October 14, 2019

Cruise tourism in the Caribbean and Latin America generated $3.36 billion in revenues

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From South Florida Caribeean News San Juan, Puerto Rico  – The Florida-Caribbean Association (FCCA) announced that the 2017-2018 cruise year brought record economic contributions to the region, despite the historic hurricane season. According to the study released today by Business Research & Economic Advisors (BREA), Economic Contribution of Cruise Tourism to the Destination Economies, cruise […]

It is pretty much impossible to ‘fall’ off a cruise ship

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By Dianne Newcomer From The New Star “I feel very lucky to be alive,” said the British woman  rescued from the Adriatic Sea after falling from the Norwegian Star cruise ship a couple weeks ago. Her story of surviving 10 hours in the sea at night was amazing — almost as amazing to me as […]

Disney Cruise Line announces fall 2019 schedule

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From Travel Agent Central In fall 2019, Disney Cruise Line will return to popular destinations and home ports on a variety of itineraries, including trips to Bermuda, Bahamas, Baja, Canada and the Caribbean. With cruises ranging from two-night getaways to week-long vacations and beyond, this season of sailings with Disney offers family-friendly experiences and visits […]

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 […]

Tour boat carrying cruisers sinks in Mexico. It’s the second accident in recent weeks

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BY CHABELI HERRERA From Miami Herald A boat carrying 10 tourists from Royal Caribbean Cruises sank off the coast of Cozumel last week, marking the second accident in less than a month involving American cruise passengers on excursion. According to multiple media outlets in Mexico, 10 cruise-ship passengers on a diving excursion were on the […]

The Cruise Ship Shuffle

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By: The Cruise Lady From Galveston.com No. It’s not the latest dance craze – it’s what’s going on in the cruise industry since Irma, Jose, and Maria wreaked their havoc on the Caribbean, devastating all of those beautiful, lush green islands that were once popular port stops. The question: Where do all those ships go […]