Posts Tagged ‘Port Canaveral’

New Cruise Terminal Design Work Gets Underway at Port Canaveral

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Port Canaveral (Aereal view, courtesy Canaveral Port Authority)Efforts are underway at Port Canaveral for a new cruise terminal. The Canaveral Port Authority (CPA) has contracted with CH2M Engineering to provide the waterside design, engineering and support services for Port Canaveral’s new Cruise Terminal 3. (more…)

Port Canaveral may seek builders for new $150M cruise terminal

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

The Canaveral Port Authority will vote on going out to bid on a planned new cruise terminal set to debut in late 2019. (

Port Canaveral’s new cruise terminal still has a long course to chart

Sunday, June 18th, 2017

Port Canaveral executives know they have to keep up with the fast-growing cruise business that continues to build bigger, more elaborate boats. (

Port Canaveral Earns Prestigious Green Marine Certification

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Port Canaveral has been awarded Green Marine environmental certification in recognition of the Port’s effective environmental leadership and management.

Design work OK’d for new Port Canaveral cruise terminal

Friday, April 28th, 2017

Port Canaveral has embarked on setting the foundation for building a new cruise terminal. The terminal will be on the site of the current Cruise Terminal 3, on the south side of the port, west of Jetty Park. (

Carnival cruise ship nearly plows into jet skiers before dramatic rescue

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Two spring-breakers in Port Canaveral, Fla., were almost rammed by a Carnival Cruise ship after falling off their jet ski and landing in the path of the oncoming ocean liner. (

Coast Guard Holds Majesty of the Seas in Port for Faulty Life Saving Equipment

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Majesty of the SeasRoyal Caribbean’s Majesty of the Seas is holding in Port Canaveral after the ship failed a surprise inspection by the Coast Guard. Among the “technical issues” the Coast Guard found fault with were concerns over some of the lifejackets onboard. (

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…)

Carnival Breeze to Replace Carnival Magic at Canaveral

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

The Canaveral Port Authority will say goodbye to the Carnival Magic and hello to the Carnival Breeze in September 2018 as Carnival Cruise Line repositions the newer 3,690-passenger ship to Port Canaveral. (more…)

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. (

Weinberg Elected Chairman of Canaveral Port Authority

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

Tom WeinbergDuring the November Commission meeting, Board members unanimously selected Tom Weinberg to serve as Chairman of the Canaveral Port Authority after newly elected Micah Loyd and Bob Harvey formally were sworn in to begin their terms. (more…)

Port Canaveral cruise terminal reopening after $35M upgrade

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Port Canaveral will reopen Cruise Terminal 10 this weekend after a $35 million expansion and upgrade project that took six months to complete. (

Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas Joins Canaveral’s Home Fleet Saturday, Nov. 5

Monday, October 31st, 2016

Oasis of The SeasThe Canaveral Port Authority is making final preparations for the arrival on November 5, 2016 of the flag ship of the world’s largest class of cruise vessels at 225,000 gross tons. (more…)

Port Canaveral: Commission Moves Forward with Museum Display & Complimentary Cruise Parking for Disabled Veterans

Friday, October 21st, 2016

During its October Board meeting, the Canaveral Port Authority approved designs for a Port Canaveral display at the new Brevard Veterans Memorial Center on Merritt Island and contributed $25,000 to the expansion project. (more…)

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. (

The Cat in the Hat’s Just-Announced Presidential Campaign Celebrated with Fun Rally for Kids Aboard Carnival Magic at Port Canaveral

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016

To celebrate The Cat in The Hat’s recently announced presidential campaign, Carnival Cruise Line kicked off the festivities with a shipboard rally for kids aboard the Carnival Magic at Port Canaveral.

Agents say women smuggled cocaine in bras, girdles while on cruise ship

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Four women were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine inside their bras and girdles after arriving in Port Canaveral from a cruise, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said. (

$48.38 Million Makeover Makes Port Canaveral’s Cruise Terminal 5 Brand New Again

Monday, June 6th, 2016

After undergoing a $48.38 million transformation in order to handle larger and modern ships, Cruise Terminal 5 opened this past weekend hosting the Carnival Valor. (more…)

Expanded Port Canaveral cruise terminal prepares to reopen

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

When the Carnival Valor sails into Port Canaveral on Saturday, it will mark a key milestone in the port’s terminal transformation project. (

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Plans Another World Cruise in 2018

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

Regent Seven Seas Cruises plans another robust World Cruise in 2018, a 137-night “Navigate the World” voyage on the 490-passenger Seven Seas Navigator departing roundtrip from Los Angeles on January 8, 2018. (

Arrival of Port Canaveral’s Newest Cruise Ship, Carnival Magic, Celebrated Today, Along with the Ship’s New BBQ Restaurant

Thursday, April 21st, 2016

The Carnival MagicCarnival Cruise Line and the Canaveral Port Authority hosted a special event earlier today (April 20) to celebrate the arrival of the Space Coast’s newest ship, the 130,000-ton Carnival Magic, and mark the official grand opening of the ship’s new Guy’s Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse designed by Food Network star Guy Fieri. (more…)

Port Canaveral awards $25M cruise terminal upgrade contract

Friday, March 25th, 2016

Port Canaveral (Aereal view, courtesy Canaveral Port Authority)Port Canaveral commissioners have selected Orlando-based H.J. High Construction Co. to oversee the renovation of Cruise Terminal 10, a project worth more than $25 million. (

Canaveral Commission Chooses Veteran Shipping Line Executive Capt. John W. Murray As New Port CEO

Saturday, January 9th, 2016

Port Canaveral (Aereal view, courtesy Canaveral Port Authority)Canaveral Port Authority Commissioners today (1/8/16) unanimously selected shipping line executive Capt. John W. Murray as the next chief executive officer of Port Canaveral. (more…)

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. (

Judge Arrested on Disney Cruise Ship in FIFA Probe

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

A spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation said that Héctor Trujillo, 62, was arrested by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents who went to his cabin door. (

Canaveral Wins Best North American Homeport Recognition

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Port Canaveral (Aereal view, courtesy Canaveral Port Authority)Port Canaveral has been named the “Best North American Homeport” in this year’s Cruise Critic U.S. Editors’ Picks Awards. (more…)

Port Canaveral commissioners OK $90M for cruise terminal upgrades

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Port Canaveral commissioners on Wednesday gave the go-ahead to a series of upgrades for Cruise Terminals 5 and 10 that are aimed at accommodating larger ships. (

Norwegian Epic to Sail from Port Canaveral in November 2016

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Port Canaveral will homeport Norwegian Cruise Line’s (NCL) largest ship and currently the fifth largest in the world—the Norwegian Epic—starting in November 2016, offering seven-day Eastern and Western Caribbean itineraries, as well as three- and four-day vacations to the Bahamas in 2017. (more…)

Florida Ports Remain Largest Despite Global Industry Growth

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015

Miami, Port Canaveral and Port Everglades remain the three largest cruise ports in the world, despite the industry’s global expansion, according to the 2015-2016 Cruise Industry News Annual Report.

Six cruise ships bring thousands to Port Canaveral Sunday

Monday, March 16th, 2015

It was one of the busiest days at Port Canaveral on Sunday as a possible record-breaking number of passengers moved through the Brevard County port. (

Couple takes 100 cruises on same Carnival ship

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

A Central Florida couple epitomizes the ultimate in brand loyalty. Bernard and Janice Caffary of Lakeland on Sunday will be taking their 100th cruise since 2003 aboard the Carnival Sensation, departing from Port Canaveral. (

Port Canaveral workers gear up for super cruise weekend

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

Port Canaveral will be hosting six large passengers ships at the same time for the ‘first’ time, in a way becoming its own city. (