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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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Carnival Receives Approval For Major Expansion Of Terminal F At PortMiami To Accommodate Its Excel Class Ship For Arrival In 2022

Carnival Receives Approval For Major Expansion Of Terminal F At PortMiami To Accommodate Its Excel Class Ship For Arrival In 2022Carnival Cruise Line expressed appreciation today (Sep.19) to the Miami-Dade County Commission for approving a proposal for a complete renovation and major expansion of Cruise Terminal F at PortMiami that will be capable of supporting the operations of Carnival’s new Excel class ship – clearing the way for the yet-to-be-named sister ship of Mardi Gras to be homeported in Miami when it is delivered in 2022. (more…)

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Cruise Planners Sweep to Victory as the Franchise Partner of the Year at World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards

Cruise Planners Sweep to Victory as the Franchise Partner of the Year at World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards - (L-R) Vicky Garcia, COO and co-owner, Cruise Planners; Arnold Donald, president and CEO, Carnival Corp.; Michelle Fee, CEO and founder, Cruise PlannersCruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative wins the most awards at the World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards taking home four Franchise Agency Network Excellence Awards for Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn. (more…)

Second Annual World’s Leading Cruise Lines Excellence Awards Recognized Top Travel Partners of Five Carnival Corporation Cruise Lines

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)Five Carnival Corporation & plc brands — Carnival Cruise Line, Cunard, Holland America Line, Princess Cruises and Seabourn — gathered in Miami Beach Aug. 19-21 to recognize the contributions of their top travel partners at the second annual World’s Leading Cruise Line Excellence Awards. (more…)

Norwegian Cruise Line Donates New Billion-Dollar Ship To Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade

At a festive, kid-friendly event held yesterday at Boys & Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade’s Hank Kline Club, longtime supporter Norwegian Cruise Line announced that it will donate its yet-to-launch billion-dollar ship, Norwegian Encore, for the non-profit organization’s 13th annual “Wild About Kids” Gala. (more…)

Federal judge orders top Carnival executives — including chairman Arison — to court

Carnival Corporation & plc  (logo)A federal judge ordered top Carnival Corporation executives, including chairman Micky Arison and president Arnold Donald, to appear in court on June 3. The Miami-based cruise company, the largest in the world, is charged with violating its probation. Federal prosecutors announced last week that they reached a deal with Carnival Corp. on the charges, which include dumping plastic into Bahamian waters and falsifying records. (miamiherald.com)

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