The 8-year-old boy who was in critical condition after nearly drowning aboard Royal Caribbean International’s Anthem of the Seas has died, the medical examiner’s office in New York City confirmed Monday.
Bill Drier’s ‘Ain’t We Got Fun’ campaign for Carnival Cruise Line with singer Kathie Lee Gifford in 1984 helped double the size of Carnival’s fleet and grew the entire cruise industry in South Florida.
Miami and Fort Lauderdale are two of 10 cities — including four in Florida — that won tentative government approval to offer scheduled commercial air service between the United States and Havana, Cuba, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday. If approved, 20 daily round-trip flights from the United States to Havana could start as early as the fall.
Later this month, the TSA is opening a temporary enrollment center in Miami for its fast-pass screening program, TSA Pre ✓. In the fall, TSA will partner with American Airlines to introduce new screening technology at four airports, including Miami International Airport.
In the aftermath of terrorist attacks in Turkey, South Floridians will find somewhat tighter security as they travel for the July 4 weekend. While flights to Istanbul have resumed, the few cruise lines still calling in the city are rethinking itineraries.
Royal Caribbean International and Miami Dade County have forged a deal to build the one of the country’s largest cruise terminals at PortMiami and bring the cruise line’s gigantic ships to Miami. The county commission will vote on the deal July 6.
Six international hotel brands are choosing Miami as their first U.S. outpost in the next two years, an unprecedented wave of newcomers, experts say, that speaks to Miami’s position as a global destination.
Experts say it’s too soon to gauge whether a week of horrific news out of Orlando will hurt tourism there. But travel agents are not seeing widespread cancellations, and many travelers say they’re committed to visiting.