Month: October 2010


17th Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference opens in Santo Domingo

The 17th Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association Conference and Trade Show opened in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on Monday, Oct. 25, 2010 with cruise line CEO’s and representatives, Caribbean tourism representatives, travel agents, tour operators, port agents, vendors and press from all around the world. Leonel Fernandez,...

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The Magic of Carnival cruise ship construction

By Michael Coleman Have you ever wondered how – even with the most-amazing of latest technologies – a modern-day cruise ship is constructed? It’s an enormous undertaking even for the world’s most popular cruise line. With less than seven months until its maiden voyage, the new Carnival Magic reached another construction...

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Cunard launches Queen Elizabeth

By Michael Coleman Cruise travel’s most famous brand name paired with the world’s most famous monarch this week. Her Majesty The Queen officially named Cunard Line’s newest ocean liner, the 2,068-guest Queen Elizabeth during ceremonies in London. The new vessel — estimates peg the total cost at $634 million – features 1,046...

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Ports, Princess

Princess blog features ultimate travel wish list

By Michael Coleman The world’s top destinations will be unveiled weekly in an inspiring new blog launched by the travel savvy employees of Princess Cruises. The line launched “50 Essential Experiences: The Travel Bucket List” ( this week. A series of posts, each authored by one of Princess’...

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Disney, Ports

Video: A look at what’s new on Disney’s private Castaway Cay

Castaway Cay, Disney Cruise Line’s private island in the Bahamas, has received a number of enhancements this year. They’ve added more water-based family-fun and additional conveniences such as another dining location in anticipation of the larger Disney Dream launching next year. Here’s a video outlining all the...

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Dining, Royal Caribbean

Alluring restaurants to debut at sea

By Michael Coleman Royal Caribbean’s latest ship — Allure of the Seas — will debut in December complete with 24 onboard dining venues to cater to any craving. A sister ship to Oasis of the Seas, both vessels tip the scales as the largest and perhaps most innovative cruise ships afloat. And while each ship …...

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