Port of Tampa sets single-day record for cruise passengers

This seems to be the month for Florida cruise ports setting passenger records! On Sunday, November 20, Tampa set an all time passenger record when over 12,600-passengers embarked and disembarked from three cruise ships: Norwegian Star, ms Ryndam, and Carnival Legend. “This is an exciting time for us at the Port as we see a […]

Captain Mickey makes appearance at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Captain Mickey took part in the Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade this year in NYC. The six story tall figure of Captain Mickey on a ship anchor couldn’t be missed. According to Disney’s website, “it takes about two hours and 14,000 cubic feet of helium to inflate Sailor Mickey? The end result is a 600-pound […]

Splendour of the Seas becomes first cruise ship to offer the iPad in staterooms

Royal Caribbean announced earlier this week that they’ll be adding iPads in every stateroom aboard their newly refurbished Splendour of the Seas, beginning mid-Febuary 2012. The iPad’s will allow passengers to access the daily activities in the Cruise Compass, create personal itineraries, check their on-board spending account, order room service, view dining menus, access the […]

Thanksgiving weekend brings record-breaking cruise passengers for Port Everglades

Port Everglades experienced recording-breaking numbers today with eight cruise ships and over 55,000-cruise passengers. The most recent record was set on March 20, 2010, with 53,365 guests on nine cruise ships. “This year, we anticipate matching our record 3.6 million multi-day passengers, which we reached for the first time during the 2011 cruise season, on […]

New Seabourn Quest Makes Maiden Arrival in U.S.

SEATTLE (November 21, 2011)—- After spending nine days cruising the Atlantic Ocean from Europe, the new Seabourn Quest made its maiden arrival in the U.S., arriving into Port Everglades at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., early on the morning of November 21, 2011. Seabourn Quest will be docked for two nights in Port Everglades, where it will […]

Blue Man Group Celebrates Its 500th Performance At Sea on Norwegian Epic

Norwegian Epic had reason to celebrate on Friday, November 11 when Blue Man Group performed their 500th show on board.  The occasion was marked by a special cake made by the ship’s Executive Chef Peter Haselsberger which was presented to the cast after their performance. The 35 members of the cast and crew also enjoyed […]

Princess Cruises announces details on 2012 Canada and New England cruise season

  As the East Coast cruising season has just come to an end, Princess Cruises is reminding passengers it’s the perfect time to start planning a Canada & New England voyage for 2012. Whether travelers are intrigued by charming Canadian ports, including quintessentially French Quebec City, or wish to follow in the footsteps of America’s […]

Holland American announces 2012 Alaska/Yukon cruise tours

  Seattle, Wash., Nov. 21, 2011 — From the breathtaking views of Glacier National Park to the wilderness of Denali National Park and the Yukon’s Klondike Gold Rush territory, Holland America Line’s 2012 Alaska CruiseTours feature 17 different itineraries that immerse guests in a rich Alaska nature and frontier experience.  Departures provide “cruise first” or […]