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Port Canaveral Becomes World’s Busiest Cruise Port

Move over Miami, there’s a new cruise capital in town. Port Canaveral has become the world’s busiest cruise port, as just over four million multi-day passengers embarked on sailings in 2022, according to the Florida Ports Council.

The Central Florida port overtook PortMiami, which hosted 50,000 fewer passengers over the period.

To accommodate its growth, Port Canaveral is planning a $175 million new cruise terminal, set to open in two years, and aims to have served over 6 million passengers by 2027.

Nearly every mainstream cruise line sails from Port Canaveral, and it also serves as a day stop for cruises from the Northeast and Europe.

Carnival Details 2024-2025 Spirit Voyages Out of Mobile

Carnival Cruise Line has announced details on its 2024 to 2025 voyages aboard Carnival Spirit out of Mobile, Alabama.

From Mobile, the ship will operate five to eight-night Bahamas and western Caribbean voyages, as well as a 12-day Carnival Journeys Caribbean sailing.

The line also announced two additional Carnival Journeys cruises on Spirit from Seattle. The first is a 15-day Hawaii roundtrip itinerary, and the other is a 16-day Panama Canal sailing from Seattle to New Orleans.

Carnival Spirit is currently operating Alaska voyages from Seattle.

STORY: Carnival Spirit 2024-2025 Cruises From Mobile, Alabama Open For Booking

Both Viking Expedition Ships Sailing in Great Lakes This Summer

Viking’s second season in the Great Lakes is in full swing this week. The line’s expedition ship Viking Polaris arrived in Toronto on Wednesday, joining sister ship Viking Octantis for a summer of Great Lakes sailings.

With its two expedition ships in the Great Lakes this season, Viking has doubled its capacity in the region. The small expedition ships will sail all five Great Lakes through September, operating six different itineraries.

STORY: Both Viking Expedition Ships To Sail The Great Lakes This Year

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