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  • A tale of two ports: Is Port Everglades or PortMiami more user-friendly?

    A tale of two ports: Is Port Everglades or PortMiami more user-friendly?

    South Florida offers travelers the world's busiest passenger cruise ports — but how do PortMiami and Port Everglades compare? If you want lots of choices and lots of company, you might find the No. 1-ranked PortMiami to your liking. If you want cheaper parking and an easier time clearing security,...

  • Celebrity Edge to debut in fall 2018; more ship details on tap

    Celebrity Edge to debut in fall 2018; more ship details on tap

    Celebrity Cruises celebrated the start of construction of its newest cruise ship, Celebrity Edge earlier this week when the first piece of steel for the ship was cut at the STX France shipyard in Saint Nazaire. Celebrity Edge will be the first Edge-class ship for the premium cruise line. Edge is...

  • Princess bringing back summer cruises to Caribbean in 2018

    Princess bringing back summer cruises to Caribbean in 2018

    Princess Cruises plans to resume summer sailings from Fort Lauderdale in 2018 after a four-year hiatus, the Santa Clarita, Calif.-based cruise line said Wednesday. The company's 2018 summer cruise program will offer 47 departures from Port Everglades between April and October aboard the 3,192-passenger...

  • Cruise lines offer up Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals

    Cruise lines offer up Black Friday, Cyber Monday deals

    Cruise lines don't want to miss the ship (they're not boats) in enticing your Cyber Monday spending, so many offer up discounts and deals to kick off the holiday shopping season. Most feature on-board credits and reduced deposits, which are deals that are often offered throughout the year. Stewart...

  • Miami-based Norwegian debuts new Harvest Caye resort-style cruise port in Belize

    Miami-based Norwegian debuts new Harvest Caye resort-style cruise port in Belize

    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line's newest private-resort destination, Harvest Caye, has officially opened. The 75-acre, resort-style cruise port destination in southern Belize features a 7-acre private beach; 15,000-square-foot pool with a swim-up bar; and a salt-water lagoon for water sports,...

  • A new wave of cruise TV

    A new wave of cruise TV

    When "The Love Boat" set sail on ABC in 1977, it invited viewers to board each week for "something exciting and new" with the fictional crew of a Princess Cruises ship. The scripted series ran for 10 years, becoming a pop culture hit that made household names of its actors. Lately, there's been...

  • Want more bang for your vacation cruise buck? See which lines U.S. News says deliver value

    Want more bang for your vacation cruise buck? See which lines U.S. News says deliver value

    Want to know which cruise lines are the best for the money? Celebrity Cruises took the top best-value spot in U.S. News & World Report’s 2017 rankings, which were released Tuesday. An estimated 24 million passengers are expected to take an ocean cruise this year, according to the Cruise Lines International...

  • Norwegian Epic makes Port Canaveral debut

    Norwegian Epic makes Port Canaveral debut

    Port Canaveral welcomed home its second giant ship in as many weeks as Norwegian Epic arrived to begin seasonal Caribbean sailings.The Norwegian Cruise Line ship is among the top 10 biggest ships in the world, and the second-largest ship in Norwegian fleet behind last year's new ship Norwegian...

  • Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas gets to work in Florida

    Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas gets to work in Florida

    Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas has finished up with the circumstance and pomp and is ready to get to work. The ship which arrived to its new home at Port Everglades last week completed its preview cruises for media and travel agents, and sets sail on its first Caribbean cruise with real passengers...

  • Harmony of the Seas: Is bigger necessarily better?

    Harmony of the Seas: Is bigger necessarily better?

    With the new Harmony of the Seas sailing from Port Everglades — its permanent year-round home — South Floridians now have easier access to the world's largest cruise ship. At 1,188 feet long, the newest Royal Caribbean International ship to claim the title just barely edges out its two earlier...

  • World's largest cruise ship makes Florida debut

    World's largest cruise ship makes Florida debut

    The world's largest cruise ship has made it home. Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas made its maiden voyage from Port Everglades on Saturday as it begins year-round service from the Fort Lauderdale port.The 1,188-foot-long, 226,963-ton vessel has been in Royal Caribbean's hands since May, but...

  • The three largest cruise ships in the world take time out for a photo op

    The three largest cruise ships in the world take time out for a photo op

    For a brief time on Friday off the coast of Florida, three giant ships capable of holding more than 21,000 avid cruisers met at sea.As the new Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas made its way to Florida, its two older sister ships, Oasis of the Seas and Allure of Seas sailed out to meet her. Oasis...

  • 4 new ships arriving in S. Florida, including world's largest: Harmony of the Seas

    4 new ships arriving in S. Florida, including world's largest: Harmony of the Seas

    Four new cruise ships will be among the dozens of vessels arriving at South Florida's two main cruiseports during the peak 2016-17 season running late October through April. It is the highest number of new-builds combined to debut at local ports in recent years, when ports have typically welcomed...

  • Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas set for Port Canaveral debut

    Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas set for Port Canaveral debut

    Just an inch shy of being the world's largest cruise ship, Port Canaveral will have its hands full when it welcomes Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas this month. What was the Guinness World Record holder for largest cruise ship is leaving its homeport of Port Everglades to make room for the new...

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