The Associated Press Updated 5:43 am PDT, Monday, July 30, 2018 Photo: AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 This undated photo shows the cover of Lonely Planet's new guide to cruising in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. It's the first time the guidebook publisher has brought out books devoted to cruising, and it's one of three. The others are guides to ports in Alaska and the Caribbean. (Lonely Planet via AP) less This undated photo shows the cover of Lonely Planet's new guide to cruising in Scandinavia and Northern Europe. It's the first time the guidebook publisher has brought out books devoted to cruising, and it's ... more Photo: AP Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The travel publisher Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising. The … [Read more...] about Lonely Planet has launched its first guidebooks to cruising
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Dave Berman Florida Today Published 12:10 p.m. UTC Jun 28, 2018 Officials at Port Canaveral in Florida, one of the world's busiest cruise ports, expect Disney Cruise Line to increase its presence as the company expands its fleet from four to seven ships. To get ready, port commissioners on Wednesday unanimously approved moving forward with a study of how to upgrade Disney's Cruise Terminal 8 and the nearby Cruise Terminal 10 — a terminal that now is used primarily by Norwegian Cruise Line. Disney's two largest ships — the 2,500-passenger Disney Dream and 2,500-passenger Disney Fantasy — currently are based at Port Canaveral year-round. In recent years, one of its smaller ships — either the 1,754-passenger Disney Magic or 1,754-passenger Disney Wonder — also has been based at Port Canaveral during the winter sailing season before moving to another port at other times of the year. But with Disney planning to add … [Read more...] about Florida hub Port Canaveral eyes upgrades as Disney Cruise Line expands
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First of three parts BAR HARBOR — Twenty years ago, Valerie Peacock was assistant harbormaster here and the arrival of a cruise ship was a novel event. A great passenger liner would drop anchor, and locals hanging around the town pier – adults reading the paper, kids with bicycles, teens jigging for pollock – would stop and gawk at the spectacle.“It was kind of exciting, and people would come in to town just to see them,” says Peacock, now an education consultant. “People were coming to town in a different way, and the ships were exciting, and we as harbormasters had to work out how to get the tenders into the town pier and how to get the people on and off them. “The town never stopped to think if they wanted the cruise ship or not,” she adds. “It just happened.”Valerie Peacock was assistant harbormaster in Bar Harbor 20 years ago, when visiting cruise ships were still a novelty. Two decades later, the novelty is gone. Bar … [Read more...] about Some in Maine fear cruise-ship tourism has gone overboard
Cruise lines and their customers are among those bracing for Hurricane Irma as it tears through the Caribbean islands that cruise ships frequent and bears down on ports in Florida that many of the vessels call home. The major lines have been busy canceling trips for some cruise vacationers and extending those of others -- all to ensure their ships and passengers can dodge Irma, a Category 5 storm and one of the strongest and largest on record in the Atlantic. Royal Caribbean (RCL), Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH), Carnival (CCL) and Walt Disney's (DIS) Disney Cruise Lines canceled cruises that were set to depart from Miami, Port Canaveral and Tampa this week. Cruise lines have canceled 10 voyages so far and changed itineraries on 15 more, according to a tally by CruiseCritic.com. The industry's economic losses could add up quickly. It won't take many cancelations or much port-closure time to do serious damage to cruise companies' bottom lines, said James Hardiman, an analyst with Wedbush … [Read more...] about Irma is the cruise line industry’s worst nightmare