Ace Frehley performs four concerts in Florida on fall tour, including Miramar, and the KISS Kruise sailing out of Miami to Key West and Nassau. Gene Simmons also is a guest on guitarist’s “Spaceman” album.
Luxury lines, a growing segment in the cruise industry, like to brag that guests won’t feel nickel-and-dimed during vacation. They are changing their focus to luxury experiences and making service more intuitive.
South Florida-based Virgin Voyages announced the name of its first vessel, the Scarlet Lady, and more details of the ship’s environmentally focused vision and public spaces. It will sail from Miami beginning in 2020.
With the departure of the Italian-built Carnival Horizon for New York and Miami, Carnival Cruise Line says it has no plans for any of its 26 ships to sail in Europe. Carnival has introduced Americans on a budget to great European cities.
Carnival Cruise Line's newest ship, Carnival Horizon, has smart elevators, Dr. Seuss WaterWorks and a barbecue restaurant by Guy Fieri. Currently sailing from New York, it moves to Miami in the fall for Caribbean cruises.
Norwegian Cruise Line's new ship, the Norwegian Bliss, delivers on new features for North American cruisers, including a go-kart race track and a laser tag course. The ship has also expanded its offerings with a new Texas barbeque restaurant, Q, and ¡HAVANA!, a Cuban-themed musical.
Carnival Cruise Line's The Carnival Dream had a deck flood after a break in its fire suppression system on May 3 during a seven-day cruise to the western Caribbean from New Orleans. Passenger Marla DeAnn Haase posted images to Facebook as water poured from ceilings and walls in the hallway.
In 2012, Darian Lipscomb, a now 16-year-old cruise fan from Virginia, signed up on Snapchat with the handle @CarnivalCruise. But now looking to get the handle back, the Doral-based cruise line surprised the teen at his home with a deal: One Snapch
Do your homework before taking a cruise. New shore experiences and active tours abound as small ships aim to snag non-cruisers, but more options require more research to choose the experiences that are right for you