Key West’s Cruise Ship Ban Could Soon Be Reversed

In the presidential election on November 3, 2020, Key West, Florida voters enthusiastically approved ballot questions that would restrict the number of daily cruise ship visitors, ban vessels carrying more than 1,300 passengers, and prioritize docking for cruise lines with the best health and environmental records. At the time, Cruise Radio described the move as […]

Review: Olivia’s Cafe at Disney’s Old Key West Resort

Dining out has changed in 2020, even at a place as magical as Walt Disney World. Our party of three had dinner in late December 2020 at Olivia’s Cafe, the table-service restaurant at Disney’s Old Key West Resort, to give you an idea what it’s like to dine at a Walt Disney World Resort restaurant […]

Cruise Line Reaches For The Skies With Expanded Fleet

celestyal experience ship

While many cruise lines have shrunk during the prolonged industry shutdown, Greece-based Celestyal Cruises is taking a different tack. The line that operates mostly in the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean purchased the former 1,800-guest Costa neoRomantica last summer, and plans to launch its new flagship – renamed the Celestyal Experience — in March. The […]

Cruise News Briefs — January 8, 2021 [VIDEO]

Cruise News Briefs for Friday, January 8, 2021. Bill Introduced to Reverse Key West Capacity Ban Florida state senator Jim Boyd has introduced a bill that could reverse Key West’s ban on large cruise ships. The city recently approved amendments that cap ship capacity at 1,300 people, including crew members.  The new bill argues that the […]