubbed a “condo cruise liner, features 165 homes, ranging from one-room studios currently priced at around $1 million, to luxurious suites over $15 million that are owned by 130 wealthy families who must have a net worth of $10 million as they pay annual maintenance fees of more than $100,000, and thousands more every month for amenities.

All residents are shareholders and vote on everything- from the ship’s route each year- they plan the yearly itinerary, along with the ship’s captain, to the type of fuel used and the Christmas decorations.

The average age aboard the ship is 64, but 35% of residents are under 50. For most of them, the ship is their home and they spend three to six months aboard and rent the condos out the rest of the year, but some of them actually live on the ship permanently.

The residents visit some of the most exciting and exclusive places on earth. So far they have visited the tribes of Papua New Guinea, tracked polar bears in the Russian Arctic, kayaked among icebergs and undertaken expeditions to two of the most remote regions on earth: the Ross Sea in Antarctica, and Melanesia near New Guinea.

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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