Carnival’s newly renovated Sunshine at Port Canaveral

800px-Carnival_Sunshine_04Carnival Cruise Lines brought a new ship to Port Canaveral last Thursday.  The 3,006-passenger Sunshine set sail on a special 11-day cruise from New Orleans on April 6 and then on a two-day Bahamas cruise from Port Canaveral on April 17. The Carnival Sunshine is replacing the Carnival Dream which, in its turn, is moving to New Orleans. Continue reading

Port Canaveral to become a prime destination for cargo and cruise ships

PCMajor expansion works are underway at Port Canaveral. A $587 million development program has been started: the harbor will be widened and deepened and a new terminal and cargo facility will be constructed in order to accommodate more cargo vessels and larger cruise ships. The five-year project is expected to establish the port as an important cargo destination and draw more cruise passengers. Continue reading

Norwegian Spirit to homeport in Port Canaveral

wik 800px-Norwegian_SpiritPort Canaveral will host Norwegian Cruise Line again and prepares for the arrival of the Norwegian Spirit. A 879-foot, 75,338 tons and 1,996-guest ship, the Spirit was constructed for Star Cruises by Meyer-Werft and launched in 1998. She was bought by Norwegian Cruise Line in 2004 and renamed Norwegian Spirit. It’s the only ship of its class in the Norwegian fleet. The ship is presently based in Barcelona and will leave Europe on November 5th, 2015 on a 16-day cruise to Florida visiting Madeira, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Maarten and St. Thomas. Continue reading