Cruising Canaveral: Before You Board Disney Dream

Disney Dream

The Disney Dream made her maiden voyage in 2011 and has been sailing from Port Canaveral ever since. She is the third ship to join Disney’s fleet, accommodating up to 4,000 passengers and greatly amplified the onboard offerings from Disney Cruise Line. If you’re planning to cruise on the Disney Dream out of Port Canaveral, we’ve got a ship overview, travel tips for before and after your cruise, and a discount code to kick off your vacation! Disney Dream – Ship Overview When Disney Dream was launched in 2011, she…

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Carnival Sunrise: A Bright & Shiny Onboard Experience

Last week I had the pleasure to cruise on Carnival Sunrise’s first sailing from her Fall/Winter homeport of Port Everglades, Florida. The 101,509 GRT ship underwent a $200 million transformation in early 2019 and the improvements are noticeable throughout. Originally launched in 1999 as the Carnival Triumph, the vessel spent two months in dry dock receiving upgrades to her dining, activities, entertainment and even the addition of 115 new staterooms and suites. Accommodations If you’re looking for something different than your typical stateroom, during the dry dock, Carnival added several…

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Top New Cruise Ships Arriving in 2020

In our 3rd annual guide to the Top New Cruise Ships (2020 Edition), we highlight 9 of the most anticipated cruise ships you’ll likely want to book for 2020. New Cruise Ships 2020 Several of the cruise lines on our list are evolving the proven designs from existing ship classes and expanding their fleets, one luxury cruise line is entering into the expedition cruise market, two other cruise lines are launching their largest vessels ever, and a brand-new cruise line is readying their first ship for launch. Note: This list…

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Cruising Canaveral: Before You Board Harmony of the Seas

Harmony of the Seas

The Harmony of the Seas joined Royal Caribbean’s fleet in 2016. She is currently the second largest cruise ship in the world, accommodating up to 6,687 passengers. If you’re planning to cruise on the Harmony of the Seas out of Port Canaveral, we’ve got a ship overview, travel tips for before and after your cruise, and a discount code to kick off your vacation right. Harmony of the Seas – Ship Overview The Harmony of the Seas enhanced the popular Oasis Class design and features found on sister ships Oasis…

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Carnival Studios: Inside Carnival’s Onboard Entertainment

Have you even wondered how those amazing shows on Carnival Cruise Line’s ships are created? We’ve got your backstage pass as we tour Carnival Studio. From concept to opening night onboard, the process of creating new shows for the ships of Carnival Cruise Line can take 2 years of planning, development and production. I recently had the opportunity to spend the afternoon at the Carnival Studios located in South Florida. In this post, I’ll share some of the work that goes on behind the scenes at the busy facility and…

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