October 17, 2019

Hurricane Dorian forces cruise lines to change itineraries

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By Johnny Diaz From South Florida Sun Sentinel Hurricane Dorian is disrupting the cruise industry, causing a wave of travel changes for many ships in the Caribbean. Royal Caribbean, Carnival, Disney Cruise Line and Norwegian have all announced itinerary changes: Royal Caribbean Due to projections of the storm’s track, Royal Caribbean announced that it closed its private […]

Royal Caribbean passengers reportedly kept on ship due to illness

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From Cruise Radio Nearly 170 people have been felled by a norovirus outbreak on Royal Caribbean’sOasis of the Seas. As a result, several passengers have reported that they were not allowed to disembark at one of the ship’s ports of call. “We Are Bringing Additional Medical Staff On Board” According to Florida Today, the outbreak began […]

Surfer catches wave

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IMAGE OF THE DAY: Surfer Catches Wave at Jetty Park as the Ruby Ace Sails Away From Space Coast Daily SPACE COAST DAILY IMAGE OF THE DAY This is the Ro-Ro ship Ruby Ace while a surfer enjoys Port Canaveral’s, Jetty Park. (Image by olive_n_mee) BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – An image captured […]

Weather OK for SpaceX launch from KSC as system brews in Caribbean

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From Florida Today SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket with the secretive X-37B mini-shuttle on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, and successfully landed the first stage at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Weather conditions are trending toward favorable for the Saturday launch of a previously flown SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center, according to […]

World’s largest cruise ship floats in water for first time

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By Allen Cone June 10 (UPI) — Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Season floated out of dry dock for the first time, one year it will become put in service as the world’s largest cruise ships, The 230,000-ton, 1,188-foot-long ship departed from STX France shipyard in St. Nazaire on Friday after completion of its exterior, […]

“That is unforgivable,” Royal Caribbean’s ‘Majesty’ stuck in port

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From CBS Miami PORT CANAVERAL (CBS Miami) – Frustrations boiled over for passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas on Tuesday after a message from the captain brought their cruise to a grinding halt before it ever set sail. “I’m really shocked. That is unforgivable for Royal Caribbean to ever have something like that […]

4 women charged with using cruise ship to smuggle cocaine

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By Chris Bonanno, Florida Today , WTSP 10 News CBS Four women have been charged with conspiracy to import cocaine on a cruise ship that docked in Port Canaveral, Fla. in May, according to a criminal complaint from the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. Authorities said Lakisha Abney, Shawnta Aiken and […]

Norwegian extends commitment at Port Canaveral

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By Dave Berman, from Florida Today Norwegian Cruise Line extends Port Canaveral home port, port-of-call commitments STORY HIGHLIGHTS Norwegian Cruise Line adds second year to its commitment to base its Spirit at Port Canaveral The Spirit will sail alternating seven-day Western Caribbean and Eastern Caribbean itineraries It will be the first Norwegian ship based here […]