Carnival Cruise Line is dropping $200 million to refit its Carnival Triumph with new bars, restaurants, water slides, bigger suites, a comedy club and other attractions that are standard on the line’s newer ships.
The Miami Beach City Commission voted to put a new convention center hotel plan on the November ballot. The city is also asking voters to create an inspector general and to authorize $439 million in bonds to fund public projects.
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.
A union survey of flight attendants found that nearly 70 percent have been sexually harassed on the job. Now, the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, which also represents South Florida flight attendants, is working to develop new policies for handling misconduct.
The Miami-Dade County Commission unanimously approved a memorandum of understanding with MSC Cruises Tuesday to build cruise Terminal AAA at the port. The terminal is set for completion by October 2022.
An 89-year-old suffering symptoms of a stroke was medevaced off the Carnival Vista cruise ship Monday evening, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The ship was 138 miles west of the Bahamas, on its way to Jamaica
Norwegian Cruise Line employee Francis Rakochi Santiago has been identified as the man who fell from a Norwegian ship Saturday and was rescued by a Carnival Cruise Line ship Sunday. Facebook posts indicate Santiago was troubled.
The Miami Beach City Commission authorized negotiations with the developers of the newest proposal for a convention center headquarter hotel. The proposal will likely go before voters on the November ballot.