Posts Tagged ‘Miami’

Passenger Ship Safety Miami Announces First Speakers

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Passenger Ship Safety Miami has announced its first set of speakers for its upcoming 2018 conference, set for January 30-31. It returns for it second edition as the only conference dedicated to pursuing higher standards in passenger safety, according to a statement. (

Royal Caribbean using its own cruise ship to evacuate employees

Friday, September 8th, 2017

The employees and their dependents will board the Enchantment of the Seas, a thousand-foot ship that can handle almost 2,500 passengers, and churn to calmer waters before the hurricane slams into Florida this weekend. (

PortMiami Set to Develop New Terminal for Norwegian

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The Norwegian Epic at MiamiPortMiami is moving forward to construct a brand new $100 million cruise terminal (Terminal B) for Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, which will get preferential use of the terminal. The new Terminal B will be able to handle two megaships, according to a resolution approved by Miami-Dade county. (

Celebrity Cruises Sponsors 2017 Miami Beach Gay Pride

Monday, April 10th, 2017

In a sea of rainbow flags, “Pride” banners and local vendors, Celebrity Cruises’ tents flanked the main stage at the 2017 Miami Beach Gay Pride festival Saturday, April 8. (

Royal Caribbean and Miami-Dade County Break Ground To Build World-Class Cruise Terminal at PortMiami

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (NYSE: RCL) together with Miami-Dade County, today (March 8) broke ground for the new cutting edge cruise Terminal A at PortMiami. (more…)

Cruise Planners Unveils Exclusive Cruise Ship Wedding Expo

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

For the first time, Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, has united with Celebrity Cruises and The Wedding Experience to create an interactive wedding expo event on board. (more…)

Carnival Cruise Line to Reposition Ships in Galveston, Port Canaveral and Miami

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Carnival MagicCarnival Cruise Line will reposition three of its newest and largest ships to new homeports in 2018, expanding upon the exciting variety of cruise options available from Galveston, Texas, Port Canaveral, Fla., and Miami. (more…)

Miami Targets 7 Million Cruise Passengers

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

The Norwegian Epic at MiamiThe future is incredibly bright for PortMiami, with Juan Kuryla, port director, seeing the potential of seven million passengers by the 2021-2022 cruise season. (

What’s new at Florida cruise ports in 2017

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

2016 was a good year for Florida cruise ports as far as shiny new ships are concerned. Just in the last two months, South Florida’s Port Everglades and PortMiami saw the Florida debuts of four cruise ships. (

Jamaica: Successful talks with cruise interests

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett is confident of further growth in cruise-passenger arrivals, following a meeting with officials of the powerful Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) in Miami on December 16. (

Carnival Cruise Line forces fired employees to train foreign replacements – reports

Thursday, December 15th, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line’s slogan is ‘Fun for all, all for fun’, but its employees aren’t having a good time after reportedly being told their positions will be replaced by foreign workers – and that they will be responsible for training them. (

Carnival Cruise Line Plan Threatens Miami Jobs

Wednesday, December 14th, 2016

In a move that critics argue will ultimately result in scores of well-paying, white-collar jobs being shipped out of South Florida, Carnival Corporation is eliminating 200 positions from its IT Department, CBS4 News has learned. (

MSC Cruises and PortMiami Break Ground on New Cruise Terminal

Thursday, December 1st, 2016

The project will “not only rejuvenate and update the existing terminal to provide new contemporary amenities,” but will also expand the terminal through the construction of a new uilding in order to house both MSC Cruises’ next-generation cruise ship MSC Seaside, as well as MSC Divina, which is currently sailing year-round from Terminal F at PortMiami. (

Carnival Vista Launches Year-Round Service from PortMiami

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

The 3,954-passenger Carnival Vista (Photo courtesy of Carnival Cruise Line)PortMiami welcomed Carnival Cruise Line’s newest, largest and most innovative ship, Carnival Vista, when it arrived yesterday (Nov. 27) to kick off a year-round schedule of six- and eight-day cruises to the Caribbean. (more…)

Cruise Planners Conference: Booking and Sales Trends

Monday, November 7th, 2016

Cruise Planners agents who have been with the franchise agency group for more than three years book an average of $747,000 of travel per year. That’s up from $620,000 last year and $524,000 the year before. (

PortMiami Reports Another Record Year

Monday, October 31st, 2016

The Norwegian Epic at MiamiComing off a record cruise year, PortMiami announced $33 million in State grants have been allocated to it over the next five years. This is another important step that will help the Port better respond to the next generation of cruise and cargo business, according to a prepared release. (

Hurricane Matthew Forces Cruise Port Closures

Monday, October 10th, 2016

(Updated October 10, 5 a.m. EDT) — The Port of Charleston reopened this morning to all cruise and cargo traffic. (

Zika spreads to Miami Beach, U.S. expands travel warning

Sunday, August 21st, 2016

Federal health officials on Friday warned pregnant women not to travel to trendy Miami Beach after Florida confirmed that the mosquito-borne Zika virus was active in the popular tourist destination. (

New Miami Cruise Terminal To Be Built By Royal Caribbean for Oasis-Class Ships

Wednesday, June 29th, 2016

Royal Caribbean Cruises Limited announced its agreement with Miami-Dade county to build a new terminal at PortMiami, scheduled to be complete by December 2018. An investment of $200 million, the terminal will be built on land the line has leased from the county, and will be large enough to accommodate Oasis-class ships. (

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To Miami

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Royal Caribbean’s Empress Of The Seas Arrives Home To MiamiMiami’s newest hometown ship, Empress of the Seas, arrived to her new homeport today (May 25) after a $50 million revitalization. The ship will set sail on her first sailing on Saturday, May 28 visiting Royal Caribbean’s private island CocoCay, Bahamas and Nassau, Bahamas. (more…)

Crystal Cruises to turn Miami landmark building to portfolio display location

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Crystal Cruises, the luxury cruise shipping company in the Genting Hong Kong group, said it plans to make the historic Shrine Building in downtown Miami its central display location for portfolio. (

PortMiami has another deal with cruise industry giant

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

As PortMiami wraps up a trailblazing contract for one cruise line to build a terminal that could add 1 million passengers a year at the port, it’s preparing to unveil a parallel deal with another cruise industry giant to build its own facility next door and add another million passengers. (

Carnival Corporation to Host The Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean Wealth Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Carnival Corporation & plc will welcome representatives from leading conservation, science and sustainability organizations Jan. 26-27 to its Miami headquarters for The Nature Conservancy’s Mapping Ocean Wealth annual forum.

Miami Welcomes Wave Season With New Website, Cruise Deals

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

Greater Miami and the Beaches is kicking off 2016 with its third annual Miami Cruise Month (sponsored by Citibank), timed to coincide with Wave Season. (

What’s new at Florida’s cruise ports in 2016?

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Out with the old and in with the new. That’s the theme for the Florida cruise port shuffle in 2016 as new builds make their way to the Sunshine State. (

Man charged for molesting girl aboard Disney cruise

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

A Honduran man is behind bars, Thursday, after he was accused of molesting an 11-year-old girl aboard a Disney cruise ship. (

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas to Sail From Miami

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Empress of the Seas (Currently Pullmantur Cruises' Empress)Empress of the Seas will sail short cruises out of Miami when it returns to the Royal Caribbean fleet after spending eight years with sister company Pullmantur. (

Seatrade Cruise Global 2016 unveils new event details

Saturday, December 19th, 2015

Seatrade Cruise Global, formerly Cruise Shipping Miami, has just released program details for its next show taking place at the Broward County Convention Center from March 14-17. (

Cruise Ship Given ‘All-Clear’ After Security Threat Deemed Not Credible

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

The Celebrity Reflection cruise ship was given the “all-clear” Saturday after a security threat was found to be not credible, officials say. (

President of Panamá meets cruise line executives in Miami

Friday, November 27th, 2015

Juan Carlos Varela, the incumbent President of the Republic of Panamá, travelled to Miami this week to promote his country’s ports to cruise business. (

PortMiami Helping Drive Business for Norwegian Cruise Line

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

The Norwegian Epic at MiamiWith the christening of the Norwegian Escape, the Norwegian Cruise Line brand will complete 2015 with three year-round ships sailing from PortMiami. (

Norwegian Escape Christened By Pitbull in Miami Pierside Ceremony

Tuesday, November 10th, 2015

The Norwegian Escape (Courtesy Meyer Werft)The Norwegian Escape – Norwegian’s largest ship and the first in its Breakaway Plus Class – was christened today (Nov. 9) by Pitbull, who also performed at a PortMiami pier-side concert. (