September 20, 2019

Port of Galveston, Royal Caribbean sign MOU for third cruise terminal

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By John Stansfield From Cruise Mapper The Port of Galveston is now moving ahead on its plans to develop a 3rd cruise terminal. The port and Royal Caribbean today (December 5) will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to outline the operation and development of the new cruise ship terminal. This is expected to allow […]

The Editor Speaks: What did we learn from Public Meeting?

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Last night (26) at The Family Life Centre, packed with a divisive audience that want the cruise ship berthing piers at any cost and the more noisy group that don’t want it even though it won’t cost the country anything when it comes to money. In between there were some in the audience with an […]

Carnival Cruise Line takes to the sky with innovative ‘homeport advantage’ campaign featuring a massive 128-foot-long Carnival AirShip flying over the southeast

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Designed to Raise Awareness of New Ship Deployments in Texas and Florida, Interactive Campaign Also Provides Consumers with a Chance to Win Free Cruises While Supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital ® NEWS PROVIDED BY Carnival Cruise Line MIAMI, Aug. 29, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line took to the sky today with the Carnival […]

Newly revamped Carnival Cruise Line ship to make Tampa home

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Author: Gene Sloan, USA TODAY From wfmynews2 A newly revamped Carnival ship is heading to Tampa. The Miami-based line on Wednesday revealed that the 2,124-passenger Carnival Legend will re-position to the city in October of 2019. The ship currently spends its summers in Alaska and is scheduled to spend the coming winter sailing out of […]

Another cruise line increases daily gratuity fee

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By Doug Parker From Cruise Radio Get ready, cruisers, because it looks like 2018 will kick off another round of gratuity increases. This week, Royal Caribbean’s website indicated that as of January 2, 2018, the daily gratuity charge will go up $1 per person per day. And if there’s one thing history has shown over […]

Carnival Cruise Line pops #OpenFun, bringing island warmth to chilly New York City in a ‘scent-sational’ way

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World’s Most Popular Cruise Line Invites Consumers to ‘Crack Open a Can of the Caribbean’ with Unique Vending Machine in Manhattan Dispensing Cans of Tropics-Infused Air MIAMI, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With winter approaching, now is the time for consumers to start thinking about an escape from the cold and begin planning their next Caribbean […]

Caribbean expected to reach more than 10 million passengers in 2017

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From Cruise Industry News The Caribbean is projected to hit more than 10 million cruise passengers in 2017, according to the 2017-2018 Cruise Industry News Annual Report. The projection is for 9.6 million passenger on a double occupancy basis, up 6.0 percent from last year, but as the leading cruise brands sail at an average […]

Carnival Cruise Line to reposition ships in 3 key homeports in 2018, providing exciting new vacation choices from Galveston, Port Canaveral and Miami

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MIAMI, Jan. 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Carnival Cruise Line will reposition three of its newest and largest ships to new homeports in 2018, expanding upon the exciting variety of cruise options available from Galveston, Texas, Port Canaveral, Fla.,  and Miami. In September 2018 Carnival Vista will move to Galveston; Carnival Breeze will reposition to Port Canaveral; […]