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PortMiami continues to move forward with major expansion projects

PortMiami (Photo credit PortMiami)Miami-Dade County officials recently authorized the issuance of $335 million to PortMiami under the Capital Asset Acquisition Special Obligation Bonds “2020 Authorization” for revenue generating capital projects with Carnival Corporation, Disney Cruise Line, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line (Bahamas), Terminal Link Miami, and Virgin Cruise Intermediate Limited, as well as other infrastructure projects allowing the Port to continue expanding business opportunities. (more…)


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Norwegian Cruise Line Hosts Ultimate Champion-Ship Race with the “Gronk” and Jeff Gordon Aboard Norwegian Encore in Miami

Jeff Gordon & Rob Gronkowski Race on Norwegian Encore

Yesterday, Feb. 2, 2020, former American football tight end Rob Gronkowski and auto racing champion Jeff Gordon, competed on the largest racetrack at sea aboard Norwegian Encore, the newest innovative ship of the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet. (more…)

Seatrade Cruise Global Announces Panelists, Themes for Anticipated 2020 State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote

Seatrade Cruise Global, the cruise industry’s leading annual business-to-business event, announces its 2020 State of the Global Cruise Industry Keynote lineup – launching its 35th anniversary edition opening session on 21 April 2020 with dynamic dialogue and executive leaders from the largest and most luxurious cruise lines. (more…)

PortMiami records best performance in its history

PortMiami (Photo credit PortMiami)PortMiami set a new record-breaking year in collaboration with its partners. During the 12-month period ending September 30, 2019, the Port experienced a 22% increase in cruise passenger totals, surpassing its previous world record with an all-time high total of 6,824,000 passengers. (more…)


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Kelly Clarkson christening her new Norwegian cruise ship with performance in Miami

Artist impression of the Norwegian Encore (Courtesy NCL)Kelly Clarkson already has a stacked resume — singer, songwriter, talk-show host, “Voice” coach, children’s book author and mother of four. Now she’s adding travel to the mix. Clarkson has been named godmother of Norwegian Cruise Line’s newest ship, Norwegian Encore, and the pop star said she signed on to the project because it aligned with the things that are most important to her life: families spending time together, humanitarian work and live music. (sun-sentinel.com)

He made Miami ‘the cruise capital of the world.’ Royal Caribbean’s Ed Stephan dies at 87

The cruise industry is remaking the Miami skyline with five new terminals coming to the port by 2022 (miamiherald.com)

Edwin Stephan had lofty goals when he envisioned Miami as a cruise capital. It was 1969, man had landed and walked on the moon that summer, and Stephan, seven years into the cruise industry by that point, figured man would want to take advantage of South Florida’s waterways, too, and sail upon them for great terrestrial adventures. (miamiherald.com)


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Carnival cruise execs back in court on ocean pollution case

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Top Carnival Corp. executives are due back in court to explain what the world’s largest cruise line is doing to reduce ocean pollution. A hearing is set Wednesday in Miami federal court for an update on what steps Carnival is taking. Chairman Micky Arison, who also owns the Miami Heat, and CEO Arnold Donald are both expected to be there. (nypost.com)

Virgin Voyages Announces Miami Hotel Close to Upcoming Cruise Terminal

Virgin Voyages Is Working With Miami-dade County To Build A New Lush Tropical Terminal Overlooking The Miami Skyline (Courtesy Virgin Voyages)Virgin Voyages has announced that Virgin Hotels is coming to Miami, opening a new property close to the line’s intended Terminal V at PortMiami in 2023. “It’s official!” @VirginHotels is coming to Miami with a brand new location less than a mile from our future home, Terminal V, in PortMiami. So next time you plan a holiday to the 305, remember the #VirginFamily has you covered, Virgin Voyages tweeted. (cruisecritic.co.uk)

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