Gene Sloan USA TODAY Published 8:04 AM EDT Sep 22, 2018 Cruise giant Carnival's newest ship on Saturday begins year-round sailings to the Caribbean out of Miami. The 3,954-passenger Carnival Horizon debuted in April in Europe and spent the summer operating out of New York City. Constructed at a shipyard in Italy, Horizon is a sister to Carnival Vista, which debuted in 2016. Horizon is tied with Vista as Carnival's biggest vessel ever. Both ships measure 133,500 tons. Like Vista, Horizon boasts an 800-foot-long sky ride around its top deck and, on the inside, an IMAX Theater. Other notable features include a 455-foot-long water tube attraction that is part of a Dr. Seuss-themed water park. New on Horizon is a Guy Fieri-themed smokehouse and brewpub that serves up smoked-on-board barbecue and house-made craft beer. Dubbed Guy's Pig & Anchor Bar-B-Que Smokehouse|Brewhouse, it's the latest eatery on a Carnival ship to come from a partnership … [Read more...] about Carnival Horizon: Giant new cruise ship debuts in Miami
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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
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