Port of Miami Receives More Funds for Growth

Overhead view of cruise ships at the Port of Miami

Miami Cruise Terminal

PortMiami is getting $33 million over five years in the form of grants from the state to help fund expansions to the busy port’s infrastructure.

The $33 million will go towards the expansion of Cruise Terminal F and the acquisition of additional cranes for the port’s cargo terminals. The plan for Terminal F is to create a “mega” facility that can process over 5,000 cruise passenger simultaneously.  Continue reading

Virgin Voyages Seeks to Change Cruising for Good

vv_logo_highresSir Richard Branson’s new cruise line is progressing toward reality. At an October 18th press event, Branson and company President and CEO Tom McAlpin announced that the new cruise line’s name will be Virgin Voyages, and that a contract has bee signed for construction of the line’s first three ships.

Virgin Voyages’ ships will be constructed in Italy by Fincantieri. Details offered at the event included that the ships will carry 2,700 passengers and will be outfitted with Climeon Ocean, a system that will transform low-grade energy into clean electricity. The energy-saving Climeon system is expected reduce annual carbon emissions by 5,400 tons per ship.  Continue reading

Celebrity Cruises “Two If By Sea” Sale

eclipsedining200Book a Celebrity Cruise for two and get half off the second guest’s cruise fare, plus a free beverage package for both guests. Celebrity’s “Two If By Sea” Sale is good on 4-night or longer cruises booked through October 2, 2016 with departures between December 1, 2016 and April 30, 2018.  The offer only applies to Ocean View and higher stateroom categories.

If you don’t want the drink package, other bonus options include high speed internet, prepaid tips, or $300 to spend onboard.  Those who book a Suite Class cabin receive the beverage package, high speed internet, prepaid tips, and $300 to spend onboard. Continue reading