Disney Magic to Experience a ‘Magical’ Transition

By: Sarah Phillips There’s magic in the air with Disney Cruise Lines. Or sea in this case, as Disney announces new experiences and spaces for its very first cruise ship, the Disney Magic. After a dry dock from September 7 – October 10, 2013 in Cadiz, Spain, the Disney Magic will feature new experiences and […]

Carnival Dream Dry Dock a Success

After 13 days of dry dock, the 3,652-guest Carnival Dream is back in service with a slew of Fun Ship 2.0 enhancements – from ice cold drinks, comedy to treats – it’s all there. Here’s what new hardware was added: RedFrog Rum Bar – Lido bar with Caribbean beers and rums Blue Iguana Tequila Bar […]

Carnival Celebrates New Terminal in a United Way

In a celebration commemorating the opening of Carnival’s new Terminal 6 in Port Carnival Thursday night, Carnival made a $10,000 donation to the United Way of Brevard County and provided a seven-night cruise for two on Carnival Dream to one of the event attendees. Just one of the ongoing commitments to community involvement from the […]

Carnival Dream Enters Drydock, Fun Ship 2.0

Carnival Dream entered a Bahamas drydock over the weekend to undergo a massive renovation, part of Carnival’s $500-million enhancement program coined Fun Ship 2.0. While in the two week drydock Carnival Dream will undergo two new bars – RedFrog Rum Bar and Blue Iguana Tequila Bar – along with merchandise store Cherry on Top. The […]

Question Answered: Travel Insurance and Hurricanes

This email came in last weekend from a passenger who was sailing aboard Carnival Legend when the ship was diverted from its original port of Tampa to Port Canaveral, Florida because of Tropical Storm Isaac.  We turned the question over to CEO Dan Skilken of TripInsurance.com for the final answer. I wasn’t going to post […]

New Cruise Terminal Set to Service First Ship August 13

A year ago ground was broken on Port Canaveral’s $65 million then-upcoming cruise terminal, fast forward to current and that new terminal will soon be servicing her first cruise ship. The 2,056-guest Carnival Ecstasy is slated to use the brand new Terminal 6 on August 13, according to Seatrade Insider. The new cruise terminal will be […]

Royal Caribbean’s “Madagascar at Sea” Sweepstakes

In conjunction with the arrival of DreamWorks Animation’s 3-D feature film “Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted” in theatres this week, Royal Caribbean International is offering consumers a chance to sail with Alex, Gloria, King Julien and the Penguins on select ships featuring the DreamWorks Experience offered exclusively on Royal Caribbean! Consumers can visit Facebook.com/RoyalCaribbean through […]

Orlando breaks tourism record for 2011

Last year, Orlando welcomed a record-breaking 51.4-million visitors in 2010, making them first destination to top 50 million. This week, Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs announced that Orlando welcomed 55.1 million visitors in 2011. Orlando is the first destination in the country to welcome more than 55 million visitors and remains the most visited destination in […]

Enchantment of the Seas cruise ship to Port Canaveral

Royal Caribbean International announced yesterday that the 2,446-passenger Enchantment of the Seas will replace the aging Monarch of the Seas in Port Canaveral on April 25, 2013, offering guests three and four night Bahamas itineraries. Before home-porting to Port Canaveral year-round Enchantment of the Seas will go through Royal Caribbean’s signature Royal Advantage Program adding: […]

Disco Queens On The High Seas set to sail

The Disco Queens on the High Seas Cruise sets sail from Port Canaveral on Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas for 7 nights in September.  But this is not your run-of-the-mill disco drag queen cruise.  On board will be celebrity drag queens who will host and judge the very first Miss High Seas 2012 Drag […]